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  • Product Design
Higher Education Course / V edition

Sketching for Industrial Design

700,00 €
12 Apr. 2023 - 1 Jun. 2023
  • English
Available seats


The freehand drawing, intended as the first and most immediate tool for the representation of the idea and, therefore, the project itself, is increasingly acquiring importance even in the digital age.

More and more importance, in the digital age, is acquiring freehand drawing understood as the first and most immediate tool for the representation of the idea and, therefore, of the project itself. The course aims to provide the tools necessary for the control of freehand drawing. To achieve this, we need to sharpen our graphic skills through the knowledge of techniques combined with continuous experimentation, and to develop a strong capacity to observe reality, starting from the recall of the principles of descriptive geometry seen as a founding tool for all the techniques of representation used in design.




Fausto Brevi Scientific Director
Flora Gaetani Technical Director



Lessons will be held one or two days a week with part-time.

Detailed information available in the course schedule.

Training objectives

The course aims to provide students with a conscious mastery of projective techniques (orthogonal projections, axonometric and perspective) together with knowledge of the principles of representation by analogy of form and graphic techniques for the realization of sketches and freehand drawings, through laboratory activities and exercises aimed at the representation of real objects.

Didactic Modules

Educational content:

  • The basics of descriptive geometry – orthogonal projection, axonometry and perspective
  • Observation of reality
  • The use of the tool: the hand
  • Freehand drawing tools
  • Drawing elementary forms
  • Graphic synthesis: transforming complex objects into real shapes
  • The control of form – intuitive perspective
  • Light and shadows
  • Using colours

Title Released

At the end of the lessons, students will receive the Higher Education Course in Sketching for Industrial
Design Open Badge issued by

Attendance is mandatory by a minimum of 80% of the total lessons hours.

Employment Opportunities

At the end of the course the students will have improved their ability to represent and present design ideas in the field of industrial product design, using freehand drawing techniques.



The course is aimed at graduates, students and professionals of design disciplines.


  • Sketching for Industrial Design (30h): € 700,00, for students € 600,00
  • 2 Courses (Design Tools)  60h € 1.200,00, for students  € 1.000

** Design Tools: Sketching for Industrial Design (30h) + Adobe Tools (30h) . Total hours: 60. offers the community of Politecnico di Milano a 50% discount to be applied to the participation fee for a I and II level Specializing Master or Higher Education Course / Post Graduate Program / Continuing Education Course which manages and provides. The discount is for internal staff (i.e., structured teachers and technical and administrative staff) with active contracts at Politecnico di Milano and members of their household.


To benefit from the discount you will need to:

  • send the selection application to the chosen course with the relevant required documents;
  • successfully pass the selections;
  • send a copy of the applicant’s family status.


Current edition


Fausto Brevi Scientific Director
Flora Gaetani Technical Director