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 and the knowledge I gained greatly assisted me with the projects I have been doing so far for the firm.
Interior Design has always been a passion of mine. Last year, I had my 'aha' moment and decided to do something about it, and enrolled in the Diploma course offered by the Interior Design Institute.
I found the course information, the website and the module descriptions very informative and felt that this course was the right fit for me. It allowed me to learn on my own time, at my own pace. My tutor was an invaluable help and source of support during my studies. Her feedback on my assignments and quick responses were extremely helpful to me and helped me to understand the lessons.
The program has taught me so much about design, and has given me the confidence to start my own design and decor business, Altona Design. I can now approach clients and jobs with confidence in my abilities.
Thank you to the Interior Design Institute for providing me an opportunity to gain knowledge and a skill set to help me to move forward in my new career path in Design and Decor. I would recommend anyone interested in design as a hobby or a career to take this program.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time spent on this course over the past year. I am exceptionally happy to have successfully completed it and am looking forward to what the future may bring.
I found every aspect of the course clear and simple to understand and have also enjoyed all of the work involved in the assignments as it didn't feel like work, it was fun and interesting to do!
This course has made my dreams a reality and proved to me that this is the direction my life needs to take. I have wanted to do a course in Interior Design for many years, but found other available course were very strict and didn't offer me the flexibility that I needed.
This course offered me all of that and more. I have been able to get on with my work at times to suit me which I have found invaluable. I have previously worked on my own homes and also for friends and family. This has been good experience for me and a good foundation to work from.
I am now in the process of setting up my own business and have already received my first project which I am very excited about! My confidence in my own design has soared and I am looking forward to developing my newly learned skills. I have also been speaking with a local Interior design firm who have offered their time and are allowing me to spend a day or two going over my portfolio and discussing in more depth, the way in which the industry works and what aspects might help me in my new career. I would definitely recommend this course. It is affordable, the team and tutors are extremely helpful and most of all its enjoyable! If I hadn't have found the Interior Design Institute I would have probably never followed my passion and fulfilled my life's ambitions!
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 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.
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.
A sample of our students design work