Exhibition Stand Design and Visualisation

Exhibition Stand Design
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Short course
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 18 April 2020
  • Course duration: Two Saturdays, 10 am - 4 pm

This two-day course is for marketing professionals who wish to understand what successful exhibition design looks like, and how to present their 2D and 3D ideas to stand builders.

It will help you to develop professional design skills that align to a marketing strategy, and how you can work efficiently and effectively to create stands that have impact.

You will do this by exploring a combination of hand sketching skills, card model-making and 3D computer visualisation.


The course is for anyone who wants to improve their creative design skills and gain a better understanding of how to communicate ideas with stand builders and other stakeholders.

It builds your confidence and skills in utilising industry-standard design techniques and processes, and is taught by professionals who have a unique experience of this industry.

It is largely practical and hands-on, requiring creativity and an openness to experiment with ideas.

What will I gain?

You will leave the course with a clear understanding of the design process and how this can help to develop, refine and communicate a design and marketing idea.

It can contribute towards a design portfolio, enhance the skills section of your CV, and improve your professional knowledge.

Tutor profile: Douglas Gittens is an experienced academic and published researcher who has been teaching architectural design for over 20 years in various universities and art colleges in the Midlands.

He worked as an exhibition designer before teaching architecture and design.

Douglas is a qualified interior and architectural designer, and has postgraduate degrees in Architectural & Spatial Culture and Architecture.

His research interests include spatial and architectural critical theory, architectural representation and drawing, design ideation and creative thinking.

From an architectural background, Sam Duffy has completed RIBA parts 1 and 2 before working in exhibition stand and museum design in Paris, and large scale, luxury residential schemes in London.

With six years industry experience in different sectors, Sam has created a varied and versatile skill set.

He now lectures in Interior Architecture and Design, leading the modules in design communication.

Indicative maximum class size: 10

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:

Email: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

Tel: +44(0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

On this course you will:

  • participate in short, visually informative talks and discussions
  • examine exhibition design case studies, and understand what works and what doesn’t
  • complete studio-based design activities including drawing, idea development and model making
  • receive one-to-one tuition and advice
  • use SketchUp to complete your projects.

How to apply

This course is available for booking via the NTU online store:

18 - 25 April 2020

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

This course is available for booking via the NTU online store:

18 - 25 April 2020

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £325.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

The fee for this course is £325.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

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