Interior Design Course

Start an Exciting New Hobby or Career

COVID-19 UPDATE

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.

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 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

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 4.7 out of 5 based on 644 reviews.

  • Shana Newell

  • 3 days ago

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Everything About this Course!

I have absolutely LOVED this course! I couldn't put it away because it was so good! I'm on my last...

  • Tera Campbell

  • 3 days ago

Love it!

I started this course as a hobby during my year long maternity leave when my baby was 3 months old....

  • Jenna Dunlop

  • 6 days ago

The Interior Design Institute has…

The Interior Design Institute has taught me so much already. Interior Design is all about having that "eye", but the...

  • Kaylie Phillips

  • 10 days ago

Most amazing course to help you pursue…

Most amazing course to help you pursue your passion in interior design. Highly recommend to everyone and anyone !

  • Bianca Sansalone

  • 10 days ago

Best decision I've made!

I'm an artist and always had a passion for interior design, and this course is exactly what I needed to...

  • Denise MacDonald

  • 10 days ago

I have completed 6 of the modules so…

I have completed 6 of the modules so far, and have found the course very informative and well laid out....

  • Bex

  • 12 days ago

Wealth of knowledge & information

For an online course that is all PDF based, there is a wealth of knowledge. I have already been in...

  • Vanessa Basille

  • 16 days ago

The courses are super interesting and I…

The courses are super interesting and I love my tutor, Ashley Vancardo. She is very helpful and gives great pointers.

  • Jessica omoruyi

  • 19 days ago

I am currently in my fourth module and…

I am currently in my fourth module and really enjoying this course. I am taking my time to really study...

  • Hyun Kim

  • 23 days ago

So far my experience with the program…

So far my experience with the program has exceeded my expectations! The module text is comprehensive and easy to understand,...

  • Joelle Hewins

  • 28 days ago

I’m loving my course with IDI

I’m loving my course with IDI! Learning lots and great assignments. Although there is quite a bit of reading. I...

  • Shannon Laura Breit

  • 31 days ago

10/10 would recommend IDI

My tutor has been great so far and gives lots of feedback to help me with future modules. The course...

  • Megan O'Quinn

  • 34 days ago

Fantastic Course, Highly Recommend!

I am now half way through my coursework and have been loving it! The course material is interesting, well laid...

  • Justine Norgaard

  • 38 days ago

This course covered more than I…

This course covered more than I expected (in the best way possible) while learning from home can be challenging the...

  • Mariam Rabaa

  • 39 days ago

I am so happy I have chosen IDI to…

I am so happy I have chosen IDI to complete my Interior Design course. Very informative and tutors are very...

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 $5.00 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.
Ashley Vancardo
Ashley is the creative and passionate Interior Stylist behind www.ashleyvandesign.com where her services include Interior Design, E-Design, Property Staging and Styling, Colour Consultations, and freelance assignments.
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.

Student Testimonials

Take a moment to read some of our graduate testimonials.
Jamie Lundstrom

North Vancouver, BC

I was very impressed with the quality of each module. I wanted to gain as much information as possible from a quality interior design course, similar to that of getting a degree in interior design.

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Corinn Ada Jockisch

New Westminster, BC

I am very proud to be a graduate of the Interior Design Institute and recommend the program for anyone looking to quench their thirst in learning the fundamentals of interior design and 3D modelling programs. Simply fantastic.

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Melissa Foster

Toronto, ON

I really felt like I was learning and gaining the knowledge I needed to become a full-time designer.

During the course, I picked up a few clients and recently decided to start my own business G-Foster Designs.

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Joan MacDonald

Toronto, ON

To those who think they can’t? I say you can! I completed this course 2 weeks before my 67th birthday! The IDI diploma was an accomplishment I wanted to cross off my bucket list.

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Anita Thomas

Prince George, BC

I would rate my experience with my teacher as very inspirational, supportive, and motivating. With her amazing advice and suggestions, this has helped me to want to improve myself further and it has motivated me to do more self-studies beyond what I have learned in order to be the best that I can be.

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Melanie Anne Howe

Schreiber, ON

The past year of this course has been worth all the reading! I've gained so much knowledge and really enjoyed learning.

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Student Features

Let us inspire you with a selection of projects from our #IDIstudents.
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Course Fees

We offer a number of flexible payment options

Pay in Full

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$999.00

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24 Weekly Payments

$1,099.00

$45.79

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Monthly Plan

6 Monthly Payments

$1,099.00

$183.17

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Darren Palmer MASTERSERIES

Interior Design Course + Darren Palmer MASTERSERIES

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$1,399.00

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24 Weekly Payments

$1,499.00

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Monthly Plan

6 Monthly Payments

$1,499.00

$249.83

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Money Back Guarantee

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The Interior Design Institute

701 West Georgia Street, Suite 1500
Vancouver BC V7Y 1C6

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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