Online Arts & Design Degree Courses, USA

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The Interactive Design Institute:
Earn an internationally-recognized design qualification from the comfort of your own home or office with Interactive Design Institute (IDI) - a leading provider of accredited distance education programs to students throughout the U.S. and worldwide. We offer online courses at MA Degree and BA Hons. Degree level in in-demand career fields including Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Architecture & Design, and Photography. Gain the knowledge and practical skills you need to succeed. Start dates are every February, June and October, and you can register at any time.

Accredited Education from a Top Ranking UK University:

Photo of Online Arts & Design Degree Courses, USAIDI is proud to be a collaborative partner of the University of Hertfordshire, one of the UK’s best modern universities.

Students on our bachelor degree and master degree courses are registered with the university, and the certificate that graduates receive on completion of your studies is awarded by the University of Hertfordshire.

The degree that you are awarded is exactly the same as the one awarded to students who have studied on-campus in the UK.

With 69% of our graduates achieving a 2:1 or above, IDI students consistently outperform attendance based students. Regardless of your location, you can benefit from top-quality UK university education!

“IDI have been pioneers in online learning in Art and Design, providing not only a good educational experience but also strongly supporting their students’ study paths with additional positive contacts from the team. The company is genuinely cutting edge and is run by a team who are ambitious and also care about their students.”
- Judy Glasman, Dean of Creative Arts, University of Hertfordshire

Why Study Online with IDI?


- Affordable Quality Education
Studying online with IDI allows you to benefit from accredited university education without the costs associated with on-campus study, enabling you to make a significant saving.

The flexibility of online learning means that you don't have to leave your job, allowing you to continue earning as you study.

Fees are exactly the same for UK students and international students, with flexible payment plans and discounts for early payment available.

- Convenience & Flexibility
Studying with IDI means that you don't need to worry about travel expenses, traffic jams, or stress about being in a certain place at a certain time.

Learn at times that best suit you, and schedule your study around your work or personal commitments. This convenience is a key reason that 88% of our students choose to work and study at the same time.

All you need is access to an internet connection, whatever your location. 

- Experienced & Qualified Instructors
You will have unlimited one-on-one tutoring from dedicated and qualified tutors who are practitioners and industry experts.

They are available at all times to offer advice, guidance and support.

Online Art & Design Programs:

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Bachelor of Arts Honours (BA Hons) Degree Courses
(4 years, 12 semesters)
Start Dates: February, June and October, register at any time

Study areas: 
• Graphic Design
• Illustration
• Interior Architecture and Design

Online Top-Up BA Hons Degree Courses
Study - Interior Architecture and Design; Graphic Design; or Illustration

If you already hold an HND (Higher National Diploma), Diploma or equivalent qualification and/ or have professional experience in your subject area, you may be eligible for advanced entry onto one of our BA (Hons) degree courses.

This allows you to earn a full BA (Hons) Degree in just 16 months over four semesters. 

Master of Arts Degree (Postgraduate Programme in Art and Design)
(2 years, 6 semesters) 
Start Dates: February, June and October, register at any time 

• Graphic Communication 
• Interior Design
• Illustration (Visual Communication)
• Photography (Visual Communication)

How Does Online Learning Work?

Photos of The Interactive Design InstituteStudying online is easy with IDI. You will benefit from a bespoke study environment that provides you with access to your own secure online studio. Every aspect of your innovative learning and teaching experience is delivered through IDI Study.

You will find that your learning materials are carefully structured to enable you to acquire the understanding and knowledge required to fulfil the course learning outcomes. 

Your studio contains comprehensive learning materials which consist of practical activities and challenging, creative projects. As you progress through these activities, you will be asked to record your work in progress and upload images to your online studio at regular intervals.

You can access your online studio at any time and study at times that suit you. All assessments are coursework based, there are no exams.

In addition, you will be able to interact with your fellow students within online forums, where you can discuss your work informally and exchange ideas and resources.

Student Reviews:

Picture of Online Arts & Design Degree Courses, USA"I would highly recommend IDI and have even advised some of my diploma students to progress their studies online. Having experienced Graphic Design education as a student and a teacher both in the classroom and online I am able to make a comparative evaluation of the two educational paths.

Online study does require a certain amount of self-discipline but having the freedom to study as and when suits you allows you to take control of your own education which is an empowering and rewarding experience.”

- Lisa

“I chose to study with IDI because of the flexibility - studying online meant that I could work anytime, anywhere and wasn't restricted to the timetable of a traditional university...It was also cheaper than traditional universities, especially now that the fees have gone up."
- Helen

"I came to IDI due to my desire to explore my deep interest in interior design and architecture in general. Online research led me to IDI as a method that would allow me to study whilst continuing to maintain my business."
- Robert, BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design

“The most rewarding thing is to look back at the work I produced at the start of the course and see how far I have developed as a designer. I feel that I have now really taken control of the course of my working life.”
- Matthew, BA (Hons) Graphic Design

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Address: Interactive Design Institute, Stuart House, Eskmills, Musselburgh, EH21 7PB, UK & England
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2018-05-26 were from:

Kenya;   Qatar;   India;   Russian Federation;   Kuwait;   Ethiopia;   Thailand;   Saudi Arabia;   South Africa;   Mexico;   and more.