About the Interior Design Course

A house becomes a home with your skilled touch and creative vision. Our Interior Design Course gives you all of the training and skills you need to create beautiful and comfortable homes.

The Interior Design Course is delivered online and consists of 12 modules and 12 interactive assignments. You can study in your own time and at your own pace.

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 tasks 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.

How to study online

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 90 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. Their feedback will 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 Student Support team, 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 feedback 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 mentorship, you will feel like your tutor is in the same room with you, and all this can be achieved from the comfort of your own home. That is the beauty of our course, which allows you to 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.

Connect with #IDIstudents

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 courses. It provides a great opportunity for students to meet fellow students from all over the world, ask questions, share knowledge and experiences, upload work, give and receive feedback, make new friends and talk everything interior design!

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.

Rudo Van Den Berg

Johannesburg

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Rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 616 reviews.

  • Mékayle Geyer

  • 3 hours ago

Definitely worth it!

So far I enjoy doing each module and it is easy to understand. I have learned so many new things...

  • Meagan Bradham

  • 3 hours ago

This has been a wonderful program

This has been a wonderful program. While it is challenging, I am enjoying every bit of it. The tutors are...

  • Fiona Elizabeth Lombard

  • 1 day ago

Following of a dream.

I've wanted to get into interior design for a long while. Upon seeing this course and joining it has definitely...

  • Clara Jacobs

  • 2 days ago

Best interior design course in the…world

Best interior design course in the world !! My tutor is very kind !! Always helpful . Will definitely recommend...

  • Karin Deltenre

  • 5 days ago

I am really enjoying this course and…

I am really enjoying this course and learn so much with every model.

  • Allan Brian Batte

  • 6 days ago

The courses are well tailored

The courses are well tailored, though brief, in-depth thought has been given to the content. Guidance is good. But, above...

  • Patience Mutizwa

  • 7 days ago

Best course on ID

Very good course and i am finding it really informative yet practical. cant wait to finish and start practising all...

  • Elena Vignoli

  • 7 days ago

Super satisfied.

The course is well structered, clear and easy to understand. Eash Assessment is extremely helpful in the understanding of each...

  • Naira Lalgy

  • 8 days ago

I am loving this course

I am loving this course, i am learning so much. Thank you for such amazing work

  • Zandile Tshehla

  • 8 days ago

I am enjoying the course

I am enjoying the course, the modules a very interesting and fun, i love being able to work on my...

  • Nozie Sapepa

  • 12 days ago

Very informative and eye opening…

Very informative and eye opening course. Student community is an excellent support group.

  • Blayde Capell

  • 14 days ago

Very good course!!

One of the best online courses i've done ever!! Really well structured and the work you doing is so well...

  • Jeandre McIntyre

  • 15 days ago

Awesome

Great place to study with lots of interesting modules!

  • Alexandra Leksyutina

  • 16 days ago

Great online interior design course to start your interior design career or business

I’m enjoying the course and practical assignments. Information is well-structured and interesting to read as it is written by an...

  • Candice Cottrell

  • 26 days ago

IDI - Taken me out of my comfort zone!

I have thoroughly enjoyed this course. The modules are well laid out and easily explained. The assignments are challenging enough...