Autodesk Design Academy helps you unlock your creativity through free access to project-based learning modules and courses in 3D design. Each course teaches you to use design thinking and software skills to make innovative designs that have an impact on people’s lives. Authored by leading architects, engineers, artists, and animators, every one of our courses delivers measurable results aligned with academic and industry standards. Our free learning resources, combined with Autodesk’s commitment to providing free educational software worldwide, give you the full toolset to free your imagination and start designing.
Courses offer students an in-depth exploration of how design works in a specific industry. These self-paced courses are comprised of multiple lessons, worksheets, and quizzes.
Hands-on, in-depth projects challenge your students to apply Design Thinking and Autodesk software skills to create unique solutions to design problems. Included resources: instructor and student manuals, datasets, software tutorials, Design Thinking videos, and step-by-step guides.
Autodesk product how-to videos offer a specific set of software tutorials broken down by skill level. Just select an Autodesk product and your skill level, and you’re ready to go.
Design Academy learning content comes in three levels. Students can develop everything from their software to design thinking skills from a foundational to specialized level with content made for everyone.
In beginner-level projects and courses, students learn basic software skills to develop a foundation in 3D design.
Advanced projects and courses challenge students to make connections between software techniques and their own skill sets. These learning materials will connect students with specialized roles to prepare them for industry.
In-depth guides for teachers that put each project in context and give guidance on learning objectives. Instructor manuals also contain rubrics and academic standards alignment tables.
These manuals provide students with an overview of Design Thinking, an introduction to the industry the project relates to, and a notebook with exercises that walk students through Design Thinking and the project.
Lesson plans help the instructor frame the project in a larger context of STEAM-based learning. They feature key terms, guiding questions, rubrics, and academic standards alignments.
Autodesk files that show the beginning and final states of the project. They can also include files the students need to use to complete their project and can be imported directly into the software.
PDF guides that demonstrate exactly how to use Autodesk software to complete a project.
Videos featuring subject matter experts who show click by click how to complete the project.
Share your design work by uploading images, software files, and more. If you’re an instructor, you can also share lesson plans, lectures, and other content you’ve created.
Autodesk Student Experts and Ambassadors are active fans of Autodesk technology and passionate about design and engineering. Learn new skills, build important relationships, and gain practical experience. Join the elite group of students who are the future of making things.
Earn recognition from industry professionals through Autodesk Design for Industry challenges. These competitions challenge you to design a project in Fusion 360 based around an industry theme like home & office, automotive, or audio technology.
Discover the most innovative things happening in design today. From blogs to webinars, you’ll learn about ideas that are shaping the future of design and find inspiration for your own work.