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The Interior Design Institute

Ground Floor
Building 2/195 Main Highway
Ellerslie
Auckland
1051

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

For answers to our most commonly asked questions, read our FAQs.

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

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long do I have to complete the course?

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.

How do I communicate with my tutor?

You can contact your tutor at any time through our secure student site, which you will gain access to once you enrol. Your tutor's role is to assess your assignments and provide you with feedback. They are also available to answer any questions you may have about the course.

Do I have to attend any classes?

No. The courses are completed online. This means there are no classes to attend. You can study in your own time and at your own pace.

Do I have to have a background in interior design?

No. The course is designed to allow for students who have had little or no experience in interior design.

What device is required?

Our course is compatible with both PC and Mac devices, and basic computer knowledge is required. You will need:

- Microsoft Office with Excel, PowerPoint and Word (or similar software)
- Internet access
- Printer
- Scanner or digital camera

When can I start?

As the course is provided online, you have the flexibility to start when and where it suits you. If you enrolled today, for example, you could start straight away.

What materials are required?

We recommend students source the following items. These are completely optional:

Scale ruler / Standard ruler / Lead pencil / Eraser / Fine liner black pen 0.5mm / Blank paper to draw on or a visual diary / Tape measure

What if I need more time?

If you need more time, you can purchase one of our affordable extensions. We currently offer 3, 6 and 12 month extensions. Alternatively, you can purchase an Advanced Module, which will come with a 6 month extension.

Will I be able to chat with other students?

Yes. We have a dedicated student Facebook group with over 20k active members. This group allows you to connect with other like-minded designers where you can discuss your assignments, the course and all things design.

Does the course include the Advanced Modules?

No. When you purchase our course, the Advanced Modules will not be included. Our Advanced Modules are short courses and are optional for those who wish to further their studies. They will be available to purchase for students who are enrolled in our course and have completed the first two modules. They are comprised of one module and one assignment and you are mentored by a specialist in the topic selected.

Can I purchase the Advanced Modules as a stand-alone course?

No. Unfortunately, we do not offer our Advanced Modules to the public. Only students enrolled in our course can purchase them.

I can’t draw, does that matter?

While it is desirable to be able to draw as an interior designer, it is not a requirement for our course. Our patient tutors are passionate and will teach you the correct techniques to express your ideas through drawing.

Do you mail any course notes or materials out?

Our courses are delivered online and all information is provided digitally. As soon as you enrol, you will gain access to our online student site. You can download the course materials as you proceed through each module. As the modules are provided in PDF format you can keep them for future reference and print if you wish. The only time we mail something out is when you successfully graduate our course.

Do the courses include Computer Aided Drawing (CAD) software?

Our course does not include any CAD software. We do, however, teach AutoCAD, ArchiCAD and SketchUp through our Advanced Modules. These can be purchased as you progress through the course.

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Rated 4.8 out of 5 based on 592 reviews.

  • zoe

  • 15/09/2021

very informative and worthwhile

Awesome course, very informative and fun to complete - has given me the confidence to pursue a career in design...

  • Elizabeth Capovilla

  • 9/09/2021

I'm enjoying the assignments very much…

I'm enjoying the assignments very much and learning a lot. Bronwyn my market is great to deal with and informative...

  • Jeanette Ferran

  • 9/09/2021

Excellent

I leaned a lot from this course module one to module five is a great achievements.

  • Phoebe

  • 5/09/2021

Am loving going through all the modules…

Am loving going through all the modules from Interior Design Institute they are very easy to follow along and enjoyable...

  • Rebecca McDonald

  • 3/09/2021

Comprehensive and current information…

Comprehensive and current information with great local tutor. Really enjoying the course and feel confident in using the skills learned...

  • Lily Libusa Sustekova

  • 28/08/2021

My tutor is great when i need any…

My tutor is great when i need any support or help she is always there to help me. I am...

  • Julianna Love

  • 26/08/2021

What a fun course

What a fun course! Everything I expected and more. I love that I can do this at my own pace...

  • Charlotte

  • 23/08/2021

Great course

Great course, easy to read and understand!

  • Ruth

  • 22/08/2021

Overall I'm enjoying the course and…

Overall I'm enjoying the course and learning ALOT. It's an informative course and does make you have to research further...

  • Nicky Lundo-Nielsen

  • 19/08/2021

Excellent

I have found my experience with The Interior Design Institute to be excellent to date (I'm up to Module 6)....

  • D.M

  • 18/08/2021

Amazing Course- Provides a broad range…

Amazing Course- Provides a broad range of topics that set you up to be a well prepared interior designer The online...

  • Alice Badger

  • 18/08/2021

Highly recommended international course!

I'm absolutely loving being an Interior Design Institute student and would highly recommend this course. The modules are practical and...

  • Justine Street

  • 16/08/2021

Practical and real life

I have really enjoyed the ability to study whilst working full time (in an unrelated industry). Interior Design is a...

  • Sahar

  • 12/08/2021

good stuff

good stuff! So far I enjoyed learning interior design through IDI modules. best part is that I can manage that...

  • Kylie M Hodkinson

  • 12/08/2021

So far I have found the course to be…

So far I have found the course to be invaluable. It's challenging but incredibly rewarding once you get to the...