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Interactive Design Institute

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Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2014

illustration

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WRITTEN ON 23 JUN 2015

'Pay the extra and gain higher quality tuition'

I studied with this orgaisation for three years before deciding to leave to another university because l felt their service was not good enough.  The fees are reasonable but l would rather pay a bit more money and get better support and quality tuition.  A couple of the tutors l had were lovely but many of them do not respond within the recommended time frame (supposedly 48 hours) with some needing constant reminders requesting feedback on submitted work.  I have experienced a couple of tutors who took over a week to respond to my questions which is not acceptable.  I found the experience extremely stressful and at times, fruitless.  Sufficient guidance was, overall not given to students (this was the general consensus of opinion) by tutors so that they can improve their grades.  It feels as though many of the tutors don't care about their students' progress, and, as for being part of the university of hertfordshire- this is not the feeling you get on this course.  The university of hertfordshire may as well be the univeristy of beijing it is so far removed from students with IDI.  On the rare occassion l have contacted the university of hertfordshire l have had no support at all from them.  If you can afford it, l would recommend studying elsewhere because the reviews l have read and people l have spoken to give a lot more positive responses to their organisations than the reviews l have seen for IDI.  For my own and other students' experience l know, with hindsight that is what l would have done.  Incidentally l studied my final degree year with the OU and the service was completely difefrent: A massive improvement.  With IDI l felt exptremely isolated and had no support at all:  You are basically left to your own devices to tutor yourself most of the time.  Tutors with OU are of a totally different calibre.

I studied with this orgaisation for three years before deciding to leave to another university because l felt their service was not good enough. The fees are reasonable but l would rather pay a bit more money and get better support and quality tuition. A couple of the tutors l had were lovely but many of them do not respond within the recommended time frame (supposedly 48 hours) with some needing constant reminders requesting feedback on submitted work. I have experienced a couple of tutors who took over a week to respond to my questions which is not acceptable. I found the experience extremely stressful and at times, fruitless. Sufficient guidance was, overall not given to students (this was the general consensus of opinion) by tutors so that they can improve their grades. It feels as though many of the tutors don't care about their students' progress, and, as for being part of the university of hertfordshire- this is not the feeling you get on this course. The university of hertfordshire may as well be the univeristy of beijing it is so far removed from students with IDI. On the rare occassion l have contacted the university of hertfordshire l have had no support at all from them. If you can afford it, l would recommend studying elsewhere because the reviews l have read and people l have spoken to give a lot more positive responses to their organisations than the reviews l have seen for IDI. For my own and other students' experience l know, with hindsight that is what l would have done. Incidentally l studied my final degree year with the OU and the service was completely difefrent: A massive improvement. With IDI l felt exptremely isolated and had no support at all: You are basically left to your own devices to tutor yourself most of the time. Tutors with OU are of a totally different calibre.

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Anonymous

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Year of graduation 2016

Graphic Design

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5
WRITTEN ON 12 AUG 2014

Highly Recommended

Interactive Design Institute has been the best university/institute that I have ever applied to.
Living in South Africa I am very limited to tertiary study and when I found that I could get a degree/ honors with an online university based overseas I was thrilled.
I would recommend IDI to anyone who may have trouble getting to a university that may be far away or if you are working, because with IDI you can do all this from your own home and an internet connection.

Interactive Design Institute has been the best university/institute that I have ever applied to. Living in South Africa I am very limited to tertiary study and when I found that I could get a degree/ honors with an online university based overseas I was thrilled. I would recommend IDI to anyone who may have trouble getting to a university that may be far away or if you are working, because with IDI you can do all this from your own home and an internet connection.

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2018

Illustration

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5
WRITTEN ON 8 AUG 2014

Highly recommended

IDI is great if you have commitments that mean you can't go into full time study; it's completely flexible, which was what drew me to it in the first place. Apart from that, it's well-structured, the tutors are fantastic and the support system is great. You need to have a lot of self motivation to attend a course like this, as it involves completely independent working - which is great, because it prepares you for the industry. I would highly recommend IDI, it was the best decision I ever made!

IDI is great if you have commitments that mean you can't go into full time study; it's completely flexible, which was what drew me to it in the first place. Apart from that, it's well-structured, the tutors are fantastic and the support system is great. You need to have a lot of self motivation to attend a course like this, as it involves completely independent working - which is great, because it prepares you for the industry. I would highly recommend IDI, it was the best decision I ever made!

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2016

Photography

Overall experience

5
WRITTEN ON 4 AUG 2014

Proper education in a flexible way.

I am a full time working engineer which I picked as career direction years ago. As it happens I evolved and photography is the choice of my soul. I was looking for a good distance course that would help me to gain the needed education in my chosen area and thus allow to transit from my current job to my dream job. 
IDI fulfills all my needs and allows me to do just that. Staff very helpful and attentive. Highly recommended! 

I am a full time working engineer which I picked as career direction years ago. As it happens I evolved and photography is the choice of my soul. I was looking for a good distance course that would help me to gain the needed education in my chosen area and thus allow to transit from my current job to my dream job. IDI fulfills all my needs and allows me to do just that. Staff very helpful and attentive. Highly recommended!

