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Fashion and Textiles Diploma/Extended Diploma at Carisbrooke College

Course description

This course aims to develop individuals who aspire to become part of an exciting and innovative industry. Skilled teachers with industry expertise and links to the fashion industry make this subject one of the best performing in the VI Form. New for this year is our exciting link with The University of Portsmouth. Students will be invited to take part in workshops and use the facilities here to develop their skills. On completion of the Diploma, students will be guaranteed an interview onto the University of Portsmouth BA Fashion and Textiles course.

Course content

Diploma – Choose 2 option blocks Extended Diploma – Choose 3 option blocks.

Students will complete a variety of live design briefs linking with industry, as well as taking part in exciting workshops. Typical projects include Fashion Illustration, Textile and Surface pattern Design, Fashion Marketing, Fashion Design and Garment Construction. The course is 100% coursework and aims to build a portfolio. Students will access work experience opportunities with local and national fashion companies, as well as research trips to London and Paris.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements into the VI Form are a minimum of 5 A*-C Grades (or equivalent Level P9 - P5 English & Mathematics) at GCSE for A levels/Level 3 courses.

Most subjects have specific entry requirements, which can be found below. If you do not meet these requirements, an interview will be necessary with the subject leader and parents or carers to determine your suitability for the course and a trial period may be agreed: C – Fashion, Textiles or Art (if none of these subjects have been studied, a potfolio of work will be required) C or P5 – English.

Future opportunities

This course is accredited by University of the Arts London, and ultimately enables students to progress to Foundation or degree courses in Fashion and Textiles. Learners go on to study: Fashion and Textile Design, Illustration, Fashion Promotion, Buying and Marketing. This can lead to successful and fulfilling jobs working for high street and designer fashion brands.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 to 2 Years