What you will study
This course aims to give pupils the opportunity to work alongside a professional fashion designer to learn a number of industrial techniques for the manufacture of garments and accessories. Students will be able to explore ways of promoting and managing events such as the students annual fashion show. Also students will have opportunity to organise their own promotional events.
The course consists of 4 mandatory units:
• Visual recording of Art and Design
• Materials, techniques and Procession in Art and Design
• Ideas and concepts in Art and Design
• Communication through Art and Design
Further specialist units may include:
Promoting Art and Design work
Management of Art and Design work
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for students who have an interest in fashion and design generally. Students who have a motivation and creative flair to develop their own designs in a variety of materials.
The course is suitable for students wishing to peruse a career in the following professions: fashion designer, fabric designer, interior designer, jewellery and accessory designer, soft furnishing designer and manufacturer, fashion retail buyer, fashion stylist, garment technologist, costume designer, footwear designer, fashion marketing/promotion, fashion merchandising, technology teacher.
BTEC First Level 2 qualification in Art and Design is desirable. Due to the nature of the course it is advisable that students have previously studied a D&T or Art based subject or have a keen interest in practical work.
How you will be assessed
You will sit two exams:
Students will be expected to complete all coursework assignment briefs throughout the course. This will consist of a sketchbook, display portfolio and 3D practical outcome. All coursework will be assessed and awarded a Pass, Merit or a Distinction, depending on the standard of the work.
Students successfully completing this course may progress to higher education courses/university degrees or employment opportunities withing the fashion industry