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Considering a creative degree with us in September 2020? Click here or email to find out about our next Digital Drop-in event on Wednesday 27 May.


8 Week Design & Make (Almost) Anything course

In need of improving your digital design and manufacturing skills to support your studies or employability?

Then come along to Hidden Talent in Devon - Design and Make (Almost) Anything at Plymouth College of Art.

Based in Fab Lab Plymouth with its state of the art facilities and machinery, this eight week course teaches participants to use Fusion 360 software.

The future of 2D and 3D computer aided design and manufacturing, Fusion 360 is a complete design tool that allows you to store and develop ideas, from concept to production. Relevant in a wealth of industries, from textiles to the built environment, and from toys to tech, Fusion 360 is a great skill to have throughout the creative industries and beyond.

The Design and Make (Almost) Anything course will support the development of your skills across the design and manufacturing aspects of the software package, including sketching, sculpting, scanning 3D objects, 2D laser cutting, 3D printing and CNC machining. The course will culminate in each participant developing a personal project.

And it's all free! This opportunity is fully funded by the European Social Fund.

No experience of computer aided design or manufacturing needed. However, participants will need to be computer literate. All equipment and materials provided. You just have to bring the enthusiasm (and meet the following criteria):

  • I am 16+
  • I live in Devon
  • I'm eligible to work in the UK (i.e. I have a National Insurance number)
  • This course will support my studies, employability or career change
  • I will attend AT LEAST six sessions (located at Fab Lab Plymouth, Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place)

    Week 1: Wednesday 08/02/20, 18:00-21:00

    Week 2: Wednesday 15/02/20, 18:00-21:00

    Week 3: Wednesday 22/02/20, 18:00-21:00

    Week 4: Wednesday 29/02/20, 18:00-21:00

    Week 5: Wednesday 05/02/20, 18:00-21:00

    Week 6: Wednesday 12/02/20, 18:00-21:00

    Week 7: Wednesday 19/02/20, 18:00-21:00

    Week 8: Wednesday 26/02/20, 18:00-21:00

Please note that places on this course are subject to fulfilling the eligibility criteria above. All courses are subject to participant numbers and will only run if sufficient numbers are achieved. Plymouth College of Art reserves the right to cancel a course if insufficient participant numbers are recruited.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Email Project Coordinator Beth at, call +44 (0)1752 203434 ext.614 or call or text +44 (0) 7969 054336.

How can I sign up?
Click here to register.

What: Hidden Talent in Devon - Design and Make (Almost) Anything
When: 8 Jan - 26 Feb, every Wednesday from 6pm - 9pm
Where: Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place, PL4 8AT
How much?: FREE

  • Masterclass
  • Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place, PL4 8AT
  • Free