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Starts:
2018/2019  
Days:
TBA 
Study Mode
Full Time 
Assessment:
Coursework 
Level:
Area:
Design & Visual Arts & business services & Enterprise 
Course Code:
HFNID1 
 
Entry Requirements
5 GCSEs grades A*-C / grade 4 or above (or acceptable alternatives), including English Language and an art or textiles-related subject, or portfolio of artwork.

If you do not already hold a minimum of grade C/4 or above in GCSE Maths/English Language you will continue to study for these (or a Functional Skills qualification) alongside your course. 
 
 

UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in 3D Design

This course focuses on the practical development and application of knowledge and skills required by anyone wishing to pursue a career in architecture, interior design or product design. The programme is designed to help you to discover and develop your talents, interests and strengths within the spectrum of 3-dimensional design. You will work on live, industry standard briefs and exhibit your work in a final show so that you are prepared for work in industry. You will also take part in trips and visits to local galleries and museums.


About the Course

This course focuses on the practical development and application of knowledge and skills required by anyone wishing to pursue a career in architecture, interior design or product design. The programme is designed to help you to discover and develop your talents, interests and strengths within the spectrum of 3-dimensional design.


The course is a nationally recognised qualification and has been designed to develop the breadth of skills and knowledge to allow successful progression to Higher Education, Apprenticeships and into related employment. We aim to provide you with the necessary experience to develop the underpinning visual and practical skills that are required across the 3-D specialist area.

Projects will provide you with the opportunity to explore and experiment so that you can develop a clear understanding of the subject and enable you to choose which area of 3-D is of greater interest to you. You will be set projects that allow you to be creative and demonstrate your ability to think, problem solve and communicate your ideas. These are all necessary skills for artists and designers and provide a skill set sought after by both higher education institutions and employers. It will also give you an insight into the type of careers available to you, from retail and exhibition to theatre and set design.

In the first 6 weeks of the course you will embed a range of fundamental skills, from isometric and perspective drawing to modelling techniques. During the second year of the course the emphasis will be on building up your portfolio in preparation for interview. You will also have the opportunity to write your own self-directed brief within the latter stages of the course which will showcase the skills you have learned. Throughout the course you will also learn about the historical and cultural contexts of art and design, and study the work of other architects and designers.

At the end of your course you will exhibit your portfolio of work in a final show, which will provide you with the chance to showcase your talent as well as an opportunity to network and engage with potential employers.

Course Enrichment Opportunities
Course enrichment activities may include activities such as visits to galleries and museums. A variety of visiting artists and designers working at Hillsborough Campus will also extend your practice and personal development.

Staff and Facilities
You will learn from experienced and specialist tutors who will be able to offer advice and support in terms of your studies and future goals. Classes are delivered in well-resourced art studios, IT rooms and specialist workshops for design which you will use to develop your skills in areas such as CAD design. Your course will also include tutor-led demonstrations, presentations and regular tutorials to support your studies.


Key Units

You will work on a series of project briefs that are dynamic and responsive to current design trends, in order to help prepare you for employment in the industry or further specialised study.


Key areas of study will include:
  • Interior design
  • Architecture
  • Product design
  • Retail and exhibition (designing for a commercial space)
  • Furniture design
  • Theatre and set design
  • Model making skills
  • Technical drawing
  • CAD



Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs grades A*-C / grade 4 or above (or acceptable alternatives), including English Language and an art or textiles-related subject, or portfolio of artwork.


If you do not already hold a minimum of grade C/4 or above in GCSE Maths/English Language you will continue to study for these (or a Functional Skills qualification) alongside your course. 


Assessment

Continual assessment of coursework including practical, theoretical and written project work. You will need to present your work at times to tutors and your peers. You must successfully pass each unit in order to progress and achieve the full extended diploma.


You will be assessed internally by teaching staff and by an external moderator from the awarding body, UAL. Your final grade will be awarded at the end of the course after the external moderator has agreed all grades.


Where does this Lead

Students who successfully complete this course may be open to a range of opportunities, including going on to university to study in one of the following areas:

  • Architecture
  • Architecture technology
  • Spatial design
  • Interior design
  • Urban landscape design
  • Product design
  • Furniture design
  • Retail and exhibition design
  • Theatre and TV set design
This programme has historical links with Sheffield Hallam University and many of our students continue their study there.


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Will the course suit me?

An ideal student for this course is one who is motivated with a desire to learn and a keen interest in the subject of design.

As the course is assessed entirely by coursework you need to have good time management skills and be able to work to targets and deadlines. You will also be expected to work independently on project work away from the college for at least 6 hours a week.


Extra Costs

Students are required to provide their own basic equipment and will be required to purchase a specialist kit of meterials and equipment. You will also be expected to pay a studio fee of approximately £50 towards the cost of materials provided by the college.


There will also be costs for a number of visits (local, national and international) which are payable in advance of the trip.

You may be entitled to help with these costs and anything else you need to buy for your course from the college’s Student Support Fund.


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