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Product Design: Graphic Products at Fakenham Academy (College)

Course description

Graphic Products encompassed a vast range of fields including furniture, fashion, packaging and engineering and is concerned with products that are both mass-produced and craft items. You will develop your ability to analyse and research into a need and apply creative and technological knowledge in innovative ways.

At AS in Unit 1 (Advanced Innovative Challenge) a theme will be set for you to research and investigate. You design, develop, model and then evaluate a solution.
Unit 2 ((Product Study) is a controlled assignment in which you select an existing product, identify weaknesses, then design, model and test possible improvements to it.

At A2 in Unit 3 (Design, Make and Evaluate) you will select a project of your own to develop an working prototype that can be tested and evaluated.
Unit 4 (Product Design 2) covers your core knowledge of design technology together with your material specialism. The second section tests your design skills - you will respond to a given design situation and produce sketches and developments working towards a final proposal.

Entry requirements

All applications will be considered on their individual merits but you will need a basic understanding of the design process and materials which s usually demonstrated by a GCSE in Design and Technology at grade C or above.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Fakenham Academy (College) directly.

Last updated date: 21 July 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years