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'IDI is the UK’s leading provider of degree level courses by distance learning, online. Our degrees are awarded by the University of Hertfordshire.'

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In collaboration with the University of Hertfordshire, the Interactive Design Institute (IDI) is the UK's leading provider of online courses in art and design.

We have revolutionised the delivery of accredited design education through our flexible and supportive online provision, making it easy for you to access quality one-to-one tuition and achieve an internationally respected UK qualification from anywhere in the world.

The Level 3 Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art, Design & Media) from ABC Awards, one of the largest vocational awarding bodies in the UK, is the perfect launchpad for you to start the journey towards a degree in an art and design related subject. It's also the ideal course if you are looking to improve your creative skills to a more professional level.

Successful completion of the Foundation course will also gain you guaranteed entry into any of the BA (Hons) degree courses, awarded by the University of Hertfordshire, that we teach online in the following subjects:

As part of the Postgraduate Art and Design Programme, the following MA degree courses from the University of Hertfordshire are also available:

There are three start dates a year for the majority of courses listed above in February, June and October.

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MA Graduate Review
by Emily - October 2016

I have just graduated with an MA in Graphic Communication from the Interactive Design Institute in partnership with The University of Hertfordshire. Words cannot express how incredible this experience has been, from the tutors that give endless hours of their time, to the fantastic students I've been able to work with along the way. My passion to pursue an MA was driven through the amazing experience I had studying for my BA in Graphic Design with The Interactive Design Institute graduating in 2012. I was so pleased with the tutors, the course and the entire experience I took the leap and decided to study an MA with The Interactive Design Institute part-time alongside a full-time job in a creative agency. The one-to-one support the tutors give, the swift 24 hour turn around of feedback, and the continual forums where you can integrate with your peers means at no point are you left feeling isolated. The breadth of knowledge the tutors have, and the care and consideration they have genuinely for your work and success is truly admirable and I feel very lucky to have had their support over the last two years. If you are considering studying with The Interactive Design Institute, my honest advice is to go for it, you won't regret it. Any worries will quickly be set aside from your initial application with the friendly support staff, and from your first day the tutors and peers you'll be working with will be behind you all the way. I truly can recommend The Interactive Design Institute as, in my opinion, the best place to study a creative course online.

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Quality Design Education
by Lisa - October 2016

Having just graduated with distinction from the MA Graphic Communication course offered by the interactive design institute I am more than happy to offer my honest experience about studying at Post Graduate level with idi. Studying online can be challenging and I would suggest a certain level of self motivation is required but no more so than on campus. Online study offered me the flexibility to work and study at the same time and the quality of education is certainly not compromised here. Through regular tutor support and feedback, alongside valuable forum discussions with my cohort I never felt isolated or alone in my studies. Any questions I had were always promptly answered and any issues were dealt with quickly and efficiently. The study material provided is of excellent quality and I feel I have been guided to develop a body of creative work which is also strongly supported by a theoretical backbone. The study material is logically structured and offers students the opportunity to develop their specialist interests whist encouraging critical analysis. I truly believe I was provided with a quality design education and have no hesitation in recommending idi as a mode of study and the MA course itself as a high level of post graduate education.

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Excellent online study for its price.
by Axel - October 2016

IDI was exactly what I was looking for to learn and graduate quickly from abroad, price was reasonable and online services really professional, from the website to the tutors or the course content. Highly recommend it.

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by Sandy - October 2016

My three years studying with IDI has finally come to an end, I am sad to have this chapter ending but also excited for the beginning of the next. IDI was a very new experience for me, what with self-discipline and time management being key with self initiated studying. The three years went by very quickly and I am so happy with the results, friends I have made and connections I now have. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in Graphic Design or any of the other courses IDI offer.

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Photography, design and creativity: a holistic approach and experience
by Julius - October 2016

I wanted to follow up my experience of an online first degree in Humanities with that of an online MA in Photography. I have been taking photographs for much of my life and I wanted the opportunity of serious research involving my passionate interest. It did not take me long to discover the Interactive Design Institute and their amazing stable of online MA courses which included Photography. Reading all the course information confirmed what I was looking for and in the early autumn of 2014 I decided to apply. I presented my portfolio, completed the application form and in just over a week I was accepted. It was a very efficient and speedy process. Now, in the early autumn of 2016 I have been awarded my MA Photography (Visual Communication). In one sense, a dream has come true and in another I have had the most wonderful two years engaged in creating work in both still and moving images as well as having very stimulating dialogues with tutors and fellow students. It has been a hugely enriching experience which has been made possible by the dedicated staff at IDI and by the wonderful team of tutors. I discovered it was not only photography which I had dived into, but also a much larger and exciting world of design. IDI is all about the interactive participation in a world of design and I have gained so much from this wonderful holistic approach. It is an experience I very much recommend. Julius Smit

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