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Art and Design - BTEC Extended Diploma in Fashion & Textiles (Level 3) at Hopwood Hall College

Course description

This course is for those with a keen interest in both the creative and technical aspects of textiles and fashion.
The Level 3 course further develops these skills, combining technical and creative approaches. Students are encouraged to develop their individuality, whilst responding to new challenges with personal interpretations. ‘Live’ briefs introduce all learners to the professional world of design, delving into the commercial and creative industries.
During your time on this course, you will be encouraged to develop creative ideas through drawing, illustration, garment making, accessory design and production, printed and embellished textiles, digital photography and manipulation with CAD. You will also have the opportunity to visit places of relevant interest such as The Zhandra Rhodes Fashion & Textile Museum, The Clothes Show, Tate Modern & The Gallery of Costume.

Course content

• Printed textiles
• Exploring specialist textile techniques
• Fabric manipulation
• Felt making and felting
• Fashion visualisation
• Pattern construction for fashion and clothing
• Accessory production
• Image manipulation using CAD
• Contextual studies
• Visual communication
The Level 3 course is designed as a two year study programme but there is an option to undertake a diploma in one year instead. Please ask for more details at your interview.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs grade C or above to include English and Mathematics OR BTEC Level 2 qualification OR NVQ Level 2 OR VRQ Level 2.

Financial information

No cost for 16-19 year olds.

Future opportunities

After completing this course, the next step is to progress to Higher Education, the Foundation Level 3/4 (1 year) or employment.

For further information on where this course can lead, speaking to a tutor can help identify the right pathways and destinations for your future. They can also refer you to the most relevant people for more targeted support and information should it be needed.

Further information

For more information please visit, pick up a prospectus from the Rochdale or Middleton Campus or call us on 0161 6437560.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course code: APAL3ADFR1


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