CAD for Improvers

CAD for Product Design - Beginners - Mx new
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Short course
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 23 April 2020
  • Course duration: Thursdays 6 - 8:30 pm, six weeks

Aimed at those who have attended a beginners’ class at NTU or elsewhere, or have prior experience in the software through work or studies, this course will further extend your knowledge in the CAD programs.

The course will concentrate on AutoCAD and SolidWorks (with optional Photoshop and Illustrator support if you need it).

What will you gain?

By the end of the course you'll have improved your skills in design software, and have examples of work for your portfolio.

This course is very useful for professionals working in 3D who have computer experience.

It's also a great next step (or refresher) for those who want to undertake a design-based degree at a later stage.

“The content was taught at a comfortable pace and covered a lot. 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

“A very knowledgeable tutor who was very attentive." AM

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's completed some stunning and innovative commissions and light installations.

See for more info and to see her decorative lighting products.

Indicative maximum class size: 10

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:


Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

On this course you will:

  • enhance your knowledge of how to produce technical drawings and measurements in AutoCAD
  • explore 3D CAD modelling in SolidWorks
  • further develop your personal approach to CAD
  • complete set projects (but also have the option to work on an individual project relevant to your profession)
  • render sketches
  • produce professional-quality presentation boards using Photoshop and Illustrator.

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £390.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

The fee for this course is £390.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418