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3D Modelmaking – Concept to Construction

  • Ages: 18+
  • Term: Autumn and spring
  • Length: 15 weeks


On this exciting, extended 15-week modelmaking course you'll discover the processes, materials and techniques used to create amazing models, landscapes, and sculptures.

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What you need to know

Autumn term 2024

Tuesday 8 October – 10 December 2024 (10 Tuesday evenings, 18.00-21.00)

Continuation in spring term 2025

Tuesday 4 February – 4 March 2025 (5 Tuesday evenings, 18.00-21.00)


Suitable for adults aged 18+.


Beginners or anyone with some experience who want to refresh or develop their skills further.

Experience or qualifications required

None – this is an introductory course. We have no formal academic entry requirements for our short courses. If you'd like to discuss if this course is suitable for you, get in touch with us: or 01202 363222.


Any additional costs

You may need to purchase larger quantities of specialist materials as you progress through the course. This’ll depend on the scale of the models you wish to produce. However, projects can be designed to suit everyone’s budgets.

Additional materials and resources will be provided by AUB and is included in your course fee.

  • Notebook and pens/pencils to take notes
  • Any specialist modelling materials you’ve purchased for your projects
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About this course

This extended 15-week modelmaking course will provide you with valuable and specialist insight into the world of professional modelmaking. You'll discover the processes, materials and techniques used to create amazing models, landscapes, and sculptures.

This course allows you to develop a broad-based set of essential skills, giving you the opportunity to develop a personal project. You'll explore the world of professional modelmaking starting with the basics and including architecture models, sculpting, moulding, and casting, dioramas, and more.

For the first five weeks of the course, you'll have the time and opportunity to explore varied materials and skills. Following this you’ll continue with larger, more ambitious projects, using newfound essential and key industry skills.

You'll have the chance to experiment and work with a variety of standard and specialist materials used in the construction of models and be encouraged to use basic materials, silicon, plastics, and polymer clays. The course tutor will expertly guide you through set exercises each week, alongside demonstrations and presentations of prepared examples from sculpting, sets, architectural models, and miniature landscapes.

  • Sculpting
  • Mould making
  • Casting
  • Architectural modelmaking
  • Scale landscapes
  • Hard and soft edged models
  • Personal projects

At the end of the course you'll:

  • Possess the technical skillset required to create your own models from a variety of different materials
  • Understand a wide range of modelmaking types and practices
  • Possess the technical skills to use a range of modelmaking tools safely, effectively, and efficiently
  • Have increased confidence in your own skills and feel inspired
  • Have boosted creativity and imagination
  • Be encouraged to experiment and explore your ideas, remembering that there's no right or wrong way to be creative
  • Possess the foundations to continue creating beyond this course
  • You can request a certificate to confirm your achievements, providing you've a 100% attendance record. To request a certificate please get in touch with us at and confirm your name and the title of course you've completed

Will I be assessed?

No, there is no formal assessment. As the course progresses your tutor will measure your overall performance and offer essential guidance and feedback, so you know how you're getting on.

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