About the Interior Design Course

A house becomes a home with your skilled touch and creative vision. Our Interior Design course gives you all the training and skills you need to create beautiful and comfortable homes.

The Interior Design Diploma Course is delivered online, consisting of 12 comprehensive modules and 12 corresponding interactive assignments. The normal time required to complete the course is 24 weeks, however you can take up to 12 months to finish, if required.

The modules are designed to be read sequentially and will help build your knowledge to enable you to design a residential space.

There are exercises at the end of each module which will require you to participate in the design experience. It is through participation and interaction that you will learn to feel confident and find your creative voice. The exercises are designed to help you build your first professional portfolio.

Experience the transformation as your thoughts and opinions evolve while gaining more knowledge and skills. Enjoy the process of gaining skills that will enable you to communicate your untapped creative potential.

How to study online?

All the learning is done online in that when you enroll you receive a username and password, which enables you to log onto our secure student site. From there you can download your first module, which you could liken to your textbook as it contains all the information you will need to complete assignment one. Each module is approximately 80 pages in length and is full of detailed technical information delivered in a friendly, conversational manner that is easy to understand. The concepts are further explained by way of diagrams, images and examples.

Once you have completed your assignment (some are just theoretical, but the majority of assignments combine both theory and fun practical tasks) you then upload it onto our site for your tutor to mark. The tutors will give you a grade (out of 10) and a comprehensive evaluation of your work and ideas and help nurture and improve your skills each step of the way.

What makes The Interior Design Institute so unique is that throughout our course you have access to the safety net and guidance of the team here at Student Support, who you can contact 24/7. It is not simply a case of giving you a textbook and off you go – far from it.

You also have direct contact with your personal tutor who guides you closely through each step of the course, offering personalized and specific constructive criticism on your submitted work. If you ever have any questions in relation to your course or assignments, all you need to do is send your tutor a quick message and they will reply with an answer as soon as they can.

With this close tutor mentorship, you will feel like your tutor is in the same room as you, and all this can be achieved from the comfort of your own home. That is the beauty of our course, you can study when you like and at your own pace.

The tutors who work for us are not just teachers, but the best working professionals in their field. By drawing on their knowledge you will gain an edge that will help you realise your true potential.

Connect with other interior design students

We have a Facebook Group that we have exclusively designed for our students. This group contains thousands of our students from across the globe interacting with each other on all topics covered by our course. It provides a great opportunity for students to meet fellow students from all over the world, ask questions, share knowledge and experience, upload work, give and receive feedback, make new friends and talk everything Interior Design!

On successful completion of the Interior Design Course you will be awarded a Diploma in Interior Design. You will have the skills and knowledge required to become an Interior Designer either as a full or part time career, as a profitable sideline or just as an exciting new hobby.

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Diploma HE Architectural Interior Design

Dates: Sept 2018 July 2019, 10am – 4pm

Length: Full-time, 1 academic year in 3 terms

Course Director: Alan Hughes MA

Location: 7 Eaton Gate, London SW1W 9BA

Fee: £26,546.00 inc VAT. An Instalment Plan is available, please ask the Course Administrator.

News:This Diploma has been newly validated by Wrexham Glyndŵr University and as such will form part of the BA (Hons) qualification. It now constitutes a Diploma HE Architectural Interior design at FHEQ Level 5. Please contact the School for details as the web is currently being updated.

Course Aims

  • To evaluate site and functional constraints and evolve design solutions.
  • To develop an understanding of design as it relates to the domestic and commercial interior together with the capability to present design ideas visually.
  • To develop spatial awareness, the capability to organise space with a knowledge and understanding of ergonomics and an ability to handle interior decorative elements.

Diploma HE Architectural Interior Design – course content

Throughout the course you will develop skills in the following modules:

Design

This is at the heart of the Diploma HE in Architectural Interior Design Course. It addresses the fundamental elements of design in interiors, covering survey spatial manipulation and planning, design concepts and form, use of light and colour and use of texture and materials.

Through project work supported by lectures you learn to approach the process of design as a problem-solving exercise, involving successful interpretation of the client brief and incorporating psychological and emotional considerations.

