“IDC gives you access to comprehensive, world-class program from the comfort of your own home. With courses designed to inspire, upskill, and aid you on your journey to designing beautiful, functional, and meaningful interiors.”

The Interior Design Circle

The IDC is an online interior design institute and professional circle, driven by a passion for interior design and teaching. We have taken the best of interior design teaching and practice from around the world to bring you the highest quality education. We make interior design accessible by breaking it down into inspiring and engaging lessons that you can follow at your own pace, with practical support from a mentor on a real interior design project.

Our Approach

For better or worse, design choices shape our lives. At the IDC, we believe interior designers have the power to imagine and build better experiences. By training you to become a creative problem-solver and empathic designer, we know that we can help you enhance lives’ one space at a time.

Seven courses to help you achieve your creative goals.

Modern life is full of demands on your time, and when it comes to learning, one size does not fit all. Our bespoke courses have been designed to work around your other life commitments, and offer different levels of depth or focus so that you can find a course that works for you. Originally created to be taught in person, the online curriculum has been perfected based on our understanding of how and where students struggle, to ensure you get the most out of the online format.

Are you looking to…

  • Find your true calling?

  • Succeed in your own ID project?

  • Develop a strategic business skill?

Still not sure which course is right for you?

Whatever your aims our courses are designed to give you the insight and experience you need to practice Interior Design in the real world.

How it works

Committing to an online course may feel daunting; but we have designed the curriculum to make you feel fully engaged and supported the entire way through.

At a glance

  • No time limits so you can go at your own speed; but support on hand to help you stay engaged.

  • Easy to use online platform; so you don’t waste time on a complicated system.

  • Marked assignments designed to put your new skills to the test and get feedback on your designs.

  • Mentors validate and mark assignments to ensure comprehension and continue to the next phase.

  • Access to support and mentoring from real-world pro’s to make sure you make the most of the course.

  • Connected to a community of students and practitioners to share ideas and talk about the content.

  • Put the theory into practice on a real supported project of your choosing* (footnote subject to conditions)

How could I use my new skillset?

Interior design isn’t all about home renovations; it is a whole industry with a range of different roles and specialisms to choose from. The courses are designed to give you a view and experience of what it is like to be an interior designer in the real world. It will equip you with the tools you need to embark upon a career in interior design; or use your skills in your own personal and professional life.

"IDC inspired me to become an interior designer"

Hortense, Interior Design Fundamentals Course with combined residential and commercial specialism.

Hortense was unsure whether interior design was right for her, and worried her drawing skills weren’t good enough to succeed in a creative career. With the support of her teachers, she grew in both skill and confidence and, by the end of the course had a portfolio of work that resulted in a paid internship. "The courses sparked something within me, it was like I was suddenly obsessed with design. Looking at and questioning all of the decisions other designers had made, and looking at the world in a different way. It inspired me to take the plunge into a new career and become an interior designer."

"My mentor ended up hiring me"

Nick. Interior Design Master Full Course with combined residential and commercial specialism and 2 live, supported projects.

Nick came into the course with years of experience as a graphic designer. His experience working on graphic design projects had led him to an interest in exploring behavioural and experiential design. He was keen to translate his design background into the core skills he needed to become an experiential designer - learning how to use Autocad and understanding the design decisions required of an interior designer. The development of his relationship with his mentor through the two personal projects he understood, cemented a solid working relationship - and when the opportunity arose his mentor jumped at the chance to hire him. "Despite coming from a graphic rather than spatial design background, Nick had the latent skills to excel in an interior design career. With the training and support he gained through the course he very quickly applied his previous experience to his new role. We’ve never regretted hiring him"

"I didn’t have many aims but I really enjoyed the course"

Angela, Interior Design Foundations Course

Angela retired a number of years ago and has spent her free-time picking up new skills and hobbies and engaging her brain in activities that give her pleasure. Having always been a collector of objects around the world, she wanted to create spaces in her house that took people on a story through her collections - giving the space and prominence that the objects hold in her own heart. "I didn’t have any particular aim with joining the course. I just thought I’d find it enjoyable and it would be a good way to spend my time. But in the end, I found that it connected a few of my passions together. My desire for things to look good, my love of travel and the objects I collect; and telling stories of my adventures to my friends"

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