Start Date: Duration: Level: Course Location: Course Type:
September 2 Years Level 3 Bede Campus Full-time Vocational Apply Enquire

What’s it all about?

This is an exciting new course aimed at school leavers with some background in art and design. This will focus primarily on fashion, surface design and textiles, and will explore skills such as:

- Design and concept development
- Critical and contextual awareness
- Communication through textiles and fashion
- Materials, techniques and processes in art and design

You will need at least 4 GCSE'S at grade 4 or above, including English and an Art & Design subject.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire You may be required to pay for external visits.

Primarily, you will learn through practical lessons in well-appointed studios. You will find out what is happening in the world of fashion and textiles by visiting exhibitions, museums and galleries. Additionally, further independent contextual research will be encouraged.

There are no external exams on this course.

English and Maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career. If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE Maths and/or English at school, we will support you to improve your skills.

Many of your projects will be linked to future careers and these will be supported by industry visits.

This is a full-time course, running over two years.

Mon-Fri, between 9am-4pm. Days and times of study are subject to change.

Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

The aim of this course is to give students the necessary skills and experience needed for progression to employment, or a higher education course (Foundation Diploma/HNC/Degree) within fashion, surface design or textiles.


What’s next?

You could progress to Higher Education or university to study Fashion Design, Fashion Promotion, Costume Design, Surface Design or Textiles.
Alternatively, you could gain employment in the creative arts industry.

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