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3D Design Crafts Extended Diploma Level 3 at York College

Course description

This is an exciting two year course delivered through inspirational projects by tutors and practitioners in well-equipped studios and workshops.

During the two years you will have demonstrations and workshops to introduce you to the following subjects, techniques and processes:

Wood - carving and furniture
Metal - forge work, casting and welding
Ceramics - slab building, coiling, throwing and glazing
Mixed Media – mould making and plastic forming
Fine Metal - soldering, enamelling and jewellery

You may follow up subjects such as jewellery, furniture design, ceramics, theatre set design, product design, industrial design, car design, sculpture and crafts.

During the course you will work in sketchbooks and on design sheets to collate your ideas. You will also work in workshops and on Apple Macs to ensure your work is professional and well presented. You will have the opportunity to work on live projects with links to industry. You will build a portfolio of your own work for employment or higher education applications.

At the end of the course you will work on a Personal Project in a specialist area, which will be exhibited in the Creative Show for parents, practitioners and VIPs.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above. You will be invited to an interview where you will be asked to show and explain a portfolio of recent art-based work.


You will be assessed through continuous assessment of projects and assignments with constructive feedback through one-to-one tutorials.

Financial information

There is a contribution of £75 a year towards materials payable at enrolment.

Future opportunities

You can go directly into employment or continue to higher education in universities throughout the country or with York College.

Degree courses might include:

Contemporary 3D Crafts (this course is offered at York College)
Art and Design
Theatre/Set Design
3D Design
Glass Design
Interior Design
Furniture and Product Design
Jewellery Design and Production
3D Ceramics Courses
Product Design
Game Design/Animation
Conservation and Restoration

Past students have successfully completed creative degrees at Northumbria University, Sheffield Hallam University, Birmingham University and York College as well as other prestigious universities across the UK.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact York College directly.

Last updated date: 19 October 2016
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