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Should you study at iscd? My story and the new inSTUDIO Campus

Interior Design at ISCD

One of the questions I get asked most by readers is what iscd (International School of Colour + Design) is like and if they should study there. Having spent the past few years with the school and now a graduate working in the industry, it’s both a simple and complex question to answer. The simple answer is yes, you should study there, the complex answer is a little longer to explain.

This is a TLC solution for iscd

My Story…

I began my journey with iscd not long after I started the blog – early 2013. I was, for as long as I can recall, obsessed by decorating, addicted to design mags and so jealous of people working in the industry. The design world was an environment I wanted to be a part of, but I had no idea how to make it happen and it often got me down.

I was working as a sub editor at the time, in a job that didn’t fulfill me. That role was probably my fifth in two years, so there was clearly something not quite right about where my career was headed. I came across an advert for iscd in an interiors mag and my imagination began to run wild.

It was, of course, a mixed feelings moment. I felt too old to start over, a bit scared by the idea of juggling work and school, and was definitely daunted by the notion of studying again. But I went to an info session and signed up anyway.

TLC Interiors - The Morning Show

Flash forward a few years and I’m honestly, hand on heart, living my best life. TLC Interiors (both the blog and the interior decorating service) is my full-time job, along with gigs in store merchandising, decorating segments on The Morning Show, a book deal and more. None of these accomplishments, I can assure you, would have been possible without iscd.

Was studying hard? Of course. Was I filled with doubts? Definitely. And did I want to quit sometimes? Yes – many times! But without two years at the school I’d still be in a full time job I didn’t like, with that niggling feeling in the back of my mind that there was something better out there for me.

Everyone’s desires are different and each story is unique. But if you really want to unlock your creative potential, iscd is the place to do it. The school is welcoming, the teachers are inspiring and the friendships you make with fellow students are amazing.

It’s never to late too late to start over. And it’s never too early to live your best life!

ISCD Interior Design Courses

>>> Below is some info about the exciting and brand new inSTUDIO campus from iscd, which I wish was around when I finished school. You can complete it in a year and become a working interior designer. I love it!

iscd’s new inSTUDIO Campus…

inSTUDIO is a new campus at iscd, designed to offer school leavers the course they need to help them fulfill their creative potential – focusing exclusively on your future as an Interior Designer.

iscd has created the nationally recognised MSF50213 Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration to to ensure you have the essential industry knowledge and practice to kickstart your career and get ahead in the design industry.

inSTUDIO also offers VET FEE-HELP in partnership with the Academy of Information Technology to ensure you can begin studying your Interior Design Diploma immediately after finishing school without paying any upfront fees.

Post-study career opportunities include commercial and/or residential interior designer and decorator, stage and set designer, working with retail, commercial or residential design firms and so much more!

CLICK HERE to find out more and attend this Saturday’s information session

There are also other classes on offer you might be interested in.

Interior Design Courses at ISCD

inSTUDIO courses at ISCD


Chris Carroll

Outside of writing this blog, Chris is an interior designer, presenter and author. He’s also spent time on TV, on Channel 10’s Changing Rooms, as well presenting segments on Channel 7’s Sunrise and The Morning Show. If you’d like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

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6 Responses

  1. This is the exact thing I needed to read today! I’ve wanted to study interiors for a while now – addicted to interior magazines just like you. Also in a job that I no longer enjoy. I’ve spent the last couple of weeks researching to find the perfect place to study through distance education. I’ve been a bit concerned that I’ll begin my studies and realise that I don’t love it as much as I though I would, but this post has just reassured me and given me the confidence to just give it a go! So thank you, and we’ll done on your successes!

    1. Oh Melissa, this pleases me to no end. You will love study. It is hard, I won’t lie, but it unlocks passions in you that you never even realised were there. So happy my story could inspire you! Please let me know how you get on with it all 🙂

  2. Love it all Chris… I feel exactly the same way only wish I could have done it on campus. Distance ed can be really hard but it makes you trust your instincts. Support is great and I’m so glad I changed careers too. Well done agin, your a superstar!!’

    1. Hey Emma – it would definitely be a different experience, but you’re right – it would force you to be more self assured and go with your gut i think! Being on the other side of the study now I can honestly say I don’t know where I’d be now had I not done it!

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