Head of Department
Five grades 4-9 (or equivalent) including at least a grade 4 in an Art subject or Design Technology
Coursework = 60%, Examination = 40%
3D Design is a broad and diverse practical course. You will explore your own interests through a series of projects that you can steer towards your own creative solutions. Using a wide range of materials and techniques you will research, design, develop and produce three dimensional outcomes. These could be designs for furniture, lighting, jewellery, sculpture, theatre or architecture. You will work in a broad range of mediums, such as ceramics, metal, wood and plastic to explore three-dimensional possibilities within design crafts, spatial design and product design. A broad study of a range of artists and designers will enrich and inspire your own creative practice. At the end of the year, your work will be exhibited in our Art Festival.
What skills will I develop?
This course provides a rich opportunity for you to develop your creativity through experimentation and the exploration of a wide range of materials and techniques.
You will develop a wide range of design drawing skills to record and present ideas.
You will experiment creatively with traditional making techniques as well as 3D digital technologies including CAD/CAM.
You will learn how to investigate the work of other designers and make links with your own creative practice, developing your research, analytical and presentation skills.
What topics will I study?
Component 1 – Coursework: 3D Design Coursework incorporating two linked elements (Portfolio/Sketchbook & 1000-3000 words – 60%)
Section A: Generating practical work, ideas and research from primary and contextual sources.
Section B: Supporting study based on a selected topic (1000-3000 words)
Component 2 – Examination: 3D Design Externally Set Exam (15 hours – 40%)
Respond to a stimulus to produce work which portrays the ability to research and develop ideas & links between personal and external work
Where does the course lead?
Previous students have gone on to study Foundation Art and Design, Product Design, 3D Design, Industrial Design, Spatial Design, Architecture, Theatre Design, Engineering and other subjects at University and Art School.