• Course Information

    A 3-Dimensional perspective of art. A Level 3D Design is a two year course which will give you the opportunity to explore materials and create three dimensional work using a broad range of materials and techniques. Students who enjoy and successfully complete this subject typically progress onto art and design related degrees. If you are interested in design, have imagination and want to give your ideas the chance to flourish in a great environment, with expert support and with a wide range of materials at your disposal, then 3D Design is the subject for you!

    • Course Code
    • Exam Board
    • Attendance Pattern
    • Course Level
      Level 3
    • Study Mode
      Full Time
    • Course Location
      Langdale Road, Leyland
    • Age Group
      School Leavers (16-18)
    • Course Duration
      2 years
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  • Overview

    Students explore the work of other artists/designers/ makers, using this, as well as drawing, to inspire their own ideas. Working through the design cycle to produce developed and resolved designs, students explore a wide range of 3D materials, techniques and processes (some traditional, and some not so!) in the development of their work and are encouraged to use both hand and CAD processes.

    Students who complete A Level 3D Design develop a varied and broad range of skills; preparing them well for the future. In previous years, we have seen students moving on to prestigious Universities within Design such as Cambridge, Lancaster and Nottingham Trent.

    Course Highlights:

    3D Workshop and expert technician and teacher support.


  • Entry Requirements

    A minimum of 5x Grade 5s including Art & Design OR Graphic Products / Resistant Materials OR portfolio of work is required.

  • How will I be assessed?

    The course is currently assessed by an internal unit of coursework which counts for 60% and an external exam which counts for 40%. To support and develop our students’ subject knowledge, they have visited cities such as Liverpool and Manchester to view galleries and architecture, as well as visiting the Great Northern contemporary craft fair and the Grand Designs exhibition in Birmingham. There are a number of specialist fields that our students explore, and these include Architecture, Sculpture, Product Design, Furniture, Lighting Design, Ceramics, and Jewellery. Whatever the specialism, students receive all the support they need in our industry standard workshops and during their study periods have access to supported ‘Drop-In’ workshops once fully trained on all machinery.

  • Progression Pathway

    Employment or higher education in the art and design field. Examples are Interior Design, Architecture, Product Design, Furniture Design and Sculpture but this is not exclusive. This course allows entry to a wide range of HE courses, depending upon your combination of A Levels.

  • National Careers Service

    For guidance about what careers subjects can lead on to please follow this link to the National Careers Service.