Interior Design Course

Start an Exciting New Hobby or Career

Features of the Course

The Interior Design Course is provided online.
You study at home in your own time and at your own pace.

Diploma Course

Cutting edge diploma course in Interior Design

Leading Interior Designers

Leading Interior Designers contribute their knowledge

24/7 Support

Ask for assistance at any time

Exclusive Facebook Group

Connect with over 20,000 students worldwide

No Fixed Start Dates

Start now, any day or time of the year

Payment Options

Flexible payment options and 7 day money back guarantee

Portfolio

Free website portfolio to display your work

Online Workshops

Access to online workshops with industry experts

Personal Tutor

Personal tutor to assist you and mark your assignments

Excellent

Rated 4.8 out of 5 based on 667 reviews.

  • Karla Monikka Arrieta

  • 12/08/2022

Fun, informative, and great course!

The interior design course that IDI offers is very informative and helpful. I come from a different background professionally so...

  • Jane

  • 9/08/2022

Great resource materials

Great resource materials, assessments are a good representation of the module content.

  • Caitlin Gillum

  • 9/08/2022

Review of the Interior Design Institute

The modules are very helpful and insightful, they have lots of information in and it sets you up well for...

  • Eugenia

  • 9/08/2022

I'm really enjoying learning about the…

I'm really enjoying learning about the principles and application of interior design. The course is very comprehensive and provides practical...

  • tkw

  • 9/08/2022

In-depth, all bases covered interior design course

This is an amazingly comprehensive interior design course with access to fantastic resources and excellent student support.

  • Catherine Watts

  • 7/08/2022

Rewarding and challenging in a good way

This course has been everything I'd hoped it would be and more, both challenging in a good way and rewarding....

  • Echo Luo

  • 30/07/2022

The Design course that helped me with a career change

I have truly enjoyed the course. The materials provided are inspirational and practical. In the last 2 years, with the...

  • lucy madden

  • 27/07/2022

Worth It!!

I have been at this a lonnnnggg time - mostly because I initially struggle with the tech side of my...

  • Ella Harrison

  • 19/07/2022

Wonderful course

This course is wonderful. The modules are thoughtfully crafted in an easy to digest layout and the content is very...

  • Ari M

  • 18/07/2022

Above my expectations

I am so impressed with the depth of the content. The tutor has been amazing with her feedback and speed.

  • A. Milson

  • 12/07/2022

Interior Design Diploma

My experience with this course has been great so far. Each module provides you with a lot of information, and...

  • Jodi-Anne Quinn

  • 12/07/2022

My marks

My marks, reviews and comments have been great I really appreciate the feedback which is always delivered in a positive...

  • Mr. Sames

  • 12/07/2022

Strengthened confidence in design

This course has given me a thorough understanding of interior design and the businesses components related to producing designs. My...

  • Sarah Parry

  • 7/07/2022

I have found the course so far to be…

I have found the course so far to be excellent. My tutor is fantastic and gives prompt and constructive feedback....

  • Tracey Holt

  • 6/07/2022

Course is going really well

Course is going really well, tutor is very helpful, it is taking me a while but that is due to...

The Course

At The Interior Design Institute, we don't just teach interior design; we encourage every student to access and nurture their own natural sense of flair and creativity. We also teach the technical and practical skills necessary to translate those design ideas into reality.

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Course Outline

The Interior Design Course is delivered online, consisting of 12 comprehensive modules and 12 corresponding assignments. The course is designed to be self-paced. Normally you would expect to be dedicating on average about 4-6 hours per week for 24 weeks. However, many students take up to one year to complete their studies because of family or work commitments.

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Advanced Modules

Students have the opportunity to delve deeper into specific areas of interest in interior design by purchasing Advanced Modules. These are similar to short courses and are specially formulated materials to challenge motivated students to achieve more.

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The Institute

The Interior Design Institute offers you the most advanced and comprehensive online solution to learning available today. We offer the most thorough home study course in Interior Design using the very latest online learning techniques. Our commitment to providing the highest quality training program has resulted in unique teaching and student support systems, which produce unparalleled results.

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Accreditation

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The Author

Wende Reid has had a long and illustrious career practicing architectural, interior and furniture design and fine art consulting globally. Wende began her career in New York, and her work has been featured in highly prestigious stores, residences, five star hotels, five star resorts and international sporting events. You can read about her in publications in New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Sydney, Melbourne and the sovereign nation of Kiribati. She has been awarded twice for excellence in her designs.


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Our Tutors

Our handpicked tutors are not only great teachers but experts in their fields.
Kim Lane

Kim Lane has been working within the interiors industry most of her career and has a particular interest in sustainable design. She combines her tutoring role for The Interior Design Institute, with creating decorative homewares using natural fibres, and running an online eco homewares store.

Bronwyn James

Bronwyn James was destined to pursue a career in the design industry. She grew up with creative parents who worked in design-related businesses and was always surrounded by colour samples

Sophie Seeger

Sophie Seeger runs Seeger By Design, a creative company for interior design, decorating, property styling, colour consulting and art sourcing.

Wendi Snyder
Her 25 year career in theatre took her around the world where she educated herself in architecture and interior design.

Student Testimonials

Take a moment to read some of our graduate testimonials.
Penny Sharp

Whanganui

I have always had a passion for Interior design and I have always found myself involved in the industry, and now with the experience and knowledge I have gained from the Interior Design Institute Diploma I feel 100% ready to start my own interior design business.

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Nikki Astwood

Wellington

The course is easy to follow and provides a great base of information that can be applied to many different roles. I have since started my own photography and design business, where I apply many of the elements I learned in the course.

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Carina Ferguson

Auckland

For anyone interested in interior design and who wants the flexibility of studying from home, I would highly recommend this course. Being able to set how slowly or quickly I worked through each module while looking after young children and part-time work, was really ideal.

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Donna Stringer

Whangarei Heads

My love for interior design has always been strong, I went looking for a course to do that I would be able to afford and when I stumbled across The Interior Design Institute, I knew it was the perfect course for me. As it was not only affordable, but it is also self-paced therefore being able to fit my study time in around a busy life!

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Lucy Furniss

Morrinsville

The Interior Design Institute was a great choice of study for me. It was enjoyable from start to finish. Studying online made it very easy for me to still work full time and study at night without me needing to be anywhere at any particular time and it meant I work it all around my busy lifestyle.

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Stephen John Prosser

Waikanae

I had often considered a career in Interior Design but always thought it either too hard to get into or really didn’t know where to start. My confidence and skills have increased immensely since studying for this Diploma and I have a new outlook on the future – not to mention my house which is now looking pretty fantastic!

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Student Features

Let us inspire you with a selection of projects from our #IDIstudents.
Kelly Donougher
Casey O'Callahan
Rebecca McDonald
Leanne Abrahams
Sabina Staedler
Nardia Nelson
Mary Langley
Cassie Mcculloch
Andrea McQueen
Trish Khoury
Gregg Churchill
Stacey Seen

Course Fees

We offer a number of flexible payment options.

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The Interior Design Institute

Ground Floor
Building 2/195 Main Highway
Ellerslie
Auckland
1051

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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International locations

We offer our course in over 20 countries around the world.

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