Structured, Informative, Responsive, and Flexibility, are four words I would gladly use to describe my journey with The Interior Design Institute.
The structure of the modules are well taken care of, and is designed to help build up my Interior Design knowledge progressively. The modules are also very informative! Do not even fret about not having the standard, skill or knowledge to complete the challenging assignments, for you have a really responsive and encouraging tutor, and a community that share the same passion as you on Facebook. I was actually surprised to see how active and open everyone was, sharing ideas and how people progressed through peer motivation.
No reasons to skip this course given its flexibility. It took me approximately 9 months to complete this course as I wanted to do more each time I completed a Module. Whether it's to kick-start a career, or just for personal development, I would say this course is definitely worth a try. It has boosted my confidence and I am now ready and open to take up challenges in this creative industry.
With this course I was able to build a professional profile for my passion. This is not just any online course that you find, as each and every module is carefully designed with comprehensive material.
All the assignments involve a good understanding of the course and require both theoretical and practical approach. Due to the flexibility of timing I was able to do each and every assignment with full concentration without the hurry of completing it.
My tutor always provided helpful feedback and comments that kept my enthusiasm up and I improved with that in my later assignments. The useful information provided by her was not only beneficial for the course but will come in handy when I go for real work in this industry.
This course has helped me get a better insight and understanding to begin a career in this field. I highly recommend this course to anyone who has a keen interest in interior design.
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.
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 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 in Singapore and the knowledge I gained greatly assisted me with the projects I have been doing so far for the firm.
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 my case Singapore), 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.
I am feeling delighted and more confident about the choice of the course with the Interior Design Institute. It gave me tremendous insight into the creative and exciting world of interior Design and how you can transform a space beautifully.
A few words, for those who are rethinking to select this course or not, I will say, you must go ahead and do it as it is very flexible, giving you the benefit of pursuing the course at your convenience. There are tremendous resources available on the site, which you can make use of as a Student or as an Interior Designer.
As you embark the journey, you will find that your tutor is of immense help, assisting you with your course , providing you right guidance, indispensable knowledge and resources. The Student group is so active that you don't have wait to hear a reply from them. Last but not the least, the Facebook Student group, has your peers who are just there when you need advice and help, as you progress through your course.The course has been so well organized starting from the basics of Interior design to how you can take it professionally. I found the modules very interesting, challenging and wanting to do more every time I finished a module. I am sure that everyone who takes up the course will start appreciating it, the moment you are hands on with the course. I have started to appreciate my skills with drawing, color and space planning that I have decided to start my career as an Interior Designer.
The Interior Design Institute provided a great framework for my first studies in the area of Interior Design and Decorating. The course instilled me with the confidence to start my own business and commit my career to the design industry.
I finished with renewed passion for the industry and a keen attitude to get in there and do it.
The tutors responded to my questions and delivered results promptly and consistently. The course covers all the necessary elements about Interior Design so you can get a feel for what areas will suit you best.
The online component makes the work easy and stress free. Going at your own pace means that you can study as much or as little as you like to complete your assignments in the timeframe that suits your lifestyle.
I recommend the course to anyone who is looking for that kick- start in a new career or a great guide to improving your own home as a hobby. I've already started my own business!
I enjoyed every minute of studying this course. It totally reinforced my desire to make interior design and architecture my future.
From the outset I found the course extremely flexible. Questions were answered really quickly by the efficient support staff and studying online meant that I could pace myself and commit time to it when I was able to.
I worked very hard and believe that, like everything, you get out what you put in. I was therefore delighted with my final result. I enjoyed the modules and assignments and the research involved as well as being able build on and improve my skills as the course progressed. After submitting each assignment, the next module was available to download and I appreciated being able to continue straight away and keep the momentum going.
The comprehensive and positive feedback received from my tutor was also very encouraging and helped to build my confidence. Before completing the course I started to set up my own business - Joanna Interior Design and received my first commission.
This was to re-design a kitchen layout. It was done remotely and I provided orthographic projection and axonometric drawings as well as a selection of kitchen unit tops, cupboards and accessory possibilities for my client to choose from.
My drawing skills, non-existent before I started the course, have been a pleasant surprise and I am thrilled with how I have progressed. I was able to submit an axonometric drawing that I produced for my first commission for one of my assignments and received extremely positive comments from both my tutor and my client.
The Diploma course provided me with so many vital skills and also gave me a great deal to consider. Having had no previous experience of designing interiors apart from my own, I drew from my long-held passion for design, architecture, art and photography which brought the course content alive. I then put all of this together to form my design philosophy.
My friends and family have been extremely supportive and are impressed with what I have achieved in this new venture. The course has given me the tools and the confidence to make a success of my business and I am looking forward to my next commission.
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 over time 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.
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 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 half way 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.
A sample of our students design work