Is this the course for you?
The Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design (Fashion) will provide you with the opportunity to explore the materials, methods and processes that support art and design activities within the fashion and textiles sector. This course is designed to develop the knowledge, technical skills, and understanding you will need in order to progress to further study and qualifications, or prepare you for a rewarding career in a number of creative fashion-based roles.
Through practical learning and immersive study, you will explore creative techniques, practical skills, and utilise mixed media, to develop your ability to capture and express ideas and forms visually. This course will teach you about the fundamentals of garment construction, design elements for fashion, sewing skills, and drawing and fashion illustration.
More than just developing your creativity, expression, and artistic skills, you will also gain deeper knowledge of the theories and principles of fashion and textiles, and increase your understanding of the fashion and clothing industry, showing you where this exciting and creative pathway can take you and prepare you for your next steps.
So, whether you already know the specific creative career path you wish to follow, or want to progress on to further study and Higher Education, the Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design (Fashion) could be the perfect fit for your ambitions.
What modules will you do?
You will develop skills, techniques, and knowledge of areas that can include:
- Drawing and fashion illustration
- Fashion and textiles
- Contextual studies
- Visual research, design and presentation
- Computers in art and design
- Pattern construction and garment making
- Textiles and surface decoration for fashion
- Employment in the fashion and textiles industry
- Portfolio building
- Work collaboration
What do you need to apply?
- 2 GCSE qualifications at grades A*-D or 9-3, including English Language
- Level 1 vocational qualification and a Level 1 English qualification
You will have a review of your portfolio and ideally show some moderate success in the subject area
How will you be assessed?
You will be assessed by a combination of assignments, course work, observation of practical workshops, and a final project.
Where can this course take you?
This course can lead to future employment in a number of art and design-based roles. These could include fashion designer, make-up consultant, cobbler, tailor, print designer, textiles artist, magazine editorial, graphic design, costumer, haberdashery, independent artist, painter, decorating, print designer, and fashion branding.
After successfully passing the Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design (Fashion), you may wish to consider one of the following Level 3 courses:
- Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design (Fashion) (UAL)
- Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design (Fine Art) (UAL)
- Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design (Photography) (UAL)