Online Interior Design Courses

Learn interior design in the most convenient and affordable way. Whether you're looking to improve your decorating skills or contemplating a career change, our Free Online Interior Decorating Course, or our Interior Decorator Course or Professional Interior Design Diploma Course will suit you perfectly - delivered 100% online via e-learning. With no classrooms and no postal delays, you study where and when you want to. You have a computer and an internet connection, so you're ready to study interior design online with Rhodec International.

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    Free Online Interior Decorator Course

    Test your interior design aptitude and knowledge with this free online interior decoration course, and qualify for a certificate on successful completion.

    The content of this free sampler interior decorator course is taken from the much more in-depth Online Interior Decorator Course and allows you to "try before you buy" with no obligation. If you enjoy your journey through our rich course content, slide shows and interactive quizzes, imagine how much more rewarding the full course will be!

    Self-registration - start studying immediately!

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    Some of the course content requires Adobe Flash, and the default Safari browser on the Apple iPad does not support Flash.

    Online Interior Decorating Course

    A thorough introduction to the subject, our online interior decorator course comprises 10 detailed lessons with accompanying self-assessment assignments, plus 30 optional worksheets for you to complete if you wish. (You will not have a tutor to grade tests.) This course will teach you what you need to know to get a foot on the Interior Design education and career ladder.

    Topics covered include: elements and principles of design; detailed colour theory, including full development of colour schemes; materials such as wood, stone, metal, glass, etc.; how to present sample boards; measuring rooms and estimating materials quantities; simple plans and elevations; decorative paint finishes; planning rooms; soft furnishings - textiles, window treatments, upholstery, carpets; internal fittings; lighting; making the most of your time when you visit exhibitions; professional practice; and much more besides.

    Along with the self-assessment assignments, you will have access to pdfs of all the worksheets provided with the Interior Decorator Course, to enable you to complete optional extra self-assessment projects in your spare time if you wish.

    Full instructions are included in the course documentation, and you will qualify for a certificate on successful completion.

    Enrol and start studying at any time during the year.

    Register now at a cost of just STG£165.

    IMPORTANT NOTES: You must enable pop-ups on this site to view the course.

    Some of the course content requires Adobe Flash, and the default Safari browser on the Apple iPad does not support Flash.

    Online Interior Design Diploma Course

    This professional interior design programme trains you to know, understand and put into practice the essentials of interior design. The course materials have been prepared by many qualified specialists, and comprise some 350,000 words and over 1,000 illustrations, including hundreds in colour.

    Ten Units: Materials; History of Interior Design; Drafting; Design; Colour, Furniture & Fittings, Part 1; Furniture & Fittings, Part 2; Construction of Interiors; Professional Practice; Final Test.

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    Click here to see a 44-page Course Preview as a pdf file

    Monthly start dates for each Unit - start studying on the 1st of the month after payment is processed.

    Diploma Course Unit RD01: Materials

    Materials

    Course orientation; General approach; Sample boards; The elements and principles of design; Natural materials - stone, wood, slate etc; Synthetic materials - brick, glass, plastics, etc; Applied materials - wallpapers, paints, murals etc; Soft furnishings - textiles, carpets, curtains etc; Properties and suitability of materials; Collecting samples; Cataloguing and storage of samples, brochures etc; Dealing with suppliers and manufacturers; Measuring Rooms and Estimating Materials Quantities; Sketchbook studies.

    10 Tests : M1 - M10. Unit duration: Four calendar months from start date.

    Click here to see four sample pages as a pdf file | Enter Course (Enrolment key required)

    Enrol to study this Unit: STG£365 if paid in full | STG£100 deposit followed by three monthly instalments of STG£100 each (STG£400 total)

    Diploma Course Unit RD02: A History of Interior Design

    Advice on Planning and Writing Your Essays; Introduction and Survey of Early Historical Styles; From Ancient Greece to the Middle Ages; A Golden Age: Interiors of the Renaissance; The Age of Exuberance: European Baroque; The Aristocratic Age: Rococo and Contemporary Styles; The Neo-Classical Interior; Towards Stylistic Variety: from Empire and Regency to the Romantic Period and Historicism; 19th Century Reforms and the Art Nouveau; The Modern Age; Sketchbook studies.

    8 Tests : HD1 - HD8. Unit duration: Four calendar months from start date.

    Click here to see four sample pages as a pdf file | Enter Course (Enrolment key required)

    Enrol to study this Unit: STG£325 if paid in full | STG£90 deposit followed by three monthly instalments of STG£90 each (STG£360 total)

    Diploma Course Unit RD03: Drafting for the Interior Designer

    Drafting for the Interior Designer

    Materials and their use; Drawing practice; Ink drawing; Scale drawing; Orthographic, Axonometric, Isometric and Oblique projection; Lettering - origin, Roman, free-hand and stencil lettering; Drawing office practice for representing details on drawings; Presentation drawing; One- and Two-Point Perspective drawing; An Introduction to CAD (Computer-Aided Design); Sketchbook studies.

