South and City College Birmingham has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
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.
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:
Computer aided design (CAD)
Techniques & processes
Pattern cutting & garment making
Fashion & textiles practices
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
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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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
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