A Level 3D Design: Product Design Level 3

Full Time

About the course

This A Level is included within the following A Level pathways as a RECOMMENDED CORE subject: Creative Studies; Design and Media It is included in the following pathways as a RECOMMENDED ADDITIONAL SUBJECT: Engineering; Maths, Physics and Computer Science; STEM and Healthcare. However, you can take Product Design with any A Level/equivalent combination – there is plenty of choice and flexibility.

This is a highly practical course, which allows you to follow a broad and balanced study of 3D Design. You will follow an exciting and varied programme of work using a variety of techniques, processes and equipment in order to explore product and 3D design.

Topics in Year One include: Practical responses based on the work of other artists, themes and learn new skills with media, materials, techniques and processes; Externally Set Task. Topics in Year Two include: Personal Practical Investigation; Personal Written Response; Externally Set Task.

You will study the course for 4.5 -5 (first year is 4.5 hours and second year is 5) hours per week and should expect to spend an additional 4.5 hours per on homework and private study. Mock exams are held during the first year (in February/March), but do not count towards the final A Level. Exams for the whole A level are held in May or June of the second year.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4/C or above including English Language and preferably an Art or DT subject OR an art portfolio.

Where next?

This course can help you to get to a Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, HND Textiles, and a degree in any art and design specialism. It can also lead you into a range of careers, including product designer, industrial design, jewellery designer, specialist crafts, 3D design, architect, AR MR & VR digital asset creator, interior design, and costume design.

Work experience and employability

This course does not contain a specific work experience component, but has other activities to help you develop employability skills e.g., live client briefs, competitions, exhibitions, visiting speakers etc. If you would like to undertake a work placement alongside your studies, our Employability Team can help you.

What additional resources will I need?

You will be asked to pay for materials used in your making sessions outside of the workshop period; where these will be provided for free. Students are required to have a small art kit available for drawing and sketching.

Fees information

This course is free to students aged 16-18.

Students aged 19+ will usually be charged a tuition fee, unless they meet certain eligibility criteria for fee remission. For those paying, an Advanced Learner Loan may be available. For further advice on fees, waivers and loans, please contact the Fees Co-Ordinator at Queens Drive.


If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us by emailing enrolment@newcollege.ac.uk

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