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Art and Design BTEC Level 3 at Teignmouth Community School

Course description

The BTEC level 3 National Extended Certificate in Art & Design (Fashion/Textiles) encourages an experimental approach to Art and Design with an emphasis on Fashion or Textiles. Students will develop a range of skills in the first year by exploring and experimenting with techniques and contextual research activities. They will develop ideas through use of materials, techniques and processes, refining their ideas and reviewing their work throughout. In the second year they will focus on a specialist area such as Fashion or Textiles where students will be introduced to the key techniques and processes. In fashion they will develop their own designs and will be introduced to the practice of translating their designs into garments through basic pattern-cutting and manufacturing techniques. In Textiles students will investigate woven and constructed textiles, surface pattern design and the development and manufacture of these through traditional methods and digital applications.

Course content

Students will develop ways of recording visually, looking at a range of materials used and the processes involved in the fashion and Textiles industry and communicating these ideas into creative and innovative ideas for their chosen product. The course covers the following areas: Being an experimental and open-minded , working in both 2D and 3D media, learning new skills and working to set briefs and deadlines, experimenting with resources, materials, techniques and processes while reviewing and refining your ideas, use of ICT (Photoshop), fashion illustration and garment construction.

Entry requirements

On this course, students will need to have a genuine interest in being creative with fabrics. You will require a positive attitude to both independent working and group work and an excellent attendance record. A grade C in Art or Textiles is required.

Future opportunities

Fashion/Textiles is one of the most competitive of the creative industries – to gain employment you need to be highly qualified, talented, original and extraordinarily hard-working. This course will support students to develop these skills rapidly but requires hard work and self motivation. The course is work related and designed to help students develop a rich and varied portfolio to show to interviewers. Many students go on to study at college or university and there are a wide range of courses available which they would be able to progress to including: Fashion Design and design of specific clothing areas (e.g. Sportswear, Contour Design) , Theatre Design, Fashion Photography and Journalism , Textiles, Interior Design, Foundation course in Art and Design , Fashion Styling and Promotion, and Accessory Design.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Teignmouth Community School directly.

Last updated date: 02 May 2017

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