Do you want to create beautiful spaces and design your world? The Interior Design Academy's Professional Interior Design Course may be just for you.
The Professional Interior Design Course has been designed to provide you with the professional skills required to succeed as an interior designer. The course offers you a unique opportunity to develop a full or part time career as a professional interior designer or to use your skills as a profitable sideline.
Provided by distance learning, The Professional Interior Design Course comprises of 12 in-depth tutorials delivered to you by your choice of post or email, over 12 or 24 weeks.
Our dedicated team of Student Services Coordinators are here to assist you every step of the way, and are here to help you complete your course.
A full or part-time career as an interior designer offers one of the few remaining opportunities for individual freedom, self-expression and financial gain.
A full or part-time career in interior design offers one of the few remaining opportunities for individual freedom, self-expression and financial gain. It's also a lot of fun and can lead to varying degrees of fame and fortune.
Interior design is one of the few professions that does not discriminate in any way. You can be any age, sex, race or religion and become a successful interior designer. You can work from home or office. To a large degree you can choose your own hours and the nature of the work you accept.
So what's required of you to become a professional interior designer capable of handling any and all assignments?
More and more private individuals, businesses, builders, architects and real estate agents are relying on freelance interior designers. With thousands of homes, home units, offices and retail premises to be designed or renovated, why not? However, as you'll discover, the need for your design skills doesn't end here.
Many respected Australian interior designers and design writers have contributed to this course provided by The Interior Design Academy.
The Interior Design Academy has recruited many respected interior designers and design writers to assist you throughout your online interior design course. Their skills and experience, covering all industry areas, will provide you with an intimate knowledge of how to to take on any brief.
Interior and Building Designer. Simon holds a master's degree in interior design and his designs and projects regularly feature in Australian interior design magazines. Simon is also Senior Tutor of this course.
Lisa originally hails from England, though she has been living in Australia since 1979. Lisa studied at the Randwick Design Centre, (now the Design Centre Enmore) and has worked for both large and small companies.
You and your tutor work together to develop ideas and material relating specifically to the areas of interior design work that most interest you.
The Professional Interior Design Course offer graduates awards and recognition for successfully completing the course. See what you can achieve.
At the end of this 12 tutorial course you will have reached a level of skill where you can competently handle all freelance assignments and realistically expect to be well paid for your efforts. If you successfully complete your course, you are entitled to become accredited with The Interior Design Academy and our international affiliates.
Provided by distance learning, The Professional Interior Design Course comprises of 12 in-depth tutorials delivered to you via email, over 12 or 24 weeks.
Provided by distance learning, The Professional Interior Design Course comprises of 12 in-depth tutorials delivered to you via email, over 12 or 24 weeks. This interior design course is self-paced and you may take as long as one year to complete your assignments and graduate from the Academy.
The Interior Design Academy and The Professional Interior Design Course are approved with the International Approval and Registration Centre (IARC).
The Interior Design Academy and The Professional Interior Design Course are approved with the International Approval and Registration Centre (IARC). The Academy is also a proud member of The International Association of Private Career Colleges (IAPCC) and Adult Learning Australia.
The IARC provides a system for distinguishing quality post-secondary education including vocational education, distance education, adult and continuing education.
The IAPCC is the global industry association for private post-secondary schools, institutes and colleges that provide career-specific educational programs.
Interior design is a self-regulated industry. This means that you need not have any professional qualification or memberships to official (or non-official) bodies or associations in order to work in the industry. Many professional interior designers are self-taught or simply have a natural flair. You will find what you 'can do' is far more highly regarding in the industry than any qualification you can obtain.
The Interior Design Academy has created this online interior design course with the beginner interior designer in mind.
Our interior design course is a well rounded, practical and up-to-date course, which offers the skills and knowledge to find success as an interior designer. Listed below is just a snapshot of the information presented over twelve, easy to understand tutorials for you to read at your own pace.
This introduction presents you with just some of the many opportunities you have as an interior designer, from colour consultancy to corporate design. The tutorial begins with an exploration of international design periods of the 18th and 19th centuries, to the birth of modern interior design and beyond.
The Interior Design Academy is an affordable and accessible way to pursue your design career.
The Interior Design Academy is an affordable and accessible way to pursue your design career. With flexible payment options and course guarantees, this course allows you to study with ease and peace of mind. Because the course is provided entirely online, you can study from anywhere in the world.
Our first guarantee is simple and straightforward. We do not accept students into this course unless we have a reasonable expectation that they are capable of completing their course.
