3D Design

Entry requirements

Merit in Level 2 Art or 3D Design or evidence of skill in designing and making in other subjects.

What will I study

The course has Resistant Materials at its core, aiming to encourage designing through experimentation and innovation.

It is a natural progression from the Level 2 course we deliver, it is assignment based and you will be working through a series of projects in order to gain the necessary skills to design and manufacture in a variety of materials.

The course will be focused on the design process and problem solving, from researching, through drawing and modelling your designs to producing final products.

How will I be assessed?

There are 4 units:

Externally marked units (controlled assessments):

  • Visual Recording and Communication
  • Critical and Contextual Studies in Art and Design


Internally marked units:

  • The Creative Process
  • 3D Design Materials, Techniques and Processes

Is this subject for me?

Fancy being the next Jony Ives or James Dyson? Do you have an interest in how things are designed and made? Our course is very hands-on, and we aim to have all students working independently in the workshop experimenting with materials, techniques and processes in order to develop and create their own designs. If you enjoy designing, problem solving and making then this course is for you.

Where can this lead me?

This course can lead to further study at university on courses such as:

  • Foundation Degrees
  • Product Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Three Dimensional Design and Crafts
  • Architecture

In terms of careers it can lead to jobs within:

  • Product Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Engineering
  • Cad Designer
  • Cad Technician
  • Model Maker
  • Exhibition Designer
  • Craftsman
  • Designer

What else is there?

We have close links with Ricardo who also run the CREST Gold award.

We take part in the Ricardo GreenPower Electric Car Competition.

We have trips to Bowers & Wilkins to tour their facility and explore how they create their world-class speakers.

We have links with The University of Brighton who hold tasters sessions in creative subjects and we have a trip to their inspirational degree show.

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