Product Design – 3D Design (A Level)

Studying Product Design – 3D Design will offer you the opportunity to explore a wide variety of materials. You will learn how to use materials, techniques and processes to communicate your design ideas and how to use them to bring your ideas to life.

Your experimental, developmental and design work will be underpinned by contextual, historical and contemporary influences and you will develop an understanding of scale, form and construction.

You will have the opportunity to use the latest CAD/CAM technology and match your project work to your career aims or areas of interest. Learn about how designers are responding to global issues such as poverty and the environment and develop the skills to be a designer, architect

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Course Insight Subject Highlights

Topics you will study
  • Materials, components and applications
  • Design, environment and ergonomics
  • Design and manufacture
  • Design and market influence
  • Historical and contemporary developments
  • Different styles and genres
  • How images and artifacts relate to social, environmental, cultural and ethical contexts
Progression Routes – What’s in it for me?
  • Earn 35K plus as an experienced product designer or even more as an experienced architect!
  • Product design can lead on to many university options and career paths including: product design, industrial design, automotive design, engineering, furniture design, structural engineering, architecture, ergonomic design, interior design, jewellery design, textile design, theatre design, three-dimensional design
Assessment:

Coursework- 100% (40% externally set assignment)

Awarding Body:

AQA

Results 2017: 100%

 

 

Key Features:
  • Product design is an innovative course that uses new technology and encourages you to work creatively.
  • The course allows you to experience what it is like to work on real life design projects and develop a product for a client.
  • The course gives you the opportunity to visit successful manufacturing companies such as JCB, Toyota, Jaguar and Michelin which allows you to learn about state of the art industrial practice.
  • Throughout the course you will take ownership of your project work and learning which will help develop your skills to be an effective designer.
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How we will help you to boost your CV by developing your skills and qualifications…

We encourage all students to take a broad view of design and technology and develop your capacity to design and make products and appreciate the complex relationship between design, manufacturing and marketing. We work closely with local and national companies on real-life design briefs including Michelin Lifestyle Ltd. This gives you real experience and develops your understanding of working for a client – an experience that will make you stand out to future employers.

What our students say…

“I enjoy Product Design – 3D Design; the lessons are always interactive and fun.”

“I value the teacher support that I get in Product Design, I gained good grades in my exam and the feedback from my teacher helped me to achieve that.”