HND/HNC Fashion and Textiles

October 1, 2021
2 years
    The HNC/HND in Fashion and Textiles is a two year qualification designed to equip you with a wide range of creative and technical skills which will allow you to work as a fashion or textile designer within the industry. Studying fashion in the hub of London will allow you to utilise the wonderful cultural facilities to inspire and develop your work. This course will challenge your preconceptions of the fashion design process and the potential range of career paths available to you within the fashion industry.

    The course will also place your design skills within a live working context and prepare you for the professional world of work with industry experience and professional practice units, integrated into the programme structure.


    The course is for students with some previous academic experience or personal interest in art and design who have the ambition to further develop a professional fashion textile focus with in their work. The programme will allow you to experience and develop your knowledge of the fashion textile design process within the context of a professional studio setting.

    The HNC first year of the programme delivers all the essential skills you will need to have to work successfully in the world of Fashion/Textiles. You will learn essential research, design and making skills within the context of a professional work environment. It is not essential to come to the course with these skills but just a passion to learn and develop yourself and come out of your comfort zone.


    Advantages of taking a fashion course:

    Exciting and challenging practical project briefs, with a strong taught technical skill base.
    Study in one of the leading fashion capitals in the world
    Practical career focused programmes with integrated work experience
    Industry standard fashion studios
    Live industry briefs and visiting lecturer
    Highly experienced course tutors with strong industry experience
    Option of top-up to BA Fashion Design

    Machine and hand embroidery
    Screen printing for both fashion and interiors
    Fabric manipulation and surface decoration skills
    Drawing and media exploration in relation to design
    Design development
    Garment and accessory design and production
    Knitted and woven textiles
    Sketch book development and exploration
    Digital imaging and its application in design
    Creative research and its context in design
    Live industry awareness projects in collaboration with high profile companies.
    Throughout the course you will be encouraged and guided to develop your own practice by combining practical skills, drawing and design development and the awareness of its application within the creative industries. You will learn a broad range of skills which will be applicable to a variety of creative career pathways.


    The graduates from the course could move into industry and take up a variety of potential roles including:

    Fashion Designer
    Garment Technologist
    Pattern Cutter
    Fashion Buyer
    Studio Manager
    Fashion Stylist
    Personal Shopper
    Image Consultant
    Textile/Fashion Designer
    Or you could progress further in your studies into BA Hons Fashion Design


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    Year 1

    Term 1
    Fashion and Textile Practices
    Pattern Cutting and Garment Making
    Computer Aided Design
    Term 2
    Individual Project (Pearson set)
    Contextual Studies
    Surface Design
    Term 3
    Professional Development
    Techniques and Processes

    Year 2

    Term 1
    Professional Practice
    Advanced fashion studies
    Term 2
    Pearson Applied Collaborative Project
    Advanced Textile Studies
    Term 3
    Advanced Fashion Studies (cont)
    Pearson Collaborative Project (cont)