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A Level Product Design

A Level Product Design

Staff, Teaching & Learning

Code: 50021904/9080

Product Designers are thinkers, doers, makers!

This course is an excellent progression from GCSE Product Design where students can develop and explore their particular areas of interest in Product Design.

You will develop the skills required by Product Designers, including design which considers environmental issues, sustainability and environment, inclusive design, marketing, human interface, scales and type of production, manufacture types including CAD/CAM, commercial issues, aesthetics, trend prediction and design history. You will design and manufacture products for the Product Design show. There will be a number of trips and visits to museums and exhibitions in the North West, London, New York and Tokyo. You will have the opportunity to work alongside current designers and industry professionals.

Who is the programme for?

This programme is suitable for students wishing to pursue a career in the Creative sector, namely Product Design, 3D Design and Industrial Design.

How long does it take to complete?

2 years - equivalent to 1 A level

What qualifications do I need?

GCSE A*-C in Product Design or Design Technology and be able present a satisfactory portfolio, interviews will be held for you to showcase this.

What award will I achieve?

A Level Product Design

Examining/Validating Body

OCR

What can I do next?

Students can progress onto higher education, apprenticeships or employment, either within industry or freelance.

Product Design careers include: Product Designer, Industrial Designer, Interior Designer, Architect, Engineer, Stage and Set Design, Sports clothing and Footwear designer, Graphic Designer, Landscape architect, Naval architect, Prop maker, Set designer, Visual merchandiser, Web designer to name just a few.

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