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Art and Design (Fashion Design) Level 3 Extended Diploma at South Essex College

Course description

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This course is designed to take you through a comprehensive range of different fashion and design techniques and disciplines either in preparation for study at a higher level or future employment.

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Entry requirements

  • fashion media, techniques and technology
  • pattern construction and development for fashion and clothing
  • production techniques for fashion and clothing
  • computer applications in fashion
  • fashion marketing
  • fashion visualisation
  • garment production
  • accessory production
  • fashion presentation techniques
  • fashion promotion
  • maths and English


  • two GCSEs at grade C or above including an art-related subject, in addition to maths at grade four or above and English at grade four or above, or
  • four GCSEs at grade C or above, including an art-related subject, maths and English, or
  • Art and Design Level 2 Extended Certicate, maths at grade four or above and English at grade four or above, or equivalent
  • you will be asked to provide evidence of your ability in the subject which could be in the form of a portfolio
  • successful attendance at interview event and satisfactory references

Financial information

Your work will be assessed through a mixture of practical tasks and supporting written material. Your progress will be supported by regular ongoing feedback throughout the course.

Future opportunities

FREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment

Further information

  • Art and Design Level 4 Foundation Diploma
  • higher education at university or college, including our degrees in Fashion Communication and Fashion Design at University Centre Southend

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Essex College directly.

Last updated date: 25 January 2017
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