Interior Design Course

Start an Exciting New Hobby or Career

Darren Palmer MASTERSERIES

Our new 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

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 9.6 out of 10 based on 323 reviews.

  • Lisa Twyman

  • 12 hours ago

Comprehensive and informative

Comprehensive and informative! I feel confident to continue my career in interior design. Thanks to my tutor and the Interior...

  • Yanelsi Aurora Fonseca Núñez

  • 2 days ago

I will highly recomend

I will highly recomend. The modules are easy to learn. The staff is very helpful. I love my tutor. She...

  • Kerry

  • 3 days ago

Highly Recommended!

Brilliant course and the website is easy to use. My personal tutor is also amazing with great feedback! Would definitely...

  • Adrienne Hoffmeester

  • 3 days ago

My New Journey

I found this course at a time of a career change and finding what truly made me happy. I was nervous...

  • Reginah Nawani

  • 5 days ago

I recommend The Interior Design Institute

I highly recommend The Interior Design Institute to anyone who wants to persuade into interior design. The tutors are very...

  • Ashley Shand

  • 6 days ago

I have learnt alot during me Doing my…

I have learnt alot during me Doing my course and I would recommend it to anyone, my tutor Sophie was...

  • Anna Johanna Sophia Meyer

  • 8 days ago

Thank you for friendly

Thank you for friendly, prompt responses from the tutors. And.excellent study material.

  • Roxey

  • 9 days ago

Dream Big

The IDI course is brilliant. I didn't know where to start with my dream but this course put everything into...

  • TARYN DE NYSSCHEN

  • 10 days ago

My experience with the Interior Design…

My experience with the Interior Design Institute has been exceptional! The material is detailed and informative; the tutors are professional...

  • Johanna Mahapa

  • 11 days ago

When I started building my house in…

When I started building my house in June 2018 I knew nothing about designs, I only knew decorations and how...

  • Marlene Opperman

  • 14 days ago

Well worth the time, effort and monetary investment!

Content is very current, Modules excellently compiled, very visual & informative on latest trends. Very knowledgeable and involved tutors with...

  • Marry

  • 14 days ago

Excellent course

Excellent course

  • Allison

  • 15 days ago

Really enjoying the course

Really enjoying the course. It's helping me to think outside the box and experiment with colours, textures and light, which...

  • Rebaone

  • 20 days ago

I fully recommend the Interior Design…

I fully recommend the Interior Design Institute to anyone who wishes to expand their knowledge about design, it's history and...

  • Catrine Keene

  • 21 days ago

Always good respond on any questions…

Always good respond on any questions and my tutor is always helpful. Good material that is easy to read.

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 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.
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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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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Cayleigh Herman

Centurion

The Interior Design Institute has helped me pursue my dream. Not only have I learnt how to design, I have learnt 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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Rudo Van Den Berg

Johannesburg

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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Lizelle Arnelle Nel

Bloemfontein Free State

I have always had a passion for design and decorating. Because of my creative nature and passion for design, I decided to obtain my Diploma with the Interior Design Institute. With the course I could dream, live and recognise my abilities to take a room, and turn it into something extraordinary within any budget.

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Nicci Yeowart

Nixstix

My tutor was friendly and so helpful and quick to respond, I never felt that I was stuck on any point without assistance which is a big thumbs-up for online study.

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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
Gracie
Leanne Abrahams
Gregg Churchill
Amy McBride
Adelaide Rose Nesbitt
Kara Brechbuhl

Course Fees

Interior Design Course only

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

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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

per week

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Monthly Plan

6 Monthly Payments

R 11,499.00

R 1,916.50

per month

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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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