• fashion 01
  • fashion 02
  • Fashion Design Studio Assistant with Styling and Visual Communication
  • fashion 03
  • fashion 04
  • fashion 05
  • fashion 06
  • fashion 07


This course is for those who wish to pursue a career in the fashion and textiles industry. You will gain high level and specialist training in how to present and exhibit your work to industry standard and how to realise your fashion collection from idea to catwalk.

The course will provide you with real industry experience working on live projects, as well as gaining invaluable knowledge through optional internships and work experience. You will be encouraged to enter prestigious competitions in order to market yourself as a designer and will have the opportunity to take part in the College's annual fashion show.

Darren Scott, HND alumni student and Midland Fashion Awards ‘Emerging Designer Award’ winner 2018 said, "If you believe in something and you're passionate about it, follow it through. That's what I think is the biggest thing for anybody who's doing anything creative."

Course description

You will learn new techniques, explore innovative processes and fashion trends, and develop an independent mode of working. You will also be able to specialise in the areas you are most interested in, which include: pattern cutting, garment manufacture, illustration, specialist textile techniques such as printmaking, embroidery and knitting and computer aided design. The practical skills learnt will be complemented by a strong understanding of the social, political and historical factors that influence trends within the fashion industry. On completion of your studies you will have created a professional portfolio of work that will showcase your technical abilities to future employers.

Our Fusion Centre school of fashion is based in Birmingham City Centre, only a couple of minutes’ walk from the Bullring shopping area and within the heart of Birmingham's creative quarter.

The Fusion Centre offers state-of-the-art workrooms, with brilliant facilities from industrial sewing machines, screen printing equipment, to the Gerber System.

To view our students' portfolios - https://issuu.com/sccbfashion

Our instagram page - @sccb_fashion

Follow our pinterest page for our daily inspiration posts - https://www.pinterest.co.uk/sccbfashion/

Darren Scott HND alumni success story - https://www.sccb.ac.uk/latest-news/item/581-fashion-alumnus-wins-midland-fashion-award

Video, Spotlight On Fashion - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Szb-Kaz48oc

Due to the current COVID-19 situation and with health and safety of our students as a priority, we have redesigned this course to include a mixture of classroom-based and online learning.

What areas will I study?

  • Contextual studies
  • Computer aided design (CAD)
  • Accessories
  • Printmaking
  • Professional practice
  • Individual project
  • Techniques and processes
  • Pattern cutting and garment making
  • Fashion and textiles practices

The nature of the course is very practical, therefore you will need to purchase the necessary equipment and resources needed to complete your course work (approx. £200). This is dependent on material selection and specificaiton and what you choose for your individual project, this could incur further cost.

Course options

Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
- 13 September 2021 Duration: 2 Academic years £6165.00 Fees displayed are per academic year 2 Academic years -

UCAS Application Information

Institution Name: South & City College Birmingham
KIS Code: 0686
UCAS Code: 032W
Click here to apply for this course on UCAS website.