Design analysis

Analysis encourages spatial appreciation and the investigation of a site in terms of its current and proposed uses and its relationship in the wider context. It also encourages design development – methodically exploring alternative solutions before moving to the design stage with the use of diagrammatic assessments of tasks and the space needed to carry them out in conjunction with analysis of survey, circulation and ergonomics.

Graphics

Visual communication and presentation skills are essential for the dissemination of design information. You will develop two- and three-dimensional drawing skills and learn to use various rendering and colouring techniques in your design projects, alongside the creation of sample and illustration boards. You will also explore Vectorworks, an industry standard computer-aided design (CAD) software package, as a means of drawing up designs.

Construction

The understanding of constructional issues informs and exposes what is possible in interior design terms and it is crucial to comprehend the constraints and regulations with regards to the alteration of the built environment. You will examine structural principles and the fabric and services of both domestic and commercial buildings. The aim is to promote professional realistic thinking within your design proposals and to incorporate sound practice with imaginative and appropriate design solutions. You will also examine the technical application of hard and soft finishes, the detailed installation of services, staircase design and the design of built-in fitments.

Job administration

In this module of the course you will explore business issues relevant to the practice of interior design: types of business, accounts, tax, professional indemnity, personnel management, equipment, budgeting, tendering and placing orders, site supervision and the fee structure.

Diploma HE Architectural Interior Design – teaching methods and entry requirements

The Diploma HE in Architectural Interior Design course is taught through practical projects carried out in studio and lectures, and also includes visits. Course places are strictly limited to ensure that you gain close working relationships with teaching staff. You will be supported in studio at a ratio of 8/9:1.

You must demonstrate a commitment to deal with a heavy workload as the Diploma course is an intensive professional programme.

All teaching and lectures are conducted in English and the following criteria may be required if English is not your first language: IELTS 5.5 (with no individual element below 5.0).



MSF50213: Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

  • Brisbane: Monday the 19th of February 2018: 9:00AM – 4:30PM
  • Gold Coast: Monday the 19th of February 2018: 9:00AM – 4:30PM

Courses are subject to sufficient student numbers. Insufficient numbers will result in cancellation (10 days prior) and students will be notified by phone and email.

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

The Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration is a dynamic, practical, industry-relevant course.

Interior Design and Decoration course gives you greater design awareness and the skills to develop your individual style.

The Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration will provide you with the skills and knowledge to create plans and undertake project in later stages of the course; you will learn how to create and plan, furniture, fittings, surfaces and colour schemes for commercial and residential settings.

You’ll learn 2D and 3D design skills and the decorative aspect of design. You’ll develop high-level documentation and technical skills in order to present your ideas to both residential and commercial clients in a professional brief.

Projects are themed around exploration into colour, material and finishes, interior construction techniques, soft furnishings, fabrics and furniture, based on historical and contemporatry styles and trends.

As your studies progress you’ll develop a deeper understanding of commercial and residential interiors, spatial layout, furnishings and decorative treatments and documentation process.

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During the course students will:

  • Explore decoration.
  • Cover colour theory
  • Problem-Solve design issues
  • Develop presentation approaches and construction drawings
  • Learn decoration and design practices from industry professionals working across both residential and commercial projects.
  • Acquire knowledge regarding the structural components and construction techniques and materials employed within an interior space;
  • Represent design concepts using sketches, renderings, perspective drawings, technical drafting and CAD generated drawings;
  • Research the diverse and evolving range of decorating design resources in today’s industry
  • Appropriately select and quantify decorator products calculate relevant costings;
  • Assess lighting requirements and make appropriate recommendations for a specific interior space;
  • Confidently proposing design concepts and providing professional advice on the selection and specification of decorating and design products for a specific interior space;
  • Develop visual design techniques to successfully showcase concepts decorating products;
  • Communicate and showcase design concepts through the preparation of concept, colour finishes boards;
  • Explore interior space planning – recognising the relevance of human scale and ergonomics;
  • Diploma in interior designDevelop basic business skills and understand the value of professional practice in the design Industry.
  • Gain skills in effectively communicating with a range of industry professionals – interpreting information appropriately and recognizing the value of clear and concise written and verbal correspondence;
  • Appropriately documenting product and material schedules and specifications;

Testimonials

“I started off pursuing my bachelor in education, however after one year decided my interests lay in design and in particular interior design. It was through a lot of research that I picked and enrolled in the Diploma of Interior Design at AICD in Brisbane. I started not knowing exactly what to expect of the course, but was pleased to spend the first 6 months understanding core elements and principles of design.

