Leeds, United Kingdom

Digital Design and Fabrication

when 17 July 2022 - 30 July 2022
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee GBP 1820

Digital design and fabrication are revolutionizing the construction industry. These digital technologies give designers the ability to produce models and prototypes to advance real-world construction processes. In this module you’ll gain an understanding of digital design. You’ll also have the opportunity to develop your skills in fabrication processes. You’ll consider key questions including:

How can design move from ad-hoc architectural solutions towards systems embracing flexibility and de-constructability?
How can digital design and fabrication support the development of these systems?
You’ll learn the basics of digital design through the use of programmes and applications such as Rhino and Grasshopper. You’ll develop a design proposal from conceptual design to detail. In doing so, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of the performance of structures. You’ll also consider how forms and configurations can be manipulated for design purposes. You’ll then fabricate a scaled physical model based on the proposal. This module is suitable for students who study science, engineering and related fields. You should have some basic knowledge of parametric design modelling or architecture/structural design.

Module subject to final approval.

Please note, the Leeds International Summer School runs for four weeks (2 - 30 July 2022). You can choose to study with us for two weeks or for the full four-week programme. Each module lasts two weeks so you study one module if you choose to attend for two weeks and two modules if you choose to attend for four weeks.

Course leader

Ornella Iuorio

Target group

Undergraduate/Bachelor students

Course aim

Information TBC

Credits info

5 EC
The module is worth 10 Leeds credits = 5 ECTS. You can transfer the credits earned back to your home degree subject to approval.

Fee info

GBP 1820: Leeds International Summer School (LISS) is an all-inclusive programme. Included in the programme fee is tuition, accommodation, breakfast and lunch, Monday to Friday, module field trips, weekend excursions, social programme and The Edge sports centre membership. The cost of flights, insurance and visa is not included.


If you have a GPA of 3.2 or above (or equivalent) you're eligible to apply for a Merit scholarship worth up to £500. We are also looking for LISS Champions to receive a scholarship of £1000 while sharing their experiences of LISS via different platforms.