Extended Diploma in Art & Design (Fashion) Level 3 at West Kent College
From sketchbook to catwalk, you will develop a broad range of creative and technical skills in fashion and textiles.
In our specialist fashion studios, you will independently produce innovative and inspirational designs that will feature in fashion shows and exhibitions. Through practical projects you will develop sought-after skills by exploring practical elements such as design, digital illustration, pattern cutting, garment construction, textile techniques and drawing. You will also be required to complete a contextual studies assignment, and throughout you will develop your portfolio of work, for your next educational step or employment.
You will work towards a Level 3 Diploma in year 1 and progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Year 2. Each year of the course completes with a Final Major Project and an opportunity to contribute to the Art and Media exhibition and Fashion Show.
We place a strong emphasis on employability skills, such as presenting ideas, portfolio development and negotiating effectively with potential clients.
You will need five GCSEs at Grades A*-C/9-4, including English, maths and an art and design subject. Alternatively a Level 2 First Diploma in Art and Design at Merit or Distinction, with a Grade C/4 GCSE in English and maths.
You will be required to attend an interview with your portfolio of art and design work to demonstrate your practical and creative skills. You also need a positive recommendation or reference from your school/tutor.
Progression to higher education or a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. Employment opportunities on completion of this course may include specialist apprenticeships, or entry-level fashion and retail jobs.
How to apply
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