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Study at times that suit you

IDI’s online study model allows you to study from home; work towards a degree without giving up on your other commitments. 88% of our students choose to study from home and work 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) degrees and MA awards. 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

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

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 2016, 74% 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

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

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

Streamlined admissions process

Our experienced Admissions Advisors are ready to guide you step-by-step through the streamlined application process. You will quickly see 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

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