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Fashion and Textiles

  • 2 Years | Full Time
  • Suffolk New College (Ipswich)
  • Level 3 | Vocational

Course overview

Our Fashion and Textiles course is an exciting two-year pathway which allows individuals to explore fashion design or textile design or both.
Projects are designed with a strong vocational emphasis on building skills to develop an understanding of contemporary knowledge and practice required for employment or higher education settings.
Learners are supported to experiment and develop their practice through conceptual design thinking and core practical skills.
We encourage you to explore, fusing traditional 2D and 3D processes with digital techniques where appropriate.

There is an opportunity to take part in live industry briefs and exhibitions. There is also a potential residential overseas trip (2nd year) and planned visits to national galleries to develop your research skills further through independent and group learning.

With textiles – you can access a designated studio & print room to explore traditional processes and digital techniques. Learners can investigate and experiment with a broad range of materials and techniques to design, make and validate their ideas. These can include, sublimation printing, screen printing, constructed textiles, natural dyes, shibori, heat transfer, weaving/looms.

Fashion includes design & communication of ideas, concept development, pattern drafting, design and garment construction.

The ideal applicant is, energetic , committed,hardworking , excited about creating, curious and aspirational for their future

Course highlights

  • Online Exhibitions
  • In College Exhibitions
  • External Exhibitions
  • Networking through @snc _Instagram take overs
  • Work Experience with external clients
  • National Gallery Visits - Potential 2nd year Residential trip
  • Access to a designated studio & print-room
  • Heat Transfer / press - Silk Screen Printing
  • Digital Sublimation Printing
  • 4 / 8 Shaft Looms Weaving - Half Scale / Full Scale Mannequin Stands
  • Sewing Machines / Overlockers - Mac suite
  • Adobe Software
  • Coursework Based
  • Mastery project-based teaching and learning
  • Ongoing formative assessment
  • The Summative grade is achieved through Final Major Project in Yr 2

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