This route of 3D Design offers you the opportunity to explore a wide variety of materials, focusing specifically on the Textiles, Jewellery and Fashion routes into the design industry.

In Year 1, you will focus on your own personal skill development, experimenting with and exploring a wide range of processes. You will experiment with pattern cutting, pewter casting, laser cutting and fabric printing, as well as developing skills in more traditional approaches such as knitting, weaving and sewing.  Alongside this skill development, you will learn the contextual, historical and contemporary influences of this exciting industry.

In Year 2, your focus turns to your own specific area of interest where you create your own textile or jewellery. This can be anything from creating your own garments, experimental textiles, wall hangings and jewellery.

The course offers access to a large workshop where you will have the opportunity to use laser cutting, fabric printing, dyes and of course sewing machines!

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Course Insight Subject Highlights

Topics you will study
  • Materials, components and applications
  • Design for different applications and users
  • Design for sustainability
  • Design and market influence
  • Historical and contemporary developments
  • Different styles and genres
  • How images and artifacts relate to social, environmental, cultural and ethical contexts
Progression Routes – What’s in it for me?

There is an exciting future ahead of you studying this course! This can lead on to many university options and career paths including: fashion/textile design, surface pattern design, interior design, jewellery design and becoming a blacksmith or silversmith.


Coursework- 100% (40% externally set assignment)

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Key Features:

Textiles, Jewellery & Fashion is an innovative course that uses a range of approach to encourage you to work creatively.

  • The course allows you to experience what it is like to work on real life design projects and develop a product for a client.
  • Throughout the course you will take ownership of your project work and learning which will help develop your skills to be an effective designer.
  • the course will give you the opportunity to work with a wide variety of materials, techniques, tools and processes.
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How we will help you to boost your CV by developing your skills and qualifications…

We encourage all students to take a broad view of design and develop your capacity to design and make products and appreciate the complex relationship between design, production and marketing. We work closely with local and national companies and universities on real-life design briefs including Staffordshire University and Derby University. This gives you real experience and develops your understanding of working for a client – an experience that will make you stand out to future employers.

What our students say…

“I enjoy 3D Design; the lessons are always interactive and fun.”

“I value the teacher support that I get in Product Design, I gained good grades in my exam and the feedback from my teacher helped me to achieve that.”