3D Design Portfolio

The 3D Design Portfolio course includes the areas of product design, ceramics and jewellery. This immersive course helps build students understanding of the processes of 3D design within real world scenarios. Encouraging experiential research, iterative idea development, experimentation and practical application of materials and methods. Students will develop their skills on a project to project basis across all three areas in order to build a comprehensive portfolio of work for progression onto a BA or MA.

Design by Daniel Maia Staut
Design by Daniel Maia Staut

Design by Daniel Maia Staut

Design by Radika Suhenda
Design by Radika Suhenda

Design by Radika Suhenda

Design by Matthew Ellis
Design by Matthew Ellis

Design by Matthew Ellis

Design by Grace Ahn
Design by Grace Ahn

Design by Grace Ahn

Design by Lucia Corsini
Design by Lucia Corsini

Design by Lucia Corsini

Design by Taeheon Kim
Design by Taeheon Kim

Design by Taeheon Kim 

Facts

Course Leader

Kathleen Hills and Simon Donald

Course Location

Richbell Place and Kings Cross

Study LevelFoundation
Study ModeFull time
Course LengthBetween 1 and 3 terms depending on past experience. Each term is 10 weeks - Tuesdays and Thursdays 9.30 - 17.30.
Home/EU Fee

£3,795 per term or stage

International Fee

£3,795 per term or stage

Start DateStage 1 (Apr-Jul), Stage 2 (Oct-Dec) or Stage 3 (Jan-Mar) depending on past experience, most students need a minimum of 6 months (2 terms) to develop a successful portfolio.
Autumn Term DatesStage 2: 26 September - 2 December 2016. 10 weeks, Mondays and Fridays 9.30 - 17.30
Spring Term DatesStage 3: 9 January - 17 March 2017. 10 weeks, Mondays and Fridays 9.30 - 17.30
Summer Term DatesStage 1: 19 April - 23 June 2016, 10 weeks, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9.30 - 17.30. Dates for 2017 will be announced in October.
Application Route

Application by Portfolio. For further information see the 'apply' section below.

Content and structure

The 3D Design Portfolio course includes the areas of product design, ceramics and jewellery. This immersive course helps build students understanding of the processes of 3D design within real world scenarios. Encouraging experiential research, iterative idea development, experimentation and practical application of materials and methods. Students will develop their skills on a project to project basis across all three areas in order to build a comprehensive portfolio of work for progression onto a BA or MA.

Aims of the course 

The 3D Design Portfolio aims to:

  • Provide a broad diagnostic experience in 3 Dimensional Design; supporting students to explore the fields of Product Design, Ceramic Design and Jewellery Design and their potential within a wide range of art and design disciplines. With a substantial emphasis on observational research, problem solving, and exploratory making, students will draw together design solutions for three dimensional design disciplines to discover their personal specialist area of interest. 
  • Expand student’s design skills and personal practice. Students will advance their comprehension of 3D design and challenge their ideas of how to design through carefully constructed projects and workshops. Students will be expected to embrace experimentation, research and work at a fast pace.
  • Enable students to discover and develop their individual style. Students will learn to find inspiration in new and unknown areas, to identify their skills and potential in different areas of 3D design, developing confidence in their specialist area and developing their approach.
  • Deliver high quality teaching and small class sizes. The 3D Design Portfolio is taught by staff from CSM BA Product Design, BA Jewellery Design and the CSM Foundation Course. The course is also supported by specialist creative workshops with alumni, visiting specialists and practitioners. The small class sizes on the 3D Design portfolio mean that students get a lot of one-to-one tuition, and that Lecturers can support students to develop their own particular approach to 3Dimensional Design.
  • Support students to generate a portfolio of work for application to further study (BA/MA) or professional practice. The 3D Design Portfolio aims to help students build a strong portfolio of work for application to further study or professional practice. Students will be given advice on presentation and best practice for their chosen pathway throughout the course, and fulfil projects that will make up the bulk of their portfolio. 

Structure 

The 3D Design Portfolio is a full-time course providing two days tuition per week in each term/stage. Students are encouraged to make use the college facilities outside of class time and to attend regular extra curricular activities.

Each stage/term is taught on a progressive basis, providing the opportunity to study for up to one academic year. You are recommended to take all three terms, but other entry points are available providing your work, ability and experience is at the appropriate level for entry. The 3D Design Portfolio attracts students from all over the world and therefore understands the needs of international students. There are three points of entry based upon the application dates for undergraduate courses in the UK: 

Stage 1 (Apr-Jun): Individuals of varying ability are accepted at this point with the view that they have the potential to begin a BA or MA course in October the following year, after completing a full year of 3D Design Portfolio.

Stage 2 (Oct-Dec): Students are only accepted directly to Stage 2 if we feel they have the potential and experience to produce a suitable portfolio of work within six months to present at interview. Most of the content for each portfolio will be produced during this term.

Stage 3 (Jan-Mar): We rarely accept students directly onto Stage 3 of the 3D Design Portfolio as it does not give students sufficient time to prepare for BA/MA applications, however this term can be useful for students looking to develop their professional practice.

