The 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.
Aspiring fashion designers gain a nationally recognised qualification and vital industry skills through this 2 years Higher National Diploma in Fashion and Textiles. Students will explore the fashion industry and its related disciplines and roles, covering technical and design fundamentals and how to generate new trends and ideas.
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 HND in Fashion and Textiles 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.
Students will explore the fashion industry and its related disciplines and roles, covering technical and design fundamentals and how to generate new trends and ideas. The course incorporates practical hands-on assignments to more accurately reflect the fashion industry. Key areas include fashion design, pattern drafting, textiles behaviour and sewing and making skills for fashion, lingerie and sportswear. These are taught alongside business-focussed subjects including garment manufacturing, promotion, marketing and styling. Students will also explore influences such as culture, street style, new technology and lifestyle trends.
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.
Course Length: 2 years;
Start dates: February / July / October