The BTEC level 3 Diploma in 3D Design: Interior & Spatial Design is a one year intensive design course that challenges and inspires students to reach professional and industry relevant design skills. Students work through a series of residential and commercial projects. These include architectural interiors, installations and furniture design. Learning takes place in fully equipped design studios and teaching involves lectures, workshops, group and individual tutorials, visits to exhibitions, galleries and trade fairs. All sessions are delivered by professional teachers and practising architects and interior designers.
Students on this course have developed the skills and confidence to gain employment with Fiona Campbell Designs, Susan Osbourne Interiors and many other reputable design organisations. Students have progressed to higher education courses; BA(Hons) Architecture , BA(Hons) Interior Architecture and BA(Hons) Interior Design, and graduated from the University of Westminster, University of the Arts London: Chelsea College of Art & Design, Central Saint Martins and Glasgow School of Art.
• Computer aided design (CAD)
• Orthographic drawing
• Model making
• Materials for interiors
• Photography and digital applications
• Professional practice and portfolio skills
• Written research
What background and qualifications do you need to join? (Entry Requirements)
If you are 16–18 on year of entry:
You must have a BTEC First Diploma in Art and Design with at least M grade (predicted or achieved) or an AS level qualification in Art and Design with a C or above grade. English and Maths at Grade C or above is preferred but if you do not have these you will be studying them alongside your Graphic Design course.
You should bring to interview a portfolio of work and sketchbooks showing development of your ideas.
If you are age 19 and above:
You will need to bring examples of art and design work you have produced on previous art and design courses or independently.
If you fall into the 19 and above age group and are unable to bring a comprehensive portfolio of work that meets the standard we require, you may still enquire about the course and you will be given a project that will enable us to place you on a course that is suitable for your ability.
You must also complete a personal statement to support your reasons for applying. If you are applying online you may email this to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are submitting a paper application you should attach this to your application form.
*Please note this course is taught both using traditional and computer design techniques. Having a basic knowledge of technical drawing is also required.
What does the course lead to?
You will gain a BTEC National Diploma (120 Credits) which is the equivalent of 2 A-levels and will enable you to make a University application for BA(Hons) or FdA in subjects related to Interior Design or Interior Architecture. If you wish to try to find employment you will leave with a Portfolio of work with which to meet clients and employers.
Where will I study?
What are the facilities and equipment like?
A spacious Design Studio with up to date PCs running 2015 Vectorworks (Industry standard).
How much should I study outside class?
You will need to commit to study outside the guided learning hours to successfully complete the course.
How is the course assessed?
The course is assessed based on completion of project work that covers the units specified by BTEC. You will be given a grade for your work as you progress and a final grade at the end of the course
Are any course materials online?
Not at present
What books and equipment do I need?
You will need a basic kit of art equipment: pencils, pens, sketchbooks, inks, paint, USB storage device, portfolio etc.
What else do I need to buy? / What extra costs are there?
It would be advantageous to have access to a computer capable of running student versions of Vectorworks and design software. You will also need to pay for printing and paper in certain classes.
For the first day you will need :
Sketchbook, notebook, pencils, drawing pens, brain.
What do I need to bring to the interview?
You will need to bring a portfolio of work showing examples of design work, drawings, technical drawings, photography etc. It is not essential that you have computer skills but it will be advantageous. You need to demonstrate that you have a strong interest in the area of Interior design or/and Architecture, have good communication skills, energy and that you are willing to commit to the course.