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UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Practice: Fashion & Textiles

Course Duration

2 years; full-time

Our stimulating pre-degree programme is delivered by our team of academics, technical demonstrators and invited experts who together deliver excellence in teaching. You’ll learn in a dedicated pre-degree campus, surrounded by creative inspiration and likeminded young people, all of whom are preparing for success in higher education and industry.

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Julia Stean
Course Leader
Julia Stean’s own work crosses both the visual arts and performance with installations exhibited across the South from Reading to Devon, as well as in Manchester. She also ran her own crafts business creating bespoke home furnishings. Julia has 12 years of teaching practice across many levels and varieties of students from Level 2 Art and Design to Foundation Diploma, Degree students to Adult Education. Julia started teaching at PCA in 2001 following teaching on Foundation Diploma at Exeter College. She became Course Leader of the ED Fashion and Textiles in 2005 and has developed an original and exciting course, which gives students varied, opportunities and challenges and prepares them well for professional working life. ​
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Liz Jakowyszyn is a textile designer who has a passion for Art and Design, and is always broadening her subject knowledge through private practice and research. Liz graduated from Winchester School of Art with a BA(Hons) in Textile Design, where she specialized in woven textiles. After finishing university Liz moved to London where she worked for a menswear company designing woven and printed textiles as well as graphics for a variety of customers that included Fat Face, Topman, French Connection and many more. By the time Liz left she was Senior Designer. This role had involved her training new members of staff, which highlighted an interest that she decided to explore, teaching. Alongside this Liz worked as a freelance womenswear textile designer selling work internationally through an agent. She also had a small textile stationary business, selling in London Markets on Brick Lane. After relocating back to the South West, Liz joined Plymouth College of Art in 2011 as a teaching assistant, and in 2012 started studying for the Post Graduate Certificate in Education for the Lifelong Learning Sector at Plymouth University, continuing to work with the BTEC Fashion and Textiles team and students as part of her placement. Liz maintains industry links which she is keen to use in order to help students develop.
Jess Dyer
Jess Dyer graduated from UCA Rochester with a first class BA in Printed Textile Design, where she developed a range of textile skills ranging from tradition textile designs such as screen print and embroidery, through to digital print design, pattern cutting, fashion design, and interior product design. In her work she enjoys creating unusual juxtapositions and influences, merging and clashing to create bold and unusual surface design. Jess has worked at Mary Katrantzou in London as a print designer, where her job role included generating digital surface print designs, sourcing fabrics from around Europe, and fabric allocations to manufacturers. She then returned to the South West to train as a lecturer at Plymouth University, on the PGCE program. She undertook her placement with Plymouth College of Art, and then secured a position as a lecturer within our pre-degree fashion and textiles course. After working at the college for a few years, Jess wanted to expand her teaching experience with a different age range of students, and she applied to teach on the college’s Young Arts programme, teaching a range of skills including fashion, textiles and art and design to students aged 9 to 16.