The 3D Design course enables students to explore a wide range of materials and processes to create 3 dimensional outcomes. These can be decorative or functional pieces and students are encouraged to experiment and problem solve. Starting points include nature, architectural and man-made structures and may also include shape, form, surface and texture. Students are encouraged to become fully involved in the design process and to be open minded to manipulating new materials. All practical work is underpinned by critical and contextual studies and students are asked to research, record and annotate from a wide range of sources. Students will work in a wide variety of materials including paper, card, wood, metal, glass, plaster, clay and wire. Final outcomes may be architectural, lighting, body adornment, sculpture, furniture, set design, product design and 3D design.