Fashion & Clothing (BTEC Level 4 Diploma)

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A nine month intensive course, the level 4 Diploma is delivered in 3 sections designed to take you from an open, experimental stage to a more targeted pathway. This leads to a more independent

Course content

Stage 1 - Exploratory This is an opportunity to suspend your judgement and push your creativity to explore new ideas. Stage 2 - Pathway During this stage you will develop an understanding of your chosen specialism and begin to develop new skills and levels of awareness in this area. Stage 3 - Confirmatory The final stage of the programme allows you to develop a self directed brief in your chosen specialist area. It is the grade for the work done during this final stage that determines th…

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A nine month intensive course, the level 4 Diploma is delivered in 3 sections designed to take you from an open, experimental stage to a more targeted pathway. This leads to a more independent

Course content

Stage 1 - Exploratory This is an opportunity to suspend your judgement and push your creativity to explore new ideas. Stage 2 - Pathway During this stage you will develop an understanding of your chosen specialism and begin to develop new skills and levels of awareness in this area. Stage 3 - Confirmatory The final stage of the programme allows you to develop a self directed brief in your chosen specialist area. It is the grade for the work done during this final stage that determines the overall grade achieved for the course.

  • Fashion Design & Concept Building
  • Textiles and Surface Manipulation
  • Fashion Photography and Styling
  • Fashion Business: route to Market and Market identification
  • Event planning and Fashion Promotion

You will develop an awareness of the design or 'back-end' of the Fashion industry. What is involved in producing a successful collection of clothing and how do you place this as a product in the market place? You will explore how to create a brand awareness of a collection and explore styling and marketing.

Entry Requirements

Students will typically have a Level 3 qualification in an art and design related subject (e.g. A Levels or National Diploma.) Mature students with relevant life experiences and a portfolio will be considered without formal qualifications. Level 2 maths and English is required.

Delivery & Assessment methods

Continuous practical assessment with weekly progress updates. The first 2 sections of the course are either pass or fail. The final section is graded and it is this grade that determines your overall grade.

Progression

Typical Progression from this course would be into a Higher Apprenticeship, or a University level course such as HND and BA (Hons) Degree in Fashion Design, Promotion or Textiles Design, although a range of pathways are possible.

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