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About us

“It all began with just one class of enthusiasts”

At just 18 our Founder, Amanda Grace, won Britain’s Young Designer of the Year and she hasn’t looked back, forging a career in education that champions industry led, real world learning. She established Sydney Design School in 2008 with a desire to do things differently. This award winning school is now a leader in Australian design education. In 2014 we launched Interior Design Online to give everyone access to our unique learning philosophy.

A fresh approach…

We believe your design education should be creative and feel personal. We’re passionate about hands-on practical learning, real world projects and dedicated support from professional designers.

What makes us different…

We’re focused on developing creative thinkers and job-ready graduates. Our accredited career qualifications are developed and delivered by practicing professionals to reflect the real world of design. Our dedicated career service supports you to be a confident job seeker with a refined portfolio of work.

Let us inspire you

We love to feed your creativity. Don’t miss our Design Day Out series for career course students. Explore showrooms, hear from incredible alumni and meet other creatives studying online. Outside Sydney? Be inspired by our live webinar series. We chat with the best Australian interiors brands and interview industry professionals to bring you the latest design thinking.