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Graphics Skills Portal

The BSP Graphic Skills Portal is a set of step-by-step guides and tutorials aimed at supporting students' development and learning of graphic skills at the Bartlett School of Planning.

The Portal is a starting point for extended learning aimed at:   

  • helping students to understand and develop core urban design and planning concepts and techniques,    
  • improving students’ software knowledge and skills, and  
  • providing students with an easy-to-navigate out-of-the-classroom educational tool to develop their ideas and proposals.  

Design comes in a range of forms, from the most abstract/symbolic to the very detailed and together these are used in combination to tell a story: the story of how you understand any given urban space and envision its future.  

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Design Process & Techniques

This bespoke series of booklets is an easy-to-use free resource to help students familiarise with the 4 phases of design: Analysis, Visualisation, Design and Presentation. 

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Software Library

Information about graphic software is available to students on campus, off campus and on personal devices. How to download, install and get started on your design journey. 

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Graphic Resources Library

Looking for graphic design resources for your next project? We've compiled a list that include stock images, CAD blocks, fonts, textures, icons and more. 

Current BSP students have the opportunity to enrol in a comprehensive Graphic Skills taught Module that provides a practical guide to producing graphics for planning and urban design projects. 

View course content and enrol →