Interior Design Course

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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.


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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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 15,000 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 4.9 out of 5 based on 561 reviews.

  • Annatjie du Plessis

  • 4 days ago

I just love the course and tutors are…

I just love the course and tutors are so helpful. Would recommend this institution to anyone.

  • Tracy Forbes

  • 6 days ago

What an amazing course

What an amazing course! I've really learnt a lot with The Interior Design Institute. My tutor was amazing and always...

  • Lisa Schmidt

  • 9 days ago

An overall and very good practical learning experience to INTERIOR DESIGN.

After doing a lot of online research trying to find the right course for me, I believe I found the...

  • Uduak Okon

  • 10 days ago

My experience at IDI

My experience enrolling at the Interior design institute has been very rewarding and revealing. Prior to my enrollment, I had...

  • Cornelius Johannes Jacobus Swanepoel

  • 10 days ago

The Modules are very well compiled

The Modules are very well compiled, I like how from Module 1 the basic foundations are laid. With thorough knowledge...

  • Nuria Choo

  • 16 days ago

Fantastic course so far

Fantastic course so far. So informativ, precise and can't wait to make it a reality. Thank you IDI

  • Luciano de Nobrega

  • 16 days ago

Fantastic website with alot of indepth…

Fantastic website with alot of indepth information. Love it. Each module is so interesting. Enjoying it alot.

  • Danel Verwey

  • 20 days ago

One of the best decisions I've ever made.

I have absolutely loved the course thus far. The modules are set out in an organized and simple format. They...

  • Riana Herselman

  • 24 days ago

WOW!! great site to work on

From day one I enjoyed the website and even more the coarse. It is very interesting and you learn so...

  • Jesca Simbi

  • 24 days ago

It's been an amazing journey informing…

It's been an amazing journey informing , flexible and amazing tutors and so are the other students on the Facebook...

  • Kerryn Rachelle Demblon

  • 24 days ago

Practical Application

This course has really challenged me to apply all that I have learnt in a practical way, that has often...

  • Tertia Steyn

  • 27 days ago

I am very happy with The Interior…

I am very happy with The Interior Design Institute so far. I am now half way into my course. Course...

  • Lezanne Scheepers

  • 31 days ago

I love the Interior Design Institute

I love the Interior Design Institute, on the private Facebook all the students are so supportive of each other. The...

  • Violet Mahlako

  • 32 days ago

Best decision I have ever made in 2020

The course is so interesting, Student Suport is available 24/7 to help. My tutor is the best, Robert Parisi ,...

  • Shelagh Billett

  • 37 days ago

Course Review

Course review I am thoroughly enjoying the course and learning the technical information necessary for Interior Design and communicating with...

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 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.
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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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


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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Brendan Luttig


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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Kailey van den Oever

Cape Town

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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Tandolwetu Yokwana


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


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


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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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