Film Design International is pleased to offer tuition for AutoCAD draughting in the film industry.

Draughting conventions learned on a traditional drawing board during the FDI Art Direction courses are transferable to the computer. The AutoCAD course can be added to the ‘Certificate in Draughting’, the Advance Course or as an independent module. AutoCAD has varied architectural applications and this course will be taught with your own skill set and the film industry in mind. The course is led by a very experienced tutor with both working knowledge of both traditional and AutoCAD disciplines.

Who is this course suitable for?

  • New to AutoCAD: The aim of the course is to introduce the student to 2D drawing, editing and management features of AutoCAD.*
  • Those with a little AutoCAD experience, or if you are self taught and wish to enhance your skills.*

What will you learn?

AutoCAD students will develop an understanding of the core principles of AutoCAD and become competent in employing the full scope of commands. Successful completion of the course will prepare you for progression to more advanced work.

The Syllabus

Basic Steps:

  • Navigating
  • Using Layers/Levels outputs as an introduction to drawing exchange

Main Operations:

  • Create Objects/Elements
  • Selection Tools
  • Manipulate Objects/Elements

Advanced Features:

  • Using Inquiry Commands
  • Properties
  • Annotation (text and dimensions)

Duration and cost:

  • 48 hours – 2/3 days per week over a fortnight. Your schedule will be arranged directly with the CAD tutor.
  • COST £950 + VAT

*Limited bursaries are available for students who would like to do the course but find the fees restricting, we can make an application on your behalf if you are accepted on to the course.

*Basic IT skills are a pre-requisite but no previous experience or ability with a CAD system is necessary.

Contact us about this course

In every persons career there are always key mentors and supporters along the way. For me, Terry is one of these people and FDI was the start of a career I love.

Andy Proctor

Draughtsman (Star Wars: Force Awakens, Rogue One, Cinderella)

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Learning the traditions and discipline of hand draughting was a revelation, and placed me firmly on my current career path.

Dorrie Young

Senior Draughtsman (Harry Potter, Legend of Tarzan, Justice League)

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I would highly recommend the course to anyone with the determination and drive wishing to enter the incredible world of the Art Department.

Liam Morgan

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I thank Terry for believing in me, all those years ago and for giving me the confidence and skill set that are required in the Film Industry today.

Damian Leon Watts

Assistant Art Director, (Mission Impossible 5, Dad’s Army, Woman in Black)

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Our Tutors

Associate Tutor

Ray Stanley BA MA FRSA

Ray Stanley BA MA FRSA

Auto Cad Tutor

A.N. Kealoha (Kee)

A.N. Kealoha (Kee)

Guest Tutor

Peter Young

Peter Young