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 color 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 enroll 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 personalized 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 started out with very little knowledge in Interior Design and came out as a business owner holding a Diploma. The completion of the 12 modules was very liberating to say the least. My experience with The Interior Design Institute was truly rewarding!

Meredith Mahan


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Rated 4.7 out of 5 based on 574 reviews.

  • Zebrea Gunn

  • 1 day ago

Great for self paced students

This program is really great if you need something that is flexible.

  • Rachel

  • 6 days ago

Great online course

I enjoyed this course very much. It is very a very detailed and informative course. Keep in mind that since...

  • Sharon

  • 8 days ago

Growth and Success

This has been the best On-Line Course I have ever attended. The material is very clear and the assignments are...

  • Kaye F

  • 14 days ago

Love It

I have always thought about interior design, but I never thought I could do it. This course has taught me...

  • Kelsie Krick

  • 15 days ago

If I can do it, you sure can do it too

Really anyone can do this course if they have the drive and passion for interior design! Or if you have...

  • Janet Hope

  • 17 days ago

I am loving each module and learning so…

I am loving each module and learning so much from each.

  • Lina Chiodo

  • 17 days ago

Love the modules lots of great…

Love the modules lots of great information the assignment is challenging and help me put everything I learn to practice.

  • Mercedes

  • 19 days ago

This was an amazing course

I honestly love this interior design course! It’s so informative and really engaging! I think the assignments are just the...

  • Taylor Laura

  • 25 days ago

Very informative!

I love it! Very informative!

  • Nicole DuBose

  • 28 days ago

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  • Shawn M. Sawyer

  • 29 days ago

The course(s) are super intense and…

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  • Marilyn Horner

  • 33 days ago

Love the course. Great skill building program!

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  • Cailey Maddox

  • 35 days ago

I have LOVED this course!

I have LOVED this course! I've never enjoyed any type of "schooling" until I started this course. I come home...

  • Ana Sarabia

  • 40 days ago

Really Loving the course

Really Loving the course

  • Tami

  • 42 days ago

Well rounded course

Well rounded course! I really enjoy having that one on one communication with my tutor to help guide me with...