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Mirfield College

3D Art and Design


Extended Certificate (Single Award)

 This course is suitable for students who have designs on a creative future that will shape the places and resources we will use in our ever changing world. It will challenge and inspire students as the course is created to have a vocational context including research trips to galleries and exhibitions both in the country and on residential trips abroad, in order to enhance knowledge of a range of various design sectors. The topics covered provide students with the opportunities to create portfolios that develop and showcase their individual talents and skills in interior design, product design, furniture design and manufacturing, product prototyping, scale model making and 3D computer design, illustration and graphic design.





Course Outlines

Entry Requirements

Grade 4 in GCSE Art or Grade C any GCSE DT subject (except Food).

If students have not taken a DT subject at GCSE, then a portfolio of work will be considered.

Course Breakdown

 Year 12: 

Open Brief 

Chairs Project

External: Critical and contextual studies in Art & Design

Year 13:

Open Brief

External: Visual recording and communication

Future Opportunities

This course provides a good foundation for the study of furniture design, product design, 3d design, interior design, animation, illustration, graphic design and architecture at degree level. Students who have successfully completed this course have gone on to study and pursue careers in these areas.

Further Information

If you have a creative talent for design and enjoy all aspects of design work, from creating ideas to making the final product, then this is the course for you. You need to be self-motivated and independent to be successful on this course, due to the nature of assessment.

We currently run trips to the Royal Armouries, The Hepworth Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park and London. We have also held residential trips to Barcelona for enrichment and had external speakers in relating to careers in Product Design and Architecture. Students also visit degree shows to inspire their creativity and future aspirations.