This exciting, innovative and vibrant degree offers exceptional studios, workshops and resources, including your very own individual studio bay, all of which are generous in size to allow you to surround yourself with inspiration all week long.
This unique course will give you the opportunity to investigate and experience using machines to design and make contemporary objects working in the practical disciplines of product, interior design, furniture and develop a professional, practical knowledge of CNC machinery, 3D printing along with more traditional hand and machine craft skills. The two-year course will introduce you to industry standard software and industrial manufacturing and product development machinery and techniques.
The course will give you the opportunity and skills to develop as a three dimensional designer with experience and ability to actually make complex objects. Working on large and small scale projects such as contemporary Shepherd Huts, exhibition design for a fashion show and innovative lighting design. All the projects have a very practical element which will include developing software skills to aid project development and professional presentation. The practical element of the course will develop and refine your understanding and ability to make objects and present working prototypes. Industry standard software includes 3DStudioMax, Photoshop and Solid works, this suite of high level software will give you a very industrial grounding and the opportunity to take your skills straight into industry.
Higher National Diploma - HND
In your first year (Level Four) you will explore: * Developing the ‘Design Process’ through live projects and competitions. * Realistic approach to working in an industrial workshop. * Use Photoshop to manipulate and produce professional presentations. * Use Autodesk 3D Studio Max to create realistic three dimensional environments. * Visiting trade shows including 100% Design in London. * Develop own corporate identity…branding in preparation for employment. * Develop first hand skills and experience in the use of industrial woodworking machinery. * Work with industrial CNC router to manufacture components for projects. * Developing basic skills in the use of 3D printing.
In your second year (Level Five) you will develop: Develop skills and understanding in 3D modelling and design in Solid Works. * Advanced 3D CNC machining and 3D printing. * Mould making and casting. * Professional and commercial links within industry. * Further development of Autodesk 3D Studiomax. * Live projects. * Confidently communicate visually and verbally to clients and employers.
This course offers Continued Professional Development. CPD courses allow you to develop your skills and knowledge relevant to your career path.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Green Lane|
This means the year in which you would like to start the course.
‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.
‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.
You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.
The following entry points are available for this course:
We do not currently accept students from outside of the EU.
|UCAS Tariff||96 points|
|A level||C C C|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass Access to HE Diploma|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Pass Foundation Diploma|
Your potential is our main focus when assessing your suitability for the programme you have applied to. Because of this, we take into account all aspects of your application and not just your academic profile.
If you are a mature applicant (i.e. 21+ years), we will place more emphasis on your portfolio and the skills and experience you can demonstrate at interview.
Your portfolio, which you bring to interview, is an integral part of the assessment. It should demonstrate your current skills, interests and knowledge where appropriate.
It is also expected that you will bring evidence of written work to interview and/or have a Level 2 qualification in English/Literacy.
|Northern Ireland||£6,000||Year 1|