Course: Fashion & Textiles Level 3

Study Level

Level 3


Great Yarmouth Campus


2 Years



This course will give a strong understanding of the essential elements of Fashion and Textile Design including techniques and materials, concepts and influences, visual recording and communication. You will produce garments and textile designs, which will be presented on the catwalk and in exhibitions.

The course will allow you to build a portfolio which will include practical projects and contextual studies in the form of sketch and notebook work. An end of year show provides you with the rewarding opportunity to exhibit your work.

The Diploma is a one year course but the expectation is students’ progress onto the Extended Diploma in year two. Once you have completed both years you will be in a position to apply for University or enter the industry at assistant or junior level.

The first year (UAL Diploma in Fashion & Textiles) consists of the following units;

  • Introduction to Visual Language
  • Introduction to Research Skills
  • Introduction to Critical and Contextual Awareness
  • Introduction to Materials, Processes and Technical Skills
  • An Integrated Approach to 2D Problem Solving
  • An Integrated Approach to 3D Problem Solving
  • An Integrated Approach to Time-Based Problem Solving
  • Developing an Art and Design Project
  • Opportunities for Progression


At least four GCSEs at grade 5 or above, or completion of Level 2 Art and Design at merit grade.


Work is project based and presented in sketchbooks and a portfolio which is showcased in an end-of-year static exhibition and fashion catwalk show. You are assessed and supported throughout the two year course with regular reviews, formative and final assessment on each of the 18 units gaining a pass, merit or distinction.


You can progress to a foundation degree in either FdA Fashion and Textiles, FdA Professional Photographic Practice, FdA Creative Arts for Health and Wellbeing, BA Design or FdA Visual Effects and Post Production through the University of Suffolk at East Coast College or other universities.

You can also go on to an apprenticeship or employment.

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