Art & Design (3D)

Specification: AQA

Why study Three-Dimensional Design?

This course has been developed to allow students to actively experience a range of art and design processes and contexts.

You may be contemplating a career in product design, media, film and television, industrial design, architecture, graphics, museum and exhibition work, theatre design, interior design, installation, jewellery, fashion, textiles,3D digital design or teaching Art and Design. This course is a good basis for Further/Higher Education leading to a wide variety of careers in the Art and Design sector and will earn UCAS points that contribute to university admission requirements.

What will I study?

This A Level two unit award is a two year course.

  • Component 1: Portfolio (60% of A-Level)
  • Component 2: Externally set assignment (40% of A-Level)

You will take part in practical projects and skill development work. You will learn to carry out independent research from various sources whilst working on assignments, and to work to set questions/ briefs. ICT will be widely used both for practical work, portfolio and written assignments.

You are required to work in one or more areas of three-dimensional design and you may explore overlapping and combinations of areas such as:

  • Ceramics
  • Sculpture
  • Exhibition design
  • Design for theatre, television and film
  • Interior design
  • Product design
  • Environmental and architectural design
  • Jewellery/ body ornament
  • 3D digital design

How will I be assessed?

Unit 1 comprises internally set workshops and assignments. Unit 2 is an externally set project, culminating in a 15hr examination. Both units are internally assessed by your teachers and moderated by the exam board.

Course expenses

Total cost for the first year of the course is £10, which purchases two A3 spiral bound sketchbooks, together with an A1 polythene folder. It is expected that all Three-Dimensional Design students will bring a set of drawing pencils, eraser/putty rubber, pencil, sharpener and black biro to all lessons.