So You Dream Of Being An Interior Designer? Here’s How

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Train to suit your own schedule with the Professional Design Institute’s self-paced online interior design programme


Retraining to action the career change that keeps you up at night can be an overwhelming prospect, but budding interior designers can gain a recognised qualification on a flexible timeframe from the Professional Design Institute. An expert team of educators, handpicked at the peak of their careers, support and mentor students as they work through a 12-module programme to pursue their passion, and realise their dream.

Founded in 2015 by entrepreneur Reza Afshar who saw a gap in the market after his wife searched for an online interior design course that allowed her to balance life and two kids, Reza says, “She needed the flexibility of studying at her own pace, while being mentored by tutors. I couldn’t find a course which was internationally accredited and had world-class teachers, so I created the learning experience myself.”

Hiring teachers who are authorities in their field, the Professional Design Institute has seen great success, now with over one thousand students globally and plans to translate the course into different languages, as well as offer more video seminars and bonus modules. Dianne Bolar, a professional interior designer and tutor at the institute thinks it’s a great choice for students of all ages. “It’s for anyone who has the passion to learn the subject, has a creative streak and dreams of building a career in design. We are proud that currently we have students from all age groups and different professional backgrounds who are pursuing their passion,” she shares. Courses can be completed over a timeframe of six to 18 months after which students will receive a diploma that is internationally- recognised that will allow them to follow their design dreams. “Students can go on to be interior designers, decorators, stylists, furniture designers…” says Dianne. Whatever they choose, an accredited diploma from the Professional Design Institute will empower them to confidently move into a new career with the right qualification.

Five Reasons To Enroll

Creative Learning

With creativity at its core, the course aims to ignite students’ imaginations through hands-on projects.

Comprehensive Training 
Including conceptual design, space planning, technical knowledge, and creating a design portfolio.

Flexible Programme and Pricing
The course is self-paced and can be completed over a period of six to 18 months. Payment plans are available.

Professional Certification 
On completion of the course, students can obtain an internationally accredited diploma that is recognised by prestigious educational partners that are internationally respected.

Real World Application 
Industry experts offer first-hand experience in business development and strategic planning, to start your new career.

For more information on the Professional Design Institute click here or call +971 4 246 9709