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2016

Graphic Design

Overall experience

5
WRITTEN ON 21 JUL 2014

IDI - Graphic Design

For anyone considering studying as a mature student or that isn't able to physically attend a university; IDI is a great choice! I missed out on university when I left college and when I started looking last year to get a degree in graphic design my options were limited as I couldn't afford to attend university full time like most students. The flexibility IDI offer  is perfect for me so I can balance work and study. I have nearly completed the first year and can honestly say I'm really impressed with the level of support and guidance you get despite studying online. The tutors respond promptly and the forums are a great place to get support from fellow students.
For anyone tha

For anyone considering studying as a mature student or that isn't able to physically attend a university; IDI is a great choice! I missed out on university when I left college and when I started looking last year to get a degree in graphic design my options were limited as I couldn't afford to attend university full time like most students. The flexibility IDI offer is perfect for me so I can balance work and study. I have nearly completed the first year and can honestly say I'm really impressed with the level of support and guidance you get despite studying online. The tutors respond promptly and the forums are a great place to get support from fellow students. For anyone tha

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2015

Graphic Design

Overall experience

5
WRITTEN ON 8 JUL 2014

A Great Choice

I'm really enjoying my time studying with IDI. I work full time, and can't afford to take a few years out to study on location at a Uni, so this is the next best thing. I'm working towards a Graphic Design degree in my own time. All of my tutors have been extremely helpful and quick to reply, and I can also rely on advice from fellow students in the IDI forum. The structure of the course is really good - you basically work through each activity, one by one, until completion of the brief. I would recommend this course to anyone that is considering undertaking a degree, but isn't in the position to actually attend a University. I'm 31 years old, and hadn't studied for a long time before signing up with IDI, but it was easy to get back into the swing of it, and get into the routine of working towards a brief. I'm really glad I took the plunge and I look forward to completing my degree. (Note - I put 5 stars in the 'life experience' section, but it's not really applicable in this context)

I'm really enjoying my time studying with IDI. I work full time, and can't afford to take a few years out to study on location at a Uni, so this is the next best thing. I'm working towards a Graphic Design degree in my own time. All of my tutors have been extremely helpful and quick to reply, and I can also rely on advice from fellow students in the IDI forum. The structure of the course is really good - you basically work through each activity, one by one, until completion of the brief. I would recommend this course to anyone that is considering undertaking a degree, but isn't in the position to actually attend a University. I'm 31 years old, and hadn't studied for a long time before signing up with IDI, but it was easy to get back into the swing of it, and get into the routine of working towards a brief. I'm really glad I took the plunge and I look forward to completing my degree. (Note - I put 5 stars in the 'life experience' section, but it's not really applicable in this context)

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2016

Graphic Design

Interior Architecture & Design

Overall experience

5
WRITTEN ON 22 MAR 2014

Creative On-line Studying at its BEST!

Further to conducting extensive on-line research, I selected to study at the Interactive Design Institute in the UK. I was very weary of the on-line mode of formal studying, however I am halfway through my second semester and I am very impressed and pleased with the way the courses are structured, the subject matter and the overall interactivity from both Tutors and my Peer Group of fellow students. I can really recommend IDI as a preferred Institute to study with.

Further to conducting extensive on-line research, I selected to study at the Interactive Design Institute in the UK. I was very weary of the on-line mode of formal studying, however I am halfway through my second semester and I am very impressed and pleased with the way the courses are structured, the subject matter and the overall interactivity from both Tutors and my Peer Group of fellow students. I can really recommend IDI as a preferred Institute to study with.

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Diplomas and Certificates

Year of graduation 2017

Interior Architecture and Design

Overall experience

5
WRITTEN ON 20 MAR 2014

The best place for future professionals

The best place to study.

The best place to study.

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Diplomas and Certificates

Year of graduation 2014

Interior Architecure and Design

Overall experience

5
WRITTEN ON 20 MAR 2014

Hapy to recommend

I would recommend The Interactive Design Institute to potential students, I have enjoyed my time so far studying with them and the student resources and student support is excellent as are the tutors. 
I enjoy participating in the Peer group forums whereby we can exchange our thoughts and ideas and share our work with fellow students. 

This is an ideal way of studying in particular if you live overseas, like me, or in any remote area not close to an actual University or if your circumstances don't allow it. Once I progress further and complete my studies I will receive official certification from The University of Hertfordshire which in itself is a highly reputed and well known University.

I would recommend The Interactive Design Institute to potential students, I have enjoyed my time so far studying with them and the student resources and student support is excellent as are the tutors. I enjoy participating in the Peer group forums whereby we can exchange our thoughts and ideas and share our work with fellow students. This is an ideal way of studying in particular if you live overseas, like me, or in any remote area not close to an actual University or if your circumstances don't allow it. Once I progress further and complete my studies I will receive official certification from The University of Hertfordshire which in itself is a highly reputed and well known University.

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Diplomas and Certificates

Year of graduation 2015

Foundation diploma in Art, design and media

Overall experience

5
WRITTEN ON 19 MAR 2014

Best decision of my life!

From the very first contact with IDI they have blown me away with the service. The course is easy to follow and has really helped me to grow and develop my skills. I am learning so much and the tutors are very knowledgeable. It suits me perfectly because I can manage the time I work and fit it around my life. The studio online is so easy to follow and so clear. I am going to do a degree with them next year when I finish the foundation course. All the people at IDI are very friendly and make you feel very valued. It is hard work, but you get out what you put in! I highly recommend IDI and any of their courses. 

From the very first contact with IDI they have blown me away with the service. The course is easy to follow and has really helped me to grow and develop my skills. I am learning so much and the tutors are very knowledgeable. It suits me perfectly because I can manage the time I work and fit it around my life. The studio online is so easy to follow and so clear. I am going to do a degree with them next year when I finish the foundation course. All the people at IDI are very friendly and make you feel very valued. It is hard work, but you get out what you put in! I highly recommend IDI and any of their courses.

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