South and City College Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Art and Design - Fashion and Textiles

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Course summary

TEF Bronze

South and City College Birmingham has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.

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This course is for those who wish to pursue a career in the fashion and textiles industry. You will gain high level and specialist training in how to present and exhibit your work to industry standard and how to realise your fashion collection from idea to catwalk. The course will provide you with real industry experience working on live projects as well as gaining invaluable knowledge through optional internships and work experience. You will be encouraged to enter prestigious competitions in order to market yourself as a designer and will have the opportunity to take part in the College's annual fashion show.

Course details


You will learn new techniques, explore innovative processes and fashion trends, and develop an independent mode of working. You will also be able to specialise in the areas you are most interested in, which include: pattern cutting, garment manufacture, illustration, specialist textile techniques such as printmaking, embroidery and knitting and computer aided design. The practical skills learnt will be complemented by a strong understanding of the social, political and historical factors that influence trends within the fashion industry. On completion of your studies you will have created a professional portfolio of work that will showcase your technical abilities to future employers. Key areas studied include: Contextual studies Computer aided design (CAD) Accessories Printmaking Professional practice Individual project Techniques & processes Pattern cutting & garment making Fashion & textiles practices

Assessment method

A range of coursework assessment methods are used on this programme these may include, practical assessments, product realisation, reflective accounts, reports, essays, presentations and portfolio.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code032W
Institution code S20
Campus nameFusion Centre
Campus codeD

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 48 points You will need a minimum of 48 UCAS points which may be gained from the following qualifications: Two A Levels One A Level plus an AS Level pass in an appropriate subject A BTEC National Diploma or Extended Diploma A BTEC National Certificate A level 3 diploma or equivalent such as NVQ, GNVQ, International Baccalaureate, Scottish Certificate of Education A recognised (Kite marked) Access course Other relevant international qualifications Alternatively, if you have significant relevant work experience or other professional qualifications you may be eligible for the course. Contact the College who will be able to advise and discuss your suitability for the course.

Additional entry requirements



Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6165 Year 1
Scotland £6165 Year 1
Wales £6165 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6165 Year 1
EU £6165 Year 1

Additional fee information

There will be additional costs for the individual garments and collection that you will design and produce for your assessments and fashion show. There will also be some costs for art materials such as sketch books. We recommend that you budget for approximately £500.
Art and Design - Fashion and Textiles at South and City College Birmingham - UCAS