Fashion Design

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    Ideal if: you have an eye for colour, texture and shape, can spot and develop trends, and want to develop your understanding of fabrics and learn technical skills including pattern cutting, styling and garment construction.

    You’ll learn: fashion research and design, illustration, pattern and garment manufacture and methods for promoting your designs and concepts.

    Expect: to develop an excellent portfolio of work and take part in catwalk shows and exhibitions.

    You’ll love: excellent tuition from industry-experienced staff and loads of opportunities to get involved with local events.

    The fashion industry is an exciting and fast-paced place.  Over £56 million is spent in the UK on clothing every year.  Around 555,000 people at employed in fashion, textiles and fashion retail in the UK.

    "Students develop a positive attitude to their study; they grow in motivation and self-confidence, and develop a sense of pride and achievement in their work.” (Ofsted, 2016)

    The course includes: • Fashion research, design, • Illustration pattern and garment manufacture • Methods to promote your designs and concepts. • Completing a portfolio of work and the famous catwalk show To become a fashion designer, you will need to have: • a good eye for colour, texture and shape • an understanding of the characteristics of fabrics and how they can be used • technical skills such as pattern cutting and sewing • the ability to spot and develop trends • drawing skills • the ability to use computer design packages • an understanding of production processes • the ability to solve problems • commercial awareness • the ability to work as part of a team.

    You will take part in live assignment briefs and have opportunities to attend high profile events such as London, New York, Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks.  You will showcase your work in fashion shows and forge strong links with local designers and retailers.

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Course Variant

Fashion Design Diploma

Level 3



Start Date

September 2019 (TBC)

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If you would like to apply for this course, please add it to your shortlist. You may then add further courses to your shortlist or continue to complete your application.

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What You Will Pay

Please contact Student Services on 0345 155 2020 for pricing information.

Why Gloucestershire College?

We have a lot of experience offering Apprenticeships and work-related training. We have industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching staff which provide the ideal complement to work-based learning.

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