A career-focused course with access to state-of-the-art equipment helps students gain a strong understanding of the design process and develop an impressive portfolio of work.
Industry-based project requirements help build relationships with employers - and successful completion provides a route on to University or to study a specific area of 3D Design.
The course offers a unique learning experience as modules are delivered in a universal way which facilitates a range of 3D design subject disciplines, yet still enabling students to specialise within their chosen area of study.
The following list highlights the most common subject specialisms that students pursue on both the 3D Design HE programmes at Levels 4&5:
- Product / Furniture Design
- Interior Design
- Model Making and CAD
Other related subject disciplines:
- Industrial Design
- Transportation Design
- UX/UI Design
- 3D Crafts (ceramics, jewellery etc.)
All students on both the Cert HE and Dip HE programmes will gain a comprehensive understanding of the design process and learn how this can be applied to commercial design projects. They will also understand how creative thinking can be used as a powerful tool in business.
With the ever-increasing demand for STEM related subjects and digital skills linked to industry 4.0, both the Cert HE and Dip HE programmes in 3D Design offer a highly valued qualification and value for money (in part reflected in the quality of resources offered and the lower comparable tuition fee to Universities).
On the Cert HE we will be covering the below modules validated by the UEL
The modules delivered are:
- Material Integration
- Design Resolution
- Design Investigation
- Technical studies and Representation
- History and Theory
- Mental Wealth Professional Life
The entry requirements required for the Certificate in Higher Education in 3D Design are:
- 96 UCAS points
- Passes at A2 (A level) in at least 2 subjects.
- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
- International Baccalaureate Diploma with 25 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level and must include Maths at Higher Level
- Access to HE Diploma (QAA approved) with 60 credits overall and 45 credits at Level 3.
- Grade 4 or equivalent in GCSE English and Maths
- Mature entry with Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)
- If you haven't got these you can still apply if you have a strong portfolio of work or relevant work experience. At the interview, you'll need to show your portfolio.
Programme Leader Mathew Brown studied Product Design at Ravensbourne, before completing his MA at Kingston University. He's worked as an educator and practitioner since the late 90s, including as a senior lecturer at UCA, and at UEL (where he still also works). Mathew has also designed and manufactured his own range of interior accessory products, supplying them to The Conran Shop and John Lewis. He continues to develop his own professional work and research opportunities. Mathew is currently working towards a Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
There are excellent chances to work for external clients on 'live' briefs throughout the course, develop industry links and to compete in high profiled student design competitions such as the Royal Society of Arts (RSA)
Completing the course sets students up for a career in the design industry - or to study 3D Design or related subjects at university.