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Technical Drawing for Product Design (Online Short Course)

Technical Drawing for Product Design (Online Short Course)

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Rock Galpin


This course is an intensive drawing course that teaches students the drawing skills required to pin down a design in detail, scale and workings and most importantly communicate the design to the manufacturer so that it can be produced. Technical drawings or Orthorgraphic drawings are a globally recognized language and an essential skill for any designer who requires their product to be produced.

This course with cover the basis of Orthorgraphic technical drawing in 3rd Angle, from drawing templates, General Arrangement drawing, Parts Drawings to notating and dimensioning based on BS 8888: 2017

This could really aid the journey to have your product ideas actually produced that combined with Artscom courses, Introduction to 3D Design, Furniture Design for Beginners or Furniture Design – Intermediate may well lead to specialism in a successful degree application. This course would also be highly useful to help, in part, develop a folio for a degree application or to aid your own professional practice.

Topics covered
  • Introduction to Orthorgraphic Drawing
  • Technical Drawing Templates
  • 3rd Angle Elevations
  • Anotating and dimensioning
  • Sections and detail

By the end of the course you will have;
  • Knowledge of what Orthorgraphic drawing is and how it can be utilised
  • The skills to produce a Orthorgraphic drawing of a selected object
  • Learnt how to annotate and dimension a drawing
  • Learnt how to produce sections and parts drawings
  • Produced an Orthorgraphic drawing

Who is Technical Drawing for Designers (Online) for
The course is perfect for new designers, designers or students looking learn or improve their technical drawing skills, or professionals wanting to learn technical drawing.
Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Why choose a CSM Online Short Course
Our online learning short courses allow you to experience Central Saint Martins wherever you are in the world. Additionally all CSM Online Short Courses include

  • Live sessions with expert
  • Lesson recordings
  • Practical assignments
  • Personal feedback
  • VLE with course content
  • Forums for support
  • 3 months online access
  • CSM Certificate upon completion

Visit Frequently Asked Questions for further details about preparing for your online course, including any equipment you need.

Please note that all courses are taught in UK time. To compare times, please check World Time Buddy.

Tutor Description

Trained with 7 years design education, finishing at Central Saint Martins with an MA Industrial Design, Rock Galpin has set up a number of design companies including his current practice, Rock Galpin Studio, specialising in product and furniture design, founded in 2005, originating from Studio Orange, which he founded in 1995.

Rock has won a number of awards for his designs including The Laurent Perrier Design Award in 2005 and has been featured throughout the world in the press and TV alike.

Rock's clients include; Aram, Authentics, Boss Design, Frem, Diageo, Bartle Bogle & Hergarty, Covo, Candy & Candy, Connection Seating, Designers Guild, Heals, Purves & Purves, Weber Shandwick, Hill & Knowlton and Channel 4, The British Council, Conran Shop, Geoffrey Drayton, Bacardi Global Brands, Ogilvy & Mather, Saatchi & Saatchi. In addition, Rock's own brand collection of design/supply furniture supplies to several architects and interior designers such as BDP, Swanke Hayden Connell, Featherstone Young and Waugh Thistleton.

Combined with his studio practice, Rock Galpin has also taught on the BA Product Design course for over 20 years and is a mentor on MA Industrial Design and is one of the original short course tutors now running seven short courses/online courses in furniture and product design at Central Saint Martins.


In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please have the following materials/equipment for the first class:

  • Notepad and pen
  • A recent computer with a recent operating system
  • An up-to-date web browser. (It would be advisable to ensure you
  • have access to two separate web browsers eg Safari and Mozilla
  • Firefox or Google Chrome and Internet Explorer)
  • Microphone (a headset with microphone/headphones is recommended)
  • Headphones
  • Webcam

Finally, a good broadband connection is also recommended. (Mobile data 3G/4G or a mobile dongle might not provide sufficient bandwidth).

Available dates