Level 3

Art and Design Practice (Fashion) BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Duration Age Group Study Year Cost Available Locations
2 YEARS SCHOOL LEAVERS FULL TIME 2021
FREE* Southend Campus
Duration Age Group Study Year Cost Available Locations
2 YEARS SCHOOL LEAVERS FULL TIME 2021
FREE* Southend Campus

Overview

This course is designed to take you through a comprehensive range of different fashion and design techniques and disciplines either in preparation for study at a higher level or future employment. You will be given opportunities to explore personal development, relevant professional technical and employability skills through a holistic and practical approach to projects sets. Having the flexibility to design relevant, current and industry appropriate project briefs.

Entry Requirements

  • Four GCSEs at grade 4/grade C including maths, English and an art-related subject, or
  • Art and Design Level 2 Extended Certificate plus maths and English at grade 4/grade C, or equivalent
  • You will be asked to provide evidence of your ability in the subject which could be in the form of a portfolio
  • Successful attendance at interview event

Course Structure

  • Design
  • Illustration
  • Pattern cutting
  • Garment construction
  • Tailoring techniques
  • Textiles
  • Costume
  • Fabric knowledge
  • Research skills
  • Fashion forecasting and trend prediction
  • Live briefs working with professionals in the industry
  • Trips may include; exhibitions, factories, museums & international
  • Computer applications in fashion
  • Analysis and evaluation skills
  • Work experience
  • Maths & English

In your second year you have the opportunity to specialise in your chosen field (this is subject to applicant numbers).

Specialism 1: Fashion Construction

  • Concept development and creative research skills
  • Fashion design
  • Fashion illustration
  • Technical drawing
  • Lay plan
  • Budgeting
  • Pattern cutting
  • Toiling
  • Fitting
  • Garment production & construction
  • Textiles and fabric manipulation
  • Analysis and evaluation skills
  • Introduction to advanced pattern cutting skills
  • Portfolio building
  • Curating an exhibition and fashion show
  • Work experience
  • Maths & English

Specialism 2: Fashion Communication

  • Fashion branding and graphics
  • Fashion promotion
  • Fashion communication
  • Visual merchandising
  • Fashion photography, film and animation
  • Print techniques
  • Computer aided design; Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, SketchUp
  • Styling
  • Trend predictions
  • Portfolio building
  • Curating an exhibition and fashion show
  • Analysis and evaluation skills
  • Work experience
  • Maths & English

Assessment & Feedback

Your work will be assessed through a mixture of practical tasks and supporting written material. Your progress will be supported by regular ongoing feedback throughout the course.

Course Cost

School Leavers, full time: FREE

FREE to UK/Home under 19s not in employment.

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