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Why study Fashion?

This course is designed for young people with a passion for clothes, design, fabrics and style. Learn about the workings of the Fashion industry and discover what makes this international multi billion pound industry work so well. Our industry professional tutors will teach you valuable design processes using the same computer technology as the top fashion houses and introduce you to the techniques involved in the creation of fashion & clothing. Exploring technical skills such as pattern cutting, garment construction and costume design, you will discover your own creativities through exciting projects and practical design skills to begin your fashion and styling career.

You will also develop styling skills, including catwalk make-up and will finish the year with a fashion show that you will design and produce on your own and as part of a team. You will leave us with a professional, digitalised portfolio of your coursework. Your tutors will help you craft this essential tool to help you move to the next stage of your creative career or learning.

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  • Level 2
    In association with:

    Our Level 2 Fashion and Styling programme has had the exciting opportunity to team up with Fashion Meets Music; a global and independent outlet in the heart of Camden that provides learners with industry standard work experience opportunities against no other!
    The course is aimed at budding young designers who are interested in taking up the challenge of working within the industry. Fashion is big business in the UK from the high street brands to designer labels within the world of Music & Entertainment. You will be working on fashion designs and garment making as well as develop your skills in digital photography and Photoshop. Your created designs and customized clothes will be presented to an industry guest and be featured at the IAMBCE Fashion show event. You will also organize and participate in a photo shoot which includes photography, make up, styling and modelling.

    What you will learn:

    • Introduction to Specialist Pathways in Art and Design
    • Creative Project in Art and Design
    • Investigating Contextual References in Art and Design
    • Recording for Creative Intentions in Art and Design
    • Fashion Briefs
    • Textile Briefs
    Course entry requirements:

    3 GCSEs at grade D or above (including English) or equivalent

    Applicants who do not have a D in GCSE English must have Functional Skills English at Level 1.

    Course duration and start date:

    The course will begin in September 2017 and lasts for one year
    What qualification(s) will I receive?

    • BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design (Fashion Pathway)

    Learners with a grade D in GCSE English and/or Maths will complete a GCSE re-sit alongside their course.

    Learners with a grade E or below in English and/or Maths will work towards achieving their Functional Skill qualification alongside their course.

    Progression Opportunities

    We would actively encourage you to progress onto one of our Level 3 programmes at Big Creative Academy. This will allow you to further develop your creative skills and continue to focus on your English and/or Maths.

    Alternatively, if you have five GCSEs at grade C or above (including English and Maths) then you can progress onto one of our BCE Apprenticeship programmes.

    You also have the option to progress into employment.
  • Level 3
    Are you the next Vivienne Westwood or Jimmy Choo? This course is designed for young people with a passion for clothes, design, fabrics and style. Learn about the workings of the Fashion industry and discover what makes this international multi billion pound industry work so well. Our industry professional tutors will teach you valuable design processes using the same computer technology as the top fashion houses and introduce you to the techniques involved in the creation of fashion clothing.

    What you will learn:
    Year One:

    • Visual Recording in Art and Design
    • Idea and Concepts in Art and Design
    • Communication through Art and Design
    • Contextual Influences in Art and Design
    • Material, Process and Techniques in Art and Design
    • Pattern Construction for Fashion and Clothing
    • Production Techniques for Fashion and Clothing
    • Developing Costume Design Skill
    • Accessory Production

    Year Two:

    • Design Methods in Art and Design
    • Personal Professional Development in Art and Design
    • Computers in Art and Design
    • Management of Art and Design Projects
    • Pattern Development for Fashion and Clothing
    • Garment Production
    • Fashion Presentation Techniques
    • Fashion Styling
    • Fabric Manipulation

    Course entry requirements:

    5 GCSEs at grade C or above (including English) or equivalent

    Course duration and start date:

    The course will begin in September 2017 and lasts for two years.
    What qualification(s) will I receive?

    • BTEC Level 3 90-Credit Diploma in Arts and Design (Fashion Pathway) (1 year)
    • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design (Fashion Pathway) (2 years)

    Learners who already have GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above will also work towards the Bronze Arts Award (Enterprise Qualification).

    Learners with a grade D in GCSE English and/or Maths will complete a GCSE re-sit alongside their course.

    Learners with a grade E or below in Maths will work towards achieving their Functional Skill qualification alongside their course.

    Progression Opportunities

    If you are keen to move into employment but wish to continue training in the creative industries and have five GCSEs at grade C or above (including English and Maths), then you can progress onto one of our BCE Apprenticeship programmes

    Those of you who wish to continue your learning in an education environment, have the option to progress into Higher Education either at a University or studying for a HNC/HND programme.

    If you are not keen on continuing to study further, you can progress directly into employment.
  • Will I receive support throughout my course?
    At Big Creative Education, we pride ourselves on offering support to all of our young people throughout their programme.

    We have a number of learners who have a range of support needs from specific learning difficulties, or autistic spectrum disorders to mental health conditions, amongst others. If you currently have a valid Education and Health Care Plan or a Learning Difficulty Assessment (LDA), you will be entitled to government funded support from your local authority to ensure we help you achieve the best from your learning.

    If you wish to discuss any aspect of learning support, please do not hesitate to contact Lauren (Entry Level to Level 2) or Shayne (Level 3) on 020 8498 3300.

    For more information about the support we offer to learners please click here
  • How will I be taught and assessed?
    All of our courses are vocational which means they are designed to compliment learners with a visual and kinaesthetic learning style.

    As a result, you will be assessed via a range of both practical and written assignments.
  • What happens after I submit an Application?
    Once you have submitted your application online, you will be contacted via post and email with an interview appointment. Our interview evenings happen on a monthly basis so you will never wait more than 30 days for an appointment.

    Your interview is an opportunity for you to showcase and discuss your creative skill set with our industry professional tutors. We actively encourage applicants to attend their interviews with either a portfolio of work (if you have it) or an audition piece (if you’re applying for Music Performance or Performing Arts).

    At the end of your interview you will receive a conditional offer for September subject to achieving the entry criteria. This will also be confirmed in writing so you have something to keep as a reminder.
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Age Requirements
All BCE courses are for learners aged 16-18 as of 31 August 2017.

However, if you have a learning difficulty and/or disability with a valid Education and Healthcare Plan, you can study with us up to the age of 25.

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