CAD for Interior and Spatial Design - 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.

What's included in the price?

Your course fees cover the cost of studies and include great benefits such as the use of our modern library and free use of the IT equipment and software on the campus during your course. Please bring with you to the first session: • 5-metre tape measure • Your camera phone • An A3 sketch pad or A3 loose paper • Various coloured pens • Pencil and eraser. On successful completion of the course you will receive a certificate of attendance, which will further enhance your CV.


3 days

Cancellation policy

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


Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Vision impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
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For our week-long summer school courses, we offer single rooms in shared apartments in Nottingham Trent University’s city campus accommodation, which is ideal if you're looking to be based in Nottingham's lively city centre and want an economical place to stay.

Bookings are taken on a seven-night basis, from Saturday to Saturday.

The rooms are single occupancy, with a private bathroom.

You will be sent a link to book your accommodation once you have made your course booking through Craft Courses.

We offer accommodation during the summer only. We are unable to offer university accommodation during term time (for evening and weekend courses) but you'll find plenty of places to stay nearby, as we're located in the city centre.


Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Nottingham, 50 Shakespeare Street, NG1 4FQ