About the Interior Design Course

A house becomes a home with your skilled touch and creative vision. Our Interior Design course gives you all of the training and skills you need to create beautiful and comfortable homes.

The Interior Design Course is delivered online and consist of 12 modules and 12 interactive assignments. You can study in your own time and at your own pace.

The modules are designed to be read sequentially and will help build your knowledge to enable you to design a residential space.

There are exercises at the end of each module which will require you to participate in the design experience. It is through participation and interaction that you will learn to feel confident and find your creative voice. The exercises are designed to help you build your first professional portfolio.

Each student will be given the same residential renovation tasks that will require them to upload new floor and lighting plans, suggest furnishings, fabrics, window treatments, lighting, upholstery and accessories, explore decoration and various design styles, provide colour schemes, upload mood boards, write quotations, prepare newspaper ads, write a scope of works for your contractors, provide a preliminary costing for your clients, etc.

As this is an online course, we understand that some of our students do not have access to real life renovations or clients, so each project completed throughout our course will be hypothetical.

Experience the transformation as your thoughts and opinions evolve while gaining more knowledge and skills. Enjoy the process of gaining skills that will enable you to communicate your untapped creative potential.

How to study online

All the learning is done online in that when you enrol you receive a username and password, which enables you to log onto our secure student site. From there you can download your first module, which you could liken to your textbook as it contains all the information you will need to complete assignment one. Each module is approximately 90 pages in length and is full of detailed technical information delivered in a friendly, conversational manner that is easy to understand. The concepts are further explained by way of diagrams, images and examples.

Once you have completed your assignment (some are just theoretical, but the majority of assignments combine both theory and fun practical tasks) you then upload it onto our site for your tutor to mark. The tutors will give you a grade (out of 10) and a comprehensive evaluation of your work and ideas and help nurture and improve your skills each step of the way.

What makes The Interior Design Institute so unique is that throughout our courses you have access to the safety net and guidance of the team here at Student Support, who you can contact 24/7. It is not simply a case of giving you a textbook and off you go - far from it.

You also have direct contact with your personal tutor who guides you closely through each step of the course, offering personalised and specific constructive criticism on your submitted work. If you ever have any questions in relation to your course or assignments, all you need to do is send your tutor a quick message and they will reply with an answer as soon as they can.

With this close tutor mentorship, you will feel like your tutor is in the same room as you, and all this can be achieved from the comfort of your own home. That is the beauty of our courses, you can study when you like and at your own pace.

The tutors who work for us are not just teachers, but the best working professionals in their field. By drawing on their knowledge you will gain an edge that will help you realise your true potential.

Connect with #IDIstudents

We have a Facebook Group that we have exclusively designed for our students. This group contains thousands of our students from across the globe interacting with each other on all topics covered by our courses. It provides a great opportunity for students to meet fellow students from all over the world, ask questions, share knowledge and experience, upload work, give and receive feedback, make new friends and talk everything Interior Design!

Completing this course through the Interior Design Institute of New Zealand has been wonderful. The amount of support from both the tutors and student support was exceptional. The range of topics covered in all the modules ensures students are well prepared for the reality of working in the industry

Alice Blincoe

Auckland

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Rated 4.7 out of 10 based on 321 reviews.

  • Helen Sheppard

  • 2 days ago

Thoroughly enjoying the course content…

Thoroughly enjoying the course content so far! The course offers interesting and varied content - with some modules presenting more...

  • Michelle Penman

  • 2 days ago

I highly recommend this course

I highly recommend this course, it gave me the confidence to make good decisions while designing and building our new...

  • Jenny Low

  • 3 days ago

Fantastic course

Fantastic course, well worth doing. I have been thoroughly enjoying the content of this course so far and appreciate the...

  • Molly B

  • 4 days ago

Fun and Thorough

Interior design has always been a hobby/passion of mine (shoutout to The Sims!). I discovered this course and am absolutely...

  • Emily

  • 9 days ago

Highly recommend

I am half way through my modules and I have loved them all! I found the floor plan quite difficult...

  • Raelene Murch

  • 9 days ago

Great modules with plenty of…

Great modules with plenty of information. The assignments are challenging but achievable.

  • Candice Moselen

  • 14 days ago

I started this course as hobby and way…

I started this course as hobby and way to explore my love of interior design. The value of the information...

  • Jasmine Spence

  • 24 days ago

Thorough, Insightful and Enjoyable!

I’ve found this course thorough and insightful on learning basic and intermediate skills on interior design and consultancy aspects. Very...

  • Chanelle O'Callaghan

  • 29 days ago

I honestly have enjoyed the modules so…

I honestly have enjoyed the modules so much they are harder then I expected but I have learnt so much...

  • Loz

  • 29 days ago

Course is very thorough

Course is very thorough, and information is presented very clearly.

  • Caroline Darby

  • 30 days ago

I really loved this course

I really loved this course. The modules certainly gave me the theoretical and practical underpinning I needed to match my...

  • D Macpherson

  • 38 days ago

Excellent

Stimulating and fascinating. Excellent tutor accessibility.

  • Katy Rolleston

  • 41 days ago

great experience

Have absolutely loved studying through IDI. Have gained so much knowledge for the industry.

  • Anna G

  • 51 days ago

Great course

I’m half way through the Diploma in Interior Design with IDI and I’m thoroughly enjoying the course so far. I’m...

  • Katie

  • 63 days ago

Fantastic course

Fantastic course. Have loved learning about all the elements of interior design! Would recommend!