The Fashion Pathway within the Art & Design Technical Diploma is an opportunity for students who wish to study a broad based art course specialising in Fashion. It is a practical course supported by written research into related historical and contemporary Art and Design movements and practice. It includes trips to local and national galleries as well as utilising opportunities to exhibit work. Students will be supported to develop their professional skills in preparation for a career in the Fashion Industry and it is an ideal course for those aiming to progress onto Foundation/HND or Degree level in a specialist area.
Students study for a 12 unit qualification over two years. There are compulsory units which embrace transferable skills such as visual recording, contextual influences, materials techniques and processes, communicating ideas and concepts in Fashion, along with six specialist fashion projects exploring, fashion designing, up-cycling fashion products, fashion illustration and textiles design.
At least 4-5 GCSEs graded 9-4 or A*-C including English at grade C/4 or above. Grace C or above in an art based subject is recommended.