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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.

  1. Using colour in Interior Design

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 14 Dec 2020
    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 is FREE if a) You are on a Low Wage or b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). 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: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £15.00

  2. Try it out: garden design

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 19 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Get a taste of how you can improve your outside spaces. You will complete a short exercise and experience our design studio. This course links directs to ‘Roof terrace and balcony design and planting’, code VF345.

    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

  3. Introduction to prop making for film,TV, theatre and display: part 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 22 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you ever dream of conjuring up the props for the next Harry Potter, Doctor Who or West End musical? Are you interested in a career in window display? We'll 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 specialist tutors, 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.

    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: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £175.00

  4. Interior design for beginners

    Interior design for beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 25 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn the delights of interior design that will give your design scheme that ‘wow’ factor. This introductory course provides a step-by-step guide to essential skills, user requirements and the creation of design ideas.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £200.00

  5. Make a laser cut piece of jewellery

    Make a laser cut piece of jewellery

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 3 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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 brooch or necklace inspired by Valentine’s Day to take away. All materials included. 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: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  6. Garden design for beginners

    Garden design for beginners

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 14 Feb 2021 (and 1 other date)
    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

  7. Design your own garden

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 24 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Design your own garden and turn your valuable outside space into an private sanctuary. Discover how to create a secluded garden using considered layout, landscaping and planting to create an extension of your home.

    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: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  8. 3D printing for casting

    Course Date: Thu 25 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the basic steps to 3D modelling and 3D printing for casting. You will take home a simple 3D print of your own design in castable resin. All materials are included. Should you wish to cast your resin print in metal, your tutor can advise you on how to best outsource this.

    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: £152.00

  9. Introduction to laser cutting for jewellery

    Introduction to laser cutting for jewellery

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 6 Mar 2021 (and 1 other date)
    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: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  10. 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: £91.00

  11. Introduction to AutoCAD 2D

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 13 Mar 2021 (and 1 other date)
    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 is FREE if a) You are on a Low Wage or b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). 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: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £140.00

  12. 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

  13. Laser cut a leather accessory: coin purse

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 12 Jun 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to engrave a leather purse design with your own images, pattern or text in our bespoke digital and design lab. Learn some basic skills to personalize an existing template own using Adobe Illustrator. Send your file to be cut on our laser cutter and then construct leaving with your own leather purse design. 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: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

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