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As part of a close knit group you will work in a supportive atmosphere learning through practical workshops, individual tutorials, exciting peer to peer work and class critiques. You will also have access to 24 -7 learning with a blend of in college practical activities and workshops supported by dynamic online resources via Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams. Your learning is further enriched with a range of study visits to museums and galleries. Industry engagement and live projects develop the skills and independence required to progress to degree courses, apprenticeships or appropriate entry level roles within the fashion industry. Assessment Methods: Achievement on the course will be measured by completion of projects, course units and the final major projects. Your progress towards achieving the learning outcomes will be reviewed throughout the course. At the start of the course you will have an opportunity to discuss these with your tutor and set your own personal targets, linked to the learning outcomes and future goals. In order to ensure you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular constructive and supportive feedback from your tutors.
Applicants should have at least 4 GCSEs (including English and Maths grade 4, or equivalent, or IELTS 5 and above). Students who apply for this course are normally studying for/have studied GCSEs in art or textiles and have good drawing skills but we welcome applications from a diverse range of applicants. If you are under 19 and are yet to achieve your GCSE English or Maths at grade 4 you will be provided with the opportunity to study these. This is an important and mandatory requirement of your Study Programme and non attendance will result in withdrawal. Entry can be supported for students applying from alternative routes where a full package of GCSEs may not have been studied. For further information please email the course contact.
This is a fast-moving, proactive and forward-thinking course, you will be expected to put time in outside of course hours to achieve a high standard of work. We provide full support to students who need extra help in any aspect of their studies, for example to dyslexic students.
You need a positive, can-do attitude with plenty of enthusiasm for the creative industries. You will be eager to learn, bursting with potential and ready to challenge your understanding of the world in which we live. Collaboration will be necessary as a part of this program, so you will be capable of playing a key role in group work. You will be asked to purchase a prepacked A2 folder of equipment and to pay a small studio fee to cover paper. The cost is Class pack: £45 and Paper fee: £15
Progress to degree courses, apprenticeships or appropriate entry level roles within the fashion industry