OverviewArt & Design UAL Level 3 Diploma (Fashion & Textiles Pathway)
This Level 3 UAL (University of the Arts London) Extended Diploma in Art & Design program has been designed to provide the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to progress to degree-level study in art and design, or into employment. You will study in a dedicated building fully equipped with the latest industry relevant resources, and taught by staff with a high degree of industry experience in their field. There will also be the opportunity to visit galleries, museums, exhibitions and festivals during the course, as well as the chance to get involved with community projects and competitions. Within year 2 (subject to age) there is also the opportunity to go on a cultural trip to a major European City. The study programme provides an opportunity to develop skills and knowledge in preparation for a future within the creative industry. The structure allows you to focus on one of six pathways but encourages you to be broad and experimental in your approach. The six pathways are: 3D Applied Design, Animation & Games Design, Fashion & Textiles, Fine Art, Graphics and Photography.
You will study in a dedicated building fully equipped with the latest industry relevant resources, and taught by staff with a high degree of industry experience in their field. There will also be the opportunity to visit galleries, museums, exhibitions and festivals during the course, as well as the chance to get involved with community projects and competitions.
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I’ve always been interested in fashion and textiles. While I enjoyed studying Art at school, I preferred hands-on work rather than drawing and painting. I looked around at opportunities to study Textiles after my GCSEs and found Bedford College.
I chose to study here because of the quality of the sketchbooks of current students; they were amazing. Now, two years on, my sewing skills have greatly improved, I’ve made numerous garments and have really enjoyed developing design ideas within my own sketchbook.
I’ve also explored print screening and made a paper dress. I was really proud of the print I designed to go on greeting cards and wrapping paper. The title of the project was ‘Words and Meanings’. We had to create spider diagrams of seven different words and then take one into a design concept. I decided to look into the work ‘secrecy’ and developed my print from there.
The tutors at College are fantastic and you can work at your own pace. I like to be very neat and accurate in my work and the tutors always encourage this.
I am going to the University of Portsmouth in September to study Fashion & Textiles and I’m looking forward to exploring all the different opportunities within the industry.
To begin this study programme you will need…
Duration: 2 Years
- 4 GCSEs at grades 9-4 ideally including English and maths
- Art & Design at Level 2
The study program covers a range of disciplines that include, Fashion Design and Illustration,
Pattern Cutting and Production, Textile Design (Surface Pattern, Constructed Textiles and Printed Textiles) and Fashion Marketing & Promotion. You are also encouraged to work with and across the other pathways
In the first year you will explore the basics of the creative structure.
Term one is an introduction to the elements that underpin development and understanding of your subject (practical, research, contextual).
Term two allows you to develop and employ this knowledge within a range of projects focused around two, three and time based dimensions
Term three gives you the chance to work on an Awarding Body set project that will utilise the knowledge from the first two terms. Your overall grade for the year will be taken from this final unit. The second year allows you to expand on your knowledge, developing work and creating a unique style for your portfolio. This will include exhibitions, vocational assignments and student devised projects expanding on tasks of your choosing.
Within each year there is a mandatory tutorial and work experience programme alongside a number of short additional qualifications devised to support and enhance your journey through college and beyond.
English and maths:
If you don’t already have GCSE English and maths grade A*-C, we will work with you to help you develop your maths and English skills.
- Work experience
- Personal development skills
- study skills
- employability skills
A range of teaching methods are used, including lectures, visits, field courses and studio-based teaching. You will be assessed throughout the course, with assessment feedback at each stage of the programme and at the final stage grade.
Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.
Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.
We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 to order your copy.