Do you have a passion for fashion! From the most exclusive haute couture to the cheaper supermarket styles, from make-up to movies, fashion‘s influence is everywhere. Clothing has been transformed from a fundamental requirement, to our way of expressing to the world who we really are.
Our excellent full-time fashion course BTEC National Diploma in Fashion will start you off in your journey of creativity, professionalism and diversity. Gain knowledge and understanding of the different employment areas in Fashion such as design, illustration, marketing, merchandising, buying, pattern cutting, 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.
After successfully completing the course you may progress to design based Degree level courses in a range of relevant subjects, such as Fashion Design, Fashion Management and Fashion Promotion. Many graduates are employed by international designers and multi-national companies, or even go on to become international names in their own right.
If you decide to enrol on our BTEC Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art & Design, the option to specialise in fashion exists while you explore a variety of art and design disciplines on route.
It could be that fashion is a hobby and you want to improve on your clothes and textile making skills. If this is the case our short part-time courses in Fashion, Dressmaking and Textiles will introduce you to sewing skills, pattern cutting, waistbands, appliqué, collars and cuffs. Items produced on our Short Embroidery and Jewellery Making courses could even compliment your emerging fashions!
County Channel TV came into College with model Nina Blakemore and produced a series of shows discovering the hopes and fears of some of our first year fashion students. The videos can be viewed here.