At Aquinas we love to develop your skill of creativity and imagination and to encourage you to think about the world that you live in and how you are affected by everyday objects and the environment around you. As a 3D designer you are at the crossroads of a number of skills, and of course you need creativity, in order to imagine the shape and function of the object but you’ll also need to know about manufacturing processes and a variety of different materials.
Bringing ideas to life
Almost everything that you experience is affected by design: your environment, your homes, the products you use. Good design is at the centre of your lives. The 3D Design course enables students to explore a wide range of materials and processes to create 3-dimensional outcomes. These can be decorative or functional pieces and students are encouraged to experiment and problem solve. Students are encouraged to become fully involved in the design process and to be open minded to manipulating new materials. Students will work in a wide variety of materials including paper, card, wood, metal, plastic, glass, clay and wire. Final outcomes may be architectural, lighting, sculpture, furniture, and product design.
- 3D Design is an innovative course that uses new technology and encourages you to work creatively.
- The course allows you to experience what it is like to work on real life design projects developing and manufacturing a product in the workshop for a client which you will then evaluate.
- Throughout the course you will take ownership of your project work and learning which will help develop your skills to be an effective designer.
- You will develop a Portfolio of work which is invaluable when applying for design courses in Higher Education and for taking to interview.
- Most importantly 3D Design will give you life skills.