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Graphics & 3D Product Design (BTEC) at Norton Hill School and Midsomer Norton Sixth Form

Course description

Anyone who enjoys Graphics, Resistant Materials, Art and is creative. This course will develop your practical, visualisation and CAD/ CAM skills and allow you to explore vocational possibilities. The structure of the course enables learners to identify their own areas of interest and select appropriate units. You will be given the opportunity to work from real life scenarios of a Graphics designer/3D designer within the industry through the units given.

This course enables students to:

Undertake specialised studies directly relevant to graphics, 3D product design and other creative professions in which learners intend to seek employment or further study. 

Develop an understanding of the skills required to develop careers within graphics and related industries

Develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life 

Achieve pathways into higher education or careers in a variety of related industries


Course content

The coursework is broken down into small units of work and this will involve using CAD/ CAM and traditional methods to produce practical samples, final outcomes and experiment with different techniques:

Visual recording - design and develop a product based on a theme given by the exam board

Critical and contextual studies - Looking at a artist or designer given by the exam board as well as a designer of your choice

The creative Process - A design and make task based on a designer of your choice

3D design, materials and processes - Designing a 3D product of your choice using any graphical or resistant materials

Entry requirements

Grade C in GCSE Graphics or Resistant Materials

Future opportunities

This course will allow you to pursue a number of pathways. You can progress straight into employment. The BTEC in Graphics has the equivalence of one A Level, and it is possible for you to progress further into higher education, as successful BTEC qualifications give UCAS points for university applications. This qualification will help you to access a number of university courses at foundation or degree level. There is a wide variety of prospective careers that you can explore, for example architect, graphic designer, 3D product designer, web design, engineer and many more.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Norton Hill School and Midsomer Norton Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 05 December 2017

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