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A 3 term course where you can explore Product Design, Spatial Design & Applied Craft from day one!

Have you always been interested in how products are designed, or do you like playing with space and moving things around to improve your environment? Are you full of ideas but just don’t know how you can develop and make them real?

If your passion lies in Product Design, Spatial Design or Applied Craft and you know you want to specialise in one of these subjects at university, but have not yet had the opportunity to develop your technical skills and build a portfolio then this course will get you on the right path to your chosen career.

Accredited by the University of the Arts London Awarding Body, this 3-term course is fundamental if you want to progress to university to study a 3D Design related degree. From day one, when you arrive in January you will explore these three core areas, specialising in your chosen area for your final major project.

The UAL Level 4 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design - 3D Design is quality assured by UAL Awarding Body through a rigorous external moderation process and grades are monitored against agreed national standards. It is also regulated by Ofqual.

Product Design

Product Design is about the reproduction and manufacturing of a product. You are required to find the balance between functionality and style via an intensive design and redesign process. Our teaching encourages idea development and a critical approach, so scoping out project requirements becomes habitual.

You will learn about materials and how to manipulate and use them, receive training in using machine and hand tools, create working models and sketch models, develop your ideas through sketchbook work, both 2D and 3D. Be trained with industry standard design software and hardware, use illustration and photography software to bring your finished models to life.

Example skills learned: resources for researching historical and contemporary design, concept generation and sketching methods, technical, scale and cross section drawing skills, prototype making, wood machinery: band saw, table saw, pillar drill, router, disc sander; metal: variety of welding, casting, embossing; plastics: vacuum forming, heat and bending, polishing; ceramics: slip casting, glazing, kiln, glass slump kiln, CAD (computer aided design)

Preparation for degrees in: Product Design, Furniture Design, Design for Industry, Automotive Design, Transport Design, 3D Design

3D Design Craft

Applied Craft is concerned with the creation of handmade, one-off objects in a variety of materials including metal, wood, plastic, ceramic and glass. You will be introduced to a range of techniques and design restraints so you can select the correct materials for the design purpose. Idea development is key because you can choose to specialise with a material or continue to do general Applied Craft at university.

Example skills learned: Glass: Jewellery, sculpture and ornamental design, fusing, slumping & lost wax mould making Ceramics: Hand building, coil building and mould making, glazing, slip casting & resin casting. Metal Craft: Jewellery Making, Soldering & Texturing, incorporating mixed media and re-using old objects

Preparation for degrees in: Jewellery and Silversmithing, Contemporary Crafts, Fashion Jewellery, Ceramics, 3D Design, Design Crafts

Architecture & Interior Design

This is the practise of creating and managing space. You will learn how to be set a problem, research it, push the idea through development and create a computer model. Interior design and architecture have similar design concepts so they share the same project brief, which not only encourages creativity but gives you the opportunity to experiment before deciding which area to specialise in for your final year project.

Example skills learned: Research and investigation to support designing and design development, site surveying, plan and elevation, drawing to scale, casting and model making, presentation and portfolio preparation

Preparation for degrees in: Spatial Design, Interior Design, Interior Architecture, Interior Design Environment Architectures, Landscape Design, Architecture

Terms 1 & 2

Throughout the first two terms you will be set a number of projects which you will work on, whilst developing your portfolio. We will help you to identify the right universities and degree courses to apply to and support you with your university applications through a combination of help from your dedicated University Application Officer as well as your lecturers, who are all experienced designers bringing a wealth of industry knowledge.

Term 3

The third term is all about your final major project. As part of this you will also complete a journal which is a reflection and evaluation of your work.

We Provide

  • 5 days a week contact time
  • small class sizes, on average no more than 15 students to 1 teacher
  • one-on-one support in class
  • personalised portfolio assistance and advice
  • your own dedicated workspace
  • non-precious metals and all ceramic provisions including clay, casting materials & plywood
  • lecturers based in your studio all day Monday to Friday
  • studio access 7 days a week
  • guaranteed participation in a show
  • dedicated university officer, to help with your university applications and careers advice
  • opportunities to broaden your experiences by visiting exhibitions and shows over the world
  • outstanding teachers who are working artists, still exhibiting, bringing industry links and real insight into the world of work
  • a dynamic and global community bringing opportunities, international contacts and friendships

Home/EU Tuition Fees 2018 to2019

Discounted Advance Price* 3 Termly Payments Per Term
UAL L4 Foundation Diploma 3D Design £17,820 £18,180 £6,060

* A 2% advance payment discount is given on programmes of 2 terms or more if payment for tuition and accommodation fees is made in full at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the course.

All programmes are subject to a £300 registration fee and a refundable deposit payment of £2,200 (refundable after the completion of your course)

International Tuition Fees 2018 to 2019

Discounted Advance Price* 3 Termly Payments Per Term
UAL L4 Foundation Diploma 3D Design £26,255 £26,790 £8,930

* A 2% advance payment discount is given on programmes of 2 terms or more if payment for tuition and accommodation fees is made in full at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the course.

All programmes are subject to a £300 registration fee and a refundable deposit payment of £2,200 (refundable after the completion of your course)

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated February 7, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Aug 2020
Duration
3 semesters
Price
6,060 GBP
Home/EU per term| International Students: £8,930 per term
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