What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?
This is an Art and Design course focusing on 3-Dimensional, functional outcomes.
This course will develop students’ capacity to design and make objects and to appreciate the complex relations between design, materials, and making. 3D Design calls for creativity and visual exploration and there will be a focus on drawing and developing ideas as well as producing models and final pieces. Students will participate in a range of activities including practical workshops, team projects and theoretical study. Research and presentation skills will be developed throughout. Assessment is by coursework and examinations.
This course starts with several short projects on different themes, using various materials including wood, metal, plastics, ceramics and plaster. Themes may include jewellery, furniture, tableware and architecture. An extended project follows, where the student decides on the theme, develops ideas, selects appropriate materials and produces a 3D outcome. The extended project will form the majority of the final submission.
Candidates will undertake self-directed research to inform their studies and will use the Design Cycle to generate and refine work. Health and safety is promoted at all times when completing practical tasks.