Art & Design - Fashion & Clothing BTEC Level 3

Calling all creatives: Are you enthusiastic and self-motivated with an eye for fashion?
Come and join us studying BTEC Fashion & Clothing.

Subject Leader: Miss S. Marcou
KS5 Subject Teachers:
Mrs L. Yarwood
Technician: Miss J. Stracy

Subject Leader: Miss S. Marcou
KS5 Subject Teachers:
Mrs L. Yarwood
Technician: Miss J. Stracy

Fashion is an exciting and innovative world, both creative and technically. St Anne’s BTEC qualification provides a challenging opportunity for those interested in fashion and clothing design to test and develop their creative skills and understanding in a stimulating and demanding environment.

The course is designed to build on student’s prior experience and comprises of 2 parts: experimental and confirmation.

During the experimental stage students are encouraged to investigate and explore fashion and clothing based disciplines and experiences such as design, print, pattern development and making. Students will focus on a broad range of skills and techniques within the fashion and clothing pathway. During this time, they will build on their skills and understanding and develop design, craft skills and techniques.

The confirmation studies stage encourages students to become increasingly independent as they prepare for a final major project and an exhibition of their work.

Areas of knowledge and skills include but not limited to;

  • Research
  • 2D pattern
  • 3D design
  • Textiles techniques
  • Material properties and reactions
  • Fashion illustration
  • Fashion design
  • Printmaking
  • Fashion communication
  • Contextual practice

Study skills activities
A portfolio with annotations showing: processes and techniques used in fashion design materials and techniques used in pattern cutting and manufacturing techniques and materials used in fashion imaging and promotion. Here are the Units

Visual Recording and Communication

Unit 2: Critical and Contextual Studies in Art and Design

Unit 3: The Creative Process

Unit 15: Fashion Materials, Techniques and Processes

The BTEC Fashion & Clothing course is designed to provide students with the skills, knowledge and understanding required to progress to into higher education, training or employment. Students will build a portfolio as an outcome of their projects.

Textiles opens up many exciting options, including STEM linked careers

  • Fashion, footwear, film & TV costume design, interior designer to name just a few.
  • Textile management
  • Retail management
  • Buying, interior & clothing
  • Fashion promotion & advertising
  • Education/Teaching/Lecturer
  • Fashion photography
  • Fashion merchandising
  • Fabric and pattern designer
  • Display and visual merchandising
  • Fabric developer.
  • Fashion forecasting
  • Illustration
  • Sales & marketing
  • Fashion journalism
  • Styling & art direction
  • Machinist
  • Even Lego have employed textile graduates to develop innovation

Further Reading / Watch list

Trips & Extra Curricular Club/Activities

  • Young Fashion Designer UK completion
  • V&A visit