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

Master the 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.

Why do I Need 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 and polished presentations that deliver your 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

What You Will Learn


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.



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.


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

Course Details

Total 12 lessons – 2 days a week for 6 consecutive weeks (Mon & Wed)

Next Available Course Dates

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

Timings: Evenings 6pm – 9pm

Location: National Design Academy studio, in Dubai Knowledge Park

Assignments: Some home assignments will be set to allow more practice

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

Software licenses: AutoCAD and SketchUp software licenses are included in the course.

Course Fee

Standard Price
Dh5,000On Enrolment

Please do not include your student number on your application to get the NDA former or current student price.
  • 10 GB Disk Space
  • 5 Databases
  • 5 Domains
  • No online Support
NDA Student Price
Dh3,500(30% Discount)

(For former or current students of National Design Academy please enter your student number when you enrol to pay the lower fee)
  • 10 GB Disk Space
  • 5 Databases
  • 5 Domains
  • No online Support



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.


Call the NDA Dubai Office +971 44 298 788 or email