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CAD for Product Design - Intermediate

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Student working in the CAD suite

Wednesdays 6 - 8:30 pm, ten weeks

Indicative maximum class size: 10

Aimed at those who have attended a CAD beginners class or have prior experience in the software, this course will further extend your knowledge in the CAD programs.  The course will concentrate on AutoCAD and SolidWorks with optional Photoshop and Illustrator lessons.

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Course Dates

26th April 2017 – 28th June 2017

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Course Description

During this course you will:

  • incorporate your own CAD work and develop your personal approach and an individual project
  • enhance your knowledge of how to produce technical drawings and measurements in AutoCAD
  • explore 3D CAD modelling in Solid Works
  • render sketches
  • produce presentation boards using Photoshop and Illustrator.

What will you gain?

By the end of the course you will have improved your skills in design software and have examples of work in your portfolio.

This course is very useful for professionals working in 3D who have computer experience. It is great next step or refresher for those who want to undertake an art or design course or degree at a later date, and it is also ideal if you are currently on, or have already completed, an art or design course and want to enhance your knowledge and gain further experience.

Tutor Profile: Sarah Turner is an artist and designer with her own business as well as teaching part time at NTU since 2009. She graduated from the university with a BA (Hons) in Furniture and Product Design and now specialises in designing and making beautiful lighting made from waste materials. Her work has been exhibited in Paris, Milan, LA, London and of course Nottingham, and she has completed some stunning and innovative commissions and light installations. See http://www.sarahturner.co.uk/ for more info and to see her decorative lighting products.

“The content was taught at a comfortable pace and covered a lot of content. It was very hands on and made use of ‘learning by doing’. The tutor was also very patient and friendly. Overall a fantastic course.” (RA, June 2016)

“A very knowledgeable tutor who was very attentive. I loved having the opportunity to do laser cutting and having a prototype to take home.” (AM, June 2016)

“Sarah was very informative and I enjoyed her input.” (AS, June 2016)

Any questions?

Email: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813

Boningtons specialist Art Shop is based in the Bonington building on our City site. Run by experienced and friendly permanent University staff, the shop stocks a wide variety of arts and crafts materials.