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.

This course was great, as was my tutor Sophie. The course material covered vast topics and kept me interested. I feel like I have so much more knowledge on Interior Design now. I especially enjoyed the modules concerning clients and building your own business. Sophie was a great tutor and always suggested readings and websites for me. It's very personalised and as interactive as you want it to be. Overall, a wonderful course. I would highly recommend for those interested in Interior Design.

Jocelyn Rodrigues

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  • Megan Batey

  • 2 days ago

I have loved every minute of doing this…

I have loved every minute of doing this course and I highly recommend it to anyone that is thinking about...

  • Nicole

  • 20 days ago

Interesting well structured course

The course is well structured for online learning - accessing material and submitting assignments is easy to do. The material...

  • Marnie

  • 25 days ago

A Great Course

I am really enjoying this course. The information is valuable to me as a person wanting to give our own...

  • Suzanne Patterson

  • 32 days ago

This is a Really great course with up…

This is a Really great course with up to date information, very supportive and professional. It's easy to follow and...

  • Amy Taylor

  • 37 days ago

a great supportive course

a great supportive course. some live training would be great though too

  • Ahlia Mangin

  • 38 days ago

Superior Interior Design Course

I have loved every minute of studying with the Interior Design Institute. The skills and discipline I have gained during...

  • Teresa Smith

  • 39 days ago

Great modules very supportive team…

Great modules very supportive team would do this again

  • Bex

  • 41 days ago

ID Review

Timely marking and great feedback! Awesome course :)

  • P Roberts

  • 42 days ago

Such a great course!

Such a great course! Each module is so informative and really interesting which makes completing the assignments actually enjoyable. Being...

  • Casady Gray-Contreras

  • 43 days ago

Highly Recommend

Loved this course! Finally have the confidence and knowledge to start my interior design career!

  • Lynnette Northey-Bossert

  • 44 days ago

An absolutely brilliant course

An absolutely brilliant course! No unnecessary time wasted on admin. Fantastic content and support. Once an #IDI student, always an...

  • Tracey Harvey

  • 46 days ago

Thorough, Professional, Flexible, Affordable

Well worth the investment. The Professional Tutor support has been outstanding. Modules are thorough and easy to follow - most...

  • Jenna Baker

  • 46 days ago

Halfway mark

I am halfway done through the course and am enjoying it so far. Bronwyn has been my tutor from the...

  • Carolyn Snell

  • 49 days ago

Easy to follow

Easy to follow, great tutor, informative and well laid out modules. Options to complete assignments on line and manually. Good...

  • Alexandra Hockley

  • 61 days ago

Must do!

This course was amazing! I loved it the whole way through! My tutor was very helpful and gave incredibly detailed...