• CollegeCamberwell
  • Start dateSeptember 2017
  • Course length3 years
  • UCAS codeW242

BA (Hons) 3D Design

Places available 2017/18 - This course has places available. View the ‘How to apply’ section for more details. For a full list of UAL courses open for 2017/18 entry, including others at Camberwell, visit the places available page.

BA 3D Design at Camberwell College of Arts offers students the chance to explore the emotional connection we have to objects.

To develop our students’ practical skills, making is placed firmly at the centre of design production and is combined with a critical and investigative approach to objects.

Course detail

Content: what students can expect

  • To develop an interdisciplinary approach to design, drawing from areas as diverse as anthropology, architecture, craft production, fine art and interior design
  • To focus on small batch production and the one-off elements within design
  • A programme of visiting speakers made up of practicing designers and makers, who introduce students to a broad range of contemporary work
  • A strong industry focus, with recent course collaborations with the V&A Museum, Wentworth Pewter, Hakuhodo (Japanese advertising agency) and Kokuyo (Japanese furniture company)
  • An extensive series of visits to cultural establishments in London, as well as overseas trips, that have previously included the Milan and Stockholm Furniture Fairs
  • To develop and produce a professional portfolio that will further our students future careers
  • To have access to Camberwell's shared workshops. View the Camberwell facilities section

Structure

Year One

  • Unit 1: Introduction to BA Illustration, Graphic Design and 3D Design
  • Unit 2: Defining the subject - What is 3D Design
  • Unit 3: Context 1 - Primary research
  • Unit 4: Subject - Possibilities

Year Two

  • Unit 5: Context 2 - Platform
  • Unit 6: Subject - Method
  • Unit 7: Context 3 - Focus
  • Unit 8: Subject - Audience and visibility

Year Three

  • Unit 9: Context 4
  • Unit 10: Subject - Realisation

Work experience and opportunities

BA 3D Design students have the opportunity to undertake work placements during the course, with previous organisations and designers including The Natural History Museum, McCollin Bryan, Richard Fox, Studio Swine and Tatty Devine.

Students also have the opportunity to study abroad in the second year of their degree as part of the college's Erasmus scheme.

Learning and teaching methods

  • Collaborative work
  • Group and individual tutorials and crits
  • Independent study
  • Individual programmes of study
  • Introductions and inductions to university, college and course resources
  • Key ideas lecture programme
  • Learning skills in practical and technical workshops 
  • Lectures and visiting speaker talks
  • Project based learning
  • Staff and student led seminars and discussions
  • Studio, external venue and other visits
  • Use of resource venues and institutions

Assessment methods

  • Development file
  • Essays
  • Evaluative reports
  • Peer assessment 
  • Practical work
  • Presentations 
  • Proposals
  • Self-assessment
  • Tutorial records 
  • Written assignments

Facilities

  • Camberwell's 3D workshops - foundry.

    3D Workshops

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  • Digital media facilities

    Digital Media

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  • Photography Workshop

    Photography

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Staff

How to apply

Home / EU applicants

You must apply through UCAS, where you’ll need the following information:

  • University code - U65
  • UCAS course code - W242

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) application deadline is 15 January.

All Home / EU applicants for this course will be invited to a portfolio review / selection activity or interview.

International applicants

There are three ways international students can apply to an undergraduate course at Chelsea College of Arts:

Find out more information about applying through UCAS.

Interviews and portfolio reviews - international students can be interviewed in a number of different ways: 

  • By phone or Skype
  • In your country, if your application was made though one of our official representatives 
  • At our international office based at Chelsea College of Arts

Study Abroad

Through the Study Abroad programme international students can apply to join an undergraduate course. 

For information on how to apply visit the Study Abroad section.

Entry requirements

We select students based on the quality of their applications, looking primarily at their portfolio of work and personal statements.

Applicants will have, or are expected to achieve, either:

  • A Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
  • 1 GCE A Level
  • 3 GCSEs grade C or above

or

  • BTEC Extended Diploma or NVQ Level 3
  • 3 GCSEs grade C or above

or

  • University of the Arts London level 3 Pre-University Diploma and Extended Diploma in Art and Design
  • 4 GCSEs grade C or above

or

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma pass achieved at 28 points or above 
  • An equivalent level of performance in other internationally recognised national school leaving or university entrance qualifications

or

  • Other evidence of prior learning and experience via Accreditation of Prior (Experiential) Learning - AP(E)L and / or alternative qualifications assessed as offering the same level as the above requirements 

In exceptional circumstances, applicants may be considered if they present a portfolio of equivalent standard to a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design and have:

  • 2 GCE A Levels
  • 3 GCSEs grade C or above

Where conditional offers are made to GCE A Level applicants these will normally be at grade C or above.

If English isn’t your first language

All classes are taught in English. If English isn't your first language you must provide evidence at enrolment of the following:

Portfolio advice

Portfolios should show the following:

  • Your portfolio should be made up of work that demonstrates an ability to question, solve problems and work sensitively with materials
  • It is important to include sketch books. These help us see your working process and indicate your developing research interests and influences
  • We would like to see models and artefacts, if size allows them to be included, if not photographs of these should be included

At interview and portfolio review

We look for:

  • An ability to explore, articulate and develop ideas
  • An ability to research information and visual material to support your ideas
  • Your portfolio to demonstrate a range of appropriate skills and technical abilities 
  • An ability to communicate your ideas visually, verbally and in writing
  • An ability to self-direct and evaluate your own work

Deferred entry

This course will give consideration to deferred entry application.

Fees and funding

Home / EU fee

£9,250 (2017/18). 

Tuition fees for undergraduate degree courses have been set at £9,250 per year for full-time study. This applies from the 2017/18 academic year, subject to changes in the law. Tuition fees may increase in future years for new and continuing students, in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Please visit our undergraduate tuition fees page for more information.

International fee

£17,920 (2017/18).

Additional costs

In addition to tuition fees you are very likely to incur additional costs such as travel expenses and the cost of materials. Please read the information on our additional costs page.

Accommodation

Find out about the accommodation options available and how much they will cost.

Scholarships and awards

There are a number of scholarships and awards available to students on this course. Use our search tool to find out more information.

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Careers and alumni

Graduating students will have an interdisciplinary approach to design and will be equipped with the critical and professional skills to work as project based consultants, studio based designer makers, curators and commission-based designers. 

Our BA 3D Design graduates have found employment within the fields of anthropology, architecture, craft production, fine art and interior design, while many others have also gone on to postgraduate study.

Alumni