Interior Design Course

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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.

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 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 708 reviews.

  • Lourdes Moya

  • 5 days ago

Highly Recommend

I highly recommend this course for anyone starting out in the field or anyone who's been in the interior design...

  • Debbie de Wynter

  • 7 days ago

Great and Fufilling

I love this course. It is all inclusive and can be difficult, but that means a person will come out...

  • Mat Skrinjar

  • 7 days ago

The course is a fantastic way to learn…

The course is a fantastic way to learn about how to design spaces for living, and individual modules break the...

  • Thatiana McIver

  • 7 days ago

Amazing course

Amazing course! I’ve been learning a lot! So rich in details and I love the flexibility of this course, as...

  • Carlena Landon

  • 9 days ago

This course is great for someone who…

This course is great for someone who has no clue how to put together an interior design. Step by step...

  • Heidi Friesen

  • 12 days ago

I have loved this course so far

I have loved this course so far. Easy to maneuver through the site and learning lots!

  • Nicole Allen

  • 13 days ago

I am loving this course at IDI!

I am loving this course so far! I appreciate the access to the community Facebook page and find the contact...

  • Tianna Gooch

  • 15 days ago

Look no further

I did extensive research to find a school that would suit my needs without breaking the bank. I only wished...

  • Reha

  • 16 days ago

worth it!

I had always wanted to do the interior design course but didn't had time to actually go and attend the...

  • Letizia Valenzano

  • 20 days ago

The course is great

The course is great. Very practical. All the modules are interesting. I'm enjoying the topics covered and the assigments. Thank you

  • MaryB

  • 25 days ago

Really enjoying this course!

Really enjoying this course! All informative for someone starting out in Interior Design. Your own personal tutor along the way....

  • Lida Sadat

  • 27 days ago

Definitely recommend this program

I love this program as it teaches you all the details and basics of interior design. I really enjoyed learning...

  • Simisola Daniel

  • 31 days ago

Context and clarity

It’s been exciting and amazing so far! One thing I’ve gained is an expansion of my knowledge base and my...

  • Atara

  • 39 days ago

This course is amazing

This course is amazing. It covers an incredible amount of information and has tutors who are professional and always ready...

  • Elisabeth Morello

  • 40 days ago

Amazing course

I would like to say that this course is complete , curent and very interesting. Anytime I email student support...

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 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 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 $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, 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.
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.
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.

Student Testimonials

Take a moment to read some of our graduate testimonials.
Cera Bollo

Armstrong, BC

I had so much fun completing this course. Being able to take your time and work around your own schedule is a huge benefit. The way the course is laid out is methodical and smart. Would definitely recommend to anyone who is interested in learning more about interior design.

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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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Alyssa Clapp

Toronto, ON

This course teaches you more than just “how to make a space pretty”; it teaches you the foundation of design as a whole, going in depth about colour and shape language, some history on architecture, the different styles in different eras, how to create floor plans and much more.

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Valeriia Iushmanova

Toronto

The modules are well-written, easy to understand and beautifully illustrated. The communication with the tutor was amazing, I felt the effort that she was putting into our interactions and communication. It is such a great introduction into the design world and the course truly touches on every subject that you might need working in the field.

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Samantha Vince

Hudson, QC

This course was a wonderful learning experience. The course is designed in a way to push you out of your comfort zone.

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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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Student Features

Let us inspire you with a selection of projects from our #IDIstudents.
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Stacey Seen

Course Fees

We offer a number of flexible payment options.

Pay in Full

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$999.00

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Weekly Plan

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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Weekly Plan

24 Weekly Payments

$1,499.00

$62.46

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Monthly Plan

6 Monthly Payments

$1,499.00

$249.83

per month

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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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