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3D Design

What is the course about?

A Level 3D Design offers you the opportunity to be involved in designing, creating and solving problems in order to meet functional and aesthetic needs. You will experiment and work in a variety of materials including both traditional and new technologies. You will be encouraged to learn about and understand different styles and genres of the 3D arts,  including learning about existing designers and design history.

Course content

Coursework projects based on architectural model making,
Interior design, lighting design, furniture design and sculpture.


  • Internally set themed projects.
  • Personal investigation supported by a written element of 1500-3000 words.
  • Externally set project and controlled assessment days.

Career pathways

Architecture, engineering, theatre design, interior design, sculpture, art and design, product design, film and television. 

Entry criteria

Minimum of five 5-9 grades at GCSE.

If you fail to meet the entrance requirement for this subject, then a portfolio of work may further support your application.