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Exmouth Community College

Exmouth Community CollegeAcademy Trust

Art & Design: 3D Design

Examination board:


Art and design is about using your creative and analytical skills to explore the world around you, working across a range of media to start developing your practical expertise. Whether you want to pursue a career in the creative industries or complement your other subjects, A-level Art and Design has a lot to offer.


Three-dimensional design: learn how to select appropriate materials for three dimensional projects and experiment with texture and surface design. Areas of study include environmental design, jewellery design and product design


At A-level for component 1 you will develop work for a personal investigation into an idea, issue, concept or theme supported by written material. This will count for 60% of your total A-level marks. In component 2 you will produce personal work in response to one of eight exciting starting points which will count for 40% of your total A-level marks.


Possible degree options:

 A-level Art and Design can prepare you for a range of degree courses including: • 2D and 3D animation • fashion and textile design • film and media studies • game design • illustration • product design • photography • set design.


What skills will I learn?

Alongside the practical expertise you’ll develop in your studies, you’ll also learn transferable skills valued in both higher education and the world of work: • analytical thinking • creative problem solving • working independently • research methods • understanding how context shapes meaning • how to communicate effectively.


 How will it fit in with my other subjects?

The analytical and creative problem solving elements of the course will support you in a range of subjects from history, English, business or film studies through to biology, chemistry, physics and maths. Art and design also teaches you how to learn from your experiences and work independently – skills valued by employers and higher education institutions alike.


Standard college entrance requirements: 5 GCSE grade 4 including English Language and Mathematics.

Subject specific entrance requirements: TBC