Interior Design Course

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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 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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Benefits 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 586 reviews.

  • Landon Taraschuk

  • 4 days ago

Excellent online course

I have learnt lots thru the interior design institute. Highly recommended.

  • Michelle Diotte

  • 4 days ago

IDI Student and Loving it!

Hi Everyone I am half way threw the course. Just handed in module 6 and moving along into module 7. I LOVE...

  • Lucy Lafleur

  • 6 days ago

Best choice 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

So glad to be in that beautiful adventure. My choice to go with the Interior Design Institute was the best...

  • Lee-Ellen Green

  • 9 days ago

I find this course to be very…

I find this course to be very interesting and the information provided easy to follow.

  • Jessica Fernandez

  • 9 days ago

From concept to application

The way the information is arranged in each module is great. It takes you by the hand through concepts and...

  • Rosemary Trentadue

  • 14 days ago

I have truly enjoyed every aspect of…

I have truly enjoyed every aspect of this course, it covers everything I feel I need to know without any...

  • Amber

  • 23 days ago

Highly recommended

This has been a great experience! Looking forward to completing the course.

  • Simone Gareau

  • 32 days ago

This is a great course!

This is a great course! Each module focusses on a specific aspect of interior decorating. I love how each module...

  • Robyn

  • 33 days ago

IDI is great!

IDI is great! Information is thorough and detailed, tutors are helpful and timely. Great course!

  • Jessica Giroux

  • 34 days ago

I’m 1/2 way through my course and I…

I’m 1/2 way through my course and I absolutely love it! Always looking forward to the next module !

  • Georgia MacDonald

  • 37 days ago

Very informative

Very informative, the facebook group is also great for feedback.

  • Jenna Zarecki

  • 39 days ago

10/10 Recommend

This course is so amazing!! Lots of information to learn that is easy to follow... I have enjoyed this course...

  • Jen Robinson

  • 42 days ago

This course is absolutely phenomenal

This course is absolutely phenomenal. The curriculum is well put together, my tutor is incredibly helpful and the community of...

  • CORY K

  • 43 days ago

Excellent!

Fantastic course content and positive, constructive feedback from my mentor!

  • YVR career changer

  • 44 days ago

Halfway through and so far....excellent course!

Although I am only halfway through, I find the course material educational and packed full of information. Touches on many...

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.
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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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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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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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

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$999.00

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Weekly Plan

24 Weekly Payments

$1,099.00

$45.79

per week

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Monthly Plan

6 Monthly Payments

$1,099.00

$183.17

per month

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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

Not happy? Contact us within 7 days of your enrolment to receive a full refund.

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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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