About the Interior Design Course

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

The Interior Design Diploma Course is delivered online, consisting of 12 comprehensive modules and 12 corresponding interactive assignments. The normal time required to complete the course is 24 weeks, however you can take up to 12 months to finish, if required.

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 task 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 80 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 course 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 course, 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 other interior design students

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 course. 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!

On successful completion of the Interior Design Course you will be awarded a Diploma in Interior Design. You will have the skills and knowledge required to become an Interior Designer either as a full or part time career, as a profitable sideline or just as an exciting new hobby.

I felt like I have learnt a world of knowledge through this course and would highly recommend it to anyone interested in an Interior Design career. I’m currently working on my first small project and can't wait to pursue my career.

Caitlin D'Emmerez De Charmoy

Auckland

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Rated 9.3 out of 10 based on 169 reviews.

  • Jo Inder

  • 3 days ago

Fun, challenging and rewarding.

I have recently completed the Interior Design Institute course and would highly recommend this to those who either have a...

  • Hayley

  • 17 days ago

Flexibility in your life!

IDI makes studying and working around your other commitments easy!

  • Christine Elizabeth Wood

  • 17 days ago

Go for It!

Full of lots of information and Tutors that are only an email away this Diploma is one of the best...

  • susan brookes

  • 40 days ago

Totally worthwhile!!!

The Interior Design Institute has given me confidence and a whole new depth of understanding about how to create concepts...

  • Amber Bold

  • 58 days ago

Best decision ever

This has been hands-down, the best thing I have done for myself in a long time! The course is very...

  • Angela Powell

  • 62 days ago

Interior design

I have learnt so much fron this course and would highly recommend it to anyone thinking of studying interior design....

  • Cindy Foley (Di Leva)

  • 66 days ago

Great course

Great course, good content, good visuals, up to date. Prompt tutor feedback, easy to use Overall professional and efficient

  • EDEWOR EMMANUELA REGHA-DODGE

  • 74 days ago

Will highly recommend this course to…

Will highly recommend this course to anyone who has the design flare. The in-depth knowledge gained will go a long...

  • Brittany Williams

  • 75 days ago

The course work is very engaging and…

The course work is very engaging and the visual aspects to the reading material are extremely helpful for such a...

  • Sean Price

  • 76 days ago

Great course

Great course. Will be happy to recommend it to friends and colleagues, As new study or a refresher course.

  • Victoria Harwood

  • 80 days ago

Excellent course

Excellent course, everything was relevant and a great introduction to the Interior Design Industry. Great Tutors and modules. God feedback...

  • Karla Monikka Arrieta

  • 82 days ago

Very easy to learn and the support is…

Very easy to learn and the support is great from the tutor and also the group. I come from an...

  • Anastasia Lepilkina

  • Tuesday 14 August 2018 at 09:56

Enjoying every momet of it

I love this Course, it's interesting, full of useful information, that for sure will be very practical as soon as...

  • Hayley

  • Tuesday 14 August 2018 at 04:58

Amazing support!

Enrolment was quick and easy. The support from my tutor is amazing, even when she's based in a different part...

  • Kirsten Mavor

  • Tuesday 14 August 2018 at 04:46

Excellent

Excellent - I would totally recommend it to anyone wanting to study interior design.