Visual Communication (BTEC Diploma Foundation Studies in Fashion, Graphics, Photography)

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Description

This course covers a diverse range of design disciplines to open up new opportunities in the exploration of fashion, photography and graphic design. The course aims to explore the relationships between these industries as well as allow students to specialise in their favoured medium.

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 s…

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This course covers a diverse range of design disciplines to open up new opportunities in the exploration of fashion, photography and graphic design. The course aims to explore the relationships between these industries as well as allow students to specialise in their favoured medium.

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
  • 3D modelling
  • Drawing and illustration
  • Pattern cutting
  • Textile print
  • Surface manipulation
  • Concept building
  • Photography
  • Styling
  • Event management
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Darkroom
  • Digital
  • Animation

Fundamentals such as mark making, history of design, design ethics, route to market, marketing and promotion, observational life drawing, film, traditional and non-traditional dark room techniques, Photoshop and Illustrator are delivered through highly innovative studio practice; including collaborative and live project opportunities along with visits to local galleries, museums and exhibitions, plus a week in an European cultural centre and an overseas gallery visit. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a major show open to the public at the end of the course.

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

The course will be delivered in 17 hours per week over four days. Assessment is on-going throughout project work and summative at the end of each stage. Progression onto the next stage of the programme relies on successful completion of the previous stage.

Progression

Higher education or employment.

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