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Product Design A Level at Bacon's College

Course description

The aim of A level Product Design is to tie together creative talent, Art and Design to develop students in areas of designing products for a ‘purpose’. Students will look at issues/situation around the world and work to find solutions.

This course is taught through the Art and Design endorsement and therefore encourages a more adventurous and thorough exploration of Design techniques and concepts. Students will be introduced to the basic aspects of design, using research, analysis and evaluation.

They have use of the latest versions software packages that is used in industry to help magnify and elevate their creative ideas, development and make. They will gain complete knowledge and skills in the creative process and the application that is represented in industrial production. Research is the basis done on studies of designer, artists, visits to places of interest (compulsory visit in Europe for no more than a week), photos and guest speakers.

This course allows students to use drawing skills in a range of outcomes. They will learn how to apply their artworks either as part of their design, their actual design, applied on or into their design. Students will understand the relationship of shape, dimensions and proportion through prototyping and producing 3D development of their ideas.

Using their analytical skills acquired during the course, they will be applied to the choice in methods of production of objects. By the end of the two year A level, students will have gained independence in project development, and necessary critical analysis to judge the feasibility of ideas to production for a given market.

Course content

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Entry requirements

Students are expected to have at least 5 A*-C grades at GCSE level, including Mathematics and English Language. Students need a B grade at GCSE Product Design/Art/ Graphics to cope with the workload and the theoretical aspects of the course

Assessment

AS-Level Coursework:

Creative problem solving with design outcome Exam: Externally set examination.

A2-Level Coursework:

Personal Investigative Study Exam: Externally set examination.

Future opportunities

Students who have a creative ambition, wiliness to take risk, and an enquiring mind to pursue areas of: Architecture, Building industries, Product management (product design in a range of materials), Creative industries, Theatre design, Interior design and Exterior design will find AS/A2 an excellent grounding for Foundation degree.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 June 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years

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      Bus:

      The nearest Bus Station is Canada Water served by routes: 1, 47, 188, 199, 225, 381, C10 & P12 (10  mins walk). Directions on foot from Canada Water Station.

      The nearest Bus Stop is Smith Close (Salter Road - next to youth hostel) served by routes 381 & C10 (5 mins walk). Directions on foot from the Smith Close bus stop.


      Tube:

      The nearest Underground Station is Canada Water, served by the Jubilee Line with easy connections to Canary Wharf (DLR), London Bridge (Rail) and the London Underground Network.


      Rail:

      The nearest Railway Station is Canada Water, served by the East London Line. Directions on foot from Canada Water Station. 


      Road:

      Rotherhithe is easily accessible from the South via the A2, A2209 (Deptford Church Street) and A200 (Evelyn Street & Lower Road) , the North via the A13 and Rotherhithe Tunnel (A101), West via the A200 Jamaica Road.


      River:

      Access via the Thames Clipper and Hilton Ferry Service to the Hilton Docklands Pier (approx. 40 minutes from Waterloo Pier) (265 Rotherhithe Street London SE16 5HW). (20 mins walk)