UCLA Extension

Digital Design Suite for Architects & Interior Designers

Master computer-aided design (CAD) with this comprehensive, hands-on 4-course specialization. Students learn why the use of these professional digital tools is essential to the creative process of design and presentation production, and are introduced to using the computer for drawing, illustration, and layout. From there, students will choose between AutoCAD and Revit, two powerful CAD programs used by major design firms. The specialization concludes with a hands-on workshop that covers the basic 2D and 3D commands necessary to construct 3D objects and interiors using the award-winning SketchUp software. Topics include the fundamentals of creating textures, defining materials, using architectural dimensioning, using perspective and isometric views, creating sections, and editing text.

Approximate Program Tuition: $3430
Approximate Cost of Books and Materials: $284
Specialization Candidacy Fee: $50
Unit Requirement: 14

4 Required Courses (14 units)

Course No. | Title Units Fall Winter Spring Summer
ARCH X 468.20 Digital Presentation I: Photoshop/Illustrator 4 / / / /
ARCH X 468.5A Digital Presentation II: 2D CAD/AutoCAD or ARCH X 468.13A Digital Presentation II: Revit Architecture I 4 varies varies varies  varies
 ARCH X 468.5B Digital Presentation III: 3D CAD or ARCH X 438.13B Digital Presentation III: Revit Architecture II 4 varies  varies  varies  varies
ARCH X 468.6A  SketchUp 2

Charts Legend: Fall Winter Spring Summer  Section Offered Online

Course scheduling and fees subject to change without notice.
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