The second 6 months was putting this into practice and into more industry focused scenarios and working on things like client briefs and presentation boards. Through client briefs I found my career path, which is redesigning and redecorating residential homes. The practical approach of the course, including excursions and teachers experience has cemented my knowledge of the industry. Apart from learning the best part has been meeting new people and creating new friendships.”

Margie Rose, 2013 Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration student.

Career Opportunities

The diploma is either to entry-level employment in the interior design and decoration sector or to further study to the Advanced diploma of interior design and decoration

  • Self-employment as an interior decorator
  • Architectural sales representative for industry product
  • Interior Stylist
  • In-house Interior Designer or Decorator for Design and Decoration consultancies
  • In-house Interior Designer or Decorator for furniture, furnishings and fabric suppliers
  • In-house Interior Designer or Decorator for furnishings departments of retail stores
  • Soft Furnishings consultant
  • Visual merchandiser
  • Events and Installation designer
  • Real Estate homestager
  • In-house Interior Designer or Decorator for shop fitters

Diploma in interior design

Qualification and Units of Competency

Diploma in interior designOn successful completion students will be awarded the MSF50213: Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration which is nationally recognised as part of the Australian Qualifications Framework. This course is the latest training package on offer, and is the most industry relevant qualification available.

On successful completion of the course students will receive competencies in the following units:



Diploma HE Architectural Interior Design

Dates: Sept 2018 July 2019, 10am – 4pm

Length: Full-time, 1 academic year in 3 terms

Course Director: Alan Hughes MA

Location: 7 Eaton Gate, London SW1W 9BA

Fee: £26,546.00 inc VAT. An Instalment Plan is available, please ask the Course Administrator.

News:This Diploma has been newly validated by Wrexham Glyndŵr University and as such will form part of the BA (Hons) qualification. It now constitutes a Diploma HE Architectural Interior design at FHEQ Level 5. Please contact the School for details as the web is currently being updated.

Course Aims

  • To evaluate site and functional constraints and evolve design solutions.
  • To develop an understanding of design as it relates to the domestic and commercial interior together with the capability to present design ideas visually.
  • To develop spatial awareness, the capability to organise space with a knowledge and understanding of ergonomics and an ability to handle interior decorative elements.

Diploma HE Architectural Interior Design – course content

Throughout the course you will develop skills in the following modules:

Design

This is at the heart of the Diploma HE in Architectural Interior Design Course. It addresses the fundamental elements of design in interiors, covering survey spatial manipulation and planning, design concepts and form, use of light and colour and use of texture and materials.

Through project work supported by lectures you learn to approach the process of design as a problem-solving exercise, involving successful interpretation of the client brief and incorporating psychological and emotional considerations.

Design analysis

Analysis encourages spatial appreciation and the investigation of a site in terms of its current and proposed uses and its relationship in the wider context. It also encourages design development – methodically exploring alternative solutions before moving to the design stage with the use of diagrammatic assessments of tasks and the space needed to carry them out in conjunction with analysis of survey, circulation and ergonomics.

Graphics

Visual communication and presentation skills are essential for the dissemination of design information. You will develop two- and three-dimensional drawing skills and learn to use various rendering and colouring techniques in your design projects, alongside the creation of sample and illustration boards. You will also explore Vectorworks, an industry standard computer-aided design (CAD) software package, as a means of drawing up designs.

Construction

The understanding of constructional issues informs and exposes what is possible in interior design terms and it is crucial to comprehend the constraints and regulations with regards to the alteration of the built environment. You will examine structural principles and the fabric and services of both domestic and commercial buildings. The aim is to promote professional realistic thinking within your design proposals and to incorporate sound practice with imaginative and appropriate design solutions. You will also examine the technical application of hard and soft finishes, the detailed installation of services, staircase design and the design of built-in fitments.

