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Bedford College Group

HNC 3D Design (Bedford)

UCAS Code: 192W

Higher National Certificate - HNC

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1.0year

Full-time | 2021

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2.0 years | Part-time | 2021

This one year programme is designed to be a diagnostic introduction to contemporary 3-dimensional (3D) design, for example: interior design, product design including jewellery and furniture design. During the course you will have the opportunity to develop methodologies for idea generation and strategies for contemporary making. You will be exposed to new materials employed within the 3D design field like Jesmonite. In addition you will engage in contextual understanding of European design and 3D Design from various cultures. The course is run by design practitioners in the purpose built South Bank Arts Centre, and supported by workshops delivered by guest lecturers. In addition, we show at several design exhibitions such as New Designers in London.There is also the option for cultural visits abroad to Europe and American cities.

You will study core and specialist units with the emphasis on building a creative portfolio which can be used:

- To develop workshop and design skills

- As a vehicle for gaining work with a range of prospective employers

- As a possible basis for gaining entrance to a final year on a degree programme.

You will be encouraged to develop a highly individual ideas-based portfolio, pursuing your personal specialist interests from theory to materials and techniques. Students engage regularly with 'live projects' and talks, and have an impressive track record of engaging with commissions and working with established designers and craftspeople.

Past 3D Design HND students who specialised in jewellery design have both progressed to successful careers within the field. One is working for international jeweller Arabel Lebrusan and has been part of the designs for the most recent award nominated bridal collection. The other student is working for Rachael Jeffrey's jewellery school and has recently had her work published in Glamour Magazine.

On completion of the HNC you will have the opportunity to progress onto the Higher National Diploma (HND) in either Product Design and Interior Design.

Modules

You will study core and specialist units with the emphasis on building a creative portfolio which can be used:

To develop workshop and design skills
As a vehicle for gaining work with a range of prospective employers
As a possible basis for gaining entrance to a final year on a degree programme.

You will be encouraged to develop a highly individual ideas-based portfolio, pursuing your personal specialist interests from theory to materials and techniques. Students engage regularly with 'live projects' and talks, and have an impressive track record of engaging with commissions and working with established designers and craftspeople.

You will study the following core compulsory units:

Visual communication in art and design
Ideas generation and development in art and design
Contextual and cultural referencing in art and design
Professional practice in art and design.

In addition you will study from a range of specialist units, including:

Design principles
Product design
Design for performing arts
Specialist 3D technology and processes
Interior design
Properties of 3D material
Product design
Critical study in art and design
Professional studies in art and design
Lighting
Digital image creation & development.

Some of these units are likely to be combined to form a Final Major Project with unit five, Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation. As the course progresses you will be expected to develop more independence and autonomy, and negotiate a personal learning plan to support your practice.

Assessment methods

During the course you will work with a range of specialist lecturers (including practising artists and designers) in well-equipped studios and workshops. Project briefs will be set for each assignment, and you are encouraged to develop a personal response to each task. All activities are supported through one-to-one tutorials and group discussions to inform personal progress and aid assessment. Assessment will be continuous throughout the course, with assignments being graded at the end of each task.

Tuition fees

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England
£5,895
per year
Northern Ireland
£5,895
per year
Scotland
£5,895
per year
Wales
£5,895
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bedford College

Department:

Art and Design

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