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    About the course

    Are you hoping to find a career in the world of fashion? This course has pathways in both fashion design and fashion styling/ promotion. The course covers all aspects of the fashion industry including design, illustration, pattern cutting and production, marketing, styling and promotion, business and retail, textiles, photography and more! This course is suitable for students looking to pursue a specialist career in the creative industries. It provides students with the necessary industry relevant skills, knowledge and understanding to access appropriate entry level roles, training programmes or apprenticeships in the creative sector.

    Qualification

    Extended Diploma in Creative Practice: Art, Design and Communication

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    Entry requirements

    4x GCSEs Grades 9-4. GCSE English Language grade 4 or above preferred. GCSE Art (or other creative subject) grade 4 or above preferred 

    or

    Merit Level 2 Diploma Art and Design

    How much does it cost?

    Free to those aged 16-18. If you are aged 19+ you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan.

    There is a range of financial support that you may be entitled to, including: Learner Support funds, grants and bursaries and employer support.

    There are £225 course costs: 

    (Includes: £75 studio charge towards materials costs,

    £75 Trips fee for visits to exhibitions, galleries and research trips, £75 fashion pack)

    £50 ipad deposit

    You will need a portfolio

    You will need to pay for print credits

    Awarding Body

    UAL (University of the Arts London)

    Why study?

    A broad- based diagnostic course where you will be introduced to a wide range of specialist materials and ways of working which will enable you to identify your strengths, area of specialism and career goals. You will be taught through workshops, assignments, live briefs and competitions.

    Throughout the world the creative industries are booming. In the UK alone they contribute more than £100 billion to the economy and employ more than 2 million people

    These qualifications encourage all creative practitioners to be sustainable in the work they produce and the impact their activity has on our environment.

    Where will this course take me?

    Diploma/Extended Diploma: the qualifications provide students with the necessary industry relevant skills, knowledge and understanding to access appropriate entry level roles, training programmes or apprenticeships in the creative sector, or apply for progression to related higher education courses.

    Most Diploma students progress to Ual Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Practice Art, Design and Communication (Fashion) Year 2

    Students have found employment in the following roles:

    All Saints – merchandise allocator

    ASOS – fashion buyer’s assistant

    River Island- head office

    Top shop – deputy brand manager

    Grazia UK magazine – fashion intern

    Harpers Bazaar magazine – fashion intern

    Students also go on to set up their own businesses

    Core modules

    01 The Creative Process 

    02 Developing Creative Practice

    03 Responding to a set brief

    04 Researching a Specialist Industry Practice 

    05 Specialist Technical Skills Development 

    06 Specialist Creative Outcome

    How will I be assessed?

    DIPLOMA:

    To be awarded the UAL Level 3 Diploma in Creative Practice: Art, Design and Communication students are required to achieve a minimum of a Pass grade in the three mandatory units.

    The overall grade for the qualification is based on Unit 03: Responding to a set brief and is graded Pass, Merit or Distinction

    To be awarded the Ual Extended Diploma in Creative Practice: Art, Design and Communication students are required to achieve a minimum of a Pass grade in the six mandatory units.

    The overall grade for the qualification is based on Unit 06: Specialist Outcome and is graded Pass, Merit, Distinction

    Will I have to provide anything?

    Art, Stationery, Fashion Kit

    Portfolio for university progression/employment interview

    I'm interested. What should I do now?

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