Job administration

In this module of the course you will explore business issues relevant to the practice of interior design: types of business, accounts, tax, professional indemnity, personnel management, equipment, budgeting, tendering and placing orders, site supervision and the fee structure.

Diploma HE Architectural Interior Design – teaching methods and entry requirements

The Diploma HE in Architectural Interior Design course is taught through practical projects carried out in studio and lectures, and also includes visits. Course places are strictly limited to ensure that you gain close working relationships with teaching staff. You will be supported in studio at a ratio of 8/9:1.

You must demonstrate a commitment to deal with a heavy workload as the Diploma course is an intensive professional programme.

All teaching and lectures are conducted in English and the following criteria may be required if English is not your first language: IELTS 5.5 (with no individual element below 5.0).



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Our Tutors

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Sophie Seeger

Sophie Seeger runs Seeger By Design, a creative consultancy for Interior Design, Decorating, Property Styling, Colour Consulting and Art Sourcing.

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Wendi Snyder

Today Wendi works as a tutor for The Interior Design Institute as well as running her own interior design company and consulting on predominantly domestic projects, specialising in kitchen, bathrooms and colour schemes.

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Robert Parisi

Robert Parisi began to develop his interest and passion for Architecture and Interior Design as a young child.

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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.

Student Testimonials

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Caroline Lawton

I spent considerable time researching on the Internet and discovered The Interior Design Institute, past students sung its praises, and I loved the way it was structured. Looking back, it is one of the best life choices I have ever made.

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Tracey Fowler

Dee Why Headland, NSW

I now have the qualification to turn my passion into a career. Now that I have knowledge of the principles of design, I look at the world (architecture, furniture, colour etc) differently.

I also feel confident to interact with people in the industry and turn my dreams into a reality.

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Kate Knapp

The flexibility of online learning was what I needed to get me started on this journey and the feedback from my tutor confirmed that I was on the right path. The way the modules and assignments were structured made it really easy to fit studying into my lifestyle and around existing commitments.

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Gregory Churchill

From the warm, friendly and super-efficient student support team, to my supportive, always-ready-to-help tutor, I sailed through the course knowing I could always, and at any time, get quick assistance with all of my questions and queries. It was a huge confidence booster for me.



Online Interior Design Courses and Certification Programs

Find out about online interior design courses and in which degree and training programs they’re most commonly offered. Get course descriptions, program information and in-person requirements to make an informed decision.

Essential Information

Online coursework in interior design is available mainly through degree programs offered at both for-profit and non-profit schools. Students who are interested in the field can choose a major in Interior Design, Interior Architecture or Fine Arts. Programs can lead to an associate’s degree, a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) or a certificate. These programs are offered in a blended format, combining online courses with on-campus requirements. Students who are interested in earning an online certificate in another design-related field may also consider professional certification in graphic design, which can be completed entirely online.

The classes within these programs typically cover the planning, livability and aesthetics involved in interior design. They also focus on design theory, process and studio work. Design elements and principles, space planning and color theory are part of the program. Through assignments that require hands-on design work, interior design students build a professional portfolio of their projects. Graduates are prepared for interior designer certification.

Find schools that offer these popular programs

  • Advertising and Commercial Design
  • Commercial Photography
  • Fashion Design
  • General Visual Communications Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration and Drawing
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Design and Decorating

Interior Design Programs and Courses

Interior Design Associate’s Degree

Offered by a few colleges, this entry-level online program covers areas like residential and commercial design, drawing techniques, use of computer-aided design software, and legal, financial, ethical and other issues encountered by interior designers. Students will be expected to take some general education requirements. Coursework for the 2-year degree program includes:

  • History of interior design
  • Color theory
  • Textiles
  • History of furniture
  • Architectural lighting design
  • Professional practice

Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design

Generally offered as a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, this 4-year online program requires the completion of internships and an extensive portfolio. Along with interior design courses, students also study related topics in anthropology, psychology, sociology and biology in order to gain a well-rounded perspective for creating livable, functional spaces. Students take classes in areas such as:

