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 consists 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. Their feedback will 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 Student Support team, 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 feedback 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 mentorship, you will feel like your tutor is in the same room with you, and all this can be achieved from the comfort of your own home. That is the beauty of our course, which allows you to 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 experiences, upload work, give and receive feedback, make new friends and talk everything interior design!

The Interior Design Institute course is really a great thing - it has allowed me the confidence and knowledge to start my own freelance Interior Design business.

Terri Mihaljevich

Bay of Plenty

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Rated 4.7 out of 5 based on 442 reviews.

  • Isabelle

  • 3 days ago

Absolutely loving the course so far

Absolutely loving the course so far, can't wait to pursue my dreams in becoming an Interior designer!

  • Sadie M

  • 23 days ago

This is a great course!

It covers a wide range of interior design aspects in only 12 months - and you get a diploma! Very...

  • Echo Luo

  • 26 days ago

Loving the course

Loving the course! It is well structured with in-depth materials and support from the tutor and IDI group. Looking forward...

  • Chipo Ngara

  • 31 days ago

The help and feedback from my tutor is excellent.

The help and feedback from my tutor is outstanding. Marking of assignments is within 5 days. The modules are easy...

  • Magdalene Tewes

  • 35 days ago

Best Online Interior Design

I didn't expect the course to go as in-depth and as detailed as it does. The course format is clear...

  • Hayley MacElvanna

  • 39 days ago

I am halfway through the course and…

I am halfway through the course and finding it really great. Learning a lot, very informative and good constructive feedback...

  • Geri Ellis

  • 44 days ago

Excellent material and easy to understand

Excellent learning material and easy to understand with flexibility to learn at preferred speed. Quick feedback provided to assignments.

  • Catherine Carey-Smith

  • 44 days ago

The course has been really thorough and…

The course has been really thorough and interesting, and feedback from the tutor is always detailed and constructive. I have...

  • Szilvia Zentai-Solya

  • 44 days ago

I am halfway through and addicted :)

Now, I am halfway through the online diploma course and addicted :). The modules are comprehensive, the resource materials are...

  • Frances

  • 47 days ago

Thoroughly enjoying the course

Thoroughly enjoying the course! It is super interesting and hands on. I am really impressed with the feedback from my...

  • Marsha

  • 47 days ago

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the IDI course

I'm only half way through the course and already I've learnt so much. The resource material is comprehensive and very...

  • Jo Williams

  • 50 days ago

Very rewarding Interior Design Diploma

I am half way through the Interior Design Diploma and loving it. The modules have been very interesting and I...

  • Cathy Ward

  • 50 days ago

Absolutely loving this course

Absolutely loving this course! I have learned so much about all aspects of the Interior Design process and I can't...

  • Natalia Gallart Pereyra

  • 51 days ago

I am very happy with the course so far

I am very happy with the course so far. It is awesome that not only provides the necessary information but...

  • Amy

  • 63 days ago

Outstanding!

Highly Recommend this course. So informative, and great support network from the IDI tutors.