UAL Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Art & Design (Fashion)

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Start September 2018
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Length 2 Years
Site West Durrington Campus Map
Attendance Full time
Course Code FFDSFY

About this Course

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If you would like a career in fashion or textile design or a related area, then this is the course for you.


You will be taught by industry practitioners and professional designers in excellent facilities, gaining advanced design and technical skills which will lead to an individual major project.


Successes include a student winner of the LVMH Prize, who is now working at Dior.


Why this course at the MET?

  • Facilities include: design studios, sewing and knitting workshops, Mac suite, large format printer, laser cutter, digital fabric printer, print workshops and dye lab
  • Academic and technical tutors are practitioners and professional designers

  • Opportunity to work alongside degree level students

  • Internal progression opportunities onto Degree level


Teaching Team

Carolyn Harrison (Course Leader) Fashion & Textiles

  • Specialist Areas of Delivery: Fashion

  • Biography: Cert Ed, Pattern Grader for M&S and Knickerbox


Annabel Waterman (Lecturer) Fashion & Textiles

  • Specialist Areas of Delivery: Textiles


Other specialist tutors from a range of backgrounds also teach on the course.

 

Entry Requirements

To start on this course you need:


At least 4 GCSEs at Grade 4 / C or above, preferably including English and maths, and evidence of your art/design work


or
a relevant Level 2 qualification, including English and Maths requirements.


You will be asked to show a portfolio of your art/design work at interview.


Click here for more detailed information on entry requirements

(If you do not have the above qualifications, you may be able to start on the Level 2 course in Art & Design instead, before applying to move on to this Level 3 course.) Click here for Level 2 Art & Design course


If English is not your first language, please click here for IELTS requirements.

Course Content

In year one, projects cover a broad range of theoretical and practical skills relating to fashion and textile design including research skills, drawing and visual studies, design and concept development, fashion illustration, Photoshop, printed, knitted and embroidered textiles, pattern cutting and garment construction. These are supported by cultural and historical lectures, museum visits and study trips.


In year two, projects are designed to develop more advanced design and technical skills in fashion and textiles that prepare students to undertake an individual major project. This project work enables students to build a personal portfolio for progression on to university level and/or related employment.


In addition, students are able to research into a wide range of designers and companies through the use of specialist fashion and textile magazines, fabric library, and the use of Industry standard specialist software.p>
If you have less that grade C / 4 in GCSE English or Maths, you will also study that subject at college.


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Diploma Year One

  • Unit 1 Introduction to visual language in art and design
  • Unit 2 Introduction to research skills in art and design
  • Unit 3 Introduction to critical and contextual awareness in art and design
  • Unit 4 Introduction to materials, processes and technical skills in art and design
  • Unit 5 An integrated approach to 2D problem solving in art and design
  • Unit 6 An integrated approach to 3D problem solving in art and design
  • Unit 7 An integrated approach to time-based problem solving
  • Unit 8 Developing an art and design project
  • Unit 9 Opportunities for progression in art and design


Extended Diploma Year Two
  • Unit 10 Characteristics and contexts in art and design
  • Unit 11 Preparation for progression in art and design
  • Unit 12 Engaging with an audience in art & design
  • Unit 13 Project proposal and realisation in art and design


Our fashion and textiles department offers fantastic facilities that will provide you with a real-world training experience.


  • Design studios
  • Sewing workshop
  • Knitting workshop
  • Mac suite
  • Large format printer
  • Laser cutter
  • Digital fabric printer
  • Art & Design Library
  • Print workshop & Dye lab
  • Fashion & Textiles Flexible Learning Area


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Progression/Career Path

After 1 year you can achieve a University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design (Fashion & Clothing). This means you can progress to the Extended Diploma course (below).


After 2 years you can achieve a University of the Arts London (UAL) Extended Diploma in Art & Design (Fashion & Clothing). This is equivalent to 3 A Levels. This means you can apply for university level courses. Students may also consider apprenticeships or other related employment in the fashion/ textiles industry.

Your options could include fashion design, photography, interior design, fashion media promotion, stylist, costume, illustration, textile design, accessories designer, visual merchandiser, etc.


See UCAS tariff point values for these qualifications


Student Success Stories


  • Tamzin Lillywhite – handcrafted accessories from start to finish from the finest leathers and solid brass hardware.


  • Stefan Cooke – MA Fashion & Textiles Central St Martins College of Art & Design. 2015-2017 Winner of L’Oreal Professional Creative Award.


  • Fah Singtong - works at Ralph & Russo Atelier.


  • Sophie Brodrick - Visual Merchandiser for Kate Spade.


  • Charlie Borrow - bag and accessories maker based in a small workshop in East London. His collection of products are expertly handcrafted one at a time.


