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Fashion & Clothing

BTEC

Are you interested in fashion? Would you like to develop skills for working in the fashion industry? This hands-on course introduces you to the techniques and processes you need to be successful in fashion design and garment production for fashion and costumes.

The course is very practical, and you will be learning many aspects used widely in the fashion and textiles industry such as fashion illustration, print making, and garment design, basic stitching and construction. You will be set briefs to work to within which you will need to complete initial observational studies in the form of drawings and photographs to inspire your fashion and textiles outcomes. You will explore the concept of trend prediction, and identify the varying the job roles within the fashion industry, such as marketing, buying, design and so on.

There will be opportunities to visit galleries, exhibitions and fashion shows to provide further insight into the industry.

During this 2 year course, you will study the core disciplines of all creative practice: Ideas Generation, Visual Communication and Contextual Studies. You will have the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of creative thinking; investigating contemporary and historical artist’s and designer’s work, in order to inspire your own practice. Many of the skills will be gained through a series of workshops, which will allow you to experiment with a wide range of materials and techniques. Alongside these activities you will explore a range of specialist subject areas including: fashion illustration, fashion design, pattern cutting, surface print, craft, and investigation into the fashion market environment.  You will also have the opportunity to take part in, or help produce clothing for fashion shows.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design (Fashion & Clothing) course consists of five mandatory units and 13 optional units. All units are selected and tailored to the student’s desired fashion career path. There is no exam for this qualification.

Each project will cover specific units; over the two years of the course you will cover many units. Each unit is assessed at Pass, Merit or Distinction grade attributing to a final overall grade at the end of the course. Those wanting to continue onto higher education will need to receive a merit grade or above to obtain the required amount of UCAS points

In order to really appreciate Fashion and Textiles, numerous trips are planned. These can vary from shop profiling at the Trafford Centre in Manchester to attending The Clothes Show Live at the NEC in Birmingham. The course also encourages theatre trips in order for budding designers to understand how costumes are made. Students also have the opportunity to go behind the scenes and discuss costume designing with designers at the Royal Exchange.

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Students achieving Distinction

I chose this subject because I want to pursue a career in fashion. The BTEC course has allowed me to focus on the areas I enjoy doing. I am also doing a subject I love every day. I can be independent and creative with my work. I am able to work with teachers who have specialist knowledge of all the different areas in fashion and clothing. I can also select units that I feel would be beneficial to me and my future career path. I am hoping to go to university after Sixth Form to study Fashion. In the future I want to have my own clothing line. Aniqah Ahmed

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This could lead to a career as a…. 

 

  • Fashion Designer
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  • Retail Manager
  • Journalist
  • Public Relations
  • Fashion
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