3D Design Courses - Online & in London

Explore our diverse offer of 3D and digital design courses ranging from model making, to product design, garden and interior design, to software courses like SketchUp Pro, Rhino and Vectorworks. Learn from qualified specialists and benefit from their working knowledge across various disciplines.

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

Work across our diverse workshop facilities and our state-of-the-art Digital and Design Lab, featuring quality, industry standard equipment.

We offer an array of courses throughout the year, from year-long courses to short intensive workshops at times of the week that suit you- whether it’s weekdays, evenings or weekends. Browse our course offer below to find the right course for you.

Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on visual.arts@citylit.ac.uk or call us on 020 7492 2700, Monday to Friday between 10am-12pm or 2pm-4pm.

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  1. Vectorworks for beginners

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 27 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn how to draw 2D and 3D design ideas using a computer. Vectorworks is very user-friendly, industry standard software that is ideal for architectural planning, interior design projects, 3D modeling and landscaping.

    This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £263.00
    Concession: £165.00

  2. Garden design for beginners

    Garden design for beginners

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 6 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Explore the exciting opportunities and challenges involved in designing an urban garden. Develop your creative skills and learn to maximise the potential of even the smallest spaces through practical workshops, using planting and design techniques.

    This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £170.00

  3. A short introduction to Rhino

    A short introduction to Rhino

    Course Date: Mon 8 Mar 2021 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    This course is designed to introduce Rhino software as a tool for designing for 3D Printing, taking you through the basic commands, and how they can be used to develop your designs and produce accurate 3D prints.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £75.00

  4. Introduction to AutoCAD 2D

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 13 Mar 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    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 is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £140.00

  5. Try it out: garden design

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 30 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Get a taste of how you can improve your outside spaces and complete a short exercise to help you plan and develop your garden design ideas. This course provides a great introduction to further courses in Garden Design.

    This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    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

  6. Discover colour in interior design

    Course Date: Thu 8 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Curious about colour? This short online course will guide you to making more effective use of colour in interior design. Whether working for clients or on your own home, it will increase your confidence and understanding of colour and encourage a more daring and experimental approach.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £10.00
    Senior fee: £10.00
    Concession: £10.00

  7. Artist talk: Emilia Netto - Inspiration and the design process: How the design process can lead to unique outcomes

    Course Date: Fri 9 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Join Emilia Sutherland Netto, designer and maker behind the jewellery brand Ember & Ore.Emilia believes in using a mixture of modern and traditional manufacture and design techniques to achieve highly detailed and sculptural outcomes. In this talk Emilia will discuss the sources of inspiration behind her work and the various stages of her design process. With useful approaches, techniques, and a live demonstration this talk will be valuable to all with an interest in art and design.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £5.00
    Senior fee: £5.00
    Concession: £5.00

  8. Garden design: small spaces

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 13 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Make the most of your small garden and learn design and plant selection techniques tailored to your space. Discover how to understand your site and explore practical design solutions and tips on choosing the right materials and plants for your garden.

    This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  9. Design tips for a Mediterranean garden

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 18 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Inspired by the informal gardens of the Mediterranean, this style of planting is low maintenance and drought tolerant. Discover how to achieve this relaxed look for your garden on this short, informed course.

    This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  10. Laser cut a leather accessory: cuff

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to laser cut leather on this introductory course. You will learn some basic drawing skills in Adobe Illustrator to produce a design that will be cut or etched into leather. The completed leather can then be used to make a soft cover for a book or on other bookbinding and craft projects. Suitable for beginners.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  11. Balcony and roof garden design'

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 24 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    City Lit offer a range of Garden Design courses, including Design tips for a Mediterranean Garden, Start Planting Design for your Roof Terrace.

    This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  12. SketchUp Pro stage 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 27 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to visualise and model interior spaces and 3D forms with this easy-to-use and intuitive program. It is a perfect addition to our interior and/or garden design courses. The software is very affordable and available for home use on a PC or Mac.

    This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £263.00
    Concession: £165.00

  13. Introduction to laser cutting for jewellery

    Introduction to laser cutting for jewellery

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 31 May 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Adobe Illustrator is a vector drawing software widely used in industry for preparing artwork for outsourced processes such as laser engraving and water-jet cutting. This course will introduce using Illustrator for preparing files for laser-cutting, and the exciting possibilities laser-cutting provides specifically for jewellery-making.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £100.00

  14. Introduction to designing your own garden

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 1 Jun 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Transform your garden and learn design and plant selection techniques tailored to your space. Discover how to understand your site and explore practical design solutions and tips on choosing the right materials and plants for your garden.

    This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  15. Develop your skills in Vectorworks

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 22 Jun 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you’ve used Vectorworks in the past but need to revise, update and develop your skills, then this is the course for you. Refine your approach to 2D drafting and basic 3D modelling on this practical one day course.

    This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £125.00

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