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Art & Design (Photography, Fashion & Graphics)

Art & Design (Photography, Fashion & Graphics)

Mode of study Vocational Full-time
Duration 2 Years
Campus English Bridge Campus
Start date September 2020
Course code FLR3NDF (2022)
  • Who is it for?

    This exciting and creative programme provides a nationally recognised qualification equivalent to three A Levels for those interested in a career in the Fashion industries. The course will equip you with knowledge and understanding of the different employment areas in fashion such as design, illustration, marketing, merchandising, buying, pattern cutting, garment construction and textiles. The course will build the practical skills to develop design ideas into three dimensional clothing which will be included in the annual Fashion Show.

  • Entry Requirements

    You will require a minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, preferably including English Language and an Art subject, or Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design, at Merit, and a portfolio of art and design work.

  • What does the course involve?

    You will learn about the Fashion industry and also develop your practical skills in Fashion design and drawing, pattern cutting, textiles, garment construction and styling and promotion, covering a range of practical units.

    Both years of the course will be involved in producing garments for the Annual Art School Fashion Show. You will also receive grounding in traditional art & design methods and the history of art. The course involves visits to relevant exhibitions & galleries and Fashion & Textile competitions.

    Drawing and illustration is intrinsic to the design process, as is an openness to explore other art disciplines when researching.

  • How much does it cost?

    You will be expected to pay for the materials used to develop your fashion ideas, a detailed list will be provided.

    A contribution towards educational visits may also be requested.

  • What do I do next?

    You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study on the application page. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 342346 or email:

Georgia Hudson

Georgia Hudson

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design
Previous Institution: Priory School

Art is the subject that I felt most passionate about and I wanted to study it as a vocational course because I felt A Levels were not for me. I work on art whenever I can, at College and at home. I especially love working with charcoal and I was given the freedom to use this medium often. 

Megan Butler

Megan Butler

A Level Fine Art (Graphic Communication, Spanish)
Previous Institution: Bishop's Castle Community College

The A Level course is so much more in-depth than GCSE – which is great. I will be taking a gap year and travelling, then I would like to explore Interior Design as a career. My final pieces focused on architecture and windows using stencils and digital art. Digital art is something that I really appreciated learning about.

Amy Smith

Amy Smith

Printmaking Workshop

I have learnt many new techniques whilst on the printmaking course with Jay. We have been able to explore individual ideas with just the right amount of support and guidance in a relaxed and creative environment. I am excited to continue printing at home, having discovered a process I love.

Samantha Shoulder

Samantha Shoulder

HNC in Fashion and Textiles

The course has given me great opportunities to explore different fashion and textile techniques with support from experienced tutors. It has helped me advance both my skills and confidence in current industry standards.

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Career Options

  • Product, clothing and related designers

    Up to £34,000

  • Artists

    Up to £31,000


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