ALERT : Change to May Half-Term dates: Half-term for students will start on Thursday 21st May 2020, online teaching will start again on Monday 1st June 2020. This is because your teachers are working on calculated grades
Note: You will have seen in the news that some schools/colleges are preparing for students to return on 1st June. This is not the case for us. Please continue with your learning at home until you hear otherwise.
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You will learn essential skills such as how to research, with a focus on developing your creativity in order to realise your design ideas.You will learn technical processes, including acquiring garment construction skills, such as sewing seams and inserting zips, as well as learning fundamental flat pattern cutting processes.
To enhance your work you will learn how to individualise your garments with print techniques and processes in a fully equipped studio, from simple mono printing and block printing to more advanced techniques such as screen printing; you will also learn textiles processes including how to embroider by hand and machine, dye fabric and use applique.
You can expect to study:
The Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A Levels. It is a complete programme and is not taken with any other course. You will develop various fashion skills and create a portfolio of work to prepare you for further study or employment within the industry.
You will also undertake a final end-of-year project that will allow you to utilise the skills you have acquired. We’re proud of our community of creative artists and you’ll be encouraged to collaborate with others to deliver an industry-like experience. We will support your development as a designer in a range of areas.