I first came to college to study the Diploma in Fashion and Clothing, I then progressed onto the Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design and I’m so glad I did. Following my time at college I progressed to the London College of Fashion specialising my studies in menswear. I’ve now launched my own menswear label, J A Nightingale, from my base in West Studios, the creative business hub based at the Chesterfield College campus.
The Foundation Diploma is great as it gives you an understanding and appreciation of a very broad spectrum of creative practices using a huge variety of medias, from photography to screen printing. This gave me a wider range of skills that I can use throughout my career, such as utilising my photography skills at photo shoots. My tutors really helped me to create a great portfolio and university application which led to me getting a place at the London College of Fashion. The support was always there along with great encouragement.