Our first guarantee is simple and straightforward. We do not accept students into this course unless we have a reasonable expectation that they are capable of completing their course. As such, please ensure you complete the Tutor Information section of your application.
View frequently asked questions and learn more about this online interior design course.
Your online interior design course can be delivered to you over either 12 or 24 weeks. The course is designed to be self-paced, meaning their are no set deadlines for your work. Whilst it is recommended that you submit work on a regular basis and get into the habit of keeping deadlines, you have up to a year to submit your work.
The Interior Design Academy is a division of Australian News & Feature Service Pty Ltd. Our company was established in 1988. Our directors have more than 25 years' experience in the field of distance learning and have trained students in more than 80 countries and territories.
The contributors and tutors to this online interior design course are all professional designers and professional writers in the industry.
As our course is conducted online all correspondence to and from the Academy, including tutorials and assignments, is via email and therefore, we find written communication is best.
We look forward to hearing from you soon.
The student and graduate support page will assist you with any administrative queries or requests you may have. Please click here to request a replacement diploma, update an I.D. pass or get help with an assignment.
This student support page will assist you with any administrative queries or requests you may have. From this page you can do things like request a replacement diploma, update an I.D. pass or get help with an assignment. If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to get in touch with the academy via email.
The Interior Design Academy is proud to have assisted many people to designing success, or to have played a part in them developing a niche career for themselves.
We get as much satisfaction and pleasure from our graduates' successes as they do themselves and for this reason, we are proud to share some of the success stories and interior design course reviews of our many interior design course graduates with you here.
I was commissioned to fit-out a display home for my first job! All the skills and knowledge I had just acquired came into play which gave me the confidence to believe in my decisions and just go for it!
I have gone on to assist hundreds of clients over the years to create beautiful interior and exterior designs for their homes.
As a result of studying this course, I am much more comfortable selecting cabinetry colours and wall colour choices for our homeowners.
The writer William Stegner once said, “Talent can’t be taught, but it can be awakened”.
This is what The Interior Design Academy’s Professional Interior Design Course gave me.
To compare it, I have studied at Harvard, yet I feel this course better prepared me for real life, on the job experience.
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Go bold or go home! Nothing transforms a room like a lick of paint, especially in a standout colour. However, don’t go down this route out of a pure desire to be “on trend”. Advise clients to focus on choosing colours they simply love, and suit the space, as these will stand the test of time. Nobody wants to be repainting every year or two!
Always make a point to use natural light to the best of your ability. Place areas of most use (ie. dining or living areas) in the spaces that get the most light. Avoid crowding items into a space as this can make it feel smaller and darker. Better to choose a few high quality items and give them room to breathe.
When it comes to designing living spaces for clients with children, there are a few extra considerations. For example: avoid obvious potential hazards such as glass-topped tables, and furniture with sharp corners. Sofas with removable covers will be invaluable when it comes to inevitable spills and smudges. Added storage will also come in handy when it comes time to tidy up! In general, a kid-friendly space should prioritise practicality, versatility and comfort.
The best designers are those who can find compromise between their artistic vision and the practical needs of their client. For example: an expensive white leather sofa would be a very poor choice for a client with kids and a dog, no matter how well it fits in the colour scheme! Something durable and easy to clean might be a better option for a family.
Familiar with the saying 'it's all smoke and mirrors'? There is real substance to this comment (well maybe leave the smoke out). Strategically placed decorative mirrors can make a small space feel larger. Placing mirrors directly opposite windows will add an instant brightness in any space that with limited lighting.
In today’s society many people are starting to realise that enjoying your work is the key to a happier life, and many are opting for careers that facilitate their creativity such as interior design.
A rug has the ability to make or break a room. Comfort and appeal aside, a rug can define a space, allude to size and unify a room. It can also act as an anchor and focal point. To create balance and a finished look, a rug should be scaled to not only fit within the dimensions of a room but also to work with the furniture it shares the space with.
Today marks the official start of one of the biggest local and international retail sales. The Black Friday sales provide shoppers with the chance to grab goods greatly discounted over one weekend. These sales spill over into Cyber Monday, a recent counterpart to the event, which offers even further deals to online shoppers.
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When thinking about interior design, words like creativity and flair immediately spring to mind – but many would be surprised to find there is a degree of science involved. Professional interior designers will usually follow a set of informal “rules”, based on specific interior design principles and elements. These interior design elements include space, line, forms, light, colour, texture and pattern; and keeping them balanced is the key to creating an aesthetically pleasing interior.