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3D Design: Model Making for the Creative Industries (Year 2 Direct Entry) HND

(SCQF level 8)

Design Crafts & Graphic Arts, Creative Industries

Applications closed

Mode of Study


Start Date

31st Aug 2020, 2 years


City Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome


This course will help you develop multiple skills and knowledge of materials and processes relevant to the Model Making Industry, whether for film/TV props, miniatures, prototyping, engineering, architecture, or exhibition models.

As part of the course, previous students have had the opportunity to work with live clients throughout the UK and Europe and have made industry visits to London, Liverpool, Manchester, Barcelona and beyond.

This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 8. For more information on the framework visit:

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • HNC 3D Design: Model Making for the Creative Industries; OR
  • First year HND 3D Design: Model Making for the Creative Industries.

Additional selection requirements

  • You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview, where you'll get the opportunity to find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in the subject. At the interview, you're asked to bring your best examples of both 2D and 3D art and design work, in original, photographic or portfolio form.

ESOL entry requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English should have minimum ESOL Intermediate level 2 or equivalent for NC/NQ courses and ESOL Higher for HNC/D courses.

What you study

You'll take projects from research to a final model, using concepts, sketch design, maquettes and presentation artwork to support your finished model.

You'll have the opportunity to develop your 2D skills using traditional and CAD packages, as well as a wide variety of hand-tools and specialist equipment in the dedicated workshops. You'll be involved in the development of numerous design projects from start to finish, with an emphasis on the production of 3D work. You’ll also use a laser cutter to produce architectural and product prototypes.

After the course


Many graduates work as model makers all over the world, including New Zealand, Dubai and Australia.

Continuing Study

Previous students have gone directly into the second year at university to study Model Making Design and a range of related courses at BA (Hons) level.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    31st Aug 2020, 2 years
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome