What is the course about?
This course is great for beginners or those with little experience. It will introduce you to the technical and creative skills used in the Fashion Design industry.
Is a pre-enrolment interview or assessment required for this course?
What level is the course and do I require particular skills, experience or prior qualifications?
The Course is a Level 1 Award in Making It In Fashion. This Course is ideal for beginners, and no specific skills are required to enrol onto this Course, although English speaking, reading, writing and basic Numeracy are desirable.
What topics does the course cover?
While on this Course you will be taught core essential skills relevant in the Fashion Industry such as: Research, Fashion Market levels, Fashion Design Development, Fashion drawing, sewing and garment construction and many more. It is also important to note that there is strictly no Food or Drinks allowed in the fashion Studio.
How will I be taught and assessed?
Based at the new Amberley Road Campus you are a stone’s throw away from Church Street Market and Maida Vale. You will learn in a contemporary and well-equipped fashion studio with Specialist facilities. Classes will be taught in small groups with a high level of One-to-One tuition from the Course Tutors; additionally you will be supported through frequent Tutorials. The Course will be taught by tutors who are industry experts with many years of experience working in the Fashion Industry as well as running their own Fashion Businesses. They will assist and motivate you to exceed your goals and expectations while on this Course. You will be taught through exciting demonstrations and practical tasks, visits to museums and galleries, frequent visits from industry specialists and research and design activities. While on the Course you will be giving frequent feedback by the Course Tutors and your peers through class critiques. You will be formally assessed through the Course Unit Criteria.
Are there any other costs or equipment I need to get?
Yes. There is a Forty pound material fee, and at the start of the Course, you will be provided with a small list of equipment you will need for the Course, such as: an A4 ring binder, drawing materials, basic sewing kit etc.
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
By the end of the Course you will be able to conduct and interpret research to generate fashion design ideas, demonstrate an understanding of the fashion design process through illustrated fashion designs and produce a finished Fashion product.
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
Once you have successfully completed the Course, you will be awarded with a Level 1 Award in Making It In Fashion Qualification. Your tutor will assist you in exploring your progression options, which includes, further developing your knowledge and skills by applying for a Level 2 Certificate In Skills for the Fashion Industries or a Level 3 Certificate In Employment in the Fashion Industries, which begins in January and April 2016. Alternatively you can progress onto another specialist Course at WAES.