The flexibility of studying online with IDI allows you to work towards a degree without giving up on your other commitments. 88% of our students choose to work and study at the same time.
"I chose to complete my Illustration degree via distance learning as I wanted to travel and the course allowed me to do this. Most importantly the course has allowed me to move forward with my life and aspirations, without faulting in my studies. All in all, if you need flexibility with your studies this is the ideal route.” Ashley Dodd – BA (Hons) Illustration
Receive all the tuition and support you need
We know that students studying online require more support, not less. With unlimited one-to-one communication with your tutors and guidance from our dedicated support teams you'll never feel alone in your studies.
"The learning path with support materials and activities is a brilliant structure which gives guidance but leaves room for personal creativity and exploration. The staff are very friendly, helpful, and quick to respond to messages and the tutors give good constructive feedback to activities and advice for assessments." Phoebe Higginson – BA (Hons) Graphic Design
Graduate with a recognised qualification
The University of Hertfordshire, one of the UK's top ranking universities, accredits all BA (Hons) and MA degrees. On graduation you will receive exactly the same degree certificate as attendance based students.
"I knew that gaining a world-recognised qualification from the University of Hertfordshire could really help me have a successful career. In addition, I liked the fact that with IDI, students from around the world could share their study experience." Jielian Wang – BA (Hons) Illustration
Reach your potential
With over a decade of experience delivering accredited Art and Design qualifications online, we know how to give you the best chance of success. In 2014, 79% of our BA (Hons) degree students graduated with a 2:1 or above.
"For me the course was perfectly pitched with just the right amount of guidance and input from those who run the course; as a designer I'm re-energised and I feel ready to take on the next stage of my career." Garry Calderwood– BA (Hons) Graphic Design
Study online using our intuitive learning platform
At the heart of your studies is our innovative online learning platform, offering you an unrivalled study experience and enabling you to receive individual tuition and unlimited support from within your very own secure and easy to use online studio. 93% of our students said they found the study platform easy to use and intuitive.
"I find the IDI study website intuitive, easy to navigate and logical. Initially I was concerned a bit about not being classroom based but after just a few short weeks this totally went away and now I love distance learning! It's the perfect tool for this type of course." Natasha Lanigan – BA (Hons) Graphic Design
Save money on tuition costs
Studying your degree online with IDI is considerably more affordable than attendance-based options: with lower tuition fees, no travel costs, and a range of discounts and payment plans.
"I chose to study with IDI because of the flexibility. Studying online meant that I could work anytime, anywhere and wasn't restricted to the timetable of a traditional university. This meant I could move to Tokyo in my second year, which helped me to find new ideas and inspiration. IDI is also cheaper than traditional universities." Helen Bamborough – BA (Hons) Graphic Design
Streamlined admissions process
Our experienced Admissions Advisors are ready to guide you step-by-step through the streamlined application process. You will find from the word go that we have really simplified the online learning experience.
"I worried about applying initially because I thought I might not have enough experience, or that I'd struggle to find enough time or be organised enough. The IDI Admissions team were really friendly though, and reassured me about everything." Kate Leigh – BA (Hons) Illustration
Be part of a global creative community
Our dynamic online forums allow you to share your work, inspiration, worries, advice, and difficulties with fellow students from over 70 countries worldwide.
"The forum discussions, debates, and feedback from my peers has increased my confidence and provided me with an invaluable global perspective. Additionally, I have been able to develop a concise definition of creative industry and a better understanding of my role as a designer." Aubree Slavik – MA Graphic Communication