At least 4-5 GCSEs graded 9-4 including English at grade 4 or above. Grade 4 or above in an Art-based subject is recommended.
Why Should You Take This Course?
This course is an opportunity to study a broad-based art course specialising in Fashion. It is a practical course supported by written research into related historical and contemporary Art & Design movements and practices. It includes trips to local and national galleries and opportunities to exhibit work. Students will be supported to develop their professional skills in preparation for a career in the Fashion Industry and it is an ideal course for those aiming to progress onto Foundation/HND or Degree level in a specialist area. This course is equivalent to 2 A Levels and should be studied alongside another Level 3, A Level, or vocational qualification.
Students will study 12 units over two years. There are compulsory units that embrace transferable skills such as visual recording, contextual influences, communicating ideas and concepts in fashion, along with six specialist fashion projects exploring fashion designing, up-cycling fashion products, fashion illustration, and textiles design.
How will I be assessed?
All units comprise of taught and independently guided practical and written assignments, which focus upon the different skills needed to develop work within specific practical areas.
Are there any special expenses?
You will need the necessary basic materials and equipment such as pencils, fabrics, sewing equipment, scissors, sketchbooks, and a portfolio case. Other costs will be for some specialist materials for personal projects and trips such as visits to galleries and museums.
What could I do next?
Further study at Foundation, HND/Degree Level,
or fast track onto a degree in a specialist area. Careers in creative fashion industries include designing, merchandising, marketing, photography, and teaching.
Equivalent to 2 A Levels
If you wish to apply for 2023-24 academic year, please complete the online application form.