UAL Fashion, Clothing & Textile Design Diploma / Extended Diploma Level 3
On the UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma Art and Design (Fashion & Clothing) course at Birmingham Metropolitan College we encourage our students to look further than the surface. We place an enormous emphasis on the development of ideas and concepts. All students are encouraged to challenge the limitations of both the design process and construction in all projects. We aim to bring together high quality ideas, first-class teaching, and outstanding support and careers advice to provide a valuable learning experience.
We aim to develop all students into engaging, dedicated and enthusiastic learners, with a good knowledge of the practical side of garment construction as well as an exceptional knowledge of the conceptual design process. We follow the design process imaginatively, building ideas on a firm foundation of independently sourced research. Students are encouraged to develop ideas, allowing research and the experimental process to guide them. We work with 2D and 3D experimentation, working on the stand and using traditional pattern cutting techniques. We develop a range of textile samples using different materials and techniques to broaden each students’ repertoire of skills to draw upon in each project. We encourage the use of non-traditional materials and approaches to explore new ideas for surface, shape and form.
Throughout the course students will be set a series of exciting project briefs which will enable them to explore and develop ideas in the many areas of Fashion.