  • Holistic design
  • Drafting
  • Building codes and regulations
  • Design research
  • Office design

Master’s Degree in Interior Architecture and Design

A few schools offer this advanced degree in design online; it is offered as both a Master of Science and a Master of Fine Arts degree. The curriculum focuses on advanced techniques in interior architecture and design. Students complete a thesis or a directed project. They have access to other students and professors through an online course delivery system and can complete work on their own time, although specific milestones must be completed on time. Coursework can include:

  • Spatial design
  • Sketching for design
  • Lighting design
  • Materials use
  • Concept, theory and design process

Interior Design Certification

In order to become a certified interior designer through the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ), prospective interior designers must complete a formal program in interior design with a minimum of 40 semester hours of interior-design-related coursework, submit proof of work experience with an interior design firm and pass the 3-part Interior Design Fundamentals Exam administered by the NCIDQ. An exception is made for those with a Bachelor of Architecture or Master of Architecture, who do not need additional interior design education to take the exam.

Overall, there are lots of online courses and programs available in interior design, and they can prepare graduates for certification in the field. Students in undergraduate degree programs get a comprehensive overview of the design-related subjects as well as a general education, while online master’s degree programs typically offer a greater degree of flexibility in both curriculum and scheduling.



MSF50213: Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

  • Brisbane: Monday the 19th of February 2018: 9:00AM – 4:30PM
  • Gold Coast: Monday the 19th of February 2018: 9:00AM – 4:30PM

Courses are subject to sufficient student numbers. Insufficient numbers will result in cancellation (10 days prior) and students will be notified by phone and email.

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

The Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration is a dynamic, practical, industry-relevant course.

Interior Design and Decoration course gives you greater design awareness and the skills to develop your individual style.

The Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration will provide you with the skills and knowledge to create plans and undertake project in later stages of the course; you will learn how to create and plan, furniture, fittings, surfaces and colour schemes for commercial and residential settings.

You’ll learn 2D and 3D design skills and the decorative aspect of design. You’ll develop high-level documentation and technical skills in order to present your ideas to both residential and commercial clients in a professional brief.

Projects are themed around exploration into colour, material and finishes, interior construction techniques, soft furnishings, fabrics and furniture, based on historical and contemporatry styles and trends.

As your studies progress you’ll develop a deeper understanding of commercial and residential interiors, spatial layout, furnishings and decorative treatments and documentation process.

Interior design diploma online

During the course students will:

  • Explore decoration.
  • Cover colour theory
  • Problem-Solve design issues
  • Develop presentation approaches and construction drawings
  • Learn decoration and design practices from industry professionals working across both residential and commercial projects.
  • Acquire knowledge regarding the structural components and construction techniques and materials employed within an interior space;
  • Represent design concepts using sketches, renderings, perspective drawings, technical drafting and CAD generated drawings;
  • Research the diverse and evolving range of decorating design resources in today’s industry
  • Appropriately select and quantify decorator products calculate relevant costings;
  • Assess lighting requirements and make appropriate recommendations for a specific interior space;
  • Confidently proposing design concepts and providing professional advice on the selection and specification of decorating and design products for a specific interior space;
  • Develop visual design techniques to successfully showcase concepts decorating products;
  • Communicate and showcase design concepts through the preparation of concept, colour finishes boards;
  • Explore interior space planning – recognising the relevance of human scale and ergonomics;
  • Interior design diploma onlineDevelop basic business skills and understand the value of professional practice in the design Industry.
  • Gain skills in effectively communicating with a range of industry professionals – interpreting information appropriately and recognizing the value of clear and concise written and verbal correspondence;
  • Appropriately documenting product and material schedules and specifications;

Testimonials

“I started off pursuing my bachelor in education, however after one year decided my interests lay in design and in particular interior design. It was through a lot of research that I picked and enrolled in the Diploma of Interior Design at AICD in Brisbane. I started not knowing exactly what to expect of the course, but was pleased to spend the first 6 months understanding core elements and principles of design.