    8 Tests : D1 - D8. Unit duration: Four calendar months from start date.

    Click here to see four sample pages as a pdf file | Enter Course (Enrolment key required)

    Enrol to study this Unit: STG£325 if paid in full | STG£90 deposit followed by three monthly instalments of STG£90 each (STG£360 total)

    Diploma Course Unit RD04: Design

    Design

    Creativity; The Design Process; Spatial Relationships (organisation of two dimensional space, organisation of three dimensional space); Natural Form (observations of surface patterns and textures); Construction and Proportion; The Golden Section; Fibonacci Series; Light and Optical Illusion; Bauhaus; Illuminated Space Studies; The Scheme; Sketchbook studies.

    5 Tests : De 1 - De 5. Unit duration: Three calendar months from start date.

    Click here to see four sample pages as a pdf file | Enter Course (Enrolment key required)

    Enrol to study this Unit: STG£215 if paid in full | STG£80 deposit followed by two monthly instalments of STG£80 each (STG£240 total)

    Diploma Course Unit RD05: Colour

    Colour

    The nature of colour; Primaries including Additive, Subtractive and Medials; Secondary and tertiary colour; The natural order of colour; Discordant colour; Watercolour equipment; Gouache; Colour notation; The Munsell System; Comparisons; Colour Standards; Pastel tints and shades; Colour mixing to graded scales; Neutral grey; Hues and tones; The use of pencil crayon to modify gouache; Colour harmony; Psychology of colour; Colour rendering; Textures and reflections; Basic schemes; Colour and safety in industry; Colour for non-residential applications; Period colour; Introduction to other colouring media; Practical applications; Planning a colour scheme; Techniques and interiors; Sketchbook studies.

    6 Tests : C1 - C6. Unit duration: Three calendar months from start date.

    Click here to see four sample pages as a pdf file | Enter Course (Enrolment key required)

    Enrol to study this Unit: STG£255 if paid in full | STG£95 deposit followed by two monthly instalments of STG£95 each (STG£285 total)

    Diploma Course Unit RD06: Furniture and Fittings, Part 1

    Furniture and Fittings, Part 1

    Planning rooms; Presenting your ideas; Space in the home; Heating; Kitchens and bathrooms; Universal Design (Designing for Special Needs); Accessories; Antiques; Lighting; Window treatments; Sketchbook studies.

    6 Tests : FF1 - FF6. Unit duration: Three calendar months from start date.

    Click here to see four sample pages as a pdf file | Enter Course (Enrolment key required)

    Enrol to study this Unit: STG£255 if paid in full | STG£95 deposit followed by two monthly instalments of STG£95 each (STG£285 total)

    Diploma Course Unit RD07: Furniture and Fittings, Part 2

    Furniture and Fittings, Part 2

    Furniture materials; Building materials; Metals; Timber; Plastics; Upholstery; Anthropometrics and ergonomics; Design 'Off The Top Of Your Head'; Sketchbook studies.

    7 Tests : FF7 - FF13. Unit duration: Four calendar months from start date.

    Click here to see four sample pages as a pdf file | Enter Course (Enrolment key required)

    Enrol to study this Unit: STG£295 if paid in full | STG£80 deposit followed by three monthly instalments of STG£80 each (STG£320 total)

    Diploma Course Unit RD08: Construction of Interiors

    Construction of Interiors

    Basic Principles; Foundations and External Walls; Windows and External Doors; Roofs; Floors and Ceilings; Partitions; Stairs; Environmental Services; Structural Materials; Surfaces; A Building Survey and Measured Drawings; Sketchbook studies.

    11 Tests : Con 1 - Con 11. Unit duration: Four calendar months from start date.

    Click here to see four sample pages as a pdf file | Enter Course (Enrolment key required)

    Enrol to study this Unit: STG£395 if paid in full | STG£110 deposit followed by three monthly instalments of STG£110 each (STG£440 total)

    Diploma Course Unit RD09: Professional Practice

    Professional Practice

    First Requirements; Setting Up Your Own Business; Managing Projects; Attending Exhibitions and Obtaining Discounts; Sketchbook studies.

    3 Tests - PP1 - PP3. Unit duration: Two calendar months from start date.

    Click here to see four sample pages as a pdf file | Enter Course (Enrolment key required)

    Enrol to study this Unit: STG£165 if paid in full | STG£90 deposit followed by one monthly instalment of STG£90 (STG£180 total)

    Diploma Course Unit RD10: Final Test

    Final Test

    A major project which requires you to put into practice the skills which have been acquired over the course to produce a Portfolio of drawn and written work to professional standards in answer to a number of design questions. When the whole course and this Final Test have been satisfactorily completed your Diploma will be forwarded in due course.

    Click here to see four sample pages as a pdf file | Enter Course (Enrolment key required)

    Enrol to study this Unit: STG£445 if paid in full | STG£125 deposit followed by three monthly instalments of STG£125 each (STG£500 total)