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3D Design (Bedford Site) Bedford College Group Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

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Course summary

This one year programme is designed to be a diagnostic introduction to contemporary 3-dimensional (3D) design, for example: interior design, product design including jewellery and furniture design. During the course you will have the opportunity to develop methodologies for idea generation and strategies for contemporary making. You will be exposed to new materials employed within the 3D design field like Jesmonite. In addition you will engage in contextual understanding of European design and 3D Design from various cultures. The course is run by design practitioners in the purpose built South Bank Arts Centre, and supported by workshops delivered by guest lecturers. In addition, we show at several design exhibitions such as New Designers in London.There is also the option for cultural visits abroad to Europe and American cities.

You will study core and specialist units with the emphasis on building a creative portfolio which can be used:

  • To develop workshop and design skills

  • As a vehicle for gaining work with a range of prospective employers

  • As a possible basis for gaining entrance to a final year on a degree programme.

You will be encouraged to develop a highly individual ideas-based portfolio, pursuing your personal specialist interests from theory to materials and techniques. Students engage regularly with 'live projects' and talks, and have an impressive track record of engaging with commissions and working with established designers and craftspeople.

Past 3D Design HND students who specialised in jewellery design have both progressed to successful careers within the field. One is working for international jeweller Arabel Lebrusan and has been part of the designs for the most recent award nominated bridal collection. The other student is working for Rachael Jeffrey's jewellery school and has recently had her work published in Glamour Magazine.

On completion of the HNC you will have the opportunity to progress onto the Higher National Diploma (HND) in either Product Design and Interior Design.

Course details

Modules

You will study core and specialist units with the emphasis on building a creative portfolio which can be used:

To develop workshop and design skills
As a vehicle for gaining work with a range of prospective employers
As a possible basis for gaining entrance to a final year on a degree programme.

You will be encouraged to develop a highly individual ideas-based portfolio, pursuing your personal specialist interests from theory to materials and techniques. Students engage regularly with 'live projects' and talks, and have an impressive track record of engaging with commissions and working with established designers and craftspeople.

You will study the following core compulsory units:

Visual communication in art and design
Ideas generation and development in art and design
Contextual and cultural referencing in art and design
Professional practice in art and design.

In addition you will study from a range of specialist units, including:

Design principles
Product design
Design for performing arts
Specialist 3D technology and processes
Interior design
Properties of 3D material
Product design
Critical study in art and design
Professional studies in art and design
Lighting
Digital image creation & development.

Some of these units are likely to be combined to form a Final Major Project with unit five, Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation. As the course progresses you will be expected to develop more independence and autonomy, and negotiate a personal learning plan to support your practice.

Assessment method

During the course you will work with a range of specialist lecturers (including practising artists and designers) in well-equipped studios and workshops. Project briefs will be set for each assignment, and you are encouraged to develop a personal response to each task. All activities are supported through one-to-one tutorials and group discussions to inform personal progress and aid assessment. Assessment will be continuous throughout the course, with assignments being graded at the end of each task.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code 192W
Institution code B23
Campus name Bedford College
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

In order to begin this course you will need a Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, UAL Level 3 Art and Design, or A-Level Art and Design.

Other requirements:
Portfolio of Art and Design work.

Essential:
Level 3 qualifications in an Art and Design subject.

Desirable:
A Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

Mature students will be considered individually on experience rather than qualifications. Entry will also be subject to a successful interview, where you will be asked to present a portfolio of your creative work, including sketchbooks.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualifications

https://www.bedford.ac.uk/our-courses/subjects/art-and-design/3d-design-btec-hnc

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Portfolio


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5,750 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5,750 Year 1
Scotland £5,750 Year 1
Wales £5,750 Year 1

Additional fee information

You will need a minimum of £100 per year for materials, dependent on project requirements. Resource fee of £150 to cover: Jesmonite, sheet acrylic, timber, sheet/tube/bar brass. Train fares for (optional) visits to the Design Museum and Material Lab in London.

Provider information

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Bedford College Group
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Bedford
MK42 9AH


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