Fashion & Design course





16 - 18



Brighton & Bexhill



3 days per week

fASHION & DESIGN Course OVerview

On our Fashion & Design course, build on your experience and enthusiasm for Fashion and style by learning the skills to put your ideas into practice. Working in a small, personalised group setting with real-life industry briefs and work experience opportunities, this course gives you the perfect start to a future in Fashion & Design.
Gain confidence in fashion illustration, pattern cutting and digital design through working on projects independently and in groups. Practical classroom work combines with trips to fashion shows and exhibitions to introduce you to a range of styles and approaches. Understanding the fashion industry is key to being successful and throughout the year
a variety of inspiring guests offer advice and deliver project briefs.

What will i do on the fashion & design course?

• Gain a firm understanding of fashion illustration, pattern cutting and garment construction
• Learn to use a variety of sewing machines and construct garments on a range of mannequins
• Work to real-life client commissions (previous projects have included working with Topshop and Jury’s Inn)
• Build a portfolio of work and learn how to market yourself professionally online with blogs and digital marketing
• Explore different careers in the fashion industry
• Visit a variety of fashion exhibitions, shows and studios
• Work on projects in collaboration with Music, Media and Events students
• Showcase your work through a fashion show

at level 2 i will:

• Achieve OCR L2 Subsidiary Diploma in Art & Design
• Gain a firm understanding of fashion illustration, pattern cutting and garment construction
• Build a professional portfolio
• Explore various roles within the fashion industry and complete a Relevant work experience placement
• Progress to Art foundation courses (dependent on prior attainment), Level 3 courses in Fashion, Textiles, Costume Design, Stage Design
• Relevant vocational experience and/or qualifications
• English or Maths at GCSE grade 3 or above

What our previous students say

Photography practise

I love Dv8 Sussex because of the sense of family within the college, everyone comes together where possible. Doing the Fashion & Design course has helped me progress and receive an unconditional offer for a Level 3 course


1 Brighton FM Radio Takeover 3

I really valued access to the studio space that the Dv8 Fashion course gave me. I could come in and work on my ideas in a really productive environment and with expect advice to guide me