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Art Design BDC
Level 3

Fashion - Art and Design Practice


1 year


Rush Green Campus


Sept 2023




Art & design

Fashion is a vibrant and flourishing industry with a wide range of career opportunities.

This 1-year course provides an opportunity for those with an interest in fashion to explore, develop and test their creativity on a stimulating programme of study.

On completion of the course, you could progress to the second year, the BTEC Extended Diploma in Art and Design Practice, to further develop your skills and understanding.

This qualification gives you the opportunity to develop your technical art and design skills through a process of critical evaluation, practice and review, which are key skills for progression to higher education or into employment.

You will learn the skills to develop informed ideas, problem solving, technical skills, professional practice and express ideas through different forms in order to create and develop garments, fashion items and accessories.

You will also undertake a final end-of-year collection that will allow you to utilise the skills you have acquired. As a Creative Arts student you will be encouraged to collaborate across disciplines and specialisms.

You will be assessed by written/practical assessments and coursework.

You will need to have GCSE Maths, English Language and two additional subjects at grade 4 (C) or above.

As part of the application process you will also be asked to explain why you want to study this course, so that we can ensure any course offer made aligns to your career goals.

Or you will have gained a Merit or above in an appropriate Level 2 qualification. You will also need to provide a portfolio of work, as well as a reference.

On completion of the BTEC National Diploma (1 year), you will be able to progress to the BTEC Extended Diploma in Art and Design Practice (2nd year). If you successfully complete both years, you could progress to higher education.

Alternatively, you may choose to progress to an internship, an Apprenticeship, or into employment in the creative industries.

Where it can lead to
Career progression

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.