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Overview

Thinking about a career in fashion? Then it can all start here at South and City College.

This is a one year course and will introduce you to the world of fashion and design, and give you a practical introduction to the skills and techniques needed in order to be able to become a fashion designer or to work within the fashion industry. You will learn about the fashion industry including exploring and researching your design ideas. By the end of the year you will have a portfolio of designs and will have created your own garment.

‘…Students in creative arts…benefit strongly from the expertise of their teachers…produce good standards of work….’ Ofsted, 2018

Course description

You will be based in our new, airy and creative fashion hub at the Fusion campus, which is ideally located only a few minutes’ walk from Selfridges, the Bullring and the famous Birmingham Rag Markets.

You will learn from tutors who have worked in the fashion and textiles industry, who will help you develop a real understanding of professional working practices within the fashion industry. As a part of your course, you will be involved in many fashion shows and events both within the college and throughout the city.

You will be able to have your garments walked down the catwalk at our sell-out end of year fashion show. You will be assessed throughout the course by completing assignments. You will also undertake two practical exams which tutors will support you with, throughout your studies. You will also take part in 'real' work experience as a part of your course which will give you a feel for how the fashion industry works.

What areas will I study?

  • Fashion design
  • Textiles
  • Fashion illustration and art
  • Portfolio building
  • History of fashion and art

Student Comments

"Whilst studying at South and City I learnt new skills and techniques. I gained confidence and feel independent! The support from the tutors is incredible!" Mariam, Alumni (Level 1 2015-16, Level 2 2016-17 and Level 3 2017-19)

Course options

Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 Starting Now, Duration: 1 Academic year - 1 Academic year Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 Starting Now, Duration: 1 Academic year £1500.00 Exam Fee:£250 1 Academic year In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
24+ Starting Now, Duration: 1 Academic year Please contact the college for fee information 1 Academic year In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.