Fashion & Costume

  • Level 3 Extended Diploma

  • 2 years full-time

You can now apply for next year

(September 22/23)

This exciting course has been specifically designed to provide you with a range of skills in this specialist area. Our creative environment will provide you with a realistic and demanding training in concept, design, pattern cutting & making.

Over 2 years, the course enables you to develop your interest in fashion and costume, explore, develop and test your creativity. We will equip you with the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to progress; whether into specialist training, higher education, or employment.

The course aims to give you a comprehensive introduction to the skills required to embark on a career or progress to higher education in fashion and costume.

It will enable you to develop creative and practical skills using specialist equipment and workshops. You will reflect the day-to-day reality of the industry through project-based briefs and scenarios.

You will learn from highly experienced tutors who will help you develop your design and construction skills. You will get the opportunity to visit industry fashion events such as Graduate Fashion Week as well as inspiring exhibitions and museums. There are also opportunities to take part in exciting live briefs and national competitions.

Throughout the course, you will undertake:

  • Technical skills such as pattern cutting, garment construction, print design and millinery
  • Visual studies including fashion and costume design, fashion and costume illustration, life drawing, colour theory and observational drawing
  • Contextual studies covering contemporary and historical issues in art and design, fashion, costume, business and promotion

Please note, studio / materials costs may apply to this course.

The awarding body for this qualification is UAL.

A key feature of the course is that assignments and assessments are linked into your practical work wherever possible.

Assessments include garment construction, sketchbook and portfolio work, presentations, reflections on your practice, along with theory and critical writing.

  • 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, preferably including English and Maths. Equivalent qualifications are accepted including a Merit at Level 2.
  • You will be invited to an interview where you will need to bring along a portfolio of your creative work

On successful completion of Year 1, you will achieve the Level 3 Diploma. On successful completion of Year 2, you will achieve the Level 3 Extended Diploma.

Students who have completed this course at Level 3 have been highly successful in securing places at sector leading universities including London College Fashion, Wimbledon College of Arts and Bath Spa University amongst others.

Graduates can go on to work in a wide variety of fields such as fashion design, fashion buying, costume design, costume making, fabric print designing, styling and many more.

Enrolment fee: £40

Course-related fees, eg materials/equipment: £60*

*This cost is approximate and is subject to change. Some costs may be payable to the College and some may be payable to external suppliers. Further details can be obtained by contacting hello@bridgend.ac.uk. There may be support available towards these costs; please visit our website for more information.

Please note: Access to an appropriate digital device for learning is required for this course. You may be eligible for support with this; please visit our website for more information.

The course aims to give you a comprehensive introduction to the skills required to embark on a career or progress to higher education in fashion and costume.

It will enable you to develop creative and practical skills using specialist equipment and workshops. You will reflect the day-to-day reality of the industry through project-based briefs and scenarios.

You will learn from highly experienced tutors who will help you develop your design and construction skills. You will get the opportunity to visit industry fashion events such as Graduate Fashion Week as well as inspiring exhibitions and museums. There are also opportunities to take part in exciting live briefs and national competitions.

Throughout the course, you will undertake:

  • Technical skills such as pattern cutting, garment construction, print design and millinery
  • Visual studies including fashion and costume design, fashion and costume illustration, life drawing, colour theory and observational drawing
  • Contextual studies covering contemporary and historical issues in art and design, fashion, costume, business and promotion

Please note, studio / materials costs may apply to this course.

The awarding body for this qualification is UAL.

A key feature of the course is that assignments and assessments are linked into your practical work wherever possible.

Assessments include garment construction, sketchbook and portfolio work, presentations, reflections on your practice, along with theory and critical writing.

  • 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, preferably including English and Maths. Equivalent qualifications are accepted including a Merit at Level 2.
  • You will be invited to an interview when you will need to bring along a portfolio of your creative work

On successful completion of Year 1, you will achieve the Level 3 Diploma. On successful completion of Year 2, you will achieve the Level 3 Extended Diploma.

Students who have completed this course at Level 3 have been highly successful in securing places at sector leading universities including London College Fashion, Wimbledon College of Arts and Bath Spa University amongst others.

Graduates can go on to work in a wide variety of fields such as fashion design, fashion buying, costume design, costume making, fabric print designing, styling and many more.

Enrolment fee: £40

Course-related fees, eg materials/equipment: £60*

*This cost is approximate and is subject to change. Some costs may be payable to the College and some may be payable to external suppliers. Further details can be obtained by contacting hello@bridgend.ac.uk. There may be support available towards these costs; please visit our website for more information.

Please note: Access to an appropriate digital device for learning is required for this course. You may be eligible for support with this; please visit our website for more information.

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