Product Design & The Built Environment
Qualification gained (AS/A2 in 3D Design)
Do you have an interest in modelling your three dimensional ideas using traditional materials such as card, wood, and expanded foam, but also wish to explore the possibilities of computer design and computer modelling? This course offers you the opportunity to both develop your creative practice and your understanding of the wider design industries including Product Design, Architecture and Interior Design.
You will begin the course with a variety of different workshops, working and modelling with wood, clay, wire and foam. We encourage our students to use creative technologies, CAD, 3D printing and laser cutting/engraving to enhance the finish of final outcomes and wherever possible ensure the use of sustainable materials and processes. Throughout the course, you will explore the rich history of design and learn from designers and architects both past and present.
Sketchbooks/creative journals are used to record your evolving skills, both 2D and 3D, CAD and traditional, critically evaluating your ideas and processes as you progress and learn throughout the course. By the end of the first year you will have developed a body of work which fully explores personal ideas through to a final professionally produced outcome.
The course is a blend of creative experimentation and technology, students produce a sketch book of idea’s and combine traditional workshop skills with new manufacturing techniques like 3d printing and Computer Aided Design to produce a 3d outcome of their choice.