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AutoCAD for Interior Designers Short Course

Course description

Join AutoCAD for Interior Designers and gain an overview of the industry standard architectural drafting package - Autodesk AutoCAD.

With a focus on 2D computer aided design (CAD) you will be introduced to the AutoCAD user interface and its toolset. By undertaking a series of exercises your tutor will guide you through the skills required to produce a set of architectural plans, sections and elevations. During the course you will acquire a basic working ability with AutoCAIt is advisable to continue working with the software, following the course, in order to retain and develop your skillset.

Course outcomes

You will learn the basics of 2D CAD drafting, enabling you to accurately set out your design proposals. By the end of the course you will be able to create your own architectural plans, sections and elevations, whether it be for architectural, interior, theatre, engineering, or product design.

Who should attend

The course is suitable for designers seeking to add 2D CAD drafting to their skill set. An essential skill for any practising or aspiring interior designer.

Clear, easy to understand lessons:

  • Our tutors will explain things in easy to understand, accessible English. If they need to use any special terminology they will make sure they explain what they mean.
  • New methods will be shown to students through live demonstrations, in a way thats crystal clear and easy to understand.
  • Experience life on campus
  • Network and share ideas with students from across the globe
  • Access the technology and materials relevant to your discipline
  • Shop in our college shops for any materials you might need
  • Ask questions of your tutor in real time
  • Receive feedback and critique on your assignments
  • Experience the many sights of London on your down time

A certificate of completion:

  • You've put the work in so we want to make sure you have something to show for it!
  • As long as you attend a minimum of 80% of your classes, we will provide you with a certificate of attendance.
  • We always recommend you attend all of the classes so that you get the most out of the experience!
  • Certificates are great to compliment your cv.

This course is scheduled to run on campus in a face to face delivery format. Please note that due to the ongoing pandemic situation this course may be adapted in line with UK government guidance or other operational requirements. This may include changing course location (to another UAL site), cancellation of the course, or moving part or all of the course online. In the event of any changes being required we will inform you as soon as possible and support you in any changes required. Please bear this in mind when making any travel, visa, or accommodation arrangements.

Available dates

Enquire about this course and we will contact you when new dates are published.


Topics covered:

  • User Interface
  • Geometry creation
  • Geometry modification
  • Snap settings
  • Blocks, groups and x-refs
  • Fills and hatch settings
  • Area measurements
  • Dimensions
  • Layers, line weights, line colours and line types
  • Scale and plot sheets


Please bring the following materials with you on the first day
  • Notebook and Pen
  • USB Memory stick, if you have one - this is not an essential item
Meet the Tutor:

Join AutoCAD for Interior Designers and gain an overview of the industry standard architectural drafting package - Autodesk AutoCAD.

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