This course not only teaches you advanced-level skills related to the industry of fashion but how to visualise them in context to job roles related to your future interests and aspirations. This course is supportive to you from the beginning, as well as setting you up to progress onto a university course or you could go into employment working in pattern cutting, garment technology, design teams and Styling, as a CAD Technician, in Marketing or Buying. On this course you will be shown how to develop advanced technical fashion related skills. You will be supported by a team of industry professionals with lots of experience in the fields of pattern cutting, design, fashion, sewing and garment construction.
Throughout the duration of the course, you will go on trips to local and regional exhibitions to support the development of your work. You will take part in live competitions and work experiences with local employers to gain experience into how your chosen subject looks in context to the world of work. You will experience inspirational talks from guest speakers working within the industry currently. You will have the opportunity to be selected to showcase your work at our end of year exhibition and at live events within the year. You will be able to collaborate with other learners from your course as well as other departments. You will be able to use our state-of-the-art facilities and studio spaces adopting a multi-disciplinary approach to your creative practice. You will also benefit from progression talks with previous students and one to ones focusing on you and your aspirations.
To join this exciting course you will need:
• A portfolio of past or current work you can bring to an interview.
• Commitment and enthusiasm for fashion, sewing, pattern cutting & garment construction You will also need to fulfil one of the criteria below:
• Level 2 Diploma in Skills for the Fashion Industries qualification
• Level 2 English and maths are desirable but these can be taken as part of the qualification We look forward to working with you and helping you to kick start your creative journey here with us.
Successful completion of the course will enable you to progress onto the Higher National Diploma in Fashion, Art and Design or you could go into employment working in pattern cutting, garment technology, design teams and Styling, as a CAD Technician, in Marketing or Buying.