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 gain essential vocational skills for future employment and progression to university by responding to challenging assignments and meeting deadlines. You will produce garments and textile designs which will be presented on the catwalk and in exhibitions. There will also be opportunities to visit galleries and museums in order to contextualise your studies.

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. You will take part in projects set by local or national companies including costume design for theatre productions and surface pattern designs for soft furnishings. An end of year show will also provide you with the rewarding opportunity to exhibit your work to the public.

Why study with us:

  • Dedicated creative spaces with specialist equipment and facilities including print tables, sewing machines, painting and drawing spaces, computers with creative software, 3D studio, darkrooms and digital material printer.
  • Opportunity for work experience with local studios.
  • End of year celebration including a static exhibition and a catwalk show.



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 study 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 in careers such as fashion and textile designer, furniture designer, set designer, printing industry worker, visual merchandiser, jewellery designer and more.

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