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About IDI

Founded in 2004, the Interactive Design Institute has grown to become one of the UK’s leading providers of accredited online courses in art and design subjects.

Since 2008, we’ve been a collaborative partner of the University of Hertfordshire, adapting some of their most popular design degrees for online delivery.

Our Vision

It’s our mission to give everyone the opportunity to get their degree in a design subject, without having to attend an on-campus college or university.

Key to our success is our understanding that students studying online require more support, not less – which is why we place such an emphasis on our online support and tuition.

Our Standards

Our focus on maintaining high standards of online tuition and support continues to produce results. In the most recent academic year, 73% of our undergraduate students gained a 2:1 (upper second-class honours) or above.

Our Students

At IDI, we’re passionate about helping our online students realise their academic and creative potential.

Studying at IDI has been the most rewarding phase of my career. I feel fortunate to have found a program that not only teaches exactly what I want to learn, but also values my experiences as a professional.
Dominic Kegel
MA Photography

Our Tutors

We only work with subject-specialist tutors who have demonstrated a level of experience and commitment that is in keeping with our educational ethos – ensuring a consistently high standard of tuition for all IDI students.

University of Hertfordshire

Our partnership with the University of Hertfordshire means that you can earn a globally-respected qualification from a UK university from anywhere in the world.

The final certificate you receive when graduating from one of the online BA (Hons) or MA courses is exactly the same degree as on-campus students studying at the University of Hertfordshire.

As online students with IDI, you’ll also be entitled to a University of Hertfordshire student card.