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Design & Technology (3D Design) AS & A Level at Sir John Deane's College

Course description

3D Design is an exciting subject that encourages creative self-expression. Tutors and students work together in purpose built studios to produce stunning work in a dynamic and supportive atmosphere.

Course content

In the first year of study students are given a wide range of small projects that equip them the skills needed to independently undertake their second year. These projects will teach the students how to use the workshop, present and model ideas and use machines such as the Laser Cutter and 3D printer. Students will also be taught how to use computer software such as Photoshop, Illustrator and Sketchup alongside developing traditional skills such as drawing and photography.

Having completed their first year students can then specialise in their chosen field of design in their second year. This takes the form of a 5 month project and students would be expected to produce a folder of work to accompany a final made piece / model. Past projects have evolved around Architecture, Product Design, Interior Design, Graphic Design and Furniture Design alongside more unusual undertakings such as Theatre Set Design and Computer Game Art. It is entirely up to the student which discipline they undertake. I

Assessment

Examining Board: Eduqas 

In the February of the second year students will be given an externally set assignment unit. Again, students are free to choose which design discipline they undertake this in. The externally set assignment expects the students to produce a folder of coursework / design ideas to accompany a final made piece / model. This final piece must be made within 15 hours controlled time but the folder of coursework takes place over February, March and April. The 15 hour controlled exam takes place in late April.  

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As well as gallery visits, some students take part in the Young Artists in Tuscany residential and the department runs a threeday residential drawing and sculpture course. Critical study visits abroad are offered with students visiting Paris, Berlin, Barcelona and New York in the past four years.

Future opportunities

We live in a visual world, everything around us has to be designed by someone. Students go to university to study for degrees in automotive design, animation, architecture, theatre design, jewellery, graphic design, film and television and furniture design to name just a few.

Further information

Glyn Dulson (Teacher of 3D Design). dulson_g@sjd.ac.uk 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir John Deane's College directly.

Last updated date: 18 November 2016
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