Interior Design Course

Start an Exciting New Hobby or Career


Our MASTERSERIES is now available to accompany and complement the online Interior Design Course with a set of 15 HD videos. Created by renowned designer and TV personality Darren Palmer, it offers students the additional expert knowledge to truly inspire and take their design skills to another level.

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Benefits of the Course

The Interior Design Course is provided online.
You study at home, in your own time and at your own pace.

Diploma Course

Cutting edge diploma course in Interior Design

Leading Designers

Contributions from leading Interior Designers

24/7 Support

24 Hour student support

Exclusive Facebook Group

Exclusive Facebook group with over 10,000 students worldwide

No Fixed Start Dates

Start now, any day or time of the year

Payment Options

Flexible payment options


Free website portfolio to display your work


7 Day money back guarantee

Personal Tutor

Personal tutor to assist you and mark your assignments


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  • 11 days ago

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  • 12 days ago


Absolutely an amazing course and experience. Would highly recommend anyone whom is interested to start today!

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  • 14 days ago

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  • 18 days ago

Great Course

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  • 19 days ago

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  • 21 days ago

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  • 22 days ago

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Fantastic course! It's thorough, visually pleasing and relevant. The website is very user friendly and my tutor always gave constructive...

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  • 27 days ago

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Love the new modules.

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  • 31 days ago

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The Course

At The Interior Design Institute we don't just teach Interior Design, we encourage each and every student to access and nurture their own natural sense of flair and creativity. We also teach the technical and practical skills necessary to translate those design ideas into reality.

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Course Outline

The Interior Design Course is delivered online, consisting of 12 comprehensive modules and 12 corresponding interactive assignments. The course is designed to be self-paced. Normally you would expect to be dedicating on average about 4-6 hours per week for 24 weeks. However, many students take up to one year to complete their studies because of family or work commitments.

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Advanced Modules

Students also have the opportunity to delve deeper into areas of Interior Design through the purchasing of Advanced Modules that are available to students who have demonstrated a strong foundation knowledge of Interior Design. These are specially formulated materials to challenge motivated students to achieve more.

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The Institute

The Interior Design Institute offers you the most advanced and comprehensive online solution to learning available today. We offer the most thorough home study course in Interior Design using the very latest online learning techniques. Our commitment to providing the highest quality training program has resulted in unique teaching and student support systems, which produce unparalleled results.

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We are accredited and recognised by

In a partnership with UNICEF, we at the institute are donating R 50.00 from each enrolment to the children in the Syria crisis. This money will help to provide a safe education to the children in war-torn Syria.UNICEF’s aim this year is to assist in providing a formal and safe education for 1.2 million children in Syria. This includes the provision of facilities, school furniture, qualified teachers, rehabilitation, safe learning environments, and learning materials.We are very privileged to be working with UNICEF towards this goal.

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The Author

Wende Reid has had a long and illustrious career practicing architectural, interior and furniture design and fine art consulting globally. Wende began her career in New York and her work has been featured in highly prestigious stores, residences, five star hotels, international sporting events and publications in New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Sydney, Melbourne, the sovereign nation of Kiribati, and five star resorts on Lizard Island, Vanuatu and Fiji.

She has been awarded twice for excellence in her designs and her work has featured in many publications worldwide.

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Our Tutors

Our handpicked tutors are not only great teachers but experts in their fields.
Evette Annandale
Today Evette's consultancy specialises in conceptual, retail and office design, taking pride in high level technical details merging effortlessly with art and design.
Wendi Snyder
Her 25 year career in theatre took her around the world where she educated herself in architecture and interior design.
Sophie Seeger

Sophie Seeger runs Seeger By Design, a creative consultancy for Interior Design, Decorating, Property Styling, Colour Consulting and Art Sourcing.

Ashley Vancardo
Ashley is the creative and passionate Interior Stylist behind Reflekt Interiors where her services include Interior Design, E-Design, Property Staging and Styling, Colour Consultations, and freelance assignments.

Student Testimonials

Take a moment to read some of our graduate testimonials.
Brendan Luttig

Douglasdale, Johannesburg

I absolutely loved the course. Was wonderful to play with my creative side, and get a taste of an area which I have always had an interest in.

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Annelize van Dyk


The course was really helpful in guiding me on decision making with regards to the business side, and working with clients, and helped me to think even more creatively and refine my work.

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Magoro Mapeu

Northern Cape

The interaction with the tutor and student support is really effective. The Interior Design Institute gave me the opportunity to dream big. My dream is to own a guesthouse that is designed by myself and to start an interior design business.

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Sonika Chalmers

Cape Town

I really enjoyed every comment from my tutor, her feedback was invaluable, the marking was always prompt, and the return of assignments was excellent.

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Rudo Van Den Berg


The modules are in consecutive order and this made it feel like a real life design project. The last three modules in this course are also very important as they gave me the information on how to start my career.

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Cayleigh Herman


The Interior Design Institute has helped me pursue my dream. Not only have I learned how to design, I have learned about the history of design and art, as well as the in's and out's of Interior Design, in the comfort of my own home!

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Student Portfolios

All of our students are provided a free portfolio website to display their work.
Cassie McCulloch
Tara Carroll
Sabina Staedler
Amy Brewis
Laura Ariola
Kelly Donougher
Leanne Abrahams
Gregg Churchill
Amy McBride
Adelaide Rose Nesbitt
Kara Brechbuhl

Course Fees

Interior Design Course only

Pay in Full

Save R 500.00

Now Only

R 7,999.00


Weekly Plan

24 Weekly Payments

R 8,499.00

R 354.13

per week


Monthly Plan

6 Monthly Payments

R 8,499.00

R 1,416.50

per month


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Interior Design Course + Darren Palmer MASTERSERIES

Pay in Full

Save R 500.00

Now Only

R 10,999.00


Weekly Plan

24 Weekly Payments

R 11,499.00

R 479.13

per week


Monthly Plan

6 Monthly Payments

R 11,499.00

R 1,916.50

per month


All prices are displayed in ZAR

Money Back Guarantee

Not happy? Contact us within 7 days of your enrolment to receive a full refund.

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The Interior Design Institute

Design Quarter
Leslie Road, Fourways
Johannesburg, 2191

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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International locations

We offer our course in over 20 countries around the world.

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