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About the Industry

  • Work in dedicated and inspiring fashion studios
  • Learn a wide variety of different techniques using industry standard materials
  • Hear from guest speakers and visiting designers
  • Visit galleries and museums for inspiration
  • Work on live briefs commissioned in the industry
  • Take part in exhibits and catwalk

    This course is available at Level 3. 


Duration: Various Start Date: 02/09/2019 Study Mode: Full-Time Location: Bletchley Campus Fees: If you are over 19+ then please contact us for more information.

What will I do?

From fashion illustration, to pattern cutting, to visual merchandising, you will explore every area that fashion and clothing has to offer. You will experience different career opportunities in the industry through exploring fashion photography, styling retail and visual merchandising, fashion film making, and much more. You can expect to take part in exhibitions and catwalks, learning how to promote and market yourself as a professional. You will develop a diverse and relevant portfolio of designs and finished work, demonstrating your skillset and knowledge. You will grasp hand and machine sewing techniques and processes, come to be a natural at pattern cutting and discover fashion design techniques and processes, enabling you to consider a wide range of careers in the fashion and textile industry. 

What's next?

Got an eye for what looks great and what doesn’t? Able to think outside the box and push the boundaries of creativity? If you’re passionate about fashion, whether it’s sourcing and using ethical materials or contributing to the catwalk, you must have the ambition to succeed in a competitive but innovative industry. This course will nurture creativity and experimentation as well as contextual knowledge alongside design, illustration and technical skills needed to develop a strong portfolio.

If you are aiming towards studying at Level 3, you will need at least four GCSEs at minimum grade 4/C, including English and Maths. However, these requirements and any others specific to the course will be discussed at interview.



Is it for me?

You will be perfectly positioned to progress onto further study in the fashion industry. You could choose to specify in an area such as textiles, design, or costume, depending on your ambitions. You could also move straight into the industry by seeking out an opportunity with a junior position. You will have made contacts and connections on your course to help you secure employment, kicking off your career without delay.

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