Fashion Design, Communication & Textiles Diploma

Do you have an interest in textiles? Has your dream job always been to work within the textiles, interior or surface design industry? Do you have a keen interest you wish to explore in textiles, styling & promotion? If yes, this is the course for you. This exciting one-year Level 2 Diploma in Textiles at our Longbridge Campus will challenge you to develop an experimental & multi-disciplinary portfolio of work supportive of your own future goals and aspirations related to the following pathways; textiles, surface design, and interior design. During your time on the course, you will explore a range of fun and exciting materials, techniques and processes related to textiles, surface and interior design, in context to themes. You will document your work and review your practice on a one-going basis. The first part of the course will involve exploring the pathways and then you will specialize in a pathway that you wish to progress on to with us next year at Level 3. Your specialist pathway work has the exciting opportunity to be showcased at our end of year exhibition and shows throughout the year. This course is designed to enable you to explore a range of fun skills and then specialize in an area that will then be supportive to secure your progression and career goals with us at Level 3 through the development of a professional portfolio of work you can be proud of to celebrate your creative journey with us on your Level 2.
Learner:School Leaver (16-19 Full-time)
Subject:Art & Design
Duration:1 Year(s)
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About the course

This course not only teaches you skills, how to visualise but also how to focus on an area and realise progression goals related to your future interests and aspirations. This course is supportive to you from the outset, content as well as setting you up to progress onto one of our Level 3 courses. On this course you will be shown how to be experimental and developmental with your creativity in context to pathway related work. You will be supported by a team of industry professionals with lots of experience in the fields of textiles, interior and surface design.

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 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.

What do I need?

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, textiles, styling or promotion.
• You will also need to fulfil one of the criteria below:
• Four GCSEs Grade 3 or above including GCSE Art or Design
• We look forward to working with you and helping you to kick-start your creative journey here with us at South & City College Birmingham.

Where can I progress next?

Successful completion of the course with a Merit or above can progress onto our Level 3 in Interior Design and Textiles or Fashion.

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Fashion Design, Communication & Textiles Diploma
Bournville Campus (Longbridge)
Start date:
2 September 2024
Study mode:
Full Time
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