Staff

Kathleen Hills

Kathleen Hills is an Associate Lecturer in Product Design & Ceramics. She has a wide range of teaching experience having taught at CSM for over ten years and also teaching regularly at various other universities as a visiting lecturer in both product design and professional development. Kathleen Hills received a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching from UAL in 2011.

She set up her design studio www.kathleenhills.co.uk in 2002 after graduating with a 1st class Honour Degree from Central St Martins and an MA from The Royal College of Art. Kathleen designs products for home and retail spaces, which are produced in factories in Stoke on Trent.

She is a keen promoter of British manufacturing. Kathleen¹s work has been published in various national and international magazines and newspapers including The Telegraph, The Observer, Blueprint and Elle Decoration. 

Simon Donald

Simon Donald is a Lecturer on the BA Product Design course and Stage 1 lead at CSM. He has taught within the University since 2010 and is also a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art. 

Simon is one half of design duo DonaldWentworth. Since its launch in 2013 DonaldWentworth have successfully brought many well received consumer homeware products to market and achieved their first Red Dot design award for their inaugural product for Joseph Joseph. The duos work is internationally recognised and has been featured in publications and exhibitions Worldwide. 

Simon holds an MA in Design Products from the RCA and Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching from UAL. He has recently sat on the panel for the Korean Design Awards.

www.donaldwentworth.co.uk

Careers

The course aims to serve the needs and ambitions of three main student groups:

  • Those seeking to build a portfolio for application to a BA in Ceramics, Jewellery or Product Design at Central Saint Martins or elsewhere.
  • Those seeking to build a portfolio for application to an MA in Ceramics, Industial, Jewelleryor Product Design at Central Saint Martins or elsewhere.
  • Professionals seeking to renew their creativity through personal projects, new processes and produce a fresh portfolio with a creative London edge.

Entry requirements

In order to benefit fully from this course you should be at least 18 years old and have some form of education or work experience related to art and design. You must be proficient in English, both the spoken and written word, to IELTS level 6.0 or equivalent. We aim to take individuals with varied levels of experience and from a wide variety of backgrounds.

If you are hoping to use the course to develop a portfolio to apply to a postgraduate programme we expect you submit a research proposal with your application to the course. We do not expect this to be fully formed and polished but it should include enough information for us to assess whether the course will be useful for you.

How to apply

We run open days each term. To receive further information about the open day and to book a place please email portfolio@csm.arts.ac.uk stating the open day you are interested in, your full name and telephone number.

How to apply

To apply for the 3D Design Portfolio:

* Download and complete the Portfolio Prep Application Form [PDF, 0.1MB]

* Download and read the Essential Application Guide 3D Design [PDF 107KB]

* Please read the Essential Application Guide carefully as this will have useful information on how to submit your application to the 3D Desgn Portfolio course.

* To apply to the 3D Desgn Portfolio course you are requested to submit your application and mini-portfolio via a flickr account

* You will be required to submit the following:

1. A completed application form
2. A short statement (no more the 350 words)
3. Your IELTS certificate (non-native English speakers only)  
4. 10 - 20 images of your work - for Portfolio Advice please refer to our Portfolio Advice Guide 3D Design [PDF 100KB]

 

For further information on all these points please see our Essential Application Guide 3D Design [PDF 107KB]

We look forward to receiving your application.

If you have any queries please contact use our course enquiry form.

After you have submitted your portfolio, you will receive an email letting you know how long you will need to wait for your result.

NOTE: It is not possible to submit a hard copy portfolio, we are only able to accept digital portfolios.

**Please note that we are not able to accept applications that exceed 10MB in total size, if your portfolio exceeds this limit we will not consider your application for this course**

There is no strict deadline for applications. We take enrolments until each course is fully subscribed and therefore recommend students to apply as early as possible. Please note that International students will need to apply for the course as early as possible to ensure they leave sufficient time for their visa application if they are accepted to the course.

Advice for International Students

All international students attending portfolio preparation courses will need a Short-term Study Visa (STS) to attend the course.  Students can find out more about the Short-term Study Visa (STS) from the UK Government’s Visas and Immigration (UKVI) website: https://www.gov.uk/study-visit-visa

It is each student’s responsibility to ensure they have the correct visa to study on a course, and to ensure that they have read through the immigration information on the UKVI website. If a student does not have the correct visa to study on their chosen course they will not be able to join the course.

StShort-term Study Visa's allow students to study in the UK for up to 6 months in a year. This means that International students will only be able to take 2 stages of a portfolio preparation courses. We advise that student’s carefully choose which stages of the course they apply to, in consultation with our staff, to ensure they receive the maximum benefit from the course to their portfolio and development.

Students should be aware that all Visas for the UK are issued at UKVI’s discretion, and they reserve the right to refuse entry clearance to any individual.

Any student who is thinking of attending the course on a visa that is not a Short-term Study Visa (STS) should contact the portfolio preparation team immediately at portfolio@csm.arts.ac.uk

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