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Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design (Fashion & Textiles)

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    Full time
    2 Years
    University of the Arts London
  • Free tuition for students under 19 on 31 August prior to start date
  • Advanced Learner Loans available to students aged 19 or over
From sketchbook to catwalk, you will develop a broad range of creative and technical skills in fashion and textiles.

In year 1 you will work towards the Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design, if you achieve this you can progress onto year two and work towards the Extended Diploma.

In our specialist fashion studios, you will independently produce innovative and inspirational designs that will feature in fashion shows and exhibitions. Through practical projects you will develop sought-after skills by exploring practical elements such as design, digital illustration, pattern cutting, garment construction, textile techniques and drawing. You will also be required to complete a contextual studies assignment, and throughout you will develop your portfolio of work, for your next educational step or employment.

Each year of the course completes with a Final Major Project and an opportunity to contribute to the Art and Media exhibition and Fashion Show.

We place a strong emphasis on employability skills,such as presenting ideas, portfolio development and negotiating effectively with potential clients.

Progression to higher education or a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. Employment opportunities on completion of this course may include specialist apprenticeships, or entry-level fashion and retail jobs.
Advanced Learner Loan Awaiting


You will need five GCSEs at Grades A*-C/9-4, including English, maths and an art and design subject.

Alternatively a Level 2 First Diploma in Art and Design at Merit or Distinction, with a Grade C/4 GCSE in English and maths.

You will be required to attend an interview with your portfolio of art and design work to demonstrate your practical and creative skills. You also need a positive recommendation or reference from your school/tutor.