During the 2-year programme, you will learn the core knowledge and skills that are needed for entry into a range of craft and design occupations.
You will also have 45-60 days in an external industry placement with an employer, which will ensure that you develop and deepen your technical knowledge and skills, as well as behaviours appropriate to the profession.
Your tutors and you will work closely with employers, and you, to support your development of knowledge and skills to be able to progress into the craft and design profession.
Equivalent to three A-Levels, they enable progression to a range of Craft and Design undergraduate degrees, apprenticeships, or direct employment.
- 5 GCSEs grades 4-9 – Maths and English must be grade 5 or above
- Applicants will also need to attend an interview to assess suitability for the course
What you will study
Students will develop an understanding of a broad range of issues relevant to the sector, including:
- the creative economy
- the individual in the creative industries
- cultural context and vocabulary
- audience and consumer needs
- legal and regulatory requirements
- professional standards and conduct in the workplace
- equality, diversity and inclusion requirements
- research skills
- project methodology and administration
- continued professional development
- Textiles and fashion maker – This specialism covers the textiles, leather and sewn products, disciplines and associated techniques required i.e. stitch, knit, weave and print. Students may make products for a range of contexts and settings. They will be required to work with more than one material and experiment with different processes, tools and techniques.
- Undergraduate degrees
- Wardrobe Assistant
- Fashion Design Assistant
- 3D Ceramics