This course is available to UK/EU students only.
Three dimensional design involves the design and prototyping of functional consumer products; furniture, jewellery and accessories, the design of interior and exterior environments (civic, public and commercial spaces) and the production of concept models.
You will develop proficiency in a wide range of communication and technical skills from hand drawings, Computer Aided Design drawings, physical model making and knowledge of structure, construction, materials and detailing. The course content reflects this, enabling you to build a portfolio of design work and skills depending on your individual interests and ambitions.
Throughout the programme, you are supported and encouraged to take part in work placements and build relationships within the design industry.
Take a look at the course booklet to find out more.
All progression routes outlined below are currently valid; however available progression will be updated on an annual basis in accordance with changes in UH provision.
Entry is to Level 5 or Level 6 depending on individual performance. Additional routes may be available to students at the time of FdA completion.
This programme aims to develop your creativity and skills in carrying out projects to meet the needs of clients and audiences. In addition the programme will provide you with:
Visit our Instagram @creative_hub_enterprise to follow our current students exciting creative exploits.
When you successfully complete the course, you may wish to progress directly into employment or to a BA Honours degree in Interior & Spatial Design, Contemporary Applied Arts, Product Design, Industrial Design or Model Design at the University of Hertfordshire. Students are eligible to progress to the final year of a BA honours, and will be supported by college and University staff in making their decision.
The Foundation Degree 3D Design programme has a 98.5% progression onto employment or further studies on completion (DLHE).
We’re proud that many of our students are working right across the creative industries with leading companies in the UK and internationally. We encourage versatility, which can lead to a wide range of career opportunities within the design industry in the field of architecture, interior design, product design, industrial design, graphic design, jewellery design, model making, exhibition design, producing props and sets for the film & TV industry.
These careers include 3D modellers and visualisers, product designers, CAD specialists, designer-makers and design teachers. With many choosing to continue their creative and professional practice on a freelance, self-employed basis.
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, small group tutorials, course work and practical assignments. Throughout your course, you are encouraged to undertake independent study to consolidate your learning and to broaden your knowledge and understanding of the subject of interest.
You will tackle a variety of briefs ranging in complexity and time scales, some that are directed and others in which students negotiate their direction of the brief. Some projects will take many weeks to complete whilst others will be solved within a matter of hours. The project critique is a fundamental part of our design teaching. The critique is a forum in which students present and defend their project proposals in front of their peers; this mirrors the real life scenario when designers present their ideas to clients.
This programme is assessed from 100% course work throughout the two years. Assessment is continuous throughout the programme with tutor, self and peer assessment with a University Exam Board at the end of each semester.
|Creative Problem Solving (HRC)||30 Credits||Compulsory|
|Historical and Contemporary Context (HRC)||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|WBL: Developing Professional and Employability Skills (HRC)||30 Credits||Compulsory|
|Creative Languages (HRC)||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Creative Vocational Practice (Three-dimensional Design) (HRC)||30 Credits||Compulsory|
|WBL Project: Professional Practice (HRC)||30 Credits||Compulsory|
|Contextual Studies (HRC)||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Cultural and Ethical Debate (HRC)||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Final Major Project - Three-dimensional Design (HRC)||30 Credits||Compulsory|
|Portfolio Development (Three-dimensional Design) (HRC)||30 Credits||Compulsory|
*Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.
The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.
48 UCAS points
IB - 48 points with a minimum of 1 HL subject at grade 4 or above (with the remaining points to come from a combination of HL, SL and Core).
GCSE Maths and English Language at grade 4 or above. Plus an interview or presentation of portfolio may be required.
The University also accepts a number of other equivalent qualifications including BTEC, IB and Access courses – to find out more about the requirements for these and other equivalent qualifications please visit UCAS.
Mature students with GCSE grade C or above English language and maths or equivalent, but lacking traditional level 3 qualifications will be considered on the basis of relevant experience and an appropriate portfolio of work.
|Start Date||End Date||Year||Location||Link|
|15/09/2020||23/05/2021||1||Hertford Regional College||Apply online (Full Time)|
|15/09/2020||23/05/2021||2||Hertford Regional College||Apply online (Full Time)|
|Start Date||End Date||Year||Location||Link|
|15/09/2021||23/05/2022||1||Hertford Regional College||Apply online (Full Time)|
|15/09/2021||23/05/2022||2||Hertford Regional College||Apply online (Full Time)|