The second 6 months was putting this into practice and into more industry focused scenarios and working on things like client briefs and presentation boards. Through client briefs I found my career path, which is redesigning and redecorating residential homes. The practical approach of the course, including excursions and teachers experience has cemented my knowledge of the industry. Apart from learning the best part has been meeting new people and creating new friendships.”

Margie Rose, 2013 Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration student.

Career Opportunities

The diploma is either to entry-level employment in the interior design and decoration sector or to further study to the Advanced diploma of interior design and decoration

  • Self-employment as an interior decorator
  • Architectural sales representative for industry product
  • Interior Stylist
  • In-house Interior Designer or Decorator for Design and Decoration consultancies
  • In-house Interior Designer or Decorator for furniture, furnishings and fabric suppliers
  • In-house Interior Designer or Decorator for furnishings departments of retail stores
  • Soft Furnishings consultant
  • Visual merchandiser
  • Events and Installation designer
  • Real Estate homestager
  • In-house Interior Designer or Decorator for shop fitters

Interior design diploma online

Qualification and Units of Competency

Interior design diploma onlineOn successful completion students will be awarded the MSF50213: Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration which is nationally recognised as part of the Australian Qualifications Framework. This course is the latest training package on offer, and is the most industry relevant qualification available.

On successful completion of the course students will receive competencies in the following units:



CATC Design School

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Learn When And Where You Want

CATC campuses are inspiring, creative zones where you can connect with people like you, share with people you want to be like and challenge your thinking with people unlike you. Ditch traditional classrooms for mobile pods and open-plan spaces for discussion and learning!

News Events

Open Days

Interested to know what it s really like to study at CATC? Join us at one of our open days or info evenings and get the full picture. Bring your family and friends along and explore your study options and creative industries career pathways in an exciting and interactive environment.

Day in the life of a designer workshops

Take a sneak peek into the world of design by joining us for an inspiring and interactive workshop. Work to a brief, generate ideas and get your brain churning like it s never churned before.

Scoring a new notch in its belt, CATC Design School has produced another award-winning designer. Emily Robertson, a 2014 graduate from the Interior Design Decoration diploma in Melbourne, has defined herself by winning two Design Institute Australia graduate awards at both the state and national levels.

THE AWARDS

She took out the DIA Australian Graduate of the Year award (AGOTYA) in the category of Interior Design Decoration, having qualified for the national round by winning the Victoria/Tasmania DIA Graduate of the Year Award. Emma Fenton, Melbourne’s CATC Interior Design and Decoration Program Manager, recognised Emily s blooming talent and entered her in both the state and national competition.

EMILY’S BACKGROUND

Before enrolling at CATC Design School, Emily had previously worked as a nurse for ten years; however, she says her passion has always been design. She made a huge leap into the unknown from nursing and has never looked back.

Emily is now working with Interior Designer Lisa Christie (another CATC Design School graduate!) at Lisa Christie Designs on a number of different projects, assisting with everything from presentation boards, to scheduling and sourcing.

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BA Interior Design

Diploma in interior design

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BA Interior Design – 3 Year Level 7 QQI award. Course for You

Course Description

This course provides students with a creative and exciting programme of study required for a career in interior design. Graduates from this programme will be qualified and professionally suited to pursue careers in related fields including residential and commercial renovations, office and commercial fit-outs, retail branding and facade design, design for the hotel, leisure and tourism industries, and sustainable design.

What will you learn

The programme facilitates a practical, theoretical and critical appreciation of interior design. New technologies are delivered as mandatory rather than elective modules, supporting Dublin Institute of Design’s belief that these are essential skills for any graduating interior designer in today’s competitive market.

Starting Dates Format

Now enrolling for October 2017. Application guidelines can be found here.

Please see our Timetable Fees page for start dates and fee information.

Course Content

Year 1

Year 1 introduces students to a comprehensive range of skills relevant to the world of interior design, as well as traditional architectural design techniques. The programme is structured to teach students fundamental design skills starting with residential and domestic sized projects. Students gain a detailed theoretical understanding of the process of interior design, as well as methods and skills required to practice.

