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
Samantha received the Outstanding Achievement Award in Product Design at South Hunsley School when she was studying her GCSEs and has a real passion for digital design.
Q: What do you like about Bishop Burton College?
A: The campus has great facilities and a lot of unique elements you wouldn’t get at other colleges.
Q: What is the best thing about your course?
A: The variety of skills we have learnt and the range of projects has equipped me with a great portfolio for future progression.
Q: What are your hopes for the future?
A: I want to become a 3D environment artist in the entertainments industry.