CAD for Interior Design - Level Two - Nottingham Trent University

CAD for Interior Design - Level Two - Nottingham Trent University


This short course aims to provide a deeper insight into the application of CAD.

The course is an ideal opportunity to implement and enhance the skills obtained from the CAD for Interior Design – Level One course.

During the three days, the various activities aim to provide you with a deeper understanding of professional skills required to successfully communicate your ideas.

The step-by-step processes will help enhance your awareness and knowledge of the different software techniques.

The course is structured as follows:

Day one: AutoCAD (2D drawings)

- Welcome and course overview
- Introduction to understanding a professional drawing package and conventions
- Basic skills refresh
- Introduction to how to create a professional drawing package in AutoCAD.

Day two: SketchUp (3D modelling)

- Basic skills refresh
- Understand how to build detail into your model
- How to render in SketchUp, including natural daylight.

Day three: Photoshop (2D rendering)

- Basic skills refresh
- Understand how to add layers of detail, including people, textures and artificial lighting
- Share your completed drawings and ideas with the group.

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: Intermediate

Entry requirement: You should have complete level one before progressing to this course.

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.

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.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Certificate of attendance upon completion.

Indicative class size: 10.


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

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