3D Product Design


Faculty: Creative and Technical
Subject: Art and Design – 3D Product Design
Subject Leader: Mrs Stangroom, Subject Lead
Staff and Responsibility: Mr Pleasant & Mr Clements
Exam Board: EDUQAS 


Students study two components, where they must produce a body of work that draws on the work of others and communication of their ideas through visual means, the written word and model making. 

Component 1: Portflio (60%)
Students will be required to produce a body of work that shows their skill development in a range of 2D and 3D media. Each student will develop knowledge and understanding of Resistant Materials and their properties, while discovering how to shape, form and finish them in to a range of products and outcomes. All students will be required to write a 1000 word reflective essay about their work and idea progression. 

Component 2: Portflio (40%)
EDUQAS externally set task. Students will be expected to produce a body of work in response to an exam board set task. Candidates will then produce a final outcome during a 15 hour exam. 


This subject is a natural progression from Art and Design at GCSE. Fine Art and Three Dimensional Design. Although other routes will be considered, students are expected to start the course with knowledge and understanding of 3D drawing and observational drawing skills as they will be expected communicate a range of research and design developments through visual communication in a range of 2D Media. 

Students will explore a range of concepts within product and jewellery design and modelling skills to produce product in clay, metal, timbers, plastics and recycled Objects. Students will communicate design ideas through the production of a portfolio of design work which demonstrates their ability to design, sample, and model and produce aesthetical pleasing as well as functional outcomes, such as Jewellery, Sculpture, ceramic works and furniture. Students will develop and communicate ideas through a wide range of 2D and 3D media working in a range of scales. Students will study and explore a variety of existing designers and products from around the world in order to develop their own ideas. 


Students may go on to higher education, apprenticeships or foundation courses or be the gate way to a carrier in construction, carpentry, engineering or mechanics, Product Design, stage or prop design, Inertia Design, Jewellery Design, Furniture and Life style Products or 3D Designer Maker. 


“The UK has the second largest design sector in the world and the largest industry in Europe” – (thecreativeindustries.co.uk) 

“Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.’’ – Charles Eames 

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