Art, Design and Technology
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Mrs L Devi - email@example.com
Brief introduction to subject:
The 3D design course gives students the opportunity to develop a portfolio exploring selected themes to develop ideas in a variety of different media, techniques and processes. Within 3D Design, students will have the opportunity to explore and combine one or more areas of study: sculpture • exhibition design • design for theatre • interior design • product design • environmental and architectural design • jewellery/body ornament • 3D digital design.
This course will give students the opportunity to increase individual ownership of their work and develop a varied portfolio with a coherent project at the core. · Students will be marked on their observations, experimentation with materials and processes, their ability to analyse their chosen influences, and their own development of ideas. · The subject requires dedication to producing work outside of lessons and present this to a high standard.
What our students say
"There is a great supply of materials and equipment to support any design ideas that you wish to bring to life! I loved seeing my creations materialise."
Collaborative Laboratory (Co.LAB)
Collaborative Laboratory (Co.LAB) is an award-winning design and research initiative within the Birmingham School of Architecture & Design. We co-create and co-produce creative transdisciplinary projects with a unique teaching process combining undergraduate and postgraduate students working collaboratively with our staff.
Students from BCU work closely with our yr12 and 13 students to ‘close the gap’, when transfer to university or the world of work.
GCSE Design Technology NEA Grade 6
GCSE Art & Design Grade 6
Unit 1 comprises internally set workshops and assignments. Unit 2 is an externally set project, culminating in a 15 hour examination. Both units are internally assessed by your teachers and moderated by the exam board.
Unit 1 - Course work portfolio
Students will undertake a practical investigation into an idea, theme, issue or concept. This practical work will be supported by written material. The focus of the investigation will be identified independently by them and will lead to a finished outcome (a final piece of work). The investigation will demonstrate their ability to develop a cohesive line of argument whilst evidencing their practical skill. A wide range of techniques will be explored using an appropriate range of materials and processes.
Written aspect of this unit is important and should link to contemporary or past practice of artists, designers or Craftspeople. Candidates should submit no less than 1000 and no more than 3000 words
Unit 2 - Externally Set Assignment
Students will be provided with an externally set question paper. The question paper consists of a choice of eight questions to be used as a starting point. Students will be required to choose one of these questions as the focus for their investigations. The question papers will be provided on 1st February every year.
Following the preparatory period they will undertake 15 hours of unaided supervised time in which they will develop an outcome or a series of outcomes.
Foundation art and design course or direct entry to degree level to study a number of creative disciplines which may include: Photography/Digital Media, Graphic Communication, 3D Design, Sculpture, Fashion Textiles, Architecture and Interior Design, Set design, Landscape Design, Games Design, Urban planning, Structural Engineering.