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SketchUP for Interior Designers

SketchUP for Interior Designers

Chelsea College of Arts
Taught by
Gianfrancesco De Falco


Join SketchUp for Interior Design and learn a fast and efficient way to accurately design and present your ideas in three dimensions. Suitable for both beginners and for interior designers looking to refresh or increase their SketchUP knowledge.

Using an interior space as a working example this course will lead you through the process of importing, modelling, rendering and exporting your work.

This relatively simple software package is a powerful tool providing you and your clients with 3D representations of your proposals.

Topics covered

  • Model set up working units and accuracy
  • Import tools
  • Lines and faces
  • Working view options
  • Modelling tools
  • Geometry creation and manipulation
  • Groups and components
  • Texturing libraries
  • Orientation, lighting and shadows
  • Export options
Course outcomes
Following this course you will be able to use SketchUp to develop your design ideas into presentation ready 3D models and export as both a still visualisations or a simple animation. These skills are valuable to both independent designers or those working within a larger design practice.

Who Sshould attend
The course is suitable for students wishing to design and display their proposals quickly within a three-dimensional environment. Suitable for both beginners and those looking to refresh or increase their SketchUP knowledge.


View PDF to explore progression: Interior Design: Your Journey [188kb]

Tutor Description

Born and raised in Torre Annunziata in the south of Italy, Gianfrancesco De Falco attended his hometown Liceo Classico “Benedetto Croce”, a scientific and humanistic school that proposes Latin, Ancient Greek, Italian, History and Philosophy as principal subjects.
After five years of intense study, he enrolled at the University of Naples, Federico II, where he graduated in Architecture.
Gianfrancesco is a qualified teacher having completed a Certificate in Design and History of Arts in Higher Education, in Italy. He has also gained Qualified Teaching Status in the UK.
During his time at University, he focused on Product Design and the Ready Made, which he later showcased at various International exhibitions.
He has 25 years’ experience in Interior Architecture and Design working on international, residential projects and 15 years’ experience of teaching Interior Design.
He currently lives and works as an Interior Architect and Interior Design Teacher in London.


Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:

  • Notebook and Pen
  • 2GB USB Memory stick, if you have one - this is not an essential item
Please note that most materials needed for the short courses are available at the Chelsea College of Arts' Art Shop. Please contact the Art Shop directly for opening hours and availability.

Available dates