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Introductory Certificate in Creative Studies in Art and Design

The portfolio-based approach to assessment will also support the development of communication skills such as team working, working from a prescribed brief, working to deadlines, presenting information effectively, accurately completing tasks and processes and study skills such as research and time management. These skills will help support progression to level 2 and any future chosen course.

What is involved?
This course will provide you with practical artistic skills and knowledge to allow you to work towards a career in the creative sector. You will learn a wide range of techniques and processes relevant to art and design such as drawing, use of mixed media, as well as the development of design ideas through given project briefs.
You will be expected to attend trips to museums including our own Fashion and Textiles museum as well as other relevant institutions to learn about the world of art and design and for inspiration in relation to project work.

Progression
ABC Intermediate Certificate in Creative Studies in Art and Design
Any Level 2 Art and design course

Course Requirements
An interest in studying art and design.
At least E3 in English

For more information on this course please contact Gillian.Jones@newham.ac.uk.

ABC Introductory Certificate in Tailoring (Adults)

18 Weeks, Day time, East Ham Campus

Is the Course for me?
This course is designed for those who have completed the 18 week course-Introductory Extended Certificate in Bespoke Tailoring (Pre-Apprentice – Adults)
If you are interested in developing your abilities towards a career in high quality tailoring then this course is for you. The course will also be suitable if you are interested in other careers in garment production. There is a high demand for people with expert tailoring skills, and good career prospects in tailoring, costume and garment production.

What is involved?
Bespoke means hand crafted and individually made. Bespoke tailoring involves the personal attention of a cutter who measures the customer, creates and cuts a pattern, and directly supervises the making and fitting of the garment. You will learn about basic tailoring, and the technical and practical skills involved in the hand production tailored garments. You will pay visits to Savile Row to see how the industry works, and some sessions are delivered by Savile Row tailors as master classes.

English, maths and IT are an integral part of the course, as well as the study of; hand sewing skills, workshop practice, using sewing equipment, body measurements, bespoke patterns, block construction, canvases and bastes, pockets and other details, making up and alterations, and finishing techniques.

You will learn in a variety of ways – through talks and demonstrations, by completing practical tasks and exercises, and by presentation and evaluation of your work. The course is based at East Ham Campus (five minutes from East Ham tube) in modern, well-equipped garment production and pattern cutting workshops. You will take part in an induction at the beginning of the course.

Progression
To work in high end tailoring you should apply to the Bespoke Tailoring Diploma level 2 course that will start in September.

Alternatively, you may choose to progress to study other specialist garment production or design courses available at Newham and elsewhere – a wide range of alternative progression courses are available.

Course Requirements
You need some previous experience and evidence of interest in making garments, and you are expected to demonstrate commitment to working in bespoke tailoring. Reliability, punctuality and 100% attendance are expected on the course, just as they are when working in a bespoke tailoring company.

You must visit the course or attend a course open day to confirm this is the right course for you.

For more information on this course please contact Gillian.Jones@newham.ac.uk.

ABC Introductory Certificate in Fashion and Textiles

18 Weeks, Day time , East Ham Campus

Is the Course for me?
This course is a beginners course for anyone who wishes to learn the skills for Fashion.
The course will be for those who wish to learn how to create fashion garments using industry led techniques.

What is involved?
The course will introduce you to techniques in garment manufacture and pattern cutting.
You will be introduced to fashion design and presentation and will build a series of files and sketchbooks of evidence.

Progression
You may progress to ABC Intermediate Certificate in Fashion and Textiles

Course Requirements
You do not need to have any prior qualification on fashion.
You need to be at E3 level in English Language

For more information on this course please contact Gillian.Jones@newham.ac.uk.

ABC Intermediate Certificate in Fashion and Technology

18 Weeks, Day time, East Ham Campus

Is the Course for me?
This course is for you if you want to extend your knowledge beyond level 1 in fashion and textiles.
If you have a level 1 qualification or have the necessary level of competency then this course is for you.

What is involved?
The course has a heavy emphasis on garment technology.

The course includes:

  • Fashion design and presentation
  • Garment manufacture using industrial machines
  • Pattern adaption

You will expected to build files of work and design sketchbook work through given assignments throughout the course.

Progression
You may progress to Level 3 Fashion and Tailoring Access at Newham college or other level 3 fashion qualifications.

Course Requirements
You would preferably have a level 1 qualification in Fashion and at least English proficiency at Level 1

For more information on this course please contact Gillian.Jones@newham.ac.uk.

ABC Advanced Foundation Diploma in Fashion

34 Weeks, Day time, East Ham Campus

Is the Course for me?
If you are interested in fashion and wish to pursue a career in this dynamic industry, this course is for you.This course involves four full days a week of study and teaching is in small groups with a high level of individual support. You will learn how to develop your creativity and fashion skills, and as the course progresses you will produce a portfolio of fashion design work.
The course will equip you to make a successful application to study fashion at degree level, and will culminate in a display of work at the Fashion and Textile Museum.

What is involved?
The course is structured in three stages:

Introductory and Diagnostic
This first stage establishes the skills needed for success, introducing the creative process and the drawing, design, practical, and technical skills required in fashion. You will also develop your study skills, including the ability to critically evaluate your own work and progress, and make initial decisions about future degree level study.

Development and Specialism
This stage will develop and strengthen your personal design skills, and confirm your progression route. Depending on your particular interests you will select one of three pathway options (Womenswear and Menswear; Fashion Identity and Branding; and Fashion Accessories) and build your knowledge and a portfolio of creative design work suitable for degree course application.

Project Proposal and Realisation
In this final phase you will propose and produce your final major project, a personal design project that will integrate and develop all you have learned to date on the course. Final major projects will form part of a group show displayed at the Fashion Textile Museum.

You will learn in a variety of ways – by completing exercises and projects, through demonstrations, workshops and talks, and thorough independent study. If you pass the requisite assessments on the course you will gain an ABC Awards Diploma level 3 at pass, merit or distinction level.

Progression
The course will equip you with the UCAS points, portfolio, skills and understanding needed for a successful application at degree level. You will receive full personal guidance and support at every stage of the application process.

Course Requirements
You need five GCSEs grades A-C including English and maths or a full level 2 qualification such as GNVQ Intermediate, BTEC First, or National Award in a relevant subject.

On receipt of your application you will be asked to bring examples of your creative and practical work to an informal guidance session to confirm your place and programme of study.

For more information on this course please contact Gillian.Jones@newham.ac.uk.

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