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In 2004, the four founding directors resigned from their full-time positions in senior management at one of Scotland’s largest Further Education colleges to start up ‘The Studio Art School’. Their aim was to widen access to tertiary education by providing opportunities for non-standard learners to study art and design courses entirely online.

Following an approach from the University of Hertfordshire to develop a number of their degree courses in design for online delivery, The Studio Art School became ‘The Interactive Design Institute’ in 2008. IDI now provide undergraduate and postgraduate courses in art and design online to over 640 students studying from over 70 countries worldwide.


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Contact us

Interactive Design Institute

Stuart House



East Lothian

EH21 7PB

Freephone: 0800 917 1118

International: +44(0) 131 777 9321

London: 0203 056 1098

From Mobile: 03303 320 030

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  ABC Awards
  University of Hertforshire
Reimagine Award 2015
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