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Art & Design (Fashion Design) BTEC Level 3 Diploma at Hornsea School and Language College

Course description

If you are interested in fashion and enjoy drawing, designing and making, this is the course for you. You do not need to have studied GCSE Textiles or have any sewing skills to join this course. It is not a problem if you cannot use a sewing machine as you will be taught.

  • Learn how to create fashion illustrations, working drawings, mood boards and design boards.
  • Research and learn about the history of design and use the results of purposeful research to inform own design ideas. 
  • Develop pattern drafting techniques and pattern cut a capsule collection of 3 garments. 
  • Construct 3 garments from own designs and patterns. 
  • Learn a range of surface decoration techniques. 
  • Design and make fashion accessories and womenswear garments.

Course content

  • Unit 1: Contextual References in Art & Design
  • Unit 2: 2D Visual Communication
    Design Brief - Fashion Accessories
    You are a designer working for an accessory company. You are given a brief that instructs you to research and develop accessories. You gather research, demonstrating your ability to identify and select appropriate material selected from primary/secondary sources. You will record visually by exploring, experimenting and understanding the use of mark making techniques in 2D and 3D, a range of materials, techniques and processes.
  • Unit 3: 3D Visual Communication
  • Unit 9: Working with Fashion Design Briefs
    Design Brief – All Saints launch a new range
    The contemporary All Saints brand is going to develop and launch a new women’s wear range for Autumn / Winter, the range will be targeted at a younger audience and have lower price points. You will research historical fashion and styles from the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods. As a freelance designer working for All Saints, your design brief is to design and develop three outfits inspired by your research of historical fashions and styles.
  • Unit 121- Pattern Construction for Fashion & Clothing
  • Unit 128- Garment production
    Your task is to pattern cut the garments for the new range for A/W. You will be working to tight lead times and must meet your deadline. You will construct the 3 garments that you have pattern cut and toiled. The lead time for the manufacturing process is 3 months.

Entry requirements

GCSE Design & Technology, grade C is required.


100% portfolio work

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  • Visit the V&A museum and the ‘All Saints’ flagship store Covent Garden London to research historical and contemporary art, design and fashion.
  • Visit Armley Mills in Leeds to learn about fabric construction.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hornsea School and Language College directly.

Last updated date: 18 January 2017
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