3D and digital design

3D design courses in London

Discover how working digitally can complement your creativity and strengthen your craft. We use various software in our courses including Adobe, Vectorworks, Rhino, and Sketch Up Pro. Our courses cover a range of subjects from Interior and Garden Design, to Textile Design, 3D Printing, and Jewellery Design

Our tutors are qualified specialists and experts in their craft. As a City Lit student, you’ll benefit from their industry knowledge across different disciplines. We offer courses in our purpose built Design & Digital Lab in London as well as online. 

We have courses to suit everyone. Choose from introductory and intermediate courses as well as advanced courses if you are experienced and you want to develop your professional practice.

Courses available both in-person and online

At City Lit, you can choose to study in-person or online. Our fantastic in-person courses are taught in our attractive campus, located in the heart of Covent Garden, central London. Here, our students can benefit from a variety of services and resources, including our café and state-of-the art equipment.

Our online courses are tailored to give you a social and interactive online learning experience, allowing you freedom to study from anywhere and with like-minded fellow classmates from all over the country without the need to travel. Use the Location filters on this page to choose your preferred learning method. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

We host exhibitions throughout the year at City Lit Gallery where our students showcase their amazing work.

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  1. Interior design for beginners
    Course start date:  Wed 5 Oct 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Keith C Clarke
    Learn the delights of interior design and give your design schemes that ‘wow’ factor. This introductory course provides a step-by-step guide to essential skills, user requirements and how to generate design ideas.
    Full fee £389.00 Senior fee £311.00 Concession £253.00
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  2. Vectorworks for beginners
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 15 Oct 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Nicholas Williamson
    Learn how to visualise your 2D and 3D design ideas using the professional application Vectorworks. Vectorworks is very user-friendly, industry standard software that is ideal for architectural planning, interior design projects, 3D modelling and landscaping.
    Full fee £319.00 Senior fee £255.00 Concession £207.00
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  3. Try it out: garden design
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 18 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Alison Worster
    Get a taste of how you can improve your outside spaces. In this online workshop you will learn how to assess an outside space and complete a short exercise in garden design planning. A great preparation for our range of beginners garden design courses.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  4. Make a laser cut piece of jewellery
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 22 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Emilia Netto
    This is a short introductory course to laser cutting and its potential for various practical outcomes. We will use Adobe Illustrator on iMacs to create or customise a simple template, which you will then send to cut on our Speedy 300 laser cutter and leave with a pendant to take away. All materials included. Suitable for absolute beginners.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
  5. Garden design: plan for Spring
    Last Few Places, Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 1 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Alison Worster
    Plan ahead and use the dark Winter months to focus on getting your garden spring ready. Discover how to reconsider the layout and planting opportunities of your outside space and create personalised garden plans ahead of the peak Spring buying and planting season.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
  6. Learn to laser cut
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 27 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Suk Han Lee
    A short introductory course in laser cutting, ideal for beginners or anyone wishing to add innovation to his or her own creative projects. You will learn simple software techniques using Adobe Illustrator to convert your design ideas into a variety of laser cut samples and small personal projects.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
  7. Vectorworks: intermediate
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 14 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Nicholas Williamson
    Revise and develop your Vectorworks skills further and explore more advanced processes to create professional presentations of your 3D designs and plans. Suitable for those who have completed the Vectorworks for Beginners course or who have a good grounding in the basics of this professional application.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
  8. Introduction to prop making for film, TV, theatre and display
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 20 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ro Sylvester
    Do you ever dream of conjuring up the props for Harry Potter, Doctor Who or West End musicals? Are you an



    animator who wants to make props for your animation film, or are you interested in a career in window display? You will explore techniques used by the professionals to produce effective props and sets. Get hands-on experience of



    sculpting, fabricating, casting, mould making and using paint effects. Learn about the demands of the industry from a



    specialist tutor, and have a go at translating your own ideas into 3D. This course can be a stand alone introduction to the techniques of prop making or you can progress onto part 2 in the summer term. https://www.citylit.ac.uk/blog/introduction-career-prop-making.
    Full fee £389.00 Senior fee £311.00 Concession £253.00
  9. Introduction to AutoCAD 2D
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 26 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    AutoCAD is an essential part of the work process for engineers, designers, architects and visualisers. This course will teach you to create 2D technical drawings on Mac in one of the leading CAD design programmes.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £299.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £194.00
  10. SketchUp Pro stage 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 7 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Nicholas Williamson
    This intensive course is designed for people who have either completed the SketchUp Pro for beginners course or have previous experience of the software. A great opportunity to review your skills and take them to a more advanced level. There will be the opportunity for you to consider your own projects during the course.
    Full fee £319.00 Senior fee £255.00 Concession £207.00
  11. SketchUp Pro for beginners
    Course start date:  Thu 9 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Nicholas Williamson
    Learn to visualise and model interior spaces and 3D forms with this easy-to-use and intuitive program. It is a perfect addition and complement to our interior and/or garden design courses. The software is very affordable and available for home use on a PC or Mac.
    Full fee £319.00 Senior fee £255.00 Concession £207.00
  12. City Lit interior design
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 22 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Nesta Morgan
    An exciting chance to learn from professional practitioners of contemporary interior design and decoration, and to build an informed, creative, and professional portfolio invaluable for gaining commissions. This intensive practical course takes you through every step of the professional Interior Design process from negotiating briefs with clients, to creating accurate and engaging plans in 2D and 3D and developing and presenting your ideas professionally. Suitable for beginners and for those who wish to revise and develop their skills, this course offers an excellent opportunity for enhancing your home, gaining entry onto higher level courses or for entry into the workplace.



    We offer taster courses in creating plans using Computer Aided Design skills in this course but you are recommended to extend and enhance your Computer Aided Design skills in the third term by enrolling on our VF488 Visualising your drawings in 3D using CAD which revises and develops skills in project presentation gained during term one and two.
    Full fee £909.00 Senior fee £727.00 Concession £591.00

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