- Course Code: AD005-Y1
- Duration: 2 academic years
- Approved by: University of the Arts London
- Study Mode: Full time
This Level 3 UAL Extended Diploma in Fashion, Textiles and Design aims to provide a firm foundation in core fashion & textile practice and to encourage personal development and expression. The course helps learners to find out what they enjoy, what they are good at and allows them to develop a set of valuable skills for future study and work. University of the Arts, London Awarding Body (UAL) qualifications are recognised and highly regarded across the country, are designed by some of the best art, design and media educators in the world. Blackburn College is one of only 10 Colleges in the country to have a UAL progression agreement, which means that our students will benefit from:
- A guaranteed interview with a UAL College/University
- Industry specialised lecturers
- Advice & guidance from a UAL representative
- Help with mock interviews, specific to UAL criteria
- UAL set assignments
As part of the UAL agreement, Blackburn College tutors will also meet and share good practice with the other 9 UAL approved colleges around the country, to make sure our students are receiving the best learning experience possible We have a first class record in placing talented students on the best degree course at institutions such as Ravensbourne, Chelsea School of Art & Design, Ruskin School at Cambridge, Leeds College of Art, Goldsmiths, London College of Communication, The Slade, Wimbledon, Camberwell College of Art, Central Saint Martins and London College of Fashion.
- What will I study?
The course is made up of 9 units in year one and a further 4 larger units in year two. Learners are given a range of projects that challenge them to explore different areas of fashion and textiles practice including core drawing skills (visual studies to fashion illustration), printmaking, surface pattern design, garment construction, weave and embroidery, supported by contextual studies throughout.
- Entry Requirements
Applicants should have a BTEC/Level 2 Merit or Distinction Grade portfolio, or at least four GCSEs at Grades A* to C (including English Language). Equivalent qualifications will be considered. All students will need to demonstrate an active interest in art and design.
- How will I be assessed?
In this qualification learners engage with study through a range of creative assignments, all of which help build confidence, knowledge and skills in preparation for their final Project Proposal and Realisation at the end of year 2 in which each learner specialises. At this point each learner is at the pinnacle of their learning and is assessed for their overall grade, Pass, Merit or Distinction.
- What can I do next?
This qualification is mapped to the Level 3/4 UAL Pre-Degree Foundation Diploma at Blackburn College. Many learners wish to complete this diverse, higher level course before they progress onto University or employment.
Learners can also progress to Fashion & Textiles related degree courses at the University Centre at Blackburn College, or to a whole range of other Fashion & Textiles related degree courses at leading institutions in the United Kingdom. Some learners also progress directly to employment within the creative industries.
The Fashion & Textiles related degree courses available at University Centre at Blackburn College include:
- Contemporary Textiles Foundation Degree FdA
- Contemporary Fashion Foundation Degree FdA
These courses are all validated by UK Top 10 Lancaster University.
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