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Art and Design (Fashion)Level 3 Extended Diploma

This course is designed to take you through a comprehensive range of fashion & design techniques and disciplines either in preparation for study at a higher level or future employment.

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Overview

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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.

  • 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 Design and Production

  • 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 Business

  • fashion marketing
  • fashion promotion
  • fashion visualisation and communication
  • styling
  • introduction to fashion photography
  • fashion media, techniques and technology
  • fashion buying
  • trend predictions
  • introduction to starting up a fashion business
  • analysis and evaluation skills
  • portfolio building
  • curating an exhibition and fashion show
  • work experience
  • maths & English

How will my work be assessed?

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.

What can I do after this?

  • Art and Design Level 4 Foundation Diploma
  • higher education at university or college, including our degrees in Fashion Communication and Fashion Design at University Centre Southend
  • professional employment in the fashion industry or related fields
  • four GCSEs at grade four/grade C or above, including maths, English and an art-related subject, or
  • Art and Design Level 2 Extended Certificate plus maths and English at grade four or above, 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
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  • Venue Southend Campus
  • Starts Wednesday, September 4, 2019
  • Attendance Full time
  • Duration 2 years
  • Provision School leavers
  • Cost Free
  • Cost details FREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment
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