Interior Design Course

Start an Exciting New Hobby or Career

COVID-19 UPDATE

As our courses are offered 100% online, all of our courses are running as normal during the COVID-19 restrictions and shutdowns.
Our staff is working remotely and tutor/student support is available as usual. We have also modified our learning requirements to allow all students to complete their assignments entirely from home in isolation or lockdown situations.

We wish you the best of health and safety during this difficult time we are all facing.

Darren Palmer MASTERSERIES

Together with renowned designer and TV personality Darren Palmer, we have created a video MASTERSERIES to accompany and complement our online Interior Design Courses. 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

Contributions from leading interior designers

High Definition Video Content

Access to video content via the Darren Palmer MASTERSERIES

24/7 Support

24 hour student support

Exclusive Facebook Group

Exclusive Facebook group with over 15,000 students worldwide

No Fixed Start Dates

Start now, any day or time of the year

Payment Options

Flexible payment options

Portfolio

Free website portfolio to display your work

Guarantee

7 Day money back guarantee

Personal Tutor

Personal tutor to assist you and mark your assignments

Excellent

Rated 4.8 out of 5 based on 501 reviews.

  • Carolina Elisabet (Carolise) Lemmer

  • 17 hours ago

C. Lemmer feedback

The platform was userfriendly. The modules were comprehensive and assignments were practical and relevant. Tutor feedback was prompt. I enjoyed reading the modules...

  • JB Paulse

  • 1 day ago

The Interior Design Institute is tops!

I've never done an on-line course.Initially I was sceptical, but not anymore. My tutor is absolutely incredible. Immediate replies to my...

  • Santjie Ferreira

  • 3 days ago

IDI review

This course has a lot of content which is presented in a well structured manner. It takes you through a...

  • Nicole Boshoff

  • 4 days ago

GREAT

I have had a great experience with the Institute so far. my Tutor is amazing and very fast with her...

  • Sammantha Pearce

  • 7 days ago

The team and tutors are very helpful…

The team and tutors are very helpful and I have learnt a lot.

  • Ariadne Runnalls

  • 10 days ago

Wonderful experience

Wonderful experience, can highly rate and recommend. Modules are full of vital information and tutors are very knowlegable. Great introduction...

  • Kathleen Dover

  • 10 days ago

Great course

I have found the course so far to be very informative, well laid out, and easy to understand and learn....

  • Jo-Anne du Plessis

  • 14 days ago

Just the best course

Just the best course I love the course and learned so much already its easy to understand ,and have awesome...

  • Hayley Mellor

  • 15 days ago

such a lovely course and so amazing to…

such a lovely course and so amazing to have tutors available for little guidance

  • Cindy Rutherford

  • 16 days ago

Although I have been in the industry…

Although I have been in the industry for some time, this course and taught me so much more and given...

  • Natascha van Niekerk

  • 39 days ago

Amazing course!

Amazing course!

  • Arnold Kamunda Mwase

  • 43 days ago

MY PATH DISCOVERED WITH ID INSTITUTE

A couple years ago,i fell in love with interior design,working as a housekeeper i became obsessed with the arrangement of...

  • Tlangelani Dolly Makole

  • 47 days ago

The best online course

The best online course, so informative and great support I have received from tutors and the administration

  • Duksha Raniga

  • 48 days ago

Great course!

Excellent course content offering support as and when required. The course is challenging and informative! The tutor is always willing...

  • Mimi Webber

  • 51 days ago

Amazing course!

amazing course! though if you want to do it, you have to be self motivated to be able to sit...

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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Accreditation

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 www.ashleyvandesign.com 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.
Zelia Zenobia Muller

Louis Trichardt

I (a person with NO prior interior design knowledge) started to work through my modules thoroughly and started focusing on every detail of my assignments. I have since received a raise and my boss asked me to not leave for at least three years, and help her to build this company. Any person who just gives their all to the modules and assignments, will flourish and become more than they ever could have expected.

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Alinane Itimu

Sandton

This course has helped me a lot and broaden my understanding of interior design. I am excited to embark my new journey and the opportunities coming my way. Thank you so much to my Tutor who is amazing and always gave me great advice.

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Francine Deuchars

Johannesburg

Interior Design and Decor has always been a passion of mine. I was encouraged by my colleagues who have graduated from IDI.

I was sceptical at first as online learning wasn't something I was willing to take on especially at my age, but with lots of encouragements from the people closest to me, I was now determined to take the plunge. I loved it from the first module to the last and managed to complete it in 9 months and I had lots of fun doing it.

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Kailey van den Oever

Cape Town, Durbanville

After making the decision to choose "The Interior Design Institute" as my platform to achieve my Diploma in Interior Design and follow my passion - I have not once second guessed myself and am confident that I made the right choice.

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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

Phalaborwa

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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Student Features

Let us inspire you with a selection of projects from our #IDIstudents.
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Casey O'Callahan
Rebecca McDonald
Leanne Abrahams
Sabina Staedler
Nardia Nelson
Mary Langley
Cassie Mcculloch
Andrea McQueen
Trish Khoury
Gregg Churchill
Stacey Seen

Course Fees

We offer a number of flexible payment options

Pay in Full

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R 7,999.00

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Weekly Plan

24 Weekly Payments

R 8,499.00

R 354.13

per week

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Monthly Plan

6 Monthly Payments

R 8,499.00

R 1,416.50

per month

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Darren Palmer MASTERSERIES

Interior Design Course + Darren Palmer MASTERSERIES

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R 10,999.00

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Weekly Plan

24 Weekly Payments

R 11,499.00

R 479.13

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Monthly Plan

6 Monthly Payments

R 11,499.00

R 1,916.50

per month

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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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