The creative industries accounted for 284,400 businesses - or just over one in eight of all UK businesses - in 2016.
"Never thought I'd go to uni; now it's two years later and I've got an unconditional place on a BA Hons in Interior Architecture and Design at Nottingham Trent!"
"I am much more confident talking about my ideas, my work and presenting to clients. We do this all the time and I don't even think about it now, I just do it."
Students progress to careers in;
- Product and Furniture Design
- Interior and Environmental Design
- Architecture and Model Making
- SFX and Prop design
- Industrial and Automotive Design
- Computer Aided Design; including animation and manufacturing specifications
What can I do next?
After successfully completing the UAL Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design (3D Design) you can progress to the second year of specialist study on the UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design (3D Design).
What will I be doing?
- Produce creative solutions in response to industry based client briefs.
- Learn technical drawing, model making and Computer Aided Design methods.
- Investigate the construction and manufacture of prototypes.
- Research international design history and materials/processes application.
- Explore ways of presenting design ideas using digital media.
- Practice verbal and visual communication skills to a sophisticated level.
- Develop appropriate skills/qualifications in English Maths and software applications.
- Enrichment programme of visits including the Design Museum, Royal Institute of British Architecture (RIBA), Science Museum and the 100% Design Show
- Individual and group research into commercial use of materials and manufacturing techniques
- Embedded employer engagement including live briefs and group projects integrated into the study programme and assessed by industry clients
- Develop an online presence to share ideas and showcase skills and design work
- Develop a specialist portfolio of work for direct progression to higher education degree or employment
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed through working on practical assignments producing a range of visual presentations through critiques to peers and clients, design models/prototypes, sketchbooks, technical drawings and CAD visualisations.
- 200 GCSE entry points including English at Grade C (Level 4 of the new 16/17 GCSE grading structure)
- A Level 2 Diploma at Merit level and English at Grade C (Level 4 of the new 16/17 GCSE grading structure)
- You will need to provide examples of art and design work at interview
We also welcome applications from students with relevant experience or qualifications.
What do I need to bring?
You will be required to purchase a course kit at approximately £110, a kit list will be provided, this will give you everything you need for the first term at college but you should expect to replace paints, sketchbooks and some materials as you progress on the course. £50 is payable on enrolment as a contribution towards the cost of study trips and additional specialist materials.