Product Design A Level
|Mode of study||Academic A Level|
|Campus||English Bridge Campus|
|Start date||2 September 2024|
|Course code||DPR-AL (2426)|
A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Maths.
What does the course involve?
Our Product Design A Level course offers a fascinating and practical insight into the world of designing and producing products. Learning in a purpose-built design studio and fully equipped workshop and guided by expert teachers, you’ll be supported every step of the way in your study of this absorbing topic.
You’ll develop your creativity and technical expertise to turn your ideas into real, marketable products. You will learn how to identify market needs and opportunities for new products, initiate and develop design solutions and make and test prototypes/products.
Through a combination of practical design activities and theory you will gain a thorough understanding of the processes involved in turning ideas into functional products and strengthen your critical thinking and problem-solving skills. You will develop intellectual curiosity about the design and manufacture of products and systems, and their impact on daily life and the wider world and gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of materials, components and processes associated with the creation of products.
The Iterative Design Project (which makes up 50% of your A Level) will require you to undertake a substantial project focussed on the processes of explore, create and evaluate. You will identify a design opportunity or problem from a context of your own choice for this project.
How is the course assessed?
In addition to the ‘Iterative Design Project’ in Year two there are 2 written exams that make up 50% of the course.
Many SCG students go on to study degrees in product design, industrial design, design engineering, architecture, and engineering. There are many employment opportunities in the creative, engineering and manufacturing sectors and a number of SCG students have moved to apprenticeships in engineering.
We organise trips for students including the New Designers exhibition in London which showcases the best graduate work as well as a trip to Berlin, the creative capital of Europe, to gain inspiration from workshops, studios, and galleries.
What do I do next?
You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button and then add an additional two or three subjects to make up your academic programme. You can also apply for a second, alternative vocational programme of study via a separate application. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 260401 or email email@example.com
A Level Product Design (Media Studies and Music)
Previous school: Belvidere School
I took Product Design at A Level because I was inspired by my GCSE teacher. I really enjoy how hands on the subject is and using the computers to bring your designs to life. You can explore your creative side in a relaxed environment.
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