Course Code: VE1EC47 Fashion Production Skills Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration / Fees 29 Sep 2022 University Centre 10 Weeks / £120 Enquire now 19 Jan 2023 University Centre 10 Weeks / £120 Enquire now 20 Apr 2023 University Centre 10 Weeks / £120 Enquire now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course Summary This short course will introduce the basic skills associated with fashion and costume production. It provides vital technical knowledge to underpin your design skills. The course will introduce you to the principles of pattern drafting and garment construction. You will learn how to measure the body effectively and create bespoke blocks and patterns. Garment construction techniques are a strong focus of the course, and you will go on to produce an individually designed garment. More experienced students might want to use the sessions to develop their independent garment making skills in the workshop, with tutor support and guidance. Entry Requirements: No prior qualifications are necessary for this course, however to get the most out of it you should have intermediate level sewing skills. Weekly Topics include: Weeks 1/2 - Measuring Techniques and Skirt Block/Pattern - Layout Cutting and Marking Week 3/4 - Seams and Darts, Toile Production Week 5/6/7 - Zip Insertion, Waistband, Skirt Fitting Week 8-12 - Individual Designs - Pattern and Toile Development Industry Placement and Field Trips There are no industry placements and no field trips on this course. However, our experienced team of fashion experts will be happy to advise you about local and national opportunities relating to employers, industry events, exhibitions and fabric sourcing. Learning and Teaching Methods Each of the sessions will begin with a tutor demonstration of specialist techniques and you will then progress through a series of practical tasks. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. Assessment Methods This course is part of the community learning programme and as such is not subject to any formal assessment. Other Costs and Equipment Needed A basic sewing/pattern making kit will be required and there will be some additional material costs associated with the course. Pattern paper and calico for toiles can be purchased through the College. Tuition Fees Read our tuition fees guide. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: NONE Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Career Options and Progression: This short Fashion Production Skills course will take you through the process of designing and making your own simple garments and is pitched at an introductory to intermediate level. Other short courses within the fashion department, such as the Couture Sewing Skills or Tailoring, are opportunities to embed and further your skill levels and there is the option to progress to degree-level study, subject to specific entry criteria.