In-person course
in Nottingham

CAD for Interior Design - Level One (Saturdays) - Nottingham Trent University



This course provides you with technical skills related to interior design and, most importantly, the application of computer-aided design within the profession. It’s an ideal opportunity to enhance existing interior design skills, and is perfect if you’re new to CAD and want to add this valuable knowledge to your work and CV. During the three days, the various practical elements will give you an understanding of the key skills required to bring a project together. The step-by-step processes will help you make informed design decisions based on the opportunities and constraints of a ‘live’ space. On this course you will: - learn how to survey an existing space: what to measure, what to photograph and how to record information from a site - complete a survey - be introduced to AutoCAD to draw 2D plans - be introduced to SketchUp to create 3D models - learn how to convert 2D information into 3D visuals - be introduced to Photoshop and learn how to render 3D visuals so that you can present your ideas to a professional standard. What will I gain? By the end of this course, you’ll have the skills and confidence to use design software in a creative way. You’ll be able to measure a space and create plans, and produce 2D and 3D visuals that will meet the expectations of a customer or client. In addition to these sessions on campus, there'll also be an online after-care session with your tutor and the group to discuss any technical questions you have. Where you'll learn: You will be based in the School of Architecture, Design and Built Environment on the City Campus. You’ll find collaborative working spaces where you develop your sketches and concepts, and IT suites equipped with industry standard software including Adobe Creative Cloud, SketchUp and Autodesk Productivity Suite. You’ll also have access to our library to use outside of your short course; whilst you can’t reserve or take away books, you are welcome to use them as a resource for research and referencing. Here's what our previous attendees said: "As I am a visual person, learning to use SketchUp and rendering in Photoshop really inspired me. Loved the course - will be signing up for the follow on course!" CC "Learning various applications - CAD, SketchUp and Photoshop to visualise your room in 3D was great!" JF "Enjoyed the one to one teaching and hands on experience at using all the software" MR "'Great to learn all the softwares and work on a project" "Thank you Michelle!" Level: Beginner Entry requirement: You should have some level of professional or academic experience in interior design. Tutor profile: After graduating from NTU, Michelle Haslam spent the next eight years as an interior designer at a CPMG Architects in Nottingham. Currently Michelle shares her time between running her own interior design business, Harrington and Haslam, and teaching at NTU on the BA Interior Architecture and Design course. Click through above to book your place online. Need accommodation for the summer? You can book a self-catered, single room with private bathroom on our city campus, right next door to our studios and classrooms. Information on booking accommodation can be provided once your booking is confirmed.

What's included in the price?

Three days of quality tuition with an experienced tutor. Certificate of attendance upon completion. Indicative class size: 10.


3 days (10:00am to 4:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts



50 Shakespeare Street, , Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 4FQ

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Vision impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Public transport
  • Long term / weekly / monthly
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Residential
  • Weekends
  • UK Holiday
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