Online Diploma in Interior Design


12 Jan 2019 – 26 Oct 2019


11 Jan 2020 – 19 Dec 2020

Course overview

The Online Diploma in Interior Design is the ideal course for anyone looking to study interior design remotely whilst juggling work or family commitments. This Diploma is based on the on-campus curriculum and 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.

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Key benefits of studying online at Insight School:

Real projects and real clients – Just like the on-campus course, online students will get to work on live projects. Typically, the client will brief the students via a webinar, giving students the chance to ask the client specific questions. Once the project is completed, the students can choose whether they want to present their work via the live group webinar, or attend the campus in Hong Kong and do a ‘live’ presentation to the client.

Asian focus – The advantage of studying online at Insight School is the strong focus on the contemporary Asian design scene; Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea and South East Asia. You’ll gain an excellent understanding of what it takes to design, implement and source materials for residential and commercial projects in this region.

Invitations to lectures and trips - You'll be invited to attend guest lectures given at the School by visiting professionals from the industry. You'll also have the opportunity to attend field trip and supplier visits in Hong Kong. 

International & expert teachers – You’ll be taught and mentored by Insight School’s team of experienced industry professionals and academics from prestigious institutions. Each unit will be taught by a variety of teachers – all experts in their fields and all ready to share their wealth of first-hand experience and equip you with the skills you need to succeed as a designer.  

Structured learning – You will join a cohort of fellow students from Asia and all over the world, working at the same pace on the same real projects. As a group, you’ll work through each module together, often discussing the homework and sharing your ideas via the fortnightly webinars. This will not only make your experience more social and interactive, it will also ensure you don’t fall behind.

Convenience – Whether you’re juggling a full time job or simply cannot attend the campus in HK, this online course gives you the flexibility of studying in the comfort of your own home, on your chosen device. This means that business trips and holidays don’t need to work around the school schedule – as long as you have an internet connection, and can join the fortnightly webinars, you can study from anywhere!




Live webinars – Typically, there will be a live webinar every 1-2 weeks, on a Saturday. This is when you and your classmates get to “Share & Discuss” your set homework & assignments with your teacher. This is a great opportunity to share insights, participate in live discussions as well as present your work to the teacher, your classmates and your ‘real’ client.

Canvas e-learning platform – Considered one of the top student learning systems in the world, Canvas utilizes the latest technology and methodologies to ensure you have an engaging and interactive learning experience. The intuitive cloud-based user experience can be customised to suit your individual preferences and allows you to view content on multiple devices.

Mode of study - You’ll be required to attend a 1 hour webinar every 1-2 weeks and actively participate in the Share & Discuss sessions. In addition, it’s estimated you’ll need to allow approximately 10 hours per week to complete course work.

Support – You will have access to your teachers via the webinars and by email from Monday-Saturday from 10-6pm. Your teachers will be available to guide you through the course and help you with any issues or questions you may have. 



  • 12 Jan 2019 – 26 Oct 2019


  • 11 Jan 2020 – 19 Dec 2020
  • You can choose to study Level 1 and then decide later if you want to continue with Level 2.


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

course 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 Microsoft Office
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required
  • Applicants are expected to have a desktop or laptop, access to the internet, a camera and microphone. A more detailed outline of hardware and software requirements can be made available upon request

Tuition fees

Level 1 - 15-day FREE TRIAL - Deposit HKD5,000 plus 8 monthly instalments of HKD5,000.

Level 2 - Deposit HKD6,000 plus 11 monthly instalments of HKD4,000