The HND in three-dimensional (3D) design will introduce the key skills and professional knowledge needed to creatively develop the built environment and the elements within it. You will learn how to design real as well as virtual buildings, spaces and products. Model-making, both analogue and digital, is an important part of this course, and 2D and 3D CAD features strongly. You will learn how to create designs in the virtual world, and to animate them.
While our spatial design studies include planning and construction, and explore the psychological and sensory experience of three-dimensional space, our furniture and product design studies extend these lines of enquiry into the detailed consideration of design at a human scale.
Students are encouraged to experiment with materials and processes and to question the relationship between form and function. The course explains the economic and commercial models which will help learners bring their design skills or new product ideas to the marketplace successfully, while it also examines ethical practice and the role of design in sustaining natural and social environments.
Duration: 2 years
Intake Periods: October / February / April / September
Funding: Students taken this course may be eligible for course funding. Depending on your chosen intake, you must apply for funding within a certain period. Contact a programme advisor for further information.
Our goal is to provide you with the focused knowledge and understanding of digital production needed to qualify for entry-level, industry positions as interior design, exhibition design, furniture design, product design, production design (theatre/television/film), and 3D visualisation. Alternatively students - particularly those interested in a career in architecture - may choose to progress onto higher education through undergraduate or postgraduate degrees and professional qualifications. Additional skills you acquire in digital video production and sound design will broaden your opportunities for a variety of positions in the industry.
In addition to technical proficiency and creative development, your education will help you develop critical thinking, problem solving, and analytical skills that contribute to life learning, providing you with tools to help sustain a long and productive professional career within your chosen industry.
Full secondary education. Minimum 4 GCSE’s (Grade C or above).
Minimum of 2 A levels (Grade D or above) for UK applicants.
IELTS 5.0 (min. 5.0 in each component), PTE 36(min. 36 in each component), TOEFL (IBT) 42 (min. L-9 R-4, S-16, W-13) or equivalent
Mature students (over 21) are accepted, subject to professional references, significant work experience and a strong personal statement
We equip our graduates with skills for immediate entry into careers such as interior design,exhibition design, furniture design, product design, production design (theatre/television/film), and 3D visualisation. Alternatively students - particularly those interested in a career in architecture - may choose to progress onto higher education through undergraduate or postgraduate degrees and professional qualifications.