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 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 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 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 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.

I originally found The Interior Design Institute through online research and Instagram. The Interior Design Institute has the most REAL People reviews, and also a great turnout of current Interior Designers/Stylists that have studied with The Interior Design Institute, and now have their own businesses.

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New Jersey

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Rated 9.3 out of 10 based on 317 reviews.

  • Venus V. V. Berríos Pagán

  • 1 day ago

Pursue your dreams today!!

Hello everyone, My name is Venus Berríos. I am a former celebrity hairdresser and makeup artist with around 10 years...

  • Mariam Bukannan

  • 4 days ago

Studying online has been a great…experience!

Studying online has been a great experience I definitely recommend the Interior Design Institute. The modules are perfect! Everything you...

  • Felecia Pokallus

  • 7 days ago

What would the room look like with my paintings?

I’m an artist that paints large scale pieces. I always could imagine my paintings in rooms, but wondered “what would...

  • Natalie B

  • 7 days ago

Great program

Great program! The modules are very interesting and the projects are challenging. I have learned so much and can't wait...

  • Kathy L Jones

  • 12 days ago

Looking forward to designing with these new skills!

I am half-way through this course and have learned so much. Looking forward to designing with these new skills.

  • Jamie Rooney

  • 14 days ago

Great program

Great program! Interesting and challenging. Cannot believe how much I learned in less than a year. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • shell stephens

  • 20 days ago

Great program

Great program ! Interesting and challenging love the modules . I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in...

  • Daniella Browne

  • 31 days ago

All smiles here

I loved it and can't wait to do another course

  • Robin McDonnell

  • 59 days ago

I loved the challenge

I loved the challenge, I loved the courses. I learned a lot and appreciated all the support. If I knew...

  • Allaine Barney

  • 60 days ago

I admit I was skeptical about an online…

I admit I was skeptical about an online interior design course being of value but was I wrong. The course...

  • Roma Patel

  • 69 days ago

My experience with the IDI Team was…

My experience with the IDI Team was awesome and i would recommend it to anyone without a doubt. 5-stars

  • Bhakti Patel

  • 77 days ago

Excellent

This course is more flexibility with kids and all conviene

  • Kristen Melby

  • 79 days ago

Even busy people can get degrees

I have already recommended this school to my coworkers. In Utah we don’t need degrees to be interior designers, but...

  • Elizabeth Ellen Vaerini

  • 86 days ago

My experience with IID was wonderful

My experience with The Interior Design Institute was wonderful. The modules were easy to read and the assignments were challenging...

  • Madalina Pantilin-Coman

  • 86 days ago

This was an amazing experience

This was an amazing experience! The course was so well structured and easy to go through and I learned so...