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Art and Design

3D Design: Interior, Product and Exhibition Design HND

Campus Granton Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 8

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2024

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Course overview

The HND 3D Design course is a forward-thinking and innovative course that provides an advanced design education for students with a strong interest in the specialist areas of 3D design practice. Responding to industry-focused design briefs you will gain essential skills and knowledge of the 3D design industry to support advanced progression onto Degree level study or employment in the fields of 3D Design, Interior, spatial, product or exhibition design.

You will benefit from working in our dedicated 3D Design studios and MacLabs to develop advanced skills in specialist software, technical drawing, sketchbook and model making to explore your ideas and concepts whilst investigating historical and contemporary Designers work to contextualise and critically evaluate your own work. You will use research to synthesise information relevant to 3D Design activity to develop and evaluate design proposals and solutions from conception to final production drawings and 3D work.

Design thinking and the design process underpin the course giving you the skills relating to a range of spatial and built environments to produce successful design outcomes to a high standard using specialist materials, techniques, professional requirements and regulations.

Our 3D Design students are very successful and receive advanced entry offers on to prestigious Degree-level programmes across the UK and become successful 3D Designers. 

What you will learn

Year 1

  • Art and Design: Creative Process
  • Developmental Drawing
  • Product Design: Illustration
  • Design Semantics
  • Interior Design Project: Development and Realisation
  • Interior Design Project: Research and Concepts
  • Product Design: Materials and Manufacture
  • Exhibition Design: Creative Concept
  • Interior Design: Construction and Details
  • 3D Design: Graded Unit 1
  • 3D Design: Model Making
  • 3D Design: Introduction to Lighting
  • Art and Design Context
  • Digital Imaging
  • Art and Design Project

Year 2

  • Interior Design: Design Details and Construction Techniques
  • 3D Design: Digital Modelling
  • Art and Design Context: Personal Investigation
  • Interior Design: Concept Project
  • Interior Design: Finished Project
  • Interior Design: Scheme Project
  • Exhibition Planning and Design: Development
  • Exhibition: Temporary Structures and Events
  • 3D Design: Portfolio and Presentation
  • 3D Design: Graded Unit 2
  • Creative Project for Artists and Designers

How the course is assessed

  • This a practical studio-based course where your work is assessed by portfolio submission throughout the year

Number of days per week

  • 3 days per week

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
  • Adult learners with relevant employment/life experience/skills will be considered for entry to this course

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

All applicants for this course are required to submit a Digital Portfolio and will be invited to a portfolio review session.

Specific information on Digital Portfolios and review Sessions for the course you have applied for will be sent to you after you submit your online application form.

For more information and advice on your portfolio please read the Art and Design Application and Portfolio Guide This includes advice on the content, formatting and size of your portfolio but also information on the portfolio review process, what to do if you don’t have a portfolio and the support available for Teachers supporting School pupils preparing portfolios for Art and Design courses.

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English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

The HND 3D Design course at Edinburgh College has a strong reputation for progressing students onto Degree programmes across the UK with advanced entry.

Recognised entry to second and third-year Scottish Degrees dependant on each institution’s specific entry requirements, for example:

  • Interior and Environmental Design BDes (Hons) DJCAD
  • Interior Design BA (Hons) or Product Design Design BA (Hons) ECA Second-year entry
  • Interior Design BA (Hons) GSA
  • Interior Architecture and Design BA (Hons) HWU
  • Interior and Spatial Design BDes (Hons) Edinburgh Napier

Recognised second or third-year entry to the rest of the UK 3-year Degrees dependant on each institution's specific entry requirements.

Career options

  • Employment as an interior exhibition retail or lighting designer

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Granton Campus Full time 26/08/24 41 Weeks

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