Beginner's Course in Vectorworks

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Program Description

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Interior Design is an exciting and dynamic industry which brings together spatial design for living, working and leisure environments.

We offer the stepping-stones to a career in the interior design industry, with introductory courses at level 1 and moving through Diplomas at level 2 and 3, and on towards Higher Education. You can also select to study shorter courses in essential areas such as CAD and Technical Drawing.

Current students describe the experience of studying Interior Design at Kensington and Chelsea College as ‘Easy to follow, engaging visually and verbally, excellent, informative, and professional.’ Our team of experienced teaching staff will support you and guide you throughout your course.

Creativity is at the centre of what we do, with practical studio activity including experimental sketchbook work, constructing spatial models with expressive materials and generating drawings and images to communicate your ideas. Interior design is also a precise and technical subject, where scale drawing, perspective visuals and use of CAD software such as Sketchup, PhotoShop and Vectorworks, are all part of a very contemporary and innovative profession. Learning takes you outside the class, with real projects, visits and contact with London’s design professionals.

Design students at Kensington and Chelsea College achieve great success, with many gaining employment and up to 95% who apply to university are offered places.

Course Overview

This course is for complete beginners with no experience of Vectorworks.

This 5-week beginner’s course will introduce you to the best practices and approaches to working in Vectorworks. Each 2.5-hour session will cover the following:

  • Session 1: Set up a drawing – units, scale, paper, pens, palettes, saving and 2D CAD drawing tools – selection, line and text tool
  • Session 2: Create 2D objects – rectangle, circle and polygon to form shapes
  • Session 3: Use the editing tools – cut, copy, paste. Duplicate array, mirror, rotate, move and send tools
  • Session 4: Create more complex objects – using Add, Clip and Combine surfaces tool and the attributes tool
  • Session 5:
    • Add text and dimensions to drawings
    • Create furniture layouts for a studio apartment
  • Campus: Kensington Centre
  • Times: Mon 18:30 - 21:00 OR
  • Times: Tue 18:30 - 21:00
Last updated February 2018

About the School

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Welcome to Kensington and Chelsea College. Ensuring that you are on the right course is important to us which is why we have a team of dedicated, qualified advisors ready to help and support you in making this decision to study with us. Our friendly, supportive staff are on hand to make sure you have a brilliant experience from the word go. This includes our highly qualified teaching and lecturing staff who are among the best industry connected and award winning tutors you could wish for. Read less