Fashion Design and Production BTEC Level 3 at The Oxford Academy
The Level 3 National Diploma in Fashion Design and Production is a practical course for those students with an interest in fashion, drawing, photography, and like to work creatively. Through demonstration and discussion, you will learn how to develop techniques and specialist skills to create ideas in your own unique style, whilst working towards the final piece. Throughout each project, you will maintain a sketchbook to show your ideas, samples, designs and thoughts about artist and designer research. This will enable you to demonstrate your development towards realising your project outcomes.
At times, you will work in a self-directed format, planning your own time, researching and exploring your own design concepts. It is important that you have an interest in looking at the work of others so that you can begin to understand their skills, their techniques and methods. The fashion industry is based on people’s opinions; therefore, you will need to respond positively to the advice and criticisms offered through the course.
The areas covered in the course are:
- Professional Practice in Art and Design
- Fashion Materials, Techniques and Processes
- Fashion Design
- Pattern Development Methods and Techniques
- Fashion Promotion
- Manufacturing Methods for Fashion
- Managing a Client Brief
- Developing and Realising Creative Intentions
The course is divided into projects, each of which is designed to cover specific units over the two years. The units are assessed at Pass, Merit or Distinction attributing to a final overall double grade at the end of the course. Those wanting to continue onto higher education will need to attain a minimum grade of Distinction/Merit to obtain the required amount of UCAS points.
5 A*-D GCSE including English and Maths level 4
There is a range of careers leading from a Level 3 National Diploma in Fashion Design and Production:
- Fashion journalist
- Fashion designer
- Manufacturing Manager
- Fashion Buyer
- Marketing and PR
- Sportswear designer
- Editorial Assistant
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Oxford Academy directly.