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Bradford College

Diploma in Fashion Design

Qualification Gained
UAL Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Creative Practice: Art, Design and Communication
Study Level
Level 3
Course Type
School Leavers
2 years
Start Date
September 2024
Study Mode
Lister Building


This University of Arts London Level 3 Fashion Design qualification provides an exciting contemporary course for students interested in studying fashion. The course is delivered through inspirational projects covering a very wide range of themes specialising in all visual and technical aspects of fashion.

The Diploma qualification will provide you with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to progress to degree level study and employment. It provides an opportunity for those who have an interest in fashion to explore, develop and test their creativity within a qualification structure which is stimulating and demanding and provides a supportive transition from general to more specialised study.

  Key Info

This course provides a challenging opportunity for those interested in fashion and clothing design to test and develop their skills and understanding in a stimulating and demanding environment.

You will have the opportunity to explore fashion and clothing-based disciplines and experiences which may include design, pattern cutting, garment construction and fashion promotion. You will focus upon a broad range of skills and techniques within this fashion and clothing pathway.

At the end of each year you will have the opportunity to exhibit your garments and designs at our professional fashion show.

  • Unit 1 The Creative Process
  • Unit 2 Developing Creative Practice
  • Unit 3 Responding to a set brief


  • Unit 4 Researching a Specialist Industry Practice
  • Unit 5 Specialist Technical Skills Development
  • Unit 6 Specialist Creative Outcome

Entry to this course requires 4 GCSEs at a minimum of grade 4 or C including GCSE English and Maths and a successful interview. You will be required to attend an interview, where you will need to show your art and design ability in a portfolio of artwork. English and Maths will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at grade 4 or above in these subjects when you start your course.

You should be aged 16-18.

The Level 3 Diploma is a practical, project-based, live-brief course supported by both practical and theoretical assessment. The final major project of the course is externally moderated by University of Arts London.

Work experience and enrichment opportunities are embedded into the timetable to ensure that the course is both diverse and CV enhancing to prepare learners with industry-based experience work in the creative industries. Links include:

  • Visiting Industry Lectures
  • Enrichment Workshops
  • Mentor Scheme with HE Fashion under Graduates

Successful completion of this course can lead to further study as well as employment in the fashion industry.

Careers include:

  • Garment Technologies
  • Design Assistant
  • Forecast and Trends in Fashion roles

If you are 16 to 18 years old you won’t have to pay tuition fees.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.


If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact [email protected]

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service at any time.

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