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!

I have found this course to be such a detailed, thorough and well thought out course. I have learnt so much not only about interior design but also the crucial elements of launching a design business, which I think is key to having the confidence to launch my own interior design business.

Naomi Isted

Harlow, Essex

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Rated 4.7 out of 5 based on 780 reviews.

  • Hijraah Bibi Zehrah Dorghoty

  • 24-May-2022

I high recommend this course

I highly recommend this course I enjoyed the course and learn a lot from it .The tutor are really helpful...

  • Lynda Gray

  • 22-May-2022

Fabulous Course in Interior Design

I have tried a few online interior design courses and felt they were lacking in interest and direction and I,...

  • Rebecca Karim

  • 21-May-2022

Very well structured design course!

I am loving this design course but as I have a full time job I find it difficult to prioritise....

  • Samantha Gotzheim

  • 18-May-2022

I love it

I love it! The love of Interiors, Colours, Fabrics are in my bones, so my husband bought me the course...

  • Helena

  • 16-May-2022

I'm on Module 6 of 12 at the moment and…

I'm on Module 6 of 12 at the moment and I'm really enjoying the course. The content is good and...

  • Aina Pons H

  • 09-May-2022

this course is enjoyable and I'm…

this course is enjoyable and I'm learning a lot with it. An amazing course for start in the interior design...

  • Geetika Walia Shah

  • 01-May-2022

What I like best about IDI!

What I like best about IDI, is the feedback on assignments and the prompt customer service support. I admire the...

  • thegray

  • 21-Apr-2022

Fantastic experience

This course has not only helped me change my career but my life. Each module is really well thought about...

  • Vanessa Ghany

  • 19-Apr-2022

This course is an investment

This course is an investment with sound technical content. The literature properly informs students on the history of design and...

  • Ezz

  • 29-Mar-2022

Great Course!

This is a great course for anyone starting from scratch. I had no prior experience of Interior Design and this...

  • Ann Jones

  • 24-Mar-2022

Worthwhile Course

This course has taught me so much. Being passionate about interiors and thinking you have an eye for design is...

  • Ellie Culbertson

  • 17-Mar-2022

Great course content

Great course content, great tutor, always great feedback and communication. Offers a variety of similar courses and even a chance...

  • SD

  • 07-Mar-2022

Great course!

This course is great. It's so informative and we'll structured. The Facebook group, in particular, is so supportive and helpful.

  • Elizabeth

  • 07-Mar-2022

Great course outline

Great course outline, great feedback and plenty of material to learn from

  • Jenna MacDonald

  • 18-Feb-2022

Great course!

Great course all around! Relevant and helpful feedback from tutor every time!