Course details may be subject to change.
Develop the technical skills needed to work on garment design, styling, marketing and individualised garment ranges. You will learn how to use industry standard tools and software to help make your designs come to life, such as Photoshop and Illustrator.
The course contains practical sessions and exciting projects for you to explore and express your creativity and individual style.
You will hold a minimum of four GCSEs at grades 4 (or above).
This will include maths and English, as well as an art & design and/or design & technology qualification.
You will be asked to make a contribution of £30 to cover resources, trips and visits.
What are the next steps?
You will meet with a course tutor; please bring a current portfolio of your creative artwork to discuss.
This fashion communication and design course aims to prepare you with the practical skills and knowledge to work in the sector.
The course will cover:
- Materials, Techniques and Processes
- Branding, Visual Merchandising, Styling and Marketing
- Ideas, Concepts and Process Development
- Visual Recording in Art and Design
- Workshop Skills - such as print making, sewing techniques and surface pattern
- Adobe Photoshop Skills
- Skills Development
- Creative Project
- Personal and Professional Development
- Personal Progression
- Creative Industry Response
- Final Major Project
Teaching and Assessment
You will be fully supported throughout the programme. Teaching will be a combination of the following:
- Practical work
- Creative workshops
- Studio practice
- Live projects
- Research skills
- Personal development
You will be assessed through completion of a portfolio, as well as assignments and exams.
Your tutors will have first-hand experience of the industry and will continue to build links with professionals. You will benefit from industry professionals sharing their expertise in the sector as guest speakers and to deliver bespoke workshops.
We work collaboratively with industry and have a dedicated Work Experience team who will support you to find work experience opportunities and placements. We will also support you to source your own placements.
Placement opportunities and live client briefs will provide you with an insight into how the industry operates and how your skills will be applied in the world of work.
You could progress to FdA Visual Arts at New College Durham or a relevant degree at university. You could also choose to secure a job in the industry.