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Interactive Design Institute

The Interactive Design Institute - IDI - is a distance learning provider of online qualifications in Art and Design. It was established in 2004 to offer on-line courses in Art and Design to UK and international students. IDI is a Collaborative Partner of the University of Hertfordshire. It has enrolled students from over 47 countries. Its aim is to establish a global community of designers – students, educators and practitioners – who can share their creativity, ideas and experiences.

IDI offers a range of art and design courses up to and including Degree level.

  1. IDI offers City & Guilds awards at levels 1 and 2 in Drawing and Painting, Creative Sketchbooks and Fashion Design and Illustration.
  2. IDI is also approved by ABC Awards to offer the Level 3 Diploma in Foundation Studies (art, design and media) online. This qualification is the standard entry requirement for degree level study in art and design in UK colleges and universities.
  3. IDI's degree level qualifications are awarded by the University of Hertfordshire. Subjects include:
  4. * BA (Hons) Graphic Design BA (Hons) Product Design
  5. * Dip (HE) Interior and Spatial Design Dip (HE) Illustration Dip (HE) Photography Dip (HE) Interactive Media Design

Its web site is

Further Information

Donald Clark gives seven reasons why IDI is noteworthy (

  1. Multiple intakes
  2. Superior feedback
  3. Asynchronous feedback
  4. Exemplary content
  5. Quality tutors
  6. Student support
  7. Lower costs


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