Short courses

Ten short courses on Dezeen Courses

Interested in learning a new skill in 2022? Check out 10 Architecture and Design short courses from Dezeen Courses in the US, Portugal, Hong Kong and the UK, plus distance learning opportunities.


Short courses are an accessible way to hone previous design-related skills, including sustainable design knowledge or drawing skills.

These courses are suitable for beginners looking for a general introduction to design-related topics, or for students with prior knowledge who wish to specialize.

Classes are delivered through workshops, seminars, and masterclasses, both face-to-face and through pre-prepared resources.

Short courses allow students to gain an understanding of the subject without committing to a full program such as an undergraduate or postgraduate degree.

Here are 10 short courses on Dezeen Courses:


Sketch Interiors in One Point Perspective at BehindCanvas

The short online course Sketching Interiors in One Point Perspective from BehindCanvas teaches participants the basics of hand rendering interior perspective views.

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Service Design Masterclass at the Royal College of Art

The Royal College of Art’s Service Design Masterclass online course aims to provide participants with transformational skills to improve customer experience in the service industry.

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Fundamentals of Parametric Design at Pratt Institute

The Parametric Design Foundations short course at Pratt Institute in New York and online aims to equip students with parametric modeling skills through lectures, workshops, and interactive development.

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Digital Design Course at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

The Digital Design Short Course at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago and online provides students with a wide range of skill development in a variety of digital design disciplines.

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Studio First course at Carleton University

The Studio First online course at Carleton University, Azrieli School of Architecture and Planning facilitates postgraduate architectural studies for those with no formal architectural training.

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Design the Future of Mobility workshop at the Cascais School of Art & Design

The Design the Future of Mobility workshop at the Cascais School of Art & Design in Cascais, Portugal teaches students about transport design using real-life scenarios.

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A rendering of a large white building designed by the Unit XV course tutors at Softbiome

Unit XV course at Softbiome

Softbiome’s Unit XV online course provides students with digital 3D modeling and visualization skills appropriate to their level of experience.

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Sustainable Design Foundation at the Pratt Institute

The Sustainable Design Foundation short course at Pratt Institute in New York and distance learning combines practical and theoretical skills to teach the principles of sustainable design.

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Wooden architectural models created by the students of the Wooden Architectural Icons Workshop

Wooden architectural icon workshop at My ArchiSchool

The Wooden Architectural Icons Workshop, part of the Architectural Design 1.0 program, at My ArchiSchool in Hong Kong, teaches students how to create wooden models of iconic architectural buildings.

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Passive House 101 course at Passive House School

Passive House School’s Passive House 101 online course introduces participants to passive house values, standards and practices.

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