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Course summary

If you are looking to create the perfect career, this new Foundation degree in 3D Garment Design and Product Development could be the ideal course for you. Brand new for 2021, the FdA 3D Garment Design and Product Development degree supports you to utilise concepts, ideas and opinions through research techniques and methods. Design, illustration, range planning, pattern cutting manual, the most up to date CAD systems, technical packs and specifications, garment manufacture and finishing are the focus of this garment design course. These practices will enable you to develop analogue, intuitiveness and creativity whilst highlighting continued development of sustainable practice within the industry. The course is industry-facing, with ongoing research and development in line with the requirements of the fashion industry. Consultation with local, national and international companies means that you will get a meaningful foundation of professional practice for an exciting career ahead. Throughout this degree you will have the opportunity to work with specialists in industry. You may have the opportunity to work alongside brands such as Topshop, London Fashion Week, Dr Martens, Trend Bible, John Lewis, Disturbia, Leigh Hetherington, Love Niche, and Alexander McQueen, all of which have previously supported students. Mentors are also part of your studies, enhancing your experience alongside the knowledge you will gain through industry-experienced tutors. After completing this degree, you can progress onto the BA (Hons) Creative Enterprise (Top-Up) with Newcastle College University Centre. Alternatively, you will be able to enter the industry in an in-house or freelance role such as a designer, technician, pattern cutter or stylist.


Year 1: Personal Development or Recognition of Prior Learning • Skills Processes 1 • Academic Study Skills • Fashion Drawing and Communication • Principals of Pattern Cutting and Garment Manufacture • Contextual Studies1 • Work Related Learning • Garment Construction 1. Year 2: • Professional Development • Skills Processes 2 • Portfolio Development • Product Development • Contextual Studies 2 • Work Based Learning •Garment Construction 2.

Assessment method

Students learn through: • practical studio delivery • seminar case-studies • work-based learning • team learning. Students are assessed through the outcomes of the modules you will study. A range of practical and theoretical activities will determine your final grades.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

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Additional entry requirements



o PDF portfolio with a minimum of 20 images appropriate to the degree/sector (images with a combination of developmental work and sketchbook pages as well as finished pieces)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000* Year 1
England £9000* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000* Year 1
Scotland £9000* Year 1
Wales £9000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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3D Garment Design and Product Development at Newcastle College University Centre - UCAS