Fashion Design & Textiles

Experience national and international visits, and see your creative work on the catwalk.

Fact Sheet

Level 1 – Explore your creativity. This course will focus on developing vocational technical skills alongside English, Maths and personal skills. You will explore a broad range of art and design topics including drawing, painting, computer aided design, graphic design, photography and printmaking.

Level 2 – Develop and explore your creativity. Ideal if you are interested in the practical nature of art and design and want a hands-on course which can help you progress to a higher level. You will take part in classroom sessions to help build your general knowledge of a range of skills and techniques in creative arts and maths and English.

Level 3 – This course is designed for students who wish to specialise in fashion, textiles and interior design. You will learn the essential skills of fashion and interior design and be encouraged to develop your own style and individuality. All students can show their collections on the catwalk at the annual fashion show and exhibition.

Key elements:

  • Fashion design
  • Printed textiles
  • Pattern cutting, garment manufacture
  • Fashion history
  • Fashion Marketing & management
  • Drawing
  • Maths & English
  • Work experience
  • Surface pattern
  • Illustration
  • Constructed textiles
  1. Enthusiastic, expert tutors.
  2. National and international trips.
  3. Excellent equipment and facilities.
  4. Opportunity for work experience in local studios.
  5. End of year fashion show and exhibition.

Fashion Designer, Furniture Designer, Illustrator, Printing Industry Worker, Teacher, Interior Designer, Costume Designer, Model, Soft Furnisher, Marketer, Fashion Buyer, Window Dresser, Journalist, Stylist, Shoe Designer, Dresser, Freelance Artist, Printing Industry Worker, Magazine Layout Designer, Fashion Historian, Fashion Merchandising, Display and Exhibition Planner, Jewellery Designer, Set Designer, Textile Artist, Accessories Designer.

What can I go on to do?

  • Enter employment
  • An apprenticeship
  • Progress to a degree programme or other higher education programme

If you are aged 16-19 and have not achieved GCSE grade A*-C in English and maths, any programme you choose will require you to continue studying English and maths.

Tina Foreman

Former BTEC Extended Diploma in Fashion & Textiles student, Tina Foreman, went on to study FdA Fashion and Textiles and BA (Hons) Arts Practice at UCS Great Yarmouth.

Tina showed her designs to Prince Charles when he visited the college. Her designs and final collection of her FdA, inspired by 1960s London and Mary Quant, were on the catwalk at Norwich Fashion Week.

She completed a ‘live project’ making costumes for a production of the Railway Children. Tina’s final BA (Hons) collection was inspired by Hollywood Glamour. Tina has plans to teach.

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