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3D Design and Architecture (Level 3) - Full-time


Course outline

This course is perfect if you love design and want to explore how it is applied to spatial understanding, 3D creativity, modelmaking and 3D problem solving. It’s a great start to a career in architecture or 3D design.

You’ll learn creative design techniques, concepts and processes and in our 3D workshop and alongside the theory of design principles, gain practical skills in exploring 3D materials. These include:

  • Card
  • Wood
  • Metal
  • Plastics
  • Ceramic
  • Plaster

You will experience 3D rendering/CAD software and develop technical skills to support your creative ideas, research and resolution and explore the history of design and architectural styles and the impact of changing contemporary issues on design.

Live projects, competition, site visits and links with local designers and architects are embedded into the course to build employability skills. Work placements are promoted and supported to build your CV and progression opportunities.

You can expect to learn about:

  • Drawing and visual communication at the core
  • 3D workshops
  • Research
  • Analysis and evaluation
  • Computer modelling
  • Presentation and exhibiting

You’ll create a portfolio of work to help secure a university place, apprenticeship or employment.

How to apply for this course

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Location Date


Stoney Street
25 Stoney Street


Start: 9th September 2019

Course code: C000288 / Q001698


UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Architecture and 3D Design


2 years

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

You’ll need:

  • 5 GCSEs at Grade 9-4/A*-C, including English Language and Maths – both of these must be grade 9-4/A*-C or Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Maths; or
  • A relevant Level 2 vocational qualification with English and Maths GCSE grades 9-4/A*-C

You will also need a folder of artwork.


Continuous with final assessment points at the end of year and year 2.


Choose to follow with a higher education course, an apprenticeship or employment in industry.

Career opportunities include:

  • Architectural model maker
  • Architect
  • Interior designer
  • Product/furniture designer
  • Set design for TV, film and theatre
  • Architectural visualiser
  • Landscape architect
Additional information

Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, check out our Financial Help page for information on fees and funding!

Why not come along to our End of Year Shows 2019 and see what our current students have been working on.

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