CAD for Interior Design (weekdays) - 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. 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. Level: Beginner Entry requirement: You should have some level of professional or academic experience in interior design. 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 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. Need accommodation? You can book a self-catered, single room with private bathroom on our city campus, right next door to our studios and classrooms
What's included in the price?
Three days of quality tuition from an expert tutor. Certificate of attendance upon completion.
Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts
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- Suitable for beginners