AutoCAD and SketchUp for Interior Design, Certificate | Arts University Bournemouth | Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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AutoCAD and SketchUp for Interior Design

2 days
339 GBP/full
339 GBP/full
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An absolute beginner’s introduction to AutoCAD and SketchUp for Interior Design, ideal for students currently studying our ‘1-Year Interior Design Programme’ as well as anyone who may have completed one of our introductory interior design short courses. The AutoCAD and SketchUp for Interior Design course is offered by Arts University Bournemouth.


Key facts

This AutoCAD and SketchUp for Interior Design course offered by Arts University Bournemouth is an ideal introduction to using computer programmes for drawing simple plans and 3D representations of spaces for interior design. Through demonstrations, lectures, discussions and hands-on practice you will learn to display your interior design skills in computer aided drawings.

This practical 10-week course is a must-do for aspiring interior designers as it gives you the chance to explore the possibilities that computer-aided design can bring to your designs.

Programme Overview

Your tutor will also introduce you to the basic tools and practices in SketchUp (3D Modelling Programme) including:

  • How to use the drawing tools, measuring tool, push/ pull tool, follow me tool, orbit, pan and zoom tools.
  • How to draw an interior space in 3D, add colours and finishes and then add furniture and accessories.
  • How to draw a building and add a roof, windows and doors.

This is a good starting point if you have never used these programmes before and would like to give it a try and gain confidence with computer drawing. You will learn how to apply knowledge of dimensions, scale and other interior design aspects to your creative ideas, enabling you to create 2D and 3D artwork to a high standard using professional design software.

The course aims to:

  • Provide you with the knowledge to independently use Auto-CAD and SketchUp for interior design projects
  • Enable you to use all of the fundamental software tools to create 2D and 3D drawings and designs
  • Enhance your creativity by showing you another way to communicate your interior design ideas
  • Develop your understanding of annotation, dimensions and scale and how this is used in the software to create accurate drawings and models
  • Provide you with the skills to produce interior design drawings and fully-furnished and decorated 3D models to a professional standard

Programme Structure

Courses Include:
  • Understanding the toolbars and user interface
  • Navigation around your designs on-screen
  • How to use the fundamental tools such as line, rectangle, circle, arc, offset, copy, fillet and trim
  • Using these tools to draw floor plans, elevations and furniture
  • Making blocks to export your work as professional drawings to scale
  • Understanding annotation and dimensions
  • Modelling your designs in 3D with realistic materials and furniture

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 2 days

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The next start dates will be announced in April.




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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • This introductory course assumes students possess no previous knowledge and is suitable for beginners, or those students currently studying the ‘1-Year Interior Design Programme’.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    339 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 339 GBP for the full programme during 2 days.
  • National

    339 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 339 GBP for the full programme during 2 days.

Living costs for Bournemouth

700 - 1000 GBP /month
Living costs

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