A Level 3D Design
A Level 3D Design is a two year course which will give you the opportunity to explore materials and create three dimensional work using a broad range of materials and techniques. Students who enjoy and successfully complete this subject typically progress onto art and design related degrees.
- Course Information
3D Design is all about living in a modern world, understanding materials and how these influence design.
You will use specialist workshops to explore materials and create three dimensional work using a broad range of materials and techniques.
3D Design is an art based course, where you will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of techniques such as powder coating, Perspex trapping, wire work and creating models in all shapes and sizes. You will learn how to work to scale from plans and drawings and will use the work of other artists and designers to inspire your own ideas. You will create visual research, through observational drawing from life, as well as taking photographs of inspirational objects from which you will base your designs. You will explore the complex issues within design, how these impact on design and how to develop your initial ideas into a final scaled model.
After completing the course you will be able to progress to university to an Art-related degree course or within Runshaw to our Foundation Diploma in Art & Design.
Some of the specialist areas you will study are:
- interior design
- architecture and environmental design
- product design
- Entry Requirements
For our A Level programme our entry requirements are a minimum of 5x Grade 5.
*Please note that A Level English requires a Level 6 in GCSE English
*Please note that A Level Maths requires a Level 6 in GCSE Maths
*Please note that A Level Sciences require a Level 6 in GCSE Maths and Science
- How will I be assessed?
The course is currently assessed by an internal unit of coursework which counts for 60% and an external exam which counts for 40%.
- Progression Pathway
Employment or higher education in the art and design field. Examples are Interior Design, Architecture, Product Design, Furniture Design and Sculpture but this is not exclusive. This course allows entry to a wide range of HE courses, depending upon your combination of A Levels.
- National Careers Service
For guidance about what careers subjects can lead on to please follow this link to the National Careers Service.