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SketchUP for Interior Designers

SketchUP for Interior Designers

Chelsea College of Arts
Taught by
Simon Miller


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 Should 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

Simon is the founder of The Mill | Architecture and Interior Design, he is a registered architect and RIBA member.

Simon has eight years professional experience and has been involved in key UK developments from the small boutique fit out for the Monmouth Coffee Company in Borough through to the luxury high-end fit out for Barclays Investment Bank in Canary Wharf, the redevelopment of the BBC in Northern Ireland and the Royal Mint in the City of London.
Simon graduated from the Canterbury School of Architecture with distinction and continues to stay involved in architectural education and teaching. Prior to architectural education his background was in the fine and digital arts which continues to inform his work.


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