Fashion, Design and Media BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

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This is a broad based course covering a variety of different areas in fashion and art. In the first year you will cover drawing, colour theory, textiles, basic pattern cutting and garment construction. During the second year the focus is more specific to fashion design, including fashion media styling and promotion, and more advanced garment construction techniques.

In the final term of both years there is a garment design and construction project ending with a fashion show.

Initially you will study for the Subsidiary Diploma and successful students will be invited to study for the Extended Diploma which they will complete in year two of the course.

The course has been designed to prepar…

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This is a broad based course covering a variety of different areas in fashion and art. In the first year you will cover drawing, colour theory, textiles, basic pattern cutting and garment construction. During the second year the focus is more specific to fashion design, including fashion media styling and promotion, and more advanced garment construction techniques.

In the final term of both years there is a garment design and construction project ending with a fashion show.

Initially you will study for the Subsidiary Diploma and successful students will be invited to study for the Extended Diploma which they will complete in year two of the course.

The course has been designed to prepare you for further study and/or employment. In total over the two years you should cover and pass 18 units. Some of the units you may cover include fashion media techniques and technology, garment accessory production, professional practice in art and design, exploring specialist textile techniques, developing patterns for fashion, clothing production techniques, fashion visualisation and developing costume design.

Alongside specialist fashion topics you will also work on projects that develop your time management skills, research abilities and factual writing skills. These transferable skills are relevant to all areas of creative arts and will prepare you for both higher education and the world of work.

Many of your tutors are practising artists and designers bringing current industry practice to the classroom. From our teaching team you can expect enthusiasm and commitment, individual guidance to help you progress and achieve, help with working on your individual strengths, extensive guidance for application to higher level courses, help with building a varied portfolio of work and help with exploring careers within the creative industries.

The course is taught through a range of approaches designed to provide you with the opportunity to develop your technical and conceptual skills. You will be given assignments to work on at regular intervals throughout the year and the teaching team will help guide you through all of the assignment requirements.

There are no formal timed exams on this course so all of your work will be assessed as you complete the assignments. Staff will provide you with feedback to help you better understand the processes behind the subject matter.

Delivery methods will include practical workshop sessions in the sewing workshop, pattern cutting areas and print room, classroom-based theory sessions supported by IT and computer-based research, real-world fashion industry situations (cat walk shows exhibitions) and educational visits to venues within the UK. There may be the opportunity to have a residential trip abroad.

During the first year of the programme students will work towards an Art and Design (Fashion) BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (equivalent to one A-level). Successful students will be able to progress onto the second year of the programme where they will work towards either an Art and Design (Fashion) BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (equivalent to three A levels) or Art and Design (Fashion) BTEC Level 3 Diploma (equivalent to two A-levels).

Throughout the duration of the programme students will develop a portfolio of work fashion industry knowledge and skills to help them find employment or support an application for a higher education course. Additional learning and pastoral support is offered through the tutorial support.

Four GCSE grades C or above including an Art-related subject, English Language and preferably Maths, or a BTEC Level 2 Diploma with a Merit profile, or a Higher Diploma and supporting Functional Skills. Details of suggested portfolio content is included at the bottom of this page. A satisfactory reference is required.

Students who successfully complete the two-year programme will be able to progress to the Art and Design BTEC Level 4 Foundation Diploma a degree Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma in a Fashion-related subject.

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