My Documents My Courses My Events Site Search

Colour Schemes

  • Default Colour Scheme
  • High Contrast Colour Scheme

Font Size

  • A
  • A
Reset Font Size

UAL Fashion & Textiles Diploma Level 3

This course provides you with the necessary skills required to start a career within the Fashion & Textile Industry. Through a combination of live projects and stimulating assignments you will acquire a range of practical and creative skills whilst retaining the freedom to develop your own particular areas of interest within this exciting area of design.

Opportunities exist for you to work within the field of environmental and sustainability for the fashion and textile industry, trends and predictions, surface pattern and textile design for fashion, fashion design, creative direction, fashion styling and promotion, pattern cutting, fashion illustration, tailoring, accessories and theatrical costume.

You will develop a professional portfolio of work to successfully gain employment as a junior designer or progress onto university.

Course Info

Level 3 - Advanced
Subject Area
Art & Design
Course Type
16-19 Full-Time
Sutton Coldfield College
Next Start Date
Course Length
35 weeks

Entry Requirements

You will need 4 GCSEs at C/4 or above including English or maths. Alternatively you will need a Level 2 Diploma in a related subject at a Merit or Distinction grade. You will be asked to bring a portfolio of art and design work to interview to make sure this is the right course for you.

Delivery and Assessment

The course is 100% course work and you will produce work in 2D and 3D and time based media, research projects, sketchbooks, design sheets, evidence folders and photographs recording processes.


After completing your Diploma you can progress onto a Foundation Diploma, Higher Education or employment where you could work within the field of printed textiles, woven textiles, surface pattern, machine knit, fashion photography, fashion illustration, fashion design, theatrical costume, fashion promotion, trend predictions, pattern cutting and garment construction.

Career Opportunities

  • Exhibition Designers
  • Production Designers
  • Fashion Designers
  • Textile Designers