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UAL Level 3 Diploma in Creative Practive : Fashion and Textiles (Extended)

  • Course Type: Diploma/Certificate

What can this course lead to?

Former students have progressed to some of the top fashion universities in the world such as Ravensbourne and Central St Martins. You could progress to study a degree in Art, Design or Fashion or enter employment as a Fashion Designer, Textile Designer, Pattern Cutter, Stylist, Costume Designer, Seamstress or Print Designer.

Who is it for?

Take your first steps towards a career in the fashion industry with this attractive alternative to A Levels. You will build critical and contextual awareness through a series of live projects and have the opportunity to showcase your own designs in our annual Fashion Show and through responding to real, live briefs from businesses. Through a series of live projects you will develop your visual language, research skills, project proposal and realisation and building your critical and contextual awareness of the fashion industry.

What is covered?

In the diploma you will study a range of units including:

Unit 01: The Cre­ative Process

 In this unit, you will devel­op an in-depth under­stand­ing of the cre­ative process as a cre­ative tool used and adapt­ed by pro­fes­sion­als across a full spec­trum of cre­ative practices.

Unit 02: Devel­op­ing Cre­ative Practice

This unit requires you to gain knowl­edge of a range of 2D, 3D and 4D cre­ative prac­tices and explore and use mate­ri­als, meth­ods, tech­niques and process­es in a safe and pro­fes­sion­al manner.

Unit 03: Respond­ing to a set Brief

You will learn how to man­age and ful­fil the expec­ta­tions of an excit­ing and indus­try rel­e­vant project brief.

The extend­ed diplo­ma mod­ules include:

Unit 04: Research­ing a Spe­cial­ist Indus­try Practice

Unit 05: Spe­cial­ist Tech­ni­cal skills Development

Unit 06: Spe­cial­ist Cre­ative Outcome

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

5 GCSEs at grades 4/C or above including English and maths, and an arts-based subject at grade 6/B or above. Alternatively a Merit in a relevant Level 2 Diploma, and a GCSE grade 4/C in English and maths, or a pass for functional skills Level 2 English and Maths.

This course requires an interview/informal chat before a place can be offered, and before your interview you will need to submit a portfolio of artwork to demonstrate your artistic strengths. You will also be set an assignment early July, that needs to be handed in when you enrol in August.

A Merit in your first year is required to enter the second year Extended Diploma.

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code
2 Years

Full-time courses are fully funded for 16 to 18-year-olds. For age 19+, various funding options are available.

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Our tutors have designed for Kylie Jenner and had their own fashion labels which is so inspiring. Contacts such as these gave us a window in to London Fashion Week giving us a head start in the industry. I’ve loved it, and am delighted to be progressing to the Internationally renowned Ravensbourne University to study a BA (Hons) Fashion degree.

Fashion (Extended) Diploma Level 3

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