Completing the IDI Diploma has been the realisation of a dream for me.
For so many years, I wanted to study interior design, but I always thought it would be too difficult to fit into my schedule as a flight attendant. However, the online learning allowed me to go at my own pace, and fully immerse myself in the curriculum. I feel I've learned so much, and every step of the way my tutor guided me to more success, whilst also wanting to bring the most out of my work.
I thoroughly enjoyed the program and will be taking so much away from it.
The desire of being an interior designer has been rooting in my heart for years. It certainly made my dream a lot closer when I found The Interior Design Institute on the internet.
Its 12 comprehensive modules are very well structured and it greatly broadened my horizon from the History of architecture to material finishes as well as commercial consideration.
I was also amazed by its fully online resources and platform where I could interact and be inspired by other students over the world. It is also very important that I could develop a solid network with people who have a similar passion.
My personal tutor, Ashley, also gave me invaluable insights and supports whenever I had questions. Her encouragement means a lot to drive me through the course. I was always looking forward to reading her comments after each assignment.
Completing this course made me more confident in shifting my career as an interior designer and I would strongly recommend this course to anyone who loves interior design.
I have always been interested in interior design and I was thrilled to find out about this course, as it promised to provide the student with the insight and foundation of interior design with the ability for students to study at their own pace.
The course materials were well written and included "local examples" in order to make the reader able to relate and understand the information better. Not only that, in each chapter it would include practical examples along with the module, which helped teach me how an interior designer would think.
Each of the twelve assignments were clear and we could always ask for assistance when we did not understand the task well. My personal tutor and support team were always quick to reply and provided me with great assistance. This resulted in each assignment submission being a smooth experience for me.
I would strongly recommend this course for anyone that has an interest in Interior Design as this course will provide you with great knowledge through a flexible learning approach.
My passion for interior design goes beyond words.
I've been contemplating taking a course on interior design for a very long time, but the courses I looked into were way above my budget and my time was very limited. Then I came across The Interior Design Institute while searching for an online course. Taking this course was absolutely the best decision for me. Time is still not on my side since I started the course when my baby had just turned one year old. So being a mom of a young child and a full-time flight attendant for a major airline, I am extremely busy. However, the program at The Interior Design Institute is so flexible and organised that I was able to fit my school responsibilities into my personal life beautifully. I studied while my baby napped and also brought my computer and study materials to work, so I could study on my layovers. At the end of the course, I went through all the modules I studied and found to be unbelievable the amount of information and knowledge I acquired along the way.
Throughout the course my tutor provided me with invaluable feedback, and words of encouragement that really kept me going. I won't ever look at a room or the world the same again. Now I understand the concept of design, I learned how to combine colours for the best visual outcome, learned about textiles, lighting, architecture and much more. I can now put the pieces of the puzzle together with confidence. Studying at The Interior Design Institute was challenging, fun and an amazing experience. Now when I read and study my interior design magazines subscriptions and of course watch my favourite channel HGTV, my opinions are educated, I can evaluate my design tastes based on knowledge. I just want to thank all of you who put this wonderful program together at an accessible cost, so everyone who has an aspiration for interior design can benefit from it.
This course is the beginning of a wonderful journey I have ahead of me.
The Interior Design Institute has given me the knowledge and courage to pursue my dream career of being a professional interior designer. The course has provided me with an invaluable understanding of the interior design profession while allowing me to have hands-on experience in designing and planning and interior space with the modules so expertly devised.
It was a tough 12 months, especially with it being an online course. You will be tempted to procrastinate, however, if your passion for interior design is true, you will find a way to complete the modules within the given time.
The assistance given to me by my tutor and the student support team were immensely helpful to understand the modules better. I felt comfortable asking my tutor any questions I had. The comments my tutor gave were constructive and concise, allowing me to better grasp the concept the modules taught me.
Joining the IDI social media sites gave me a sense of belonging as I found comfort in knowing there were people all over the world, of all ages, doing the same modules as I am. Exchanging design ideas, networking and inspiring each other, students like me greatly supported each other in the groups as we made our own individual way through learning the craft.
With the confidence I gained from the IDI course, I was able to acquire a job in an interior design firm and the knowledge I gained greatly assisted me with the projects I have been doing so far for the firm.
I have thoroughly enjoyed completing The Interior Design Institute online course. I was able to work at my own pace and study around my full-time work and social life. I have always been interested in interior spaces and how to make them work better and feel more comfortable. This was the perfect course to study from home to improve my abilities and obtain the required skills to create new spaces that are special and functional.
My tutor was available to answer every question I had, quickly and concisely. This made me confident in completing each assignment, which made it fun and also made me look forward to reading the notes after it was marked by my tutor.
I found all 12 modules interesting and have learnt so much not only about the history of interior design, but architecture around the world.
I recently met with a client who is requiring my services to design and decorate new buildings for show, both commercial and residential. I am extremely excited and have the confidence from this course to complete the job successfully.
This course has opened my eyes to all the things that make up a space. I am now constantly looking at my surroundings and observing every space I'm in. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who has a passion for Interior Design as it provides all the information to acquire the skills to make a space unique as well as functional.
I used to work for a finance company doing marketing which, as the years went on I found less and less interesting and I knew my heart wasn't in it. A few years ago I was involved in a pretty bad car accident and following that it made me realise that life is too short and you shouldn't be in a job you hate you should be doing what you love.
My passion has always been interior design, I used to do it as a hobby, then my brother opened up his own cafe and I did the Interior Design for him, then I realised I was pretty good and I decided to make this into my career and do something I enjoyed so much. So I decided I wanted to learn more about it and get a qualification in interior design.
So I did a Google search and The Interior Design Institute was top of the list, the course seemed just want I was looking and it was also very reasonably priced. So I decided to take a huge gamble and leave my secure boring marketing job and I took a few months off and started the course.
I was enjoying it so much before I knew it I was halfway through, it didn't feel like a chore to have to do the assignments as I enjoyed them so much. I loved the detail of history it informs you about, how interior design came together from all.
I now run a successful franchise focusing on property styling, home staging and show homes and I am now so happy to be able to turn around and say that I love my job and that I am finally a qualified interior designer, all thanks to this course. Thank you.
I recently graduated from The Interior Design Institute achieving a Diploma of Interior Design. Undertaking the course online was ideal for me as a mother of two young children.
I found the course well structured and paced as you can only complete the module at hand, so you avoid trying to move ahead too quickly and it forces you to have a solid understanding of all the elements of design and offering a service as you progress through the modules.
I aimed to have one module per week completed, I think it ended up taking me approximately 16 weeks. In addition, the tutors are there to assist as you progress with any questions or assistance whenever required.
The website application is really easy to use and I never had any issues with finding information or submitting my interactive assignments. The modules or tutorials are easy to read, with a lot of examples to show the variances.
I am now in the process of establishing my property styling services in the marketplace and aim to develop and diversify the services I offer overtime to suit the market and clientele. All in all, it was a terrific way to establish my educational requirements in interior design and I thoroughly enjoyed the course.
A sample of our students design work