The 3D Design A-level course enables students to explore a wide range of materials and processes to create 3-dimensional outcomes. These can be decorative or functional pieces and students are encouraged to experiment and problem solve. Starting points include nature, architectural and man-made structures. Further studies may also include shape, form, surface and texture.
Students are encouraged to become fully involved in the design process and to be open minded to manipulating new materials. All practical work is underpinned by critical and contextual studies and students are asked to research, record and annotate from a wide range of sources. Students will work in a wide variety of materials including paper, card, wood, metal, glass, plaster, clay and wire. Final outcomes may be architectural, lighting, body adornment, sculpture, furniture, set design, product design and 3D design.
What will the 3D design A-Level course prepare me for?
Students who study this course go on to further study and careers in architecture, interior/spatial design, 3-dimensional design, product design, exhibition design, design for television, stage and film, silversmithing, model making, environmental design, sculpture, furniture design, transport design, ceramics and glass. Progression routes from this course have been to the following universities: Glasgow School of Art-Silversmithing, Huddersfield University-Architecture, Manchester Met. University-3D Design, Northumbria University-Product Design, Leeds Beckett-Interior Architecture & Design, Salford University-Interior Design.
Course Entry Requirements
Any Art & Design GCSE Grade 4 or a Technology GCSE Grade 4 including; Resistant Materials, Product Design, Graphic Products, Textiles or equivalent. If you haven’t studied Art, no problem, just come and speak to one of the tutors about the A-level 3D design course.