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!

I found this course to be a wonderful experience. I learned so many new skills and increased my knowledge of Interior Design.

Lisa Blackbee

Pukekohe

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Rated 4.7 out of 5 based on 363 reviews.

  • HUONG THI NGOC LUONG (AMY)

  • 4 days ago

The module helpful with examples so…

The module helpful with examples so can easy to follow. Tutor is kind and helpful Thanks you

  • Desiree Kunac

  • 7 days ago

Excellent course

I thoroughly enjoyed the course and being able to complete in my own time. The content was relevant and helpful....

  • Nitasa Prasad

  • 14 days ago

So far I have learned so much

So far I have learned so much. Helped me alot with my new built. Love it

  • Miss leanne kendrick

  • 14 days ago

Love It

Great course, great tutors, love it

  • Tracy Murphy

  • 21 days ago

Really enjoying the challenge of…

Really enjoying the challenge of putting together a complete interior package rather than just focusing on the kitchen area in...

  • Vicki Chambers

  • 21 days ago

Comprehensive easy to follow modules

Comprehensive easy to follow modules, plenty of resources and tutor support and marking timeframes are excellent!

  • Rachel Lynch

  • 22 days ago

This is a great online course

This is a great online course! I’m learning so much and can’t wait to pursue a career in interior design...

  • Ellen Bridge

  • 23 days ago

Absolutely love it!

Absolutely love it!! So interesting and always easy to read and comprehend. My tutor is so fast at getting back...

  • Scott John

  • 24 days ago

Industry relevant and really enjoyable.

This is a great course! Content is very thorough and easy to follow. Tutors are responsive and engaging. It is...

  • Fleur Verkerk

  • 27 days ago

I love it all

I am loving everything about it and can’t wait to be doing what I love full time. Thank you so...

  • Nicole Jamieson

  • 36 days ago

Great communication fantastic up to…

Great communication fantastic up to date course on trend and very current in all teaching. Simplifies yet alot of detail....

  • Ma. Lourdes Camus

  • 38 days ago

I like that it can be done at your own time...

I like that it can be done at your own time and the content is up to date. The pictures...

  • Emma Stock

  • 39 days ago

Absolutely love the course

Absolutely love the course, great content and my tutor is fantastic! Highly recommend if you want to progress skills or...

  • Chelsea Satherley

  • 39 days ago

Such an amazing course for the price

Such an amazing course for the price! I’ve learnt so much already and would recommend to anyone

  • Judy Vincent

  • 40 days ago

excitement plus!

I am so surprised at the amount I am learning! With a lot of interest, an amazing tutor with thorough...