fashion and textiles - job prospects

unit 9 mind map for career progression in art and design fashion and textiles

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1. costume designer

1.1. Skills and knowledge

1.1.1. leadership skills

1.1.2. eye for detail

1.1.3. financial planning

1.1.4. communication

1.1.5. ability to work under pressure

1.1.6. design skills and knowledge

1.1.7. Basic computer literacy and social media knowledge

1.1.8. creativity

1.2. qualifications

1.2.1. College qualifications 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) for a level 3 course 2 or more GCSEs at grades 9 to 3 (A* to D) for a level 2 course subjects Level 2 Certificate in Fashion in subjects like pattern cutting or sewing machine skills Level 3 Certificate in Theatre Support - Costume and Wardrobe Level 3 Art and Design - Fashion and textiles

1.2.2. University Qualifications higher national deploma postgraduate qualification Degree subjects costume design fashion theatre design performing arts (production) entry requirements 2 to 3 A levels a degree in a relevant subject in postgraduate studies our college gives a UAL (University of Arts London) - this is a level 3 qualification for access into art and design

1.2.3. You can also get into this by work experience and volunteering

1.3. pros and cons

1.3.1. Can work from home not just on site

1.3.2. Get to be creative

1.3.3. You may get to travel

1.3.4. Can get a decent earnings

1.3.5. You get to meet new and different types of people

1.3.6. You can get flexible working hours and condictions

1.3.7. You can specialise in a certain area of expertise

1.3.8. If you specialise in one area it is hard to get work in others

1.3.9. You can get difficult customers

1.3.10. Income of earnings can be unpredictable

1.3.11. It is hard work

1.3.12. It isa beneficial. to build social media influence

1.3.13. I personally would not be able to work in theatre and would need allowances to work on some sets

1.3.14. It would also be a challenge to get into the industry as I would not be able to jump in. at the bottom with volunteering opportunities as I am physically unable to be a caddy for established designers nor volunteer for smaller productions due to inaccessiblity.

2. Cosplay

2.1. Skills

2.1.1. Attention to detail Practicality and adaptation

2.1.2. pattern cutting pattern making

2.1.3. creativity

2.1.4. time management patience

2.1.5. self confidence

2.1.6. crisis management

2.1.7. budgeting

2.1.8. communication social media and technology knowledge the ability to network

2.2. Qualifications

2.2.1. No formal qualifications are necessary for cosplaying but a degree in art and design is always helpful.

2.3. Pros and Cons

2.3.1. can earn a decent income

2.3.2. work for yourself freedom of choice freedom of working hours nobody to help when you hit a block

2.3.3. you get to be creative

2.3.4. get to meet new and interesting people

2.3.5. you get to travel

2.3.6. you get to learn new skills regularly

2.3.7. need to be good at social media

2.3.8. in the public eye

2.3.9. it can get stressful

2.3.10. there is still a stigma to it

2.3.11. it can be expensive to start up

2.3.12. you can come across rude or creepy people internet trolls are a real problem online bullying can become a large problem due to media sites like twitter and youtube

2.3.13. its still not a large field in the uk

3. Fashion/Children's wear Designer

3.1. Skills

3.1.1. the ability to come up with new ways of doing things

3.1.2. the ability to use your initiative

3.1.3. excellent verbal communication skills

3.1.4. to be thorough and pay attention to detail

3.1.5. to be flexible and open to change

3.1.6. ambition and a desire to succeed

3.1.7. the ability to organise your time and workload

3.1.8. thinking and reasoning skills

3.1.9. to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

3.2. qualifications needed

3.2.1. college entry requirements 2 or more GCSEs at grades 9 to 3 (A* to D) for a level 2 course 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) for a level 3 course subjects Level 2 Award in Fashion - Sampling Fashion Techniques Level 2 Diploma in Skills for the Fashion Industries Level 3 Extended Diploma in Fashion Design and Production Level 3 in Art and Design - Fashion and Textiles

3.2.2. university entry requirements 1 or 2 A levels for a foundation degree or higher national diploma 2 to 3 A levels for a degree subjects fashion design art and design textiles qualifications available foundation degree, degree higher national diploma .

3.2.3. apprenticeship You may be able to do an advanced apprenticeship in fashion and textiles and work as an assistant in a design studio. You could then develop your design skills on the job. 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), including English and maths, for an advanced apprenticeship

3.3. pros and cons

3.3.1. its easier to get into if you do an internship these can be difficult to get into these can lead to better understanding and higher paid work

3.3.2. flexible hours

3.3.3. you can work for yourself or a studio

3.3.4. satisfaction from others wearing your art

3.3.5. you can easily start your own small business

3.3.6. hard work pays off and it shows

3.3.7. you get to be creative and have fun

3.3.8. it tends to have good pay and a more consistent income

3.3.9. you can get to travel

3.3.10. long working hours

3.3.11. it can be. very demanding

3.3.12. can get harsh criticisms

3.3.13. difficult clients

3.3.14. its hard work to build your reputation

3.3.15. you need to stay up to date with fashion trends and stay ahead of the ongoing fahion statements

3.3.16. having to adjust your schedule to the clients

3.3.17. the industry is competitive and exhaustive