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


Rated 9.6 out of 10 based on 395 reviews.

  • Kristelle Alberts

  • 1 day ago


Really enjoying the course! Learning a lot!

  • Kamogelo Angela

  • 3 days ago

This is by far the best online course,I…

This is by far the best online course,I love and appreciate the support and instant feedback from the support team...

  • Vanessa Talbot

  • 5 days ago

Journey of the Soul

Since commencing on my new journey into Interior Design and online studies, I have loved every part of it. The...

  • Kristy Bushney

  • 6 days ago

Very efficient

Very efficient , excellent feed back..prompt responses..

  • Thabisile Msiza

  • 14 days ago

Best place to learn Interior Design

The Interior Design Institute is a best place to be especially when you have other things at hand. The communucation...

  • vivien clarke

  • 19 days ago

I am thoroughly enjoying my course

I am thoroughly enjoying my course. The lecturers keep in touch and regularly give feedback and advice.

  • Chelsea van Melsen

  • 21 days ago

The course is very informative

The course is very informative, challenging and completely supportive with regard to the tutor system.

  • Anna Maria Hayes

  • 22 days ago

Best choice

Really well presented and covers every aspect of design that a beginner needs to start achieving their dreams. It’s easily...

  • Shakira Tayob

  • 27 days ago

Firstly I am very grateful for the opportunity that I receive through this platform

Firstly I am very grateful for the opportunity that I received through The Interior Design Institute as a full time...

  • Marcia

  • 27 days ago

Feeling confident as a new graduate, thank you Institute of Interior Design South Africa.

I am a recent graduate of the Institute of Interior Design South Africa. I enjoyed the course content and the...

  • Jennifer Mynhardt

  • 29 days ago

Love IDI!

Love IDI!! I learned so much from this.

  • Victoria

  • 31 days ago

Exciting and fun course

Exciting and fun course - immediate feedback and great tips from industry tutors - enjoying this course tremendously!

  • Wanjiru Kebathi Mwangi

  • 33 days ago

In-depth training

I have enjoyed studying my interior design course with Interior Design Institute so far. My tutor is very engaging and...

  • Larissa van Deventer

  • 33 days ago

5* !!

5* Modules are well structured and the assignments are challenging but great for applying what I have learned. Feedback on...

  • Nokuthula Mabuza

  • 35 days ago

I am one of the many satisfied students…

I am one of the many satisfied students who have studied with the Interior Design Institute. They have shown extraordinary...

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.
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


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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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

We offer a number of flexible payment options

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



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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