My favourite thing about studying at Farnborough was all of the work experience opportunities. I got to do work experience at a costume wardrobe, which was very relevant to the career I want to work towards. This set me up really well for my university interview. I also had the chance to work London Fashion Week and Top Model, where I met some of the designers.
Here at Farnborough we got to experience so many aspects of the course, including fashion, textiles and making garments, as well as topics like art history, fashion photography and life drawing. This really helped for my portfolio for university.
When I was first looking at colleges and going to open days, I was comparing my options of doing a BTEC course or doing A Levels. I now know that if I had have chosen the A Level route I would not be where I am right now. With a BTEC there is so much more contact time with tutors, you are focused on one subject and the outcomes I’ve had would not have happened without the tutors and this course. When it came to applying to uni they were so helpful.
Our pattern cutting teacher has come from industry, so she doesn’t just teach us to pass the course, she teaches us what we’d need to know in industry.
It’s very hands-on and if that’s what you’re looking for, then this is the course. I found that with A Levels you’d be doing three different subjects, I really excelled in this course because it’s so focused. My dream career is to go into costume design in the film industry.