SCQF Level 8
Art and Design

Course Overview

HND 3D Design is a forward-thinking and innovative course that focuses on individual learning and design skills. You will gain essential knowledge of the 3D design industry which will allow progression onto further study at a university level or employment in the industry.

On this immersive course you will use cutting-edge and interactive technology. This course is a step towards a fulfilling, creative and successful career in interior, product or exhibition design. You will exercise your creative potential and bring your designs to life through visual and creative development workshops in our art studios. Edinburgh College’s school of art offers largely project-based units which will give you the flexibility to explore your individual skillset in 3D design. 

HND students will have the opportunity to exhibit their work in prestigious galleries for the general public, industry professionals and future colleagues to view.

What You Will Learn
  • Art and Design: Creative Process
  • Developmental Drawing
  • Interior Design Projects
  • Drawing for 3D Design
  • Exhibition Design: Creative Concept
  • Interior Design
  • Art and Design Context
  • Digital Imaging
  • 3D Design
  • Creative Project for Artists and Designers
  • Art and Design Context: Personal Investigation
  • Exhibition Planning and Design
  • Development Exhibition
  • Temporary Structures 
  • Events
Entry Requirements
  • Year one: Minimum of two Highers, UAL Level 3 or Foundation Diploma or SQA NC at SCQF Level 6
  • Year two: Pass all 15 credits available at HNC Level
  • You must submit a portfolio that demonstrates your advanced art and design skills and an understanding of the creative process
English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
  • This a practical studio-based course where your work is assessed by portfolio submission throughout the year
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
  • All applicants are required to submit a Digital Portfolio and attend an Applicant Session.
  • Information on Digital Portfolios and Applicant Sessions will be sent to you after completing your online application form.
Progression And Articulation Routes

Recognised entry to second and third year Scottish 4 year Degree, for example

  • ECA Second-year entry
  • Grays School of Art
  • GSA
  • HWU
  • Napier and Abertay
  • Recognised second-year entry to R.U.K 3 year Degrees
Career Opportunities
  • Employment as an interior exhibition retail or lighting designer
Number Of Days Per Week
  • 3 days per week
Course Cost And Funding Options
Student Stories

HND 3D Design student Chiara Lanza tells us of her creative process and experiences at Edinburgh College’s school of art.

“My passion for architecture and design comes from Italy; the country where I was born and raised. Within two years at Edinburgh College I have developed a personal style of hand-drawing techniques, digital drawings and the construction of scale models. The next chapter for me will be the development of my skills and new experiences at the second year of Edinburgh Napier University in Interior and Spatial Design.” 

Start Date and Time

Full Time

This course will start week commencing...
  • Monday 30/08/2021
End Date

Full Time

This course will end on...
  • Friday 17/06/2022
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Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

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Graduate Book 2020

​Our Graduate Book celebrates the achievements of our HND Art and Design students.  All eight of the HNDs in Art and Design are included and these cover a wide range of specialist subjects that can be studied at Higher Education level at Edinburgh College.​​​

Download the Graduate Book 2020 here...​​​​

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