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The Interactive Design Institute - Online:
The UK’s leading provider of online qualifications in design, IDI offers offer a range of courses to students in Ireland, the UK and all over the world at Bachelor Degree and Master Degree level, in Graphic Design, Illustration, Fine Art, Interior Architecture & Design, and Photography. Study online either full-time or part-time for a UK qualification from anywhere in the world.

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Start dates are every February, June and October and you can register at any time. Our courses provide a flexible, affordable means of learning which can be combined with work, study or family commitments.

Accreditation:

Photo of Online Design & Fine Arts CoursesIDI is the UK's leading provider of online courses in art and design subjects that lead to qualifications on the UK National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

As a Collaborative Partner of the University of Hertfordshire, one of the UK’s foremost modern universities, the certificates graduates receive on successful completion of their studies are exactly the same as those awarded to students who have attended the University.

In addition, IDI is approved by the City & Guilds of London Institute, ABC Awards, and the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).

IDI recently underwent a Review for Specific Course Designation by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). IDI is on the UK Register of Learning Providers (UKRLP). Our UK Provider Reference Number is: 10006389.


International Students:
The Interactive Design Institute has enrolled students from over 70 countries. Our aim is to establish a global community of designers – students, educators and practitioners – who can share their creativity, ideas and experiences.


Affordable Art & Design Education:
Studying with IDI allows you to make a significant saving on the cost of attending university. Fees are the same for both UK and International students.

There are flexible payment plans, discounts for early payment & an Employers Discount Scheme which also applies if you are self-employed.

Accredited Online Design & Photography Courses:

Image of Online Design & Fine Arts CoursesMaster of Arts (Postgraduate Programme in Art and Design)
(2 years, 6 semesters) 

Study options available:
- Interior Design
- Graphic Communication
- Photography (Visual Communication)
- Illustration (Visual Communication) 
Bachelor of Arts Honours (BA Hons) Degree Courses:
(4 years, 12 semesters) 

- Interior Architecture and Design
- Graphic Design
- Illustration

*subject to minimum cohort numbers 

Online Top-Up BA Hons Degree Courses:
If you have an HND (Higher National Diploma), FdA or equivalent qualification and/ or relevant professional experience in your subject area, you may be eligible for advanced entry onto one of our BA (Hons) courses.

A ‘top up’ enables you to earn a full BA (Hons) Degree in just two semesters when studying full-time, or four semesters when studying part-time. Top-up courses are available in Graphic Design; Interior Architecture and Design; and Illustration. 

How Does Online Learning Work?

Photos of The Interactive Design Institute - OnlineThe online learning courses offered by IDI allows our students to work at times which suit them, and they can study on a full or part time basis. They are able to work flexibly, and can combine online study with other study or work commitments.

Students log in to a secure personal online studio, where they can access learning materials, upload and store images of their work, and communicate with their tutor and fellow students online.

All communication takes place within a secure environment which is monitored by IDI staff. Students can also communicate with their tutor on a confidential, one-to-one basis.

Students complete practical activities, and upload digital images of their work to their online studio. All IDI courses are designed for study in a home environment. They receive regular feedback and advice, and can communicate with their tutors and fellow students whenever they want.

Students have access to one-to-one tuition through a private online message board. They can communicate with their tutors at any time, and as often as they like. Students receive comprehensive guidance and support throughout their studies.

Student Reviews / Testimonials:

“I chose to study with IDI because after considering other institutions I felt the course was most appropriate for what I wanted to achieve. I could not afford not to work whilst I study and IDI gave me the option to complete my course part time and pay by monthly instalments.”
- Hannah

“I have found the admissions process easy to understand and the staff have all been very helpful. I had minor issues whilst applying for my loan. However, the staff helped me step by step. The induction process has been very helpful in explaining things I would have struggled to use if it weren't for the step by step guides. I came across IDI as I was interested in studying from home rather than moving away to a university and I am very excited to start.”
- Emily

"IDI has exceeded all my expectations from the moment I started to the very finish. I have learnt so much. I have also seen the Institute itself develop consistently in an effort to stay ahead of the game. The tutors, administration and management have been so helpful and dependable; I have thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.”
- Frank

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Address: Interactive Design Institute, Stuart House, Eskmills, Musselburgh, EH21 7PB, UK & England
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