BTEC – Fashion Design

Today, the fashion design career is seen as one of the attractive fields that many young people are paying more attention because of its dynamic, creativity and the charm of fashion in the eyes of the design community. Besides, there will have more opportunities for the design community to attack to other fields.

However, to become a fashion designer is not simple as people think because fashion design requires learners a diligence, the creativity and a passion for fashion design. If you really want to pursue your career in this industry, join to this course to make your dream become truth!

We provide students the fundamental knowledge about fashion design. Besides, students have to enhance their skills and capacity as well as the experience in the various fields. The main units provide students a lot of valuable lessons, such as having the overview of elements/ principle of design; using tools and specialized machines; finding design materials; developing fashion product line; doing marketing in design; planning fashion show, preparing a professional design portfolio; increasing skills for job interviews and so on…

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

All freshman must pass the examinations of both the foundation course and English courses (or must obtain equivalent English level) before beginning with a specialized course. In the case that students are unable to complete any subjects in the foundation, they will not be allowed to study in a specialized course until joining and passing those subjects.

CORE UNITS

There are total 5 core units, such as:

No
Core Unit
Credit
1
Professional Development in Art & Design
15
2
Contextual Studies in Art & Design
15
3
Individual Project in Art and Design
15
4
Techniques & Processes in Art and Design
15
5
Professional Practice in Art and Design
15
6
Applied Practice Collaborative Project (Pearson) 
30


1.Professional Development in Art & Design

The aim of this unit is for students to begin to define areas for personal professional development, in the context of a growing awareness of the broad scope of the creative industries.

2.Contextual Studies in Art & Design

This unit is designed to introduce students to key cultural developments, practices and movements related to the history of art, design, visual and popular culture since 1900. Emphasis will be placed upon developing a broad knowledge of art and design contexts, considering the technological, economic, social and aesthetic causes which have, and continue to, inform our understanding of art and design within the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

3.Individual Project in Art and Design

This unit is designed to develop the skills to apply creative practice in response to a theme and topics set by Pearson. Students will carry out and apply the knowledge and skills, developed through other areas of their studies, to complete and present an individual project. Wherever possible the unit will simulate working studio conditions, which will enhance and develop professional industry skills and practice.

4.Techniques & Processes in Art and Design

Through this unit students will explore the critical facets of art and design practice that will enable any project. Through the development of skills associated with brief analysis and writing, research, experimentation an testing, and presentation students will begin the process of establishing the grounding for future development of their own practice and further their study

5.Professional Practice in Art and Design

The aim of this unit is to support students in making the transition from study to employment or freelance work. In previous study (Unit 1: Professional Development), students explored the broad areas of personal and professional development and preparing for employment. Building upon this, students will now apply their skills and knowledge to the development of a strategy for their future career, whether in employment or self-employment

6.Applied Practice Collaborative Project (Pearson) 

The aim of this unit is to support students in making the transition from study to employment or freelance work. In previous study (Unit 1: Professional Development), students explored the broad areas of personal and professional development and preparing for employment. Building upon this, students will now apply their skills and knowledge to the development of a strategy for their future career, whether in employment or self-employment

SPECIALIZED UNITS

We provide students the fundamental knowledge about fashion design. Besides, students have to enhance their skills and capacity as well as the experience in the various fields. The main units provide students a lot of valuable lessons, such as having the overview of elements/ principle of design; using tools and specialized machines; finding design materials; developing fashion product line; doing marketing in design; planning fashion show, preparing a professional design portfolio; increasing skills for job interviews and so on…

No
Specialized unit
Credit
7
Computer Aided Design 
15
8
Fashion & Textiles Pratices 
15
9
Advanced Fashion Studies
30
10
Pattern Cutting & Garment Making
15
11
Communication in Art & Design
15
12
Trend Forecasting
15
13
Project Management 
15
14
Creative Enterpreneurship
15

7. Computer Aided Design

This unit aims to provide students with opportunities to develop their understanding and knowledge of CAD software applications used in the creative industries, and the practical skills to utilise the technology within their own creative work.

8. Fashion & Textiles Practices

The aim of this unit is to provide students with the opportunity to develop a range of skills required in the fashion and textiles industry. Students will engage with fashion and textiles through experimentation with material, surface, form and function. They will apply creative thinking to the development of 2D and 3D textiles. Through a range of projects, students will develop as designers  andmakers. This will assist in enabling them to progress toward working in the fashionor textile industry.

9. Advanced Fashion Studies

This unit aims to support students in gaining further understanding of the fashion design process and developing their personal approach. By producing a capsule collection of fashion garments, synthesising research and design into working drawings, toiles and final outcomes, students will follow the full cycle of fashion design and production.

10. Pattern Cutting & Garment Making

The main purpose of this unit is to provide students with opportunities to develop skills in the production of contemporary fashion and innovative pattern cutting. They will learn the skills of design research, design interpretation and three-dimensional realisation, presentation, fit alteration, pattern drafting and adaptation, construction and manufacture.

11. Communication in Art & Design

This unit aims to support students in exploring communications techniques and methodologies relevant to a specific field of study. The ability to communicate visually is a fundamental skill for all specialist fields within the creative industries. Potential audiences, clients and customers are looking for increasingly sophisticated visual stimuli and creative industry practitioners are continually challenged to come up with innovative ways to communicate their creative intentions.

12. Trend Forecasting
The aim of this unit is to introduce the process of trend forecasting and understanding how to use forecasting information to support design decisions. Students will explore how to use forecasting methods, who the leaders in the field are, and areas of application for trend forecasting.

13. Project Management

The aim of this unit is to explore theories and practices relating to project management, the project manager role, and how to manage stakeholders throughout the project process.

14. Creative Enterpreneurship

This unit provides a framework in which students have the opportunity to explore their creative entrepreneurial skills by developing ideas and exploring their viability in a business context.

It takes 2 years for this course with total 10 terms, more details below

  • Year 1: 4 terms
  • Year 2: 4 terms
  • Final Year: 2 terms (involving a term of internship)

To successfully complete the approved course of study, students MUST pass all units with total 240 credits. _DSC4149

YOU CAN WORK AS

  • Fashion designer
  • Custume designer (events, TV, film/theatre)
  • Fashion Illustration / Fashion stylists, Fashion Entrepreneurs, Fashion Merchandisers/Buyers
  • Pattern Makers/Production

YOU HAVE OPPORTUNITIES TO WORK FOR

  • Fashion Design & Consulting agencies, Textile/Apparel Company
  • Large corporations, Manufacturers
  • TV, Film/Theatre, Fashion Studios

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For more information about the BTEC Design Program (GraphicInterior, Fashion), please contact:

ADS Vietnam Design Institute
🏠 143 Lý Chính Thắng, Ward 7, District 3, Hochiminh City.
📞 Hotline: 0911 153 776 – 0911 139 776
🎯 Website: www.adsvietnam.edu.vn
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