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Fashion & Clothing

Fashion & Clothing - BTEC Extended Diploma

Special Entry Requirements:

You will need to meet the BTEC entry requirements.

Course Introduction:

This course develops and extends the essential skills for Fashion and Clothing, from sketchbook to catwalk. The Fashion and Clothing Extended Diploma is a practical, work related course. You will produce work which investigates and develops both your creativity and theoretical knowledge of fashion and clothing. It includes design, textiles, fashion illustration, garment construction, surface decoration, garment styling, modelling on the stand, business and marketing of fashion and historical and contextual studies.

By the end of the second year you will produce a portfolio of practical fashion and clothing projects which you will showcase in our end of year exhibition. The Extended Diploma in Fashion & Clothing is suitable for you if you are committed to following a career in the Fashion industry.

Through your studies you will develop knowledge of good design principles and basic fashion skills alongside a critical understanding of the history of visual ideas and materials. You will also have the chance to meet and work with visiting professional specialists, with visits to museums and exhibitions.

Course Modules:

During the course a range of different tasks will be set including practical projects and assignments and written course work. This will build up a portfolio of work evidencing the skills and techniques you have developed. You will be assessed through your practical and portfolio work and also visual and oral presentations.

Modules include:

  • Pattern Construction for Fashion and Clothing
  • Fashion Marketing
  • Printed Textiles
  • Fashion Presentation Techniques
  • Developing Costume Design Skills
  • Materials, Techniques and Processes in Art and Design (Fashion strand)
  • Contextual Influences in Art and Design (Fashion strand)

Assessment:

This assessment is 100% coursework.

Career Opportunities:

The BTEC qualifications are recognised by universities and therefore successful completion will enable students to continue their studies in higher education on a related course such as Fashion Design, Print for Textiles, Textiles Management and Promotion.

Alternatively, you will find that BTEC qualifications are valued by employers and can lead to career opportunities in a variety of fields including marketing and events management, as well as directly related careers in the varied Fashion industries.