Media Release: Design students achieve outstanding results with the Interactive Design Institute and Adobe software

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GRAPHIC design students are getting outstanding results studying online with the Interactive Design Institute, says Adobe.

A recent blog on the Adobe website says that art and design students at the University of Hertfordshire accredited institute have been achieving results which ‘exceed the national average’.

Liz Wilkins, senior marketing manager for education at Adobe Systems UK, was surprised to discover that more than 300 students across 40 countries are enrolled on distance learning courses at the Musselburgh-based institute.

She said: “Students from the institute have achieved some outstanding results in national and international competitions including the Adobe Design Achievement Awards where one student is through to the semi-final in the illustration category.

“All of their courses are delivered completely online so students can learn whenever they want and at a pace that suits them, irrespective of where they are – which is perfect for students if they’re also juggling families and jobs!”

IDI director, Fiona Crosbie, said: “We are delighted with the recent achievements of our students both in their degree results and success in international design competitions.

“All our distance learning students get personalised support thanks to a dedicated online tutor and student forum that they can use to bounce ideas around and get advice.

“They even have access to Adobe software and are able to use these industry standard tools for their studies. We believe that this has helped them to achieve these outstanding results.”

She added: “IDI have students in 45 countries and we are looking forward to holding our graduation ceremony at Edinburgh Castle in November, with students and their families attending from all over the world.”


Notes for editors

The Interactive Design Institute (IDI) has been successfully delivering recognised UK qualifications since 2005 and have helped over 500 students from 46 countries to develop their creative art skills, prepare for art college, or study towards a career in graphic design, illustration, interior design, product design, multimedia or photography.

IDI now deliver 14 courses in ten subjects across five levels.

IDI is on the UK Register of Learning Providers (UKRLP).

Student quote: Tasnim Aragi
“I have two young children and am now expecting my third. I find it very challenging trying to manage my job with studying and looking after my family, but I found that IDI was so flexible and allowed me to do it all. I can’t say it’s easy, especially now that I’m studying full time, but it’s great that I can study whenever I find I have some free time, and can do it at my own pace and from home.”


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About Liz Wilkins

Liz Wilkins is senior marketing manager for Education at Adobe Systems UK. Her involvement with Adobe Education products has seen her work closely with a range of educational institutions, championing the use of digital media tools in the curriculum, and their integration into a number of subject areas in order to better prepare students for the future demands of the workplace.

About the image

This image is by Sarawut Rungruang, Thailand, who achieved a BA (Hons) Graphic Design 1st class.

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Contact: Fiona Crosbie