Interior Design Course

Start an Exciting New Hobby or Career

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 Course. It offers students the additional expert knowledge to truly inspire and take their design skills to another level.

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Features 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 20,000 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 4.9 out of 5 based on 651 reviews.

  • Anonymous

  • 5 days ago

Comfortable and seamless!

This Course is extremely useful and my tutor is extremely helpful,giving me advice when needed. I enjoy this course so...

  • Cindy

  • 8 days ago

A MUST DO COURSE

THIS WAS SUCH AN INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE. DOING THIS COURSE HAS ALLOWED ME TO SEEK WORK IN THE INTERIOR DESIGN INDUSTRY. I...

  • Corne Dorothy Cooks

  • 24 days ago

Really enjoying this course and…

Really enjoying this course and learning so much, started the course thinking I just want to learn how to draw...

  • Londi

  • 27 days ago

Great course

It is a great course that is very informative, challenging in a good way, and quite interesting.

  • Keamogetswe Diseko

  • 33 days ago

Enrollment journey

Through out my enrollment with the institute, I received all the necessary support and guidance which really added value into...

  • Lizanne

  • 38 days ago

Love this course!

Love this course!! Student support always responds within less than 3 hours and my tutor Evette is so helpful and...

  • Bianca Van der Linde

  • 43 days ago

Great service and program

Great service and program

  • Kathryn Northcroft

  • 47 days ago

Good experience

I’ve had no technical issues with the website or the modules. Everything has worked well with no hitches and my...

  • Owen van der Schyf

  • 48 days ago

Amazing course

I am enjoying this course. I can do it in my own time and the lecturer is only a few...

  • Stephanie Malan

  • 56 days ago

I have been in the construction…

I have been in the construction industry for almost 20 years now and has worked on many projects with clients....

  • Mankoana Meela

  • 58 days ago

My experience with the IDI has been…

My experience with the IDI has been pleasant. Each module builds on to the previous and I am learning a...

  • Nuwach Interiors

  • 61 days ago

Best course ever

Best course ever! I initially registered in 2013 but life took over and I could not complete the course back...

  • Belinda Barrington

  • 61 days ago

I found my passion at the age of 45

Who would have thought that at the age of 45 that I would find something that I was absolutely passionate...

  • Mamponeng Caroline Miners

  • 63 days ago

INFORMATIVE COURSE

The Interior Design Course is a very informative course and the content is practical in our daily lives being at...

  • Kegomoditswe Motlhanka

  • 63 days ago

ive been a student of The Interior…

I've been a student of The Interior Design Institute South Africa for almost a year now. all I can say...

The Course

At The Interior Design Institute, we don't just teach interior design; we encourage 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 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 have the opportunity to delve deeper into specific areas of interest in interior design by purchasing Advanced Modules. These are similar to short courses and 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 partnership with UNICEF, the institute donates 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, five star resorts and international sporting events. You can read about her in publications in New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Sydney, Melbourne and the sovereign nation of Kiribati. She has been awarded twice for excellence in her designs.


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Our Tutors

Our handpicked tutors are not only great teachers but experts in their fields.
Evette Annandale
Evette's company 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 company for interior design, decorating, property styling, colour consulting and art sourcing.

Ashley Vancardo
Ashley is the creative and passionate interior design stylist behind Ashley Van Design 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.
Alinane Itimu

Sandton

This course has helped me a lot and has broadened 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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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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Francois Van der walt

Cape Town

The platform of use with this online study was not a big decision, I opened up the website and immediately knew that I wanted to study here. The freedom of working in your own time and with the help of the online tutor (which is amazing) gives you the choice of when and where to do it.

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Keolebogile Lesedi Mothei

Gaborone, Botswana

This course has helped me a lot! I started this course with the love and passion for decorating spaces only with no clue of designing, not knowing the importance of interior design elements and principles, the use of colours and style design. But after completing this course, I am able to complete floor plans, I can design kitchens, and I can play around with different colours and different fabrics with confidence!

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Sonika Chalmers

Cape Town

My tutor made me feel like she was my best friend, and always gave the most valuable feedback. 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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Tandolwetu Yokwana

Saxonwold

Taking on this course coincided with being at a complete career crossroads. I was working as a project assistant for a logistics company but I knew that I wanted to be an interior designer. Over the past few months, I have been motivated to carry on, encouraged by my tutor and the nature of the course.

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Student Features

Let us inspire you with a selection of projects from our #IDIstudents.
Kelly Donougher
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

Save R 500.00

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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

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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The Interior Design Institute

Design Quarter
Leslie Road, Fourways
Johannesburg, 2191

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

For answers to our most commonly asked questions, read our FAQs.

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International locations

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

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COVID-19 UPDATE

With all our courses being 100% online, we are running as normal during the COVID-19 restrictions and shutdowns.
Our staff are 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.