This two-year course has been developed for students interested in pursuing a career in fashion, and to equip them with the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to progress to degree level study or employment. The course was intentionally designed so that interests in fashion and clothing can be cultivated, explored, and developed and students' creativity tested, while remaining stimulating, demanding and supportive. It will help students to make the transition from further to higher education and employment.
5 GCSEs at grades A* - C (8/9 - 4/5) preferably including English, Functional Skills Level 1 in maths and/or English; or Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design (Distinction or Merit grades); or Level 2 Diploma in another relevant subject area (Distinction or Merit grades).
The course provides a broad technical and creative grounding allowing you to develop relevant skills and prepare you for your chosen career specialism in the fashion industry. The following areas will be covered: design principles, drawing development, historical & contextual understanding, ideas & concepts, materials, techniques and processes, pattern cutting and garment construction, styling and trend predicting. You will also learn about associated professional practices within the subject area. In year two students complete a Final Major Project where they write and direct their own fashion projects using the knowledge and skills acquired during the course. Students showcase their portfolio of designs at the end of year catwalk shows, and frequently display their work in shows at other locations throughout the London area.
Assessment is formative and coursework is assessed throughout the year.
Year 1 - UAL (University of the Arts, London): Level 3 Diploma in Fashion. Year 2 - UAL: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Fashion (Progression onto year 2 is subject on successful completion of the diploma, attendance & punctuality)
Please complete an application form and return to the College - either online, by post or in person at the Wood Street Campus.
Yes - you will need to meet with a member of staff for an interview; for this you will need to bring examples of your work, including a written piece on why you would like to enter the fashion industry.
Many materials will be provided but it is advisable to invest in a range of art and design related equipment and materials so that you can continue your work outside of the studios.
Students may need to study Functional Skills or GCSE English and/or maths as part of their programme.
To apply or enrol for this course you must first create an account with the College. This is a simple process that should not take more than a few minutes.
If you have any difficulties with applying online or have any other questions please Contact Us, or call 020 8266 4000. Please note this is not a 24 hour helpline.