Product Design A Level at Bacon's College
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.
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
Creative problem solving with design outcome Exam: Externally set examination.
Personal Investigative Study Exam: Externally set examination.
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.