We had a chat with Jasmine at the Interior Design Institute, let’s dive right in!
Jasmine, could you please introduce yourself and your role at the Interior Design Institute?
My name is Jasmine and I bring over eleven years of experience in interior design and the online learning industry. My role is to facilitate our online workshops and manage our social platforms and our course curriculum. I
draw on my extensive experience and knowledge to create and drive change by energizing and influencing students. I am deeply passionate about the world of interiors, living mindfully, and providing wholesome learning experiences.
How long has the Interior Design Institute been offering online courses in interior design?
We have been teaching interior design online since 2006.
Can you provide an overview of the online interior design course offered at the Institute?
We offer an online interior design course that is filled with creativity, design flair, and style. The course consists of 12 modules and 12 assignments, and these are assessed by a dedicated tutor, giving students personal feedback on their understanding of design principles and practices.
Additionally, we offer students enrolled in our course the opportunity to upskill in topics like Sketchup, AutoCAD, ArchiCAD, Business and Branding, Kitchen and Bathroom Design, Home Staging and Property Styling, Plant Styling and Landscape Design, Commercial Design, and Setting Up Your Own Website.
What sets the Interior Design Institute apart from other online design schools?
We provide our students with quality online training programs that are flexible, fun, and inspiring. Students who take our courses will acquire the necessary skills to translate ideas into reality, design interiors with confidence, run a successful business, or seek employment within the industry. Our comprehensive courses will help students to think critically, become design savvy, and be taught in a supportive online atmosphere, using a no-fuss online learning system.
Who are the ideal candidates for the Interior Design Institute’s courses?
Anyone who has a passion for design or is seeking something creative. Our course is built for aspiring designers, regardless of age or experience.
Where do your students come from?
As our courses are accessible globally, our students hail from various corners of the world. While the majority of our students reside in the United States, Canada, and Australia, we also have a significant number of students living in the United Kingdom, South Africa, India, and New Zealand, among other locations.
Additionally, to cater to a diverse audience, we provide our courses in multiple languages including French, German, Dutch, and Spanish.
Are there any prerequisites or prior experience required to join the courses?
We have no prerequisites to join our course and the beauty of our course is that it is self-paced with no specific start dates, so students can join at any time of the year.
How do the online courses at the Interior Design Institute facilitate practical learning experiences?
Learning online is quite different from being there in person, however, through a combination of educational videos, detailed and aesthetically pleasing interior design modules, plus virtual workshops, our course is hands-on and will have students feeling inspired and ready to enter the design industry.
To foster practical skills, our course includes assignments such as creating floor plans, electrical plans, color schemes, mood boards, and flatlays.
Students have the flexibility to complete these assignments either physically or digitally, allowing them to apply their knowledge effectively.
We take pride in our students’ remarkable achievements and are steadfast in our dedication to cultivating an environment that nurtures talent, ignites ambition, and propels all our students toward extraordinary success.
Below are two graduate success stories, however, we have many more on our testimonial page on our website.
Kelly Donougher @13interiors
After completing our course, Kelly embarked on her entrepreneurial journey and established 13 Interiors, her own interior design business. Since its inception, 13 Interiors has thrived and expanded into a physical studio,
catering to clients across the country. As the business has grown, Kelly has built a talented team, and their exceptional projects frequently grace the pages of numerous national publications.
Drawing on her diverse sector experience and the skills acquired through our course, Kelly now operates a thriving studio while providing mentoring sessions for aspiring designers. In addition, she actively engages with the design and styling community by delivering workshops and demonstrations on a regular basis.
Kelly’s expertise and success in the industry make her an influential figure, inspiring others and sharing her valuable insights.
I found this course to be completely practical, inspiring, and most importantly exactly what you need to know when starting out your journey in the design industry. To the highly skilled tutors, easy-to-navigate online assignment submissions, and the outstanding support and design community, I really can’t recommend this course enough.Kelly Donougher @13interiors
Justine Guillermou @rainbow.shaker
Having previously worked as an Aerospace Engineer, Justine made a bold decision to pursue her lifelong fascination with interior design and forge a career in this field. Since completing our course, Justine has experienced remarkable success.
Not only has she launched a successful business called Rainbow Shaker, but she has also showcased her talent as a contestant on the renowned television show, ‘The Big Interiors Battle’, where she competed against other aspiring designers. Reflecting on her training with us, Justine expresses her utmost satisfaction, describing it as an amazing experience.
The training was amazing! The course quality and my tutor’s advice were top-notch. I learned so much and I am now confident enough to start my own business in interior design. Thank you!Justine Guillermou @rainbow.shaker
What kind of support and resources does the Interior Design Institute provide to its students?
Our support and tutor team are available 24/7, 365 days a year and we take pride in offering our students an exceptional online learning experience that rivals face-to-face education.
We also have a beautiful online community within our exclusive Facebook group, which has over 30k members, in addition to a resource section that students have access to when they start our course.
How does the Interior Design Institute help students build a professional portfolio?
All students are provided with an online platform to showcase their work and portfolio. We also guide students throughout the course on how to put together their portfolios, which they can use when entering the industry.
Are there any networking opportunities or industry connections provided by the Interior Design Institute?
Our exclusive student Facebook group is a great place for students to network and see what events/trade shows are coming up. We also host monthly workshops. These online sessions explore cutting-edge design concepts, unpack emerging trends, and equip students with practical tips and tricks directly from experienced working professionals.
Joining these interactive online workshops gives students the opportunity to broaden their understanding of interior design and stay informed about the latest trends and innovations.
Can you discuss the flexibility of the Interior Design Institute’s online learning platform?
The self-paced nature of our online course allows students to progress at their own speed, ensuring a flexible and personalized learning experience. Once a student is enrolled, they can access the course materials and assignments at any time and progress through the program at their leisure.
Do you find your students pursue entrepreneurship or employment after their studies?
It varies! Our students are either taking the course to launch their own business, work within the industry, or simply as a hobby so they can design their own homes.
In your opinion, what makes the Interior Design Institute an excellent choice for aspiring interior designers seeking online education?
Interior design education is continuously evolving as is the profession of interior design. Our materials are always advancing to ensure that they’re cutting-edge and serve students’ needs in the best way possible.
Our course offers students:
- Flexible study options
- One-on-one mentorship
- Access to discounts
- Regular workshops
- Monthly giveaways
- A Facebook group with over 30k students
And more! With over 1000+ 5-star reviews on Trustpilot, you can be assured that students are able to enjoy their experience and find their inner creativity through our modern and informative course.