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Blender 3D Creation Suite – an Introduction

  • Ages: 18+
  • Term: Spring
  • Length: 15 weeks


Blender gives you the freedom to create. This introductory 15-week course will equip you with all the tools you need to conquer Blender and elevate your 3D design capabilities.  

To book your place today, simply click the 'Book Now' button to be taken to AUB's secure online store, where you can complete your booking. You can also sign up to our newsletter for short course updates. 

What you need to know

Spring term 2025

Wednesday 5 February – 14 May 2025 (10 Wednesday 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'll need to provide some basic study equipment. This'll incur an additional cost if you need to purchase it for the course. See the 'What to bring to class' section below for full details.

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

  • Notebook and pens/pencils to take notes
  • USB flash drive

  • Your classes will take place in one of AUB’s Mac suites, however you’re welcome to bring your own laptop to use, if you prefer. If you bring your own laptop, ensure you’ve downloaded and installed the current version of Blender before you arrive. Note the minimum operating requirements.

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About this course

Blender supports the entire process of 3D creation, including modelling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation. This course will introduce you to the boundless possibilities that Blender offers artists.

This course will provide you with a comprehensive introduction to Blender. You’ll explore a wide variety of topics, ranging from software knowledge to the potential of even selling your own 3D art in a practical and productive environment.

This includes understanding the user interface, navigation, topology, 3D mesh modelling, rigging and animation, drivers, constraints, modifiers, shaders, and texturing, through to rendering in real time, AI tools, selling your 3D art and more.

This course is structured in a way to give you the freedom to choose what you want to learn based on the concepts you’ve been taught. Sessions will include a range of demonstrations, practical tasks, examples, and background theory to help build your knowledge and allow you to continue creating beyond this course. Additionally, your tutor will help you set up an individual plan, to improve your skills and to assist you further after you’ve completed this 15-week course.

  • Introduction to Blender, using industry-standard equipment like Wacom drawing tablets
  • Knowledge of different industries (Architecture, 3D Printing, Games, Metaverse and Beauty to name a few)
  • Research, developing workflows, and planning your creations
  • Modelling, shading and texturing
  • Future projects and opportunities for employment

At the end of the course you'll: 

  • Have a practical understand of Blender basics with the consideration of possibilities for future projects
  • Be able to create unique and imaginative ideas realised through 3D software
  • Possess improved artistic skills 
  • Have increased confidence in your own skills and feel inspired 
  • Have boosted creativity and imagination 
  • 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’s 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.   

There’ll be an optional mid-course assignment to enable you to consolidate your skills. 

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Meet your tutor

Jessica Tipper

Jessica Tipper

Jessica Tipper is an artist and teacher with a wide and varied practice that bridges the gap between digital and traditional art forms.

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This could just be the start of your creative journey! After this course, you could further your 3D skills with another short course or look to the future and explore our creative qualifications that can prepare you to further your current career, enable you to retrain to an alternative career path or prepare you for future creative arts studies. 

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