Diploma in Interior Design

Course overview

The Diploma in Interior Design includes both the Certificate in Interior Design (Level 1) Residential and the Certificate in Interior Design (Level 2) Commercial programs. Delivered successively, you will learn every aspect of the residential and commercial interior design processes, from the client brief through to design implementation. 

Not only will this program give you the knowledge and skills to complete projects from start to finish, it will expose you to the vast network of Insight School’s connections, enabling you to develop and expand your professional network. It will also give you a foot in the door to the industry via our one-month internship program, which 95% of the time results in full-time employment.   


The Diploma can take as little as one year to complete, or as long as two years. You can choose to study each level either part time or full time.


The Diploma in Interior Design is achieved upon the successful completion of the Certificate in Interior Design Level 1 (Residential) AND the Certificate in Interior Design Level 2 (Commercial) programs.

Diploma progression


  • Insight School welcomes applications from talented school graduates, mature students and international students. The specific entry requirements are provided below:
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old and mature students are particularly encouraged
  • Applicants should demonstrate a basic knowledge of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Fluency in English is required (a minimum score of 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (add hyperlink to www.ielts.org), or its equivalent)
  • Submission of a design portfolio (6-10 pieces of original creative work)
  • Applicants without a portfolio will be invited for an interview and will be asked to undertake a creative challenge
  • Applicants are expected to have a laptop for use during their studies

Tuition fees

Price on application. Enquire about the early bird promotion.

Student feedback

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Everything is focused on real-world teaching, we meet with clients, we interview them, learning what they want and apply it to our design before we present it to them at the end of the project.

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Jessica Cheng, Sept 2014
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I like the teaching method as it is very practical and you learn by working on your own projects. I enjoyed all the site visits and learned a lot from them. I also appreciated very much the high-level clients that we got the opportunity to meet and work for.

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Sara Rodriguez Portugues, Sept 2014
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I thoroughly enjoyed the content and quality of teaching, the school environment and support. Each of you have a clear passion to make the school work and is a testament to who each of you are and your background. I will miss you all and the school.

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Duncan Craig , Sep, 2016
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"It’s been intense, inspirational, exhilarating, engaging, frustrating, fun, stressful and stimulating. It’s been a roller-coaster journey but one well worth taking. Thank you for making Insight School such a great place to attend school and making us proud of our achievements!"

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Diploma Graduates (part time) Class of 2018
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"Thank you very much for the opportunities and resources you have provided during my time at Insight School. I am forever grateful for the knowledge gained and the connections made. You have been so nurturing with me throughout my time at Insight School , shaping my perspective and attitude, with inspiration and discipline. I hope to cross paths again with you in the near future"

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Tracy Chatjaval, June 2018