This highly creative ‘award winning’ course will equip you with everything you need for a successful career within the exciting and past-paced fashion industry. You will develop practical technical skills such as pattern cutting, draping and production as well as creative skills in fashion design, illustration, technical drawings, computer aided design, fashion Trend Forecasting and surface pattern for fashion using both traditional and non-traditional methods. You will regularly take part in national and international live competition briefs and build a creative, professional portfolio that can be used for job interviews or further study. Our dedicated and experienced staff work closely with you in small groups or on a one to one basis whilst nurturing and fostering your confidence to allow for autonomy. Our staff are all practising designers and makers with a variety of fashion and textiles industry experience. They have worked closely with fashion houses such as Christian Lacroix, Jasper Conran, Nina Ricci, Ungaro, Chanel and produced collections for celebrities such as Alexandra Burke and many West End shows. Industry links & Awards: Our award winning course will provide you with the opportunity to develop your own industry network through internships and national and international competitions. Each year, students have the opportunity to enter live competitions and many of our students have been shortlisted and won prestigious awards: Project 20/20 and beyond was part of the Professional Clothing Awards “Industry Recognised Category” for 2017, that looked at recognising emerging talents and design innovation in our industry from fashion students of leading fashion and textiles universities around the country. Hundreds of entries were submitted nationally and Bedford College students Abby Simpson, Sarah Davis and Megan Schneider, and took 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize with Bedford College taking the prize for overall winning university. You will have the opportunity to visit galleries, trade shows such and trend forecasting events at home and abroad for example in London, Florence, Milan, Paris, Madrid, Amsterdam, New York and Berlin. Our students also take part in a yearly fashion show and exhibit their work at the South Bank Centre of the Arts.
During this course you will study the following units: Professional Development Contextual Studies Individual Project (theme set by Pearson) Techniques and Processes for Fashion & Textiles Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Fashion & Textiles Practices Pattern Cutting & Garment making Fashion Collection
You will work with a range of specialist lecturers, including practising designers, in well-equipped studios and workshops. Project briefs are set for each assignment, and you are encouraged to develop a personal response to each task. All activities are supported through one-to-one tutorials and group discussions to inform you of personal progress and to aid assessment. Assessment is continuous throughout the course, with assignments graded at the end of each task.
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
To begin this course you will need a Higher National Certificate in Fashion and Textiles. Entry is subject to a successful interview, where you will be asked to bring along a portfolio of your existing work. We welcome mature students to apply, providing they have a relevant industry or creative background (please contact us for more details).
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6000||Year 1|
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