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.

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. Try out laser cutting

    Course Date: Wed 4 Nov 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Mixed Mode (Online and Onsite)
    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 design. All materials included in a choice of colours. Suitable for absolute beginners.

    Please note: the first session of this course will be delivered online. The second session will be delivered onsite at the college.

    This course will be delivered online and onsite. 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

  2. 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: £75.00

  3. Introduction to AutoCAD 2D

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 7 Nov 2020 (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: £279.00
    Concession: £140.00

  4. Introduction to concept boards

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 23 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Concept or mood boards are the best way to bring together all your ideas in one place before committing. This short online course will guide you to make more effective use of concept boards in interior design. It will increase your confidence and understanding of how to develop and communicate ideas to your client.

    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: £29.00

  5. A short introduction to freeform modelling in Rhino

    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: £55.00

  6. Planting tips for herbal remedies

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 29 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: £75.00

  7. 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 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: £29.00

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Introduction to laser cutting for jewellery

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

  13. Laser cut a leather accessory: coin purse

    New 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

  14. 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: £90.00

  15. 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

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