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It is important to thoroughly research the content of any interior design course you are considering. A professional level interior design course should encompass:
The Institute recommends that anyone interested in becoming an interior designer should undertake education or training in interior design. The preferred route is a three year degree in Interior Design, Interior Architecture or Spatial Design. However, we recognise that this route may not be viable for all candidates and a shorter course might be preferable. In addition to universities, many independent course providers offer interior design courses. If you choose a course offered by one of these providers, we strongly recommend that you choose a course and/or course provider that has been independently validated or accredited.
We recommend that you thoroughly research any interior design course you are considering and ask some or all of the following questions:
• What is the course content?
• What study support will you receive?
• Who are the course tutors/lecturers and what are their qualifications?
• If the course is not offered by a university is it validated by a university?
• Where have previous graduates gone on to work?
• What support is offered in terms of organising work placements, internships or employment assistance?
Unfortunately the Institute is unable to recommend any interior design course or course provider as we do not accredit interior design courses at this time. Whilst we do not accredit courses, we do maintain a list of courses that qualify for educational credit on the BIID Professional Pathway. Click here for further details.