FdA Fashion and Clothing Design :: Bishop Burton College

Course: FdA Fashion and Clothing Design

Department: Art, Design and Fashion

Type: Degree

Duration: Two years full-time or three years part-time

The Programme

The aim of the FdA Fashion & Clothing Design programme is to meet the needs of students wanting to pursue a career in fashion. Its emphasis is on supporting the development of inspired, inventive and innovative designers with the breadth and depth of knowledge and practical skills to succeed in this challenging and competitive area.

Students will develop creative design ability and technical skills utilising a range of vocationally relevant visual, written and verbal techniques to communicate and present their ideas including areas such as illustration and drawing, visual research, 2D and 3D experimentation, technical skills and professional attitudes, via creative experimentation, skills development, work experience and portfolio development.

There is a strong emphasis on developing the student as an individual, who will be able to work towards a defined career or further higher education pathway by the end of the programme.

What You Study

  • Academic skills development
  • Fashion fundmentals
  • Drawing and illustration
  • Pattern cutting and construction
  • Visual communication
  • Studio / industry practice
  • Creative context
  • Negotiated project.

How To Apply

Application for the full-time course is through UCAS, using code W232, and application to the part-time programme is through our online application form.

Applications for the year you wish to study open in September the year before. Whilst UCAS advertise a January deadline, we continue to accept applications through to the September you wish to start with us, provided we have spaces available and the course remains open.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have 80 UCAS points at A-Level, or a Level 3 Extended Diploma or equivalent, plus a portfolio.

Life experience of mature students will be taken into account when considering applications.

If your first language is not English, or you require a Tier 4 student visa to study and do not hold GCSE grade C English or equivalent, you will be required to provide evidence of your English language proficiency level such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 overall (with a minimum 5.5 in each skill).

Hannah Smith

FdA Fashion and Clothing Design

Hannah has honed her fashion design skills during her two years at the College and is now following her dream of opening her own shop, specialising in menswear.