Fashion Courses

Based in the Birmingham City centre, only a minutes walk from the Bullring and shopping areas and within the heart of Birmingham's creative quarter, our school of fashion the Fusion Centre is home to our exciting range of fashion courses. [Read more]

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Fashion & Textiles

Based in the Birmingham City Centre, only a minute's walk from the Bullring and shopping areas and within the heart of Birmingham's creative quarter, our school of fashion the Fusion Centre is home to our exciting range of fashion courses.

We offer a range of courses from Level 1 to degree level, covering all the skills that are an advantage to getting into the fashion industry. Our courses take you through the complete design process, initial design ideas to creating patterns and toiles, then exhibiting your work at our annual sell-out fashion show. We have brilliant links with local businesses for industry related work experience, and great connections with local universities for our students that choose to carry on with their high education.

The fusion centre offers state of the art workrooms, with brilliant facilities from industrial sewing machines, screen printing equipment, to the Gerber System. Our centre enables learners to explore different techniques and develop their ever evolving skills. 

Key areas of study include:

  • Pattern Construction
  • Garment Production
  • Textiles
  • Fashion Design and Illustration
  • Contextual Studies
  • Cad/Cam
  • Marketing

The fashion industry

Fashion is an international industry and it is booming. It is worth around £12bn to the UK economy, with around 340,000 people in fashion jobs in the UK mainly employed in the three main sectors; design, manufacturing and servicing.

Fashion courses at South and City College Birmingham

South and City College have a range of fashion and textile courses, from level 1 up to university level fashion courses.
During your time on a fashion and textiles course at South and City College, you will have the opportunity to take part in our sell-out annual fashion show as well as the 'Rags to Riches' competition, sponsored by Harvey Nichols and the Birmingham Rag Markets.

You will work in our bright and airy workshops, learn about the fashion industry, trend forecasting, you'll design your own collection and buy materials from the local markets.
We have highly skilled tutors who have experience of working in the fashion industry and they'll help develop you and make the most of your talent.

Jobs in fashion

South and City College's fashion courses in Birmingham could help you follow your dream career in fashion buying, fashion and textile design, fashion forecasting, fashion journalism; fashion merchandising, as a model; fashion promotion/PR, fashion retail, as a fashion stylist and more.
We have had students go on to study fashion degrees, and fashion courses at university including the prestigious London College of Fashion, become costume designers for theatres and set up their own fashion businesses.

I have always wanted to work in fashion but I didn't realise I could do a course in it until I saw this course at South & City College Birmingham.

Daisy Eyre - Student

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