3D Design With Graphic Illustration
This course is all about design and turning your ideas into products for everyday use. If you like drawing, sketching and computer design this is for you. Get ready to manufacture your inventions in wood, plastic, metal and other materials.
What will I study?
During the course you will build up a range of graphic illustration skills to be able to create your own designs as 3D models. These skills will range from pencil and rendered sketches through to using sophisticated software packages such as SketchUp, Photoshop, 2D Design, Artisan and Shaderlight. You will be trained to use our 3D studio tools and machinery — from simple hand tools to use of the laser and 3D printer. During the course you will have the freedom to choose your major design project, which could be architectural, interior design, products, sports equipment or jewellery.
Students can use the facilities in the department outside of timetabled lessons. This extra studio time can be used to enhance practical coursework or to learn more about our computer-aided design packages. You will have access to many trips and visits undertaken by art and design students, and some specific to your course.
Where might it lead?
The course is an excellent foundation for Higher Education and a range of career opportunities. Past students have gained degrees in a wide variety of disciplines including Product Design, Graphic Design, Sports Equipment Design and Architecture. Over the past four years about 70% of our students have gone on to university. Of these, 45% have taken design related courses. Other students have taken Art foundation courses, modern apprenticeships or gone straight into paid employment.