Course Overview

This route of 3D Design offers you the opportunity to explore a wide variety of materials, focusing specifically on the Product Design and Architecture routes into the design industry.

In Year 1, you will focus on your own personal skill development, exploring a wide range of design and architecture processes. You will learn to work with materials including plastic, wood and unconventional production materials. You will learn the contextual, historical and contemporary influences of this exciting industry.

In Year 2, your focus turns to your own specific area of interest where you create and/or build your own design. This can be anything from lighting, furniture, a roller-coaster ride or the redevelopment of an iconic building.

The course offers access to a large workshop where you will have the opportunity to use the latest CAD/CAM technology, 3D printers and traditional production tools.

Art and Design – 3D Design (Product Design & Architecture) (A-LEVEL)

Course Topics

  • 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

Course 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


Coursework- 100% (40% externally set assignment)

Awarding Body: AQA


2019 Results: 100%

Where Courses Become Careers

  • 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

Make your mark

How SFC 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.


If you are unsure what course you think you should choose or what career you would like to aspire towards then contact Admissions:

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