Architectural Drafting and Design
16-MONTH DIPLOMA PROGRAM
- Careers & Goals:
Architectural Drafter, CAD Architectural Drafter, CAD Designer, 3D Designer, BIM Specialist, BIM Coordinator, BIM Job Captain, Further Design Education
- Skills & Software:
AutoCAD, 3ds Max, Revit, SketchUp, Adobe®️ Photoshop
- Admission Requirements:
Resume, High School Diploma (or equivalent), Enrollment Agreement
- Semester Cost:
Financing options available
ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING & DESIGN PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The Architectural Drafting and Design program at M.A.D.E equips students with a broad range of drafting skills using both manual and digital processes. Drawing classes teach students how to produce architectural sketches, elevations, and renderings by hand with simulated finishes, textiles, and lighting. The digital design and drafting classes train students to design on software relevant to the fields of architecture including AutoCAD, Revit, 3ds Max, SketchUp. Students will produce a wide range of creative designs that are in line with current industry standards and attuned to the latest Building Information Modeling (BIM) systems.
M.A.D.E emphasizes the importance of strong creative thinking and communication skills, to understand technical design jargon and contribute to the design process. To that end, students in MADE’s Architectural Drafting and Design are challenged to conceptualize designs that exemplify their unique artistic vision and practice the verbal and written communication skills needed to present their ideas in a persuasive manner.
With a combination of technical, creative and communication skills focused on job readiness, graduates from M.A.D.E’s Architectural Drafting and Design program are prepared to seek employment or pursue further education in architecture, interior design or product design.
This program is taught entirely in English
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ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING & DESIGN COURSES
Computer Aided Drafting (CAD)
Explore the breadth of design and modeling capabilities within the latest versions of AutoCAD and Revit. Students learn to create technical drawings, architectural plans, elevations and construction documents for a range of residential and commercial projects.
Learn to design environments that facilitate the flow of people through space. Examine the unique requirements of private, public, transportation and work spaces, then devise innovative solutions that inspire connection and improve productivity.
3D DIGITAL MODELING
3D digital modeling is a highly desirable skill that involves the creation of realistic 3-Dimensional images and animations for architectural projects. Architects, interior designers and realtors all rely on 3D modelers to visualize their concepts to clients.
BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING
Examine the industry-wide shift towards the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) systems for managing the complete architectural design and construction process, and learn specific skills applicable to the changing employment landscape.
ARCHITECTURE SKILLS YOU’LL MASTER
CAREERS & OUTCOMES
Graduates of the MADE Architectural Drafting and Design program are prepared to seek entry in the job market in the positions listed above and other related industries. The school supports graduates in their job search by providing contacts and offering personalized guidance on interview preparation. For graduates who choose to pursue higher education in the field of architecture, interior design or product design, MADE administration provides one-on-one help with researching schools and preparing their MADE portfolio to apply for substantial merit scholarships.
CAD Architectural Drafter
BIM Job Captain