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Interior Design
Software Toolkit (Dubai)

Course Duration

12 x 3 Hour sessions
(2 days per week over 6 weeks)

Next Course Dates

13th January - 19th February
(See full dates below)

Entry Requirements

No qualifications required, just an interest in learning AutoCAD, SketchUp & Photoshop

Assessment

No exams — Course exercises only, practice in-studio and at home

Course Summary

Master Key Software Tools in this All-in-One Course

Enrol on this one-month workshop to learn the essential software programs used in professional interior design. This integrated course will provide you with skills in AutoCAD 2D, SketchUp and Photoshop – a great package to prepare you for your first professional interior design project.

You will build on skills you’ve already learned in manual drafting during your course studies, and create computer-drawn floor plans and elevations with great ease, speed and accuracy, using AutoCAD 2D.

You will then transform your 2D drawings into 3D models and scenes using SketchUp, in order to communicate your design proposal to clients in a professional and artistic way and help them visualise the finished interior space.

You will also learn how to enhance and adjust images using Photoshop to create impactful presentations.

There will be plenty of exercises and hands-on training throughout the course.

Join our intensive and lively course in Dubai to learn all the design software skills you need to become a professional interior designer!

Why Learn Software Skills?

If you aspire to become a professional designer, you’ll know that how well you present your ideas, communicate with contractors, and manage the schedule and budget of a project is key to its success.

Learning industry standard software programs like AutoCAD, SketchUp and Photoshop is essential for professional designers who want to streamline the design process and succeed in today’s market.

Learning these software tools will help you:

  • Create professional presentations to deliver concepts with impact
  • Communicate your concepts and finishes visually and more clearly
  • Design your own pieces of furniture
  • Make unlimited modifications to your design and layouts easily
  • Calculate areas and quantities for chosen materials accurately
  • Understand all kinds of architectural drawings
  • Coordinate with contractors using your drawings

Course Duration

In-Studio Courses

To complete the course you will need to attend twelve 3 hour sessions over a six week period, on consecutive Monday and Wednesday evenings, 6pm – 9pm. All courses are taught in-studio.

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Our Studio

The NDA Dubai studio is ideally situated at Dubai Knowledge Village. All our in-studio courses take place here.

Our software Tutor is an architect with 15 years of work experience and in-depth knowledge of interior design software programs.

What Will You Learn?

AutoCAD

A powerful design and drafting software used to create accurate drawings. With hands-on exercises, you will learn the features, commands and techniques to create, edit and print 2D drawings.

SketchUp

An excellent tool to create 3D models and visualisations for interior spaces. You will learn how to use key tools and commands, incorporate textures, scenes and styles, and produce visualisations for your designs.

Photoshop

A software application for designers and creative professionals, used for image editing, retouching, creating image compositions, and adding effects. You will learn how to enhance images for your design, add text and create eye-catching presentations.

By the end of this course, you will be able to achieve the following:

  • Create 2D floor-plans and elevations
  • Turn your 2D drawings into 3D models
  • Sketch your ideas in 2D and 3D
  • Create different views for interior spaces
  • Enhance, correct and layer images, and add graphics
  • AutoCAD and SketchUp software licences are included during your study with NDA.

Next Available Course

All Software Toolkit studio courses run 6m–9pm
Monday & Wednesday evenings over 6 consecutive weeks:

January & February Course

Week 1: 13th & 15th January

Week 2: 20th & 22nd January

Week 3: 27th & 29th January

Week 4: 3rd & 5th February

Week 5: 10th & 12th February

Week 6: 17th & 19th February

Standard

Course fee
Dh 5,000
  • For non-NDA students
  • Payment in full on enrolment
  • Limited spaces available,
    enrol now!

NDA Students

Course fee
Dh 3,500 (30% Discount)
  • For former or current NDA students
  • Payment in full on enrolment
  • Please include your student number when you enrol to pay the lower fee!

Get In Touch

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your study options further, one of our tutor team will be happy to welcome you in-studio.

National Design Academy at The Progression Agency FZ-LLC Office, Block 2b, First Floor F29, Knowledge Village, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, PO Box 333207