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Art and Design

Introduction to Fashion and Textiles

Campus Granton Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 6

Study mode Evening

Duration 12 weeks

Start date Sep 2022

Cost £318
(see funding options)

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Course overview

Introduction to Fashion and Textiles is an evening class taught once a week at Edinburgh College’s Granton campus. The course is designed for those interested in; fashion and textiles, starting a new hobby or pursuing a new career. You will need little to no experience in fashion and textile design as this course will start with the very basics.  

During this course, you will develop your artistic abilities and learn the techniques needed to construct basic garments and accessories. You will work in Edinburgh College school of art’s fashion and textile studio where you will receive training in sewing machines, garment construction, fabric dyeing, embroidery and embellishments. You will also learn pattern cutting which can lead to further design studies or employment in the fashion and textiles sector. This course will provide you with a portfolio that you can use in UCAS and further study applications to study an art and design course at a university level. 

What you will learn




How the course is assessed

  • Course work is assessed through an SQA unit and portfolio submission 

Number of days per week

  • 1 evening per week

Entry requirements

  • No formal qualifications required but students should have an interest in fashion and textiles 

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Previous evening class students have progressed onto our well-recognised University of Arts London (UAL) Diplomas 
  • NCs and HNDs in similar subjects 
  • Various university courses 

Career options

  • Fashion or textile designer 
  • You can use your portfolio to approach employers in the fashion and textile industry to show examples of your work 

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration Cost
Granton Campus Evening 08/09/22 12 Weeks £318

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