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 assignments. You can study in your own time and at your own pace. The average time required to complete the course is 24 weeks. However, we provide students with 12 months. Extensions can be purchased if extra time is 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 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!

During the course, I had the opportunity to have my work featured on the social media of The Interior Design Institute and of a famous Australian interior designer. This was a great encouragement for me and has pushed me to always give the best and to pursue this as a career path.

Mariarosaria Schettini

Frederiksberg C.

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  • Sue C

  • 02-Sep-2021

Excellent, relevant and insightful (and fun)

This course is excellent, I have learnt so much so far. The modules are relevant and interesting. Some are more...

  • Millie

  • 01-Sep-2021

I am absolutely loving my time studying…

I am absolutely loving my time studying with IDI. The course is very flexible and has fit in perfectly with...

  • Maria

  • 30-Aug-2021

I have really enjoyed the course so far…

I have really enjoyed the course so far - it covers so many aspects to interior design and the modules...

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  • 27-Aug-2021

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  • Giulia

  • 26-Aug-2021

Amazing

Amazing, I enjoy every steps

  • R H

  • 14-Aug-2021

Easy to understand Modules

Easy to understand Modules. As a beginner it is very easy to understand the modules. Tutors are always there to...

  • E. Stolworthy

  • 11-Aug-2021

An engaging and enjoyable course

An engaging and enjoyable course, easy to manage around a busy work personal schedule, would definitely recommend

  • Jan

  • 02-Aug-2021

Enjoyable course

The course is really thorough and enjoyable to learn. Tutors are always there for support!

  • Shiva

  • 01-Aug-2021

Really great course!

Really great course!! I have learned a lot!

  • Vivian Lee

  • 01-Aug-2021

On module 11 out of 12 now

On module 11 out of 12 now. I have enjoyed the course, but learnt that I shouldn't really do it...

  • Nikoletta Feher

  • 23-Jul-2021

Best course ever

Best course ever! Really enjoyable and my tutor is the best. Thank you :)

  • Julie

  • 15-Jul-2021

I am thoroughly enjoying this interior…

I am thoroughly enjoying this interior design course. The modules have have been interesting and I feel I have learnt...

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  • 12-Jul-2021

I have not yet finished the course but…

I have not yet finished the course but so far I am extremely satisfied with everything: the modules are very...

  • D.K

  • 07-Jul-2021

My experience so far has been very…

My experience so far has been very good. There is always constant support from tutors who are always happy to...

  • Emily Lyall

  • 05-Jul-2021

This course has been very educational…

This course has been very educational and I’m loving every part of it. Definitely worth the money!!