New York Institute of Art and Design Mission Statement

NYIAD’s mission is to empower students to achieve their aspirations through flexible, convenient, affordable, and highly relevant education.

The New York Institute of Art and Design seeks to provide a level of distance education training in the art, technique, and business of design-related courses it offers, using multi-media training materials developed by our staff and faculty, while providing service and support to every student.

We strive to be the leading non-traditional academic institution by developing students’ creative talents and/or exploring new ones. We empower students to achieve self-improvement goals through flexible, convenient, affordable, and highly relevant programs of study. We seek to support different learning styles through a variety of professional media training materials and a student advisor program.With low-cost tuition, flexible payment plans, and a "no-risk" refund policy, it is NYIAD’s goal to offer training in each program to learners worldwide.

Our goal of "Success for Every Student" is also made possible with our well-developed, time-tested multimedia approach to education. Unlike traditional classroom models, our asynchronous distance education courses provide scheduling flexibility that allows students to engage at their own individual pace.

We seek to provide training that allows all students who enroll in one of our programs to improve their skills in their chosen field of study. We recognize that different students enroll with varying levels of experience and creative talent, and we design our instructional materials to take that into account. We measure our success based on several factors: student completion rates, feedback solicited from our students, our graduates, our teachers and our student advisors, as well as regular surveys that are deployed to these groups.

Each student brings experience and talent to their program of study and our principal objective is to help that student develop their skills to the highest level possible.While students complete multiple choice comprehensive exams, assessment of actual work created by the student and submitted in the course's project assignments is the key way that we determine a student's progress. In order to measure the student's progress, each student is assigned to a professional in the field of study who will provide all the evaluations for the student allowing that teacher to develop a sense of the individual student's progress.

NYIAD also provides all students with the support needed to successfully complete their program.

The New York Institute of Art and Design also seeks to make information about the fields where we offer programs more accessible for people who are interested. We provide free content via our website blog posts.


  • Accountability - We set measurable goals and are accountable to students, and to each other, for our actions, performance, and results.
  • Integrity - We operate with the utmost integrity, and treat both our colleagues and our students with dignity and respect. We also expect integrity from our students.
  • Passion - We believe we can make a difference in people's lives and want to help all students, faculty and staff members realize their individual potential.
  • Teamwork - We believe collaboration and communication among students, faculty, and staff are essential to achieving great outcomes for students and our company.
  • Excellence - We strive to uphold high standards in our programs, student experience, and support services, and are continually seeking ways to improve each of these areas.


Institutional Objectives

Job-Specific and Technical Skills

Graduates will be trained in job specific technical knowledge and the common body of knowledge associated with a specific program.

Professional and Life Skills

Graduates will be trained in professional and life skills that include responsibility and self-motivation.

Qualifications for Advancement

Graduates will have the skills and credentials to apply for jobs, change careers, advance in their current workplace, start their own business, and/or pursue skill- based hobbies and interests.

Want to enroll in one of our art and design courses? Click here to enroll online or call 1-800-583-1742.