3D Art & Design - BTEC Level 3 Diploma (Double Award)

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
Please note you can only send one application to this provider.

What will you be working towards?

Code QAr
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This course is suitable for students who have designs on a creative future that will shape the places and resources we will use in our ever changing world. It will challenge and inspire students as the course is created to have a vocational context including research trips to galleries and exhibitions, in order to enhance knowledge of contemporary and traditional art and design. The topics covered on both courses provide students with the opportunities to create portfolios that develop and showcase their individual talents and skills in interior design, product design, furniture design and manufacturing, product prototyping, scale model making and 3D computer design, animation and graphic design.

If you have a creative talent for design and enjoy all aspects of design work, from creating ideas to making the final product, then this is the course for you. You need to be self-motivated and independent to be successful on this course, due to the nature of assessment.

We currently have trips to enrich projects to ROKT in Brighouse, the Royal Armouries, Yorkshire Sculpture Park and London. Students also visit degree shows to inspire student’s creativity and future aspirations.


National Diploma (Double Award) projects:
Unit 6 & Unit 7 – Externally set design brief
Unit 8 – Freelance design to a brief
Unit 10 - Music festival branding and merchandise
Unit 13 & Unit 38 - MP3 product design
Unit 16 – Chair product design and model for a national attraction
Unit 37 & Unit 39 – Interior design for a local organisation

How will it be delivered?

National Diploma (Double Award) - Graded Distinction*, Distinction, Merit or Pass (D*,D,M,P) Equates to TWO A Levels e.g (D*=A*, D=A, M=B, P=C) 

Units 6 and 7 are externally assessed = 36%

Units 8, 10, 13, 38, 16, 37 & 39 are internally assessed = 64%

Entry requirements

Grade 4 in Art or C any DT subject (except Food). If students have not taken a DT subject at GCSE, then a portfolio of work will be considered.*Please note with government changes to GCSE grading system (9-1) we reserve the right to adjust subject entry requirements and to withdraw subjects which do not meet minimum numbers. *All subject specific entry requirements are in addition to the General Entry Requirements    

Your next steps...

This course provides a good foundation for the study of furniture design, product design, 3D design, interior design, animation, illustration, graphic design and architecture at degree level. Students who have successfully completed this course have gone on to study and pursue careers in these areas.