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Fashion & Clothing – L3 Applied General


Special Entry Requirements

You will need to meet the Level 3 Applied General 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)


This assessment is 100% coursework.

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