3D design courses 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.

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  1. A short introduction to Rhino

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 30 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Rhinoceros 3D is a powerful modelling program that is widely used in a range of industries such as design, architecture, jewellery and engineering. This introductory course offers a great opportunity for beginners to explore this versatile and key digital tool, whilst learning the essential skills needed to start modelling in Rhino.

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

  2. Garden design for beginners

    Garden design for beginners

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 4 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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 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: £279.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £170.00

  3. City Lit interior design course

    City Lit interior design course

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 8 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Mixed Mode (Online and Onsite)
    An exciting chance to learn from professional practitioners of contemporary interior design and decoration, and to build an informed, creative and individual portfolio. The first term introduces key concepts and specialist skills including taster sessions in Computer Aided Design (CAD) using SketchUp Pro. The core part of the course will be traditional drawing techniques, use of colour, space and material, styles and sustainability. The second term emphasises project development, creative problem solving and presentation techniques. This intensive course is for beginners as well as those with some experience in the subject.

    This course will be delivered online and onsite. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £1,549.00
    Senior fee: £1,549.00

  4. Interior design for beginners

    Interior design for beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 12 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £319.00
    Senior fee: £319.00
    Concession: £195.00

  5. A short introduction to laser cutting

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 13 Oct 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.

    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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  6. Rhino intermediate

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 16 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn using more advanced commands and apply these to create more complex 3D models on Rhino software. Send your file to be 3D printed and leave with a 3D print of your own design. All materials included.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  7. Make a laser cut bangle in plastic

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 25 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Understand the process of laser cutting and engraving for fashion jewellery. Learn basic drawing skills of Adobe Illustrator on iMacs creating patterns and textures exporting files ready to be cut in our digital lab. Produce your design in wood and leave with a product and knowledge of further applications. Suitable for beginners and users of Illustrator.

    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: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  8. Introduction to propmaking for film, TV, theatre and display: part 2

    Course Date: Mon 26 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you interested in prop making for film, TV, theatre, window display, photographic industries or live events? Get to grips with everything you might encounter as a prop maker, from creatively interpreting a client's brief, to working to a budget and meeting deadlines. Learn to problem solve and apply a range of techniques to bring a 3D design concept to fruition, getting a real insight into the prop making industry and its challenges. This is part 2 of 'Introduction to prop making for film, TV, theatre and display' so is ideal if you have done part 1 or have some experience in prop making techniques. https://www.citylit.ac.uk/blog/introduction-career-prop-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: £329.00
    Senior fee: £263.00
    Concession: £201.00

  9. Vectorworks for beginners

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 31 Oct 2020
    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 modelling and landscaping.

    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: £329.00

  10. 3D Print a ring using Rhino

    3D Print a ring using Rhino

    Course Date: Fri 6 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn the basic steps to 3D model a ring using Rhino software in our bespoke digital and design lab. Send your file to be 3D printed in resin and leave with a simple piece of jewellery to take away. All materials included.

    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

  11. Introduction to AutoCAD 2D

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 7 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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 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: £279.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £279.00

  12. Laser cut your christmas cards

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 15 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to cut and etch paper with your own images, patterns or text. Learn some basic skills to personalise an existing template own using Adobe Illustrator. Send your file to be produced on our laser cutter and leave with your own Christmas cards. All materials included in a choice of colours. Suitable for absolute 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: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  13. Planting tips for herbal remedies

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 22 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street


    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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  14. A short introduction to freeform modelling in Rhino

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 26 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Through a combination of lectures and practical demonstrations, this introductory course offers an invaluable chance for beginners to learn the basics of freeform modelling in Rhino.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  15. Laser cut a christmas decoration

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 26 Nov 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn basic steps to customise an existing template on Adobe Illustrator and create your own personalised baubles this Christmas. A fun introduction 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: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

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