From designer labels to high street chic – fashion and clothing is big news and big business. This course is designed to encourage your development as an exciting, innovative designer, with the skills to succeed in a sector where drive, marketplace knowledge and individuality are essential.
A range of pathways are available, dependent on your qualifications.
- One-year Extended Certificate
- One-year Foundation Diploma
- Two-year Diploma
- Two-year Extended Diploma.
- Ideas and concepts
- Communication through art and design
- Contextual influences
- Computers in art and design
- Production techniques
- Design principles
- Pattern development
- Fashion marketing
- English and Maths, as required.
One or two years full-time, depending on study route.
You can also study the subject at degree-level at the College, with our FdA Fashion and Clothing Design.
Work as a fashion and clothing designer, dressmaker, accessory or footwear designer, milliner, clothing technologist, retail buyer, visual merchandiser and many more. You could specialise in an area of choice such as childrenswear, menswear or womenswear, work on a self-employed basis, for a large organisation or an independent retailer.
Four GCSEs at grade C or 4 or equivalent, preferably including English and Maths, or a relevant BTEC Level 2 / First Diploma. A satisfactory reference is also needed.
BTEC Level 3 in 3D Design
For Callum, Bishop Burton College has been the perfect environment to develop the skills and independence needed to pursue his dream career of working as a professional photographer.
During his two-year design course, Callum has covered a range of disciplines – and made a lot of friends along the way.
He said: “I have learned a mixture of different design techniques, including prop design, interior design, photography and others.
“I’m now planning to go on to do a degree in photography as I would like to be a professional photographer. I like portrait photography and capturing people in their natural environment.
“Over the last two years I’ve built up a really good set of friends, a better understanding of design and also more independence with whatever work I am doing.”