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Fashion (Extended) Diploma Level 3

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Course overview

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 Does The Programme Include

Throughout this course you will develop and apply a broad range of transferable skills. You will be able to demonstrate:

  • Initiative
  • Independent inquiry
  • Creative thinking
  • Reflective learning
  • Team working
  • Self-management
  • Effective participation
  • Problem solving
  • Communication.

You will have the opportunity to take part in weekly life drawing classes to develop your observational, figurative and mixed media skills. Specialist lecturers on the Level 3 Creative Arts Diplomas offer regular workshops to widen your skills which in turn can be applied to your project work.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grades 4/​C or above including English and preferably 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 or a pass for FS Level 2 English.

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

Need to re-sit? No problem. If you don’t achieve a Grade 4/​C in GCSE maths and English, you’ll resit the exams with us and we’ll help you prepare.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

Assessment is completed through a portfolio of evidence which will be internally assessed. You can utilise your portfolio to take to University or job interviews to showcase your abilities. 

Additional Information

There is an annual £60 studio fee for this course payable in September which ensures that you have access to the appropriate materials. You will also be expected to provide various materials necessary for the successful completion of coursework including sketch books, mount board etc.

Potential Future Career

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.

Course Content

You will study a range of units including:

  • Introduction to visual language in art and design
  • Introduction to research skills in art and design
  • Introduction to critical and contextual awareness in art and design
  • Introduction to materials, processes and technical skills in art and design
  • An integrated approach to 2D problem solving in art and design
  • An integrated approach to 3D problem solving in art and design
  • An integrated approach to time-based problem solving
  • Developing an art and design project
  • Opportunities for progression in art and design

Year 2 modules include:

  • Characteristics and contexts in art and design
  • Preparation for progression in art and design
  • Engaging with an audience in art and design
  • Project proposal and realisation in art and design

 

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