Level: 3 | Duration: 2 Years | Details: September
What is this course about?
The course is a modular programme, offering the opportunity of an in depth study into the fashion and textile industry. Students will be instructed in many aspects of the fashion industry including: design and manufacture. They will also develop a range of skills including styling, marketing, basic pattern cutting and garment construction as they expand their knowledge base using traditional and contemporary techniques.
Assignments are varied and creative covering; historical fashion influences, history of art, a range of cultures and the option for students to develop their own project briefs.
All UAL students will complete a diagnostic first semester to include general arts skills e.g. drawing, presentation skills and introduction to basic equipment. Alongside the core fashion units they will study and develop skills in Design Principles and the use of computers within the fashion and creative industries.
Why choose this course?
Tutors are skilled and professional with a wealth of industrial and academic experience behind them. They have a long history of success in helping students to achieve their full potential and in many cases exceed their target grade. The college has excellent specialist equipped studios with specific media emphasis. This course includes a full catwalk show each year.
A minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade 9 – 4 including a Grade 4 in English Language, Grade 3 in Maths and a Grade 9 – 4in an Art/Design related subject. You will be required to show a portfolio of your work.
What will this course lead on to?
On completion of this qualification you may progress to higher education to study for HND, Foundation Degree or BA (Hons) Degree. Alternatively, you may choose to seek employment within your chosen field of study.
What will I learn on this course?
You will learn a wide range of Fashion and Textile based skills. Some areas of study are: Pattern cutting, Sewing Machine Skills, Garment Construction, Design Skills, Experimental Textiles, Presentation, Fashion History, Fashion Illustration and Portfolio building.
Apart from benefiting from trips and visits to museums, The Clothes Show Live exhibition, Barcelona and galleries, learners are given the opportunity to get involved with other subjects to enrich the college experience. Sessions are typically offered in photography, dance, art, image manipulation, music production, gym sessions, book club, film club, and fashion design.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed throughout the duration of the course by skilled and industrially experienced professionals using a range of assessment methods. You will be encouraged to work independently using your own initiative and solutions.
Are there any costs associated with this course?
You will be expected to provide a basic art kit containing a range of painting and drawing equipment, a sketchbook and plastic portfolio. You may also be required to purchase specialist materials for your project work. A basic sewing kit will also be needed that will include scissors, pins, needles etc. Throughout the year you will also be expected to buy fabric for a number of garments. (Up to 5 garments). A list of required equipment will be given to you duringenrolment.
What do Cronton Sixth Form students say about the course:
“I had no idea that I would see my designs on an International catwalk like The Clothes Show Live and on their websites! I love it when friends and family come to see my models and comment on how professional they look. I can design and construct garments that I never thought possible and am also looking at jobs in retail such as merchandising and marketing.”
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes