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3D Design - Architecture, Interior and Product Design - A Level - 2 years at Longley Park Sixth Form College

Course description

The area of 3D design is an ever growing area of creative design with thousands of career opportunities spanning a wide range of industries. This course is designed to give you the opportunity to develop your creative skills in a lively and stimulating environment. Throughout the course you will explore a wide range of fundamental design skills providing you with the tools needed to be in control of your own design future.

The course focuses on three main areas of design (Architecture, Interior and Product Design) however there are many other areas that you may wish to explore. Throughout the course, you will have opportunities to work alongside professional designers to give you a greater understanding of the creative industries.

Course content

The first year focuses on skills development; these will be explored through a series of small projects giving you the confidence to explore creative design through a range of different methods including:

  • Design Drawings
  • CAD (Computer Aided Design)
  • CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing)
  • Sketch Modelling
  • Solid Modelling
  • Presentation Techniques

Throughout this exploratory stage of the course you will be encouraged to consider which area, or areas, you would like to develop further giving you the ability to focus your own creative development into your chosen area of study.

In the second year, you will focus on the main course components and develop a portfolio. You will be given the opportunity to select the project themes in order to produce more considered 3D design outcomes using advanced processes.

As you progress through the second year of the course you are encouraged to focus your design development to allow you to gain the depth of skill required to progress on to higher level studies or employment within your chosen discipline.  


A number of specifications will be changing and prospectus entries are based on information we have to date. This means that course content may be subject to change.

Entry requirements

You will need at least 5 GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C).  You will normally need at least a grade 4/C in English Language and Maths.

You should have a keen interest in design and have experience of producing your own artwork.  If you do not have a GCSE grade 4/C in Art or a design related subject, you should bring a portfolio of work to your interview.


You will be continually assessed throughout the course based on your practical work. There is a timed practical examination in year 2.

Possible career pathways:

Architecture / Interior Design / Exhibition Design / Set Design / Prop Making / Furniture Design / Product Design / Industrial Design / Automotive Design / Lighting Design / 3D Applied Arts / Sculptor / Metalwork and Jewellery / CAD Designer / Engineering / 3D Animation / Advertising / Concept Designer

Financial information

Everything you must have to undertake the course will be provided by college.  You may have to pay for extras such as trips/visits.

Future opportunities

There is a large range of associated courses running at universities and colleges around the country, covering specialisms such as product design, interior design and architecture.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 14 November 2017
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