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Fashion and Clothing Extended Diploma Level 3 at York College

Course description

This is an exciting contemporary course for students interested in studying fashion. The course is delivered through inspirational projects covering a very wide range of themes specialising in all visual and technical aspects of fashion. 

The units will be studied over two years on an integrated basis culminating in a Final Project which is exhibited at the end of year catwalk fashion show.

The specialist units include production techniques, fashion illustration, pattern cutting, CAD, garment construction and all aspects of fashion. There are also real life projects, competitions and opportunities to work with professionals.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs including English at grade C (grade 4) or above and Art or Textiles. You will be invited to an interview where you will show your portfolio of work.


The units are assessed and graded through projects and assignments marked by your tutors throughout the course. You will gain feedback in tutorials to monitor your progress.

Financial information

There is a contribution of £75 a year towards materials payable at enrolment.

Future opportunities

Students go into a diverse range of careers within the realms of fashion in the creative industries. If you decide to progress at the College or go on to university you may take a BA (Hons) Degree Iin Fashion or related course. Staff work with individuals to build their portfolio for interviews for courses in the following areas:

  • Fashion Design
  • Buying and Merchandising
  • Design/Production/Marketing etc
  • Fashion Promotion/Styling/Imaging
  • Fashion Communication

Students progress on to our own degrees in Fashion Design and Production as well as to courses throughout the UK. Past students have successfully completed degrees in Fashion at Northumbria University, Manchester Metropolitan University, London College of Fashion and York College.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 19 October 2016
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