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Product Design - 3D Design A level at Haileybury Turnford School

Course description

Working through the design process: You will learn about the design process as you apply your skills, knowledge and understanding to a real life design project. Think about the objects that you love. Your mobile phone with its delicious curves as designed on a computer screen. The car you yearn for started life as a reduced size clay model. A building that you admire sprang from the drawing board of an architect. And it’s not a new phenomenon. Our fascination with 3D design goes back to flint arrow heads and earthenware pots. As a 3D designer you are at the crossroads of a number of skills. Of course you need creativity, in order to imagine the shape and function of the object. But you’ll also need to know about manufacturing processes, materials and marketing.

Bringing ideas to life:

3D Design is an enormously satisfying career. You have an idea and – with the use of tools like clay or computers - it comes to life. Imagine how satisfying it must be for the person who designed the iPhone to hold the finished product in their hand.


Entry requirements

5A*-B grades and a grade B in RMT / Product Design or Engineering at GCSE. A strong Literacy skill set will also be required as evidenced by the GCSE English grade achieved.


Future opportunities

3D design could take you into a number of exciting career paths. Of course there’s product or automotive design. But what about computer generated cartoons? Or maybe CAD for industry appeals to you more? This course could take you into architecture, teaching, manufacturing, advertising or engineering.

What skills will I learn?

Product Design will help you develop a number of skills:

·How to gather research and explore a topic

·How to investigate facts and use deduction

·How to put over your point of view fluently

·How to model and manufacture products

·How to work as a team to achieve results

·How to take responsibility for your own learning.

3D Design goes well with other subjects. If you want a career in design you might also consider Art & Design, Business Studies, Computing or Electronics as companion A Levels.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Haileybury Turnford School directly.

Last updated date: 18 October 2017
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