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Design Technology: Three Dimensional Design GCE AS/A Level 3 at Fulston Manor School

Course description


Three-Dimensional Design is designed to encourage learners to develop skills, creativity, imagination and independence based on personal experience, taught skills and critical understanding. Students will show this through their responses to a range of stimuli. The course provides an opportunity for students to take a personal interest in why Three-Dimensional Design matters and to be inspired and changed by studying a coherent, worthwhile course of study and gain experience of the working practices of individuals, organisations and creative and cultural industries.


The course will focus on Product Design and Realisation


Employment: Career opportunities can be available in many areas, depending on other qualifications. These could include:

  • Clothing/textile technologist.

  • Exhibition designer.

  • Furniture designer.

  • Industrial/product designer.

  • Interior and spatial designer.


    The course also provides the valuable opportunity to build a portfolio of the students’ personal work; this can be invaluable in building self-esteem and may be used in interview situations.


    Students will learn how to explore, research and acquire techniques and develop their skills, knowledge and understanding in a range of approaches specific to Three-Dimensional Design.

    Students will explore relevant images, text, design processes and resources relating to Three-Dimensional Design.

    Students will demonstrate how they can problem solve by designing or creating products which have a decorative or functional role. They may include in their work one-off experimental pieces, traditional crafts, small batch production or industrial design for mass consumption. Students will also demonstrate their understanding of processes.

    Students in Three-Dimensional Design are expected to demonstrate specialisation in particular media or processes to an appropriate depth of study. This can be achieved by working toward the extension and development of particular themes, ideas or issues.

    Drawing skills should be understood and developed as appropriate to the ways of recording and communicating intentions, ideas and emotions in the context of Three-Dimensional Design.



Course content


Component 1: Personal Investigation (portfolio of practical work and a related 1000 word study)

Component 2: Externally set assignment

Entry requirements


Applicants should have 5 9-5 GCSE grades (or equivalent), and a keenness and commitment to learn about and to develop skills in 3Dimensional Design is essential.



Both components will be assessed in accordance with the assessment objectives of the course specification, internally assessed and externally moderated.

Future opportunities

Students will be able to enter a wide range of design related degree courses, or careers such as product design.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your CXK Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.


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: 27 September 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: Can be 1 or 2 years