A house becomes a home with your skilled touch and creative vision. Our Interior Design course gives you all the training and skills you need to create beautiful and comfortable homes.
The Interior Design Diploma Course is delivered online, consisting of 12 comprehensive modules and 12 corresponding interactive assignments. The normal time required to complete the course is 24 weeks, however you can take up to 12 months to finish, if required.
The modules are designed to be read sequentially and will help build your knowledge to enable you to design a residential space.
There are exercises at the end of each module which will require you to participate in the design experience. It is through participation and interaction that you will learn to feel confident and find your creative voice. The exercises are designed to help you build your first professional portfolio.
Each student will be given the same residential renovation task that will require them to upload new floor and lighting plans, suggest furnishings, fabrics, window treatments, lighting, upholstery and accessories, explore decoration and various design styles, provide colour schemes, upload mood boards, write quotations, prepare newspaper ads, write a scope of works for your contractors, provide a preliminary costing for your clients, etc.
As this is an online course, we understand that some of our students do not have access to real life renovations or clients, so each project completed throughout our course will be hypothetical.
Experience the transformation as your thoughts and opinions evolve while gaining more knowledge and skills. Enjoy the process of gaining skills that will enable you to communicate your untapped creative potential.
All the learning is done online in that when you enrol you receive a username and password, which enables you to log onto our secure student site. From there you can download your first module, which you could liken to your textbook as it contains all the information you will need to complete assignment one. Each module is approximately 80 pages in length and is full of detailed technical information delivered in a friendly, conversational manner that is easy to understand. The concepts are further explained by way of diagrams, images and examples.
Once you have completed your assignment (some are just theoretical, but the majority of assignments combine both theory and fun practical tasks) you then upload it onto our site for your tutor to mark. The tutors will give you a grade (out of 10) and a comprehensive evaluation of your work and ideas and help nurture and improve your skills each step of the way.
What makes The Interior Design Institute so unique is that throughout our course you have access to the safety net and guidance of the team here at Student Support, who you can contact 24/7. It is not simply a case of giving you a textbook and off you go - far from it.
You also have direct contact with your personal tutor who guides you closely through each step of the course, offering personalised and specific constructive criticism on your submitted work. If you ever have any questions in relation to your course or assignments, all you need to do is send your tutor a quick message and they will reply with an answer as soon as they can.
With this close tutor mentorship, you will feel like your tutor is in the same room as you, and all this can be achieved from the comfort of your own home. That is the beauty of our course, you can study when you like and at your own pace.
The tutors who work for us are not just teachers, but the best working professionals in their field. By drawing on their knowledge you will gain an edge that will help you realise your true potential.
We have a Facebook Group that we have exclusively designed for our students. This group contains thousands of our students from across the globe interacting with each other on all topics covered by our course. It provides a great opportunity for students to meet fellow students from all over the world, ask questions, share knowledge and experience, upload work, give and receive feedback, make new friends and talk everything Interior Design!
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.
A sample of our students design work
10 days ago
I'm happy with the course,it is easy to…
I'm happy with the course,it is easy to understand and to follow through.l can read at my own pace without...
11 days ago
Excellent course with relevant material!
I've really enjoyed the course so far and feel that the information is really helpful in growing my knowledge about...
Nikita Janse van Vuuren
12 days ago
Absolutely an amazing course and experience. Would highly recommend anyone whom is interested to start today!
Kymbeleigh van Rensburg
14 days ago
A beautifully curated course experience!
Studying with IDI has been the best learning experience I've had! The tutors and student support are incredible and exceed...
18 days ago
Loved every minute of course. So glad I enrolled and completed it.
Lyndee Du Toit
19 days ago
This course is wonderful !!!!
This course is wonderful !!!!
21 days ago
Really enjoying this course taking me…
Really enjoying this course taking me through the steps of interior design and making sure the smaller details and little...
Nandi van Deventer
22 days ago
Review of The Interior Design Institute
Fantastic course! It's thorough, visually pleasing and relevant. The website is very user friendly and my tutor always gave constructive...
27 days ago
Love the new modules.
Love the new modules.
30 days ago
Grow as a Designer with The Interior Design Institute
I have thoroughly enjoyed and continue to enjoy my experience in studying with The Interior Design Institute. So much so...
32 days ago
My personal experience at The Interior…
My personal experience at The Interior Design Institute is amazing. You learn a lot, you are happy with what you...
34 days ago
I would definitely recommend this…
I would definitely recommend this company the course material and support was great.
39 days ago
My experience so far has been…wonderful
My experience so far has been wonderful. I am really enjoying the course. I love doing the assignments. The feedback...
Milton Sibusiso Mahlangu
42 days ago
Honestly this is a very fresh uptake on…
Honestly this is a very fresh uptake on learning and the course is so thoroughly structured and very informative. the...
42 days ago
I am pleased that I come across this…
I am pleased that I come across this intitute of design. Everything is done very profesionally. If you have any...