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Fashion and Clothing Applied General Extended Diploma Level 3

York College

Sim Balk Lane, York, YO23 2BB

National Extended Diploma (BTEC)
Level 3
8
Arts, Media and Publishing

Course Summary

This is an exciting contemporary course for students interested in studying fashion. The course is delivered through inspirational projects covering a very wide range of themes specialising in all visual and technical aspects of fashion.

Course Details

This is an exciting contemporary course for students interested in studying fashion. The course is delivered through inspirational projects covering a very wide range of themes specialising in all visual and technical aspects of fashion.

The units will be studied over two years on an integrated basis culminating in a Final Major Project which is exhibited at the end of year catwalk fashion show.

Specialist taught skills include fashion illustration, pattern cutting, CAD, garment construction and all aspects of fashion. There are also real-life projects, competitions and opportunities to work with professionals.

Throughout the programme there are educational visits to galleries, workshops, museums, exhibitions and places of specific interest to extend your awareness of the wide range of contemporary creative activity.

How will it be delivered?

You will typically be in College three days per week which will also include any GCSE English or Maths resits you may need to undertake - you cannot undertake both GCSEs at Level 3. In-College delivery is supported by online resources and potentially trips and visits to support primary research within project work. The course is designed in three stages: An Induction stage to the different processes in Fashion Design, followed by a Project to put these elements into practice and culminating in a Final Exam Question.

The second year of the course is similar in structure to year one but is designed to give you more independence within your project work and your Final Major project is negotiated. The course helps you build on prior knowledge as well as developing strong independent learning skills to equip you for your next progression step.

The units are assessed and graded through projects and assignments marked by your tutors throughout the course. You will gain feedback in tutorials to monitor your progress.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 4 or 5 GCSE subjects at grade 4 or above including English and/or Maths. The Art and Design Diploma Level 2 qualification at Merit grade will also be considered as part of the entry requirements. You will be invited to show a portfolio of your art and design work at your guidance discussion.

Equipment required

There is a cost of £75 in total for this course. £35 for a mandatory Art Kit and £40 student contribution that is used to enhance the students learning through the availability of additional resources and activities. More details will be provided before you enrol.

Your next steps...

Students go into a diverse range of careers within the realms of fashion in the creative industries. If you decide to progress at the College or go on to university you may take a BA (Hons) Degree in Fashion or related course. Staff work with individuals to build their portfolio for interviews for courses in the following areas:

  • Fashion design
  • Buying and merchandising
  • Design/production/marketing etc
  • Fashion promotion/styling/imaging
  • Fashion communication

Students progress on to our own degrees in fashion design and production as well as to courses throughout the UK. Past students have successfully completed degrees in fashion at Northumbria University, Manchester Metropolitan University, London College of Fashion and York College.

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