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New York School of Design

New York School of Design

New York School of Design


Welcome to the New York School of Design, situated in the heart of New York City's iconic Garment District. Our prime location places students at the epicenter of the fashion world, surrounded by industry giants and endless inspiration. Since our establishment in 2005, NYSD has earned a stellar reputation as a premier institution for immersive and practical fashion education. We offer fast-track fashion design programs tailored to students from diverse backgrounds and nationalities, ensuring a rich, multicultural learning environment. Our mission is to cultivate your passion and aspirations in fashion design, guiding you to transform creative ideas into tangible, impactful works. At NYSD, we are committed to delivering hands-on training that not only hones technical skills but also fosters innovative thinking and ethical practices. Our curriculum is designed to provide an intense, rigorous experience that challenges students to push their boundaries and excel in their craft.

Through a blend of traditional techniques and cutting-edge technology, our programs cover every aspect of fashion design, from conceptualization to production. Our graduates emerge as highly skilled professionals, ready to take on roles such as fashion designers, technical designers, and fashion entrepreneurs. Armed with impressive portfolios, they enter the industry with a competitive edge, having been trained by seasoned experts and given opportunities to work on real-world projects. Our emphasis on ethical fashion advocacy ensures that our alumni are not only talented but also conscious of their impact on the industry and the world. Join us at the New York School of Design, where your journey to becoming a creative and influential force in the fashion world begins. Embrace the challenge, unleash your potential, and step into a future where your designs shape the trends of tomorrow.

Our Commitment

We are dedicated to providing impactful hands-on fashion and design training that nurtures creative and innovative designers while promoting ethical fashion advocacy.

With very intense, rigorous, and hands-on training programs, the students always manage to emerge as fashion designers, fashion technical designers, or even fashion entrepreneurs, always armed with very impressive portfolios


English Language Requirements

At NYSD, all classes are conducted in English. To ensure your success in our program, we require evidence of your English proficiency. Here are ways to demonstrate your skills:

  • Standardized Tests: Achieve a minimum score on:
    • TOEFL IBT: Minimum score of 50
    • IELTS Academic: Minimum score of 5.0
    • British Council English Score (CEFR) Test: Minimum of the B1 Boundary
    • Other equivalent English exams are offered by your government
  • Previous English-Medium Education
  • Other Recognized Qualifications approved by the NYSD School Director

We accept tests taken within the past 2 years. If your official test score report is delayed, you may submit an unofficial copy for initial application review.

Visa Requirements

International Student

At NYSD, we consider you an international student if you meet both of these criteria:

  • You are not a citizen of the United States
  • You do not hold a U.S. Permanent Resident Green Card

This means that most international students will need to obtain an M-1 Student Visa to study at our institution. However, if you're unsure about your status, please feel free to contact us for further clarification.

Passport Copy Requirements

To complete your application, all international students must submit a photocopy of the data page from their current, valid passport. This page typically contains your photo, name, date of birth, passport number, and nationality.

Important note: If your passport is not in English, you must also submit a notarized English translation of the data page. This means you need to provide both the original document in your language and the official English translation. You can upload scanned copies of both your passport data page and the English translation (if needed) with your online application.

Student Testimonials

Campus Life & Facilities


Although we do not have on-campus housing, we do have great connections to student housing facilities that will make your student experience in New York City one that is welcoming, comfortable, and enjoyable.

Here is a very informative that may be helpful when looking for housing options in New York City.


  • New York

    1032 6th Ave 3rd Floor, New York, NY, United States, 10018, New York