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Fashion and Textiles (Level 3)

Key course information

Arts, Creative Media and Games Development


1 year

Full Time

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Course Overview

This course is ideal for anybody wishing to apply for junior positions or placements within the Fashion and Textiles Industry or to progress to Higher Education to study at Degree or HND level. You will cover all aspects of the Fashion and Textiles discipline, learning how to research and develop design ideas, cut commercial patterns and make your individual designs using industrial machines.You will also learn about fabrics & how to develop surface textile designs and other techniques associated with textile design. You will learn how to draw a well-proportioned fashion figure and to illustrate your design ideas as well as producing technical drawings of your designs using CAD.

What will I learn?

You will study the following units:

Pattern Construction for Fashion and Clothing
Production Techniques for Fashion and Clothing
Fashion Visualisation
Visual Recording in Art and Design

Materials, Techniques and Processes in Art and Design
Ideas and Concepts in Art and Design

Communication Through Art and Design

Contextual Influences in Art and Design

Optional units could include Printed Textiles, Fashion Media, Techniques and Technology, Drawing from Observation and Computers in Art and Design.

Entry Requirements

• 4 GCSEs at grade A*-C including Maths and English or equivalent (or Merit or Distinction in a related subject at Level 2)
• A recent portfolio of work
• A good reference
• A satisfactory interview

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

You will need to complete work outside college, although the resources are excellent in college and available for you to use in self-directed study time.

The course is continually assessed though taught units.

The final qualification will be a UAL Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Art and Design.

Additional Costs and Information

There will be a Studio fee of £100 payable at the start of your course.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Arts, Creative Media and Games Development

Career Opportunities

  • Advertising
  • Fashion Design
  • Videographer

  • Producer
  • Presenter
  • Photography

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