3D Design & Architecture

Level 3, A Level

Duration: Two Year Course

Location: Benfleet

Course Description

A -level -3d -designAn A-Level in 3D Design & Architecture will see you explore a wide range of traditional and contemporary design techniques, from scale drawing to computer-aided design.

You will also look at a number of specialist areas in detail, including: Interior Design, Set Design, Product Design, Architecture and Environmental Design.

3D Design & Architecture is about living in the modern world, understanding materials and how they influence design. 

On this course you will cover a broad range of techniques including:

  • Model making
  • Working creatively with a range of materials and processes
  • Working to scale
  • Creating floor plans with elevation drawings.


  • Drawing and presentation techniques
  • Ergonomics and anthropometrics
  • Colour theory within design
  • Modelling and working with a variety of materials
  • Working to scale
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Exploring functional design
  • Working to design briefs.

How Will I Be Taught and Assessed?

Practical work will be completed on location and in the Art Studio at Seevic College. You will be assessed through exams and on-going in-class assessment. You will undertake one coursework unit and one externally set test in each year of study.

Why Should I Choose Seevic College?

  • Trips and visits to galleries to appreciate the historical development and contemporary trends within the area of art.
  • Optional visit to a European city and/or a residential trip in Year Two. 

What Could I Do Next?

  • Progress to the Foundation Diploma in Art & Design at Seevic College
  • Secure employment in areas such as: Architectural Design, Product Design or Set Design.
  • Progress to study a range of Design-related degrees at university.

General Entry Requirements

Average point score of 5.3, calculated from all GCSE subjects. Your point score MUST include at least five GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above - including English Language or Maths.

If you achieve English at a Grade C/4, your Maths grade must be a D and vice versa.  

Specific Entry Requirements

Grade C/4 or above in an Art and Design or Creative Media subject preferred. Students who have not taken a GCSE in an Art and Design or Creative Media subject may present a portfolio of work to demonstrate passion, commitment and ability at an acceptable level.

All applicants will be required to present a portfolio of work to a member of our team as part of the interview process.

Additional Costs

  • The approximate cost of materials and equipment is £30 per year
  • Trips will cost around £30 a year, with an additional optional visit to a European city and/or a residential trip in Year Two. 

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