Studying with the Interactive Design Institute, you can gain a BA (Hons) degree or MA award from the University of Hertfordshire entirely online.

If you would like to change careers and gain a new, creative skillset, you can advance your options by studying online towards a BA (Hons) or Masters degree from your laptop.

Showcase your ability and demonstrate your potential as a designer without setting foot on campus. Gain an accredited qualification from the University of Hertfordshire that's identical to campus-based students, but with the flexibility to study at times that suit you. Your degree certificate won't have any mention of distance learning.

We will never sell your email address to any third party or send you any spam. We endeavour to respond to enquiries within 48 hours.

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IDI Prospectus 2018

Become a registered student of the University of Hertfordshire and, when you graduate, receive exactly the same certificate as campus based students, with no mention of online learning.

Develop your own approach to the study of art and design with the opportunity to showcase your work to the public and wider industry online.

Our programmes are designed to develop your creativity and prepare you for the challenges of the commercial world.

Pay Just Half the Cost of a Campus Based Course

No Application Fees

We know that everyone needs reassurance and time to decide if online study is the right path for them, that’s why we'll never ask you to pay an application fee. You will only begin paying course fees when you start studying.


Quality creative degrees awarded by the University of Hertfordshire

Why Study with IDI?


Fully supported distance learning online

 Flexible Payments 

One-off payment, or monthly direct debit


"I knew that gaining a world-recognised qualification from the University of Hertfordshire could really help me have a successful career. With IDI, students from around the world share their study experience."

Jielian Wang
BA (Hons) Illustration

" I chose IDI over any other institution... it was offering the course I was looking for and the degree was from the University of Hertfordshire. I couldn't have asked for more than what IDI was already offering."

Aisha Shaikh
 BA (Hons) Interior
 Architecture and Design

"I chose to study with IDI because of the flexibility. Studying online meant that I could work anytimae. This meant I could move to Tokyo in my second year, which helped me to find new ideas and inspiration."

Helen Bamborough
BA (Hons) Graphic Design

We pride ourselves on being an organisation that champions non-standard learners. We would be happy to consider students with relevant work experience, or other qualifications that may make them eligible for degrees delivered by IDI.

Depending on your level of study, we will ask you to provide evidence of your previous qualifications and experience and to show us some examples of creative work.

You will be required to complete an application form, and will be contacted by one of our dedicated Admissions Advisors, who will take you through the process. For those whose first language is not English, IELTS 6.5 or equivalent is required.

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