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BTEC Extended Diploma Art and Design - Fashion and Textiles Pathway - Level 3 at Burton and South Derbyshire College

Course description

This exciting pathway is designed for those who wish to pursue a career within the thriving business of fashion and textiles. Focusing on developing skills and creativity, this hands-on course enables students to prepare a high quality and individual portfolio for entry onto Higher Education programmes. The course provides a thorough grounding in all aspects of Fashion and Textiles, gaining knowledge and techniques between these two closely related subjects. Students will develop skills in fabric manipulation, construction, garment making, styling, embroidery, print, illustration and CAD, to name a few. Students will be given a basic introduction to techniques initially and then will specialise in a particular pathway in year 2. Specialist pathways will include textile design, print, fashion design, illustration, fashion styling and promotion, fashion photography, surface pattern and interiors. Alongside more specialist work, students will develop visual recording skills which involve life drawing, still life and printmaking, whilst also undertaking a contextual studies programme. To help support this area and research, students will have the opportunity to take part in a range of educational study trips to destinations such as London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Paris, Amsterdam and Barcelona.

Entry requirements

• Minimum of 5 GCSE’s at grade C or better (of which one subject may be specified at grade C) including either English Language or Maths at GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent)*; or • Pass at NVQ Level 2 and either English Language or Maths at GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent); or • Pass at BTEC Diploma and either English Language or Maths at GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent). The College has the discretion to determine if 4 or 5 GCSE’s will be the entry standards for a Qualification. Applicants should demonstrate both aptitude and commitment to the subject during interview, and are asked to bring a portfolio of artwork to support their application. This could be art and design work from school, drawings, garments, fabric samples and photos of work etc.

Future opportunities

The general pattern is for students to progress onto Higher Education programmes with students previously achieving places at London college of Fashion, Manchester Metropolitan, Nottingham Trent, Arts Institute at Bournemouth, Westminster and University C

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Burton and South Derbyshire College directly.

Last updated date: 01 May 2015
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