Applications

Apply online or complete the application form obtainable from the College and send it to:

FREEPOST RTKJ-USRT-ARLX
Admissions Office
Northbrook Metropolitan College
Littlehampton Road
Worthing
West Sussex
BN12 6NU

Click here for more information about how to apply and to download an application form

Funding & Financial Support

Age 16-17 starters -You will not have to pay fees on condition you are still under 19 on 31st August in each year of the course.


Age 18+ starters - Some students may have to pay for part of their course. More information»


Click here for further information on financial support»

Entry Requirements

To start on this course you need:


At least 4 GCSEs at Grade 4 / C or above, preferably including English and maths, and evidence of your art/design work


or
a relevant Level 2 qualification, including English and Maths requirements.


You will be asked to show a portfolio of your art/design work at interview.


Click here for more detailed information on entry requirements

(If you do not have the above qualifications, you may be able to start on the Level 2 course in Art & Design instead, before applying to move on to this Level 3 course.) Click here for Level 2 Art & Design course


If English is not your first language, please click here for IELTS requirements.

Course Content

In year one, projects cover a broad range of theoretical and practical skills relating to fashion and textile design including research skills, drawing and visual studies, design and concept development, fashion illustration, Photoshop, printed, knitted and embroidered textiles, pattern cutting and garment construction. These are supported by cultural and historical lectures, museum visits and study trips.


In year two, projects are designed to develop more advanced design and technical skills in fashion and textiles that prepare students to undertake an individual major project. This project work enables students to build a personal portfolio for progression on to university level and/or related employment.


In addition, students are able to research into a wide range of designers and companies through the use of specialist fashion and textile magazines, fabric library, and the use of Industry standard specialist software.p>
If you have less that grade C / 4 in GCSE English or Maths, you will also study that subject at college.


More information


Diploma Year One

  • Unit 1 Introduction to visual language in art and design
  • Unit 2 Introduction to research skills in art and design
  • Unit 3 Introduction to critical and contextual awareness in art and design
  • Unit 4 Introduction to materials, processes and technical skills in art and design
  • Unit 5 An integrated approach to 2D problem solving in art and design
  • Unit 6 An integrated approach to 3D problem solving in art and design
  • Unit 7 An integrated approach to time-based problem solving
  • Unit 8 Developing an art and design project
  • Unit 9 Opportunities for progression in art and design


Extended Diploma Year Two
  • Unit 10 Characteristics and contexts in art and design
  • Unit 11 Preparation for progression in art and design
  • Unit 12 Engaging with an audience in art & design
  • Unit 13 Project proposal and realisation in art and design


Our fashion and textiles department offers fantastic facilities that will provide you with a real-world training experience.


  • Design studios
  • Sewing workshop
  • Knitting workshop
  • Mac suite
  • Large format printer
  • Laser cutter
  • Digital fabric printer
  • Art & Design Library
  • Print workshop & Dye lab
  • Fashion & Textiles Flexible Learning Area


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Progression/Career Path

After 1 year you can achieve a University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design (Fashion & Clothing). This means you can progress to the Extended Diploma course (below).


After 2 years you can achieve a University of the Arts London (UAL) Extended Diploma in Art & Design (Fashion & Clothing). This is equivalent to 3 A Levels. This means you can apply for university level courses. Students may also consider apprenticeships or other related employment in the fashion/ textiles industry.

Your options could include fashion design, photography, interior design, fashion media promotion, stylist, costume, illustration, textile design, accessories designer, visual merchandiser, etc.


See UCAS tariff point values for these qualifications


Student Success Stories


  • Tamzin Lillywhite – handcrafted accessories from start to finish from the finest leathers and solid brass hardware.


  • Stefan Cooke – MA Fashion & Textiles Central St Martins College of Art & Design. 2015-2017 Winner of L’Oreal Professional Creative Award.


  • Fah Singtong - works at Ralph & Russo Atelier.


  • Sophie Brodrick - Visual Merchandiser for Kate Spade.


  • Charlie Borrow - bag and accessories maker based in a small workshop in East London. His collection of products are expertly handcrafted one at a time.


Applications

Apply online or complete the application form obtainable from the College and send it to:

FREEPOST RTKJ-USRT-ARLX
Admissions Office
Northbrook Metropolitan College
Littlehampton Road
Worthing
West Sussex
BN12 6NU

Click here for more information about how to apply and to download an application form

Funding & Financial Support

Age 16-17 starters -You will not have to pay fees on condition you are still under 19 on 31st August in each year of the course.


Age 18+ starters - Some students may have to pay for part of their course. More information»


Click here for further information on financial support»