- Course Code: WEB011
- Duration: 1 academic year
- Study mode: Full Time
This Level 3 UAL Extended Diploma in Fashion, Textiles and Design aims to provide a firm foundation in core fashion and textile practice and to encourage personal development and expression. The course helps students to find out what you enjoy, what you are good at and allows you 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 and 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 and guidance from a UAL representative
- Help with mock interviews that are specific to UAL criteria
- UAL set assignments
As part of the UAL agreement, Blackburn College tutors 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 and 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. You will be given a range of projects that challenge you 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 - all supported by contextual studies throughout.
- Entry Requirements
4 GCSEs at Grade C/4 including English Language or completion of a Level 2 course.
- How will I be assessed?
In this qualification you will engage with study through a range of creative assignments, all of which help build confidence, knowledge and skills in preparation for your final Project Proposal and Realisation at the end of year two; in which you will specialise.
- What can I do next?
This qualification is mapped to the Level 3/4 UAL Pre-Degree Foundation Diploma at Blackburn College. Many students wish to complete this varied, higher level course before they progress onto University or employment.
Students can also progress to Fashion and Textiles related degree courses at Blackburn University Centre or to a whole range of other Fashion and Textiles related degree courses at leading institutions in the United Kingdom. In addition, students also progress directly to employment within the creative industries.
The Fashion and Textiles related degree courses available at Blackburn University Centre 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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