Modules: Interior Design Studio 1, Contextual and Cultural Studies, Design Technology 1, Design Communications 1

Year 2

In Year 2 students develop their core skills and processes across a range of more complex designs largely focused on commercial projects. During this year, students develop a deep knowledge and understanding of the core interior design and architectural principles. On completion of Year 2 students are ready to progress to a more innovative process of design.

Modules: Interior Design Studio 2, Interior Design Contextual Studies, Design Technology 2, Design Communications 2

Year 3

In Year 3 students engage with more personalised and innovative projects. Students develop and manage designs on a large scale and engage with their peers in a flexible and professional manner. By the end of the year, students will show professionalism, initiative, autonomy and a range of original design solutions.

Modules: Interior Design Projects, Contextual Research, Design Technology 3, Design Communications 3, Professional Practice

Entry Requirements

All applications for this programme are made directly to the Institute via the online application system.

Standard applicants (School leavers under 23yrs old) a required to have completed the Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) with five subjects, to include English and Mathematics, at D3 Ordinary or better, or equivalent. Standard applicants are also required to submit a portfolio of work for assessment OR to complete an aptitude test as part of the application process. Please see the Standard Applicants page for application guidelines.

Applications are accepted from non-standard applicants (e.g. mature learners over 23yrs old with or without a relevant qualification, school leavers who do not meet the minimum Leaving Certificate or portfolio requirement). Please see the Non-Standard applicants page for application guidelines.

Certification

On successful completion, learners are awarded the QQI BA Interior Design. This award is a Level 7 qualification.

QQI is the state Higher Education awarding body.

Protection for Enrolled Learners

A learner protection charge of €275 applies in each academic year in addition to standard tuition fees.

Student Testimonials

Diploma in interior design

Project variety is good, I feel we have learned a lot over the past 2 years that helps us a lot now that we are in 3rd Year.



Interior Design Course

Download our free prospectus

Save $100.00 Now only $999.00

Or enroll for as little as $45.79 per week

Diploma Course

Cutting edge online Diploma Course in Interior Design

Leading Designers

Contributions from leading Interior Designers

24/7 Support

24 Hour student support

No Fixed Start Dates

Start now, any day or time of the year

Payment Options

Flexible payment options

Guarantee

7 Day money back guarantee

Portfolio

Free website portfolio to display your work

Facebook

Exclusive Facebook group with over 10,000 students worldwide

Personal Tutor

Personal tutor to assist you and mark your assignments

You study at home, in your own time and at your own pace.

Find us on social networks

The Course

Course Outline

Advanced Modules

Interior design diploma

The Institute

Accreditation

Interior design diploma

The Author

Interior design diploma

Interior design diploma

Interior design diploma

Interior design diploma

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Our Tutors

Interior design diploma

Leigh Romanello

Leigh has completed hundreds of projects, including both commercial and residential; as well as historical and new construction.

Interior design diploma

Wendi Snyder

Today Wendi works as a tutor for The Interior Design Institute as well as running her own interior design company and consulting on predominantly domestic projects, specializing in kitchen, bathrooms and color schemes.

Interior design diploma

Evette Annandale

Today Evette’s consultancy specializes in conceptual, retail and office design, taking pride in high level technical details merging effortlessly with art and design.

Interior design diploma

Sophie Seeger

Sophie Seeger runs Seeger By Design, a creative consultancy for Interior Design, Decorating, Property Styling, Color Consulting and Art Sourcing.

Student Testimonials

Interior design diploma

Abby Rutman

If you also have that doubting voice in your head, I strongly suggest you tell it to take a back seat, because you’re about to start something amazing for yourself. Thank you IDI! I truly loved this experience.

Interior design diploma

Maharoo Khalid

Studying with Interior Design Institute has been a phenomenal and informative experience for me, it gave me the platform to turn my passion into something that I love and enjoy doing so much, into a career.

Interior design diploma

Beth Lin Silverstein

This well thought-out, logically-presented series provides any self-motivated student a wealth of resources, information, and guidance to educate themselves (via online interaction) in the exciting field of Interior Design.

Interior design diploma

Andrew Scherr

This course brings enough knowledge to those people who just want to be creative when re-designing their personal or friend’s residential space and it forms the foundation for people who want to continue the study to become a professional Interior Designer.