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3D Art & Design - BTEC Level 3 Diploma (Double Award) at The Mirfield Free Grammar & Mirfield College

Course description

This course is suitable for students who have designs on a creative future that will shape the places and resources we will use in our ever changing world. It will challenge and inspire students as the course is created to have a vocational context including research trips to galleries and exhibitions, in order to enhance knowledge of contemporary and traditional art and design.   The topics covered on both courses provide students with the opportunities to create portfolios that develop and showcase their individual talents and skills in interior design, product design, furniture design and manufacturing, product prototyping, scale model making and 3D computer design, animation and graphic design.




Course content

National Diploma (Double Award) projects:

Unit 6 & Unit 7 – Externally set design brief

Unit 8 – Freelance design to a brief

Unit 10 - Music festival branding and merchandise

Unit 13 & Unit 38 - MP3 product design

Unit 16 – Chair product design and model for a national attraction

Unit 37 & Unit 39 – Interior design for a local organisation

Entry requirements

General Entry Requirements:Minimum of 5 GCSEs 9-4 or A*-C including English Language and Mathematics

Subject Specific Entry Requirements:Grade 4 in Art or any DT subject (except Food)

*Please note with government changes to GCSE grading system (9-1) we reserve the right to adjust subject entry requirements and to withdraw subjects which do not meet minimum numbers.

*All subject specific entry requirements are in addition to the General Entry Requirements




Units for both courses are assessed internally and externally through coursework portfolios, which are then internally and externally moderated. There will some units that will have an externally set brief which will be assessed externally.

Financial information

16-19 Bursary Fund

This scheme was introduced by the Government to help students study. Contributions and payments ‘in kind’ have been made to students to help with their individual identified needs, such as:

   •   Travel

   •   Stationery costs and packs

   •   Books and revision guides

   •   Educational trips/residential trips

   •   University Open Day visit costs

   •   Employment/apprenticeship opportunities


Bursaries are available to students in the following categories:



Category One:

Students who are identified by the government at ‘most vulnerable’ will be eligible for a guaranteed bursary of £1,200.

Category Two:

Family income is below threshold for working tax credits/free school meals.

Category Three:

Students who have an extreme financial barrier, mitigating circumstances and/or a short-term specific educational or independent living cost.

Applications will be issued during Summer 2018 for students to return on Enrolment Day.

For more information contact Sixth Form Admissions on 01924 483666 or email

Future opportunities

This course provides a good foundation for the study of furniture design, product design, 3D design, interior design, animation, illustration, graphic design and architecture at degree level. Students who have successfully completed this course have gone on to study and pursue careers in these areas.

Further information

If you have a creative talent for design and enjoy all aspects of design work, from creating ideas to making the final product, then this is the course for you. You need to be self-motivated and independent to be successful on this course, due to the nature of assessment.

We currently have trips to enrich projects to ROKT in Brighouse, the Royal Armouries, Yorkshire Sculpture Park and London. Students also visit degree shows to inspire student’s creativity and future aspirations.

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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    • Contact name:
    • Helen Evans - Recruitment and Events Officer
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01924 483 666
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