Product Design A Level at WQE
Product design is seen as a creative process that considers human needs and responds to them. The course encourages the development of specific skills and knowledge associated with product design including research, analysis, drawing, making and testing prototypes along with evaluation and reflection of progress and outcomes.
The core element of the course is based on the creative design processes (how to design) and the innovative use of materials. You will have the opportunity to look at all aspects of the designing activity, investigating and solving problems of a practical and theoretical nature, and developing a critical awareness of design history and context. Design ideas are expressed through a process of drawing and modelling including CAD and CNC manufacturing. You will be instructed in the use of a wide range of tools and equipment and the practical use of a range of materials
In addition to the standard College entry requirements (see below), this course normally requires a student to have achieved Grade 4 or above in a GCSE Art and Design course or Grade 4 in GCSE Design and Technology (Graphic Products or Resistant Materials).
To fully support students who have gained a Grade 4 in GCSE in an Art and Design or Design Technology subject, or those who have not had the opportunity to study these subjects at GCSE, we will ask you to do a short drawing task as part of the enrolment procedure. This is to ensure you can successfully meet the rigours of the course. It would also be helpful for students to bring with them examples of their creative work on enrolment day.
Foundation course in Art and Design, leading to a degree in some aspect of Art or Design e.g. Interior Design, Furniture, Industrial/ Product, Ceramics and other craftbased courses, and Fashion.
Other Degree or Diploma courses. A-level Design is recognised by all Universities for entry purposes. Some engineering-based design courses also require A-level Mathematics.
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How to apply
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