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East Riding College

Fashion, HNC

UCAS Code: HNCF

Higher National Certificate - HNC

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1.0year

Full-time | 2021

The Level 4 HNC Fashion specialist study programme is a one year course designed to equip you with a wide range of technical and creative skills that will enable you to work as a fashion or textiles designer within the industry. Studying at the hub of our East Riding College campus in Bridlington will provide you with the space to work in our fantastic studio facilities that will assist in the development of your industry work. You will be required to undertake numerous study trips and exhibition visits that will underpin your project work, and enhance a broader range of subject knowledge for your specialism.

This dynamic and rapidly changing sector of the global economy explores a wide range of subjects covering; research skills, design and portfolio development, trend prediction and market research, pattern cutting and garment construction along with additional support for preparing for interviews. The pathways of this qualification are intended to provide you with the opportunity to explore the creative industries through a focused curriculum that will prepare you for progressing onto our HND (Level 5) in Fashion or working within the fashion industry.

Who is the course for?

The course is designed for students with previous academic experience and a personal interest in art and fashion who have the ambition to further develop a professional focus for fashion and textiles within their work.

The HNC first year of the programme provides you with all the essential skills you will need to successfully challenge the creative process and excel in the world of fashion and textiles. Throughout the course you will be encouraged and guided to develop your research practices, concept innovation, design and construction skills and awareness of its application within the creative industries, digital design will also be a key attribute to the development of your final portfolio. You will learn an expansive range of skills which will be relevant to your progression onto our HND Level 5 or for a variety of creative career pathways in industry if this is your preferred choice.

Why take this course?

Industry related briefs.
Practical assignments.
Regular study visits and trips to different cities.
Highly experienced course tutors.
Practical and career focused programme.
Innovative portfolio development.
Digital design skills.
Option of progression onto HND Level 5.

Modules

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

Assessment methods

You will be assessed in a variety of ways, including written assignments, work-based assignments, work experience, practical assessment, portfolio development and formal presentations.

Extra funding

Tuition fee loans are available for full-time higher education courses. The loan goes directly to paying for your course fees and your don't start paying it back until you're earning £21,000 a year.

Living Cost Loans - These maintenance loans are available to full-time higher education students only and are available to help with living costs, such as food, accommodation and travel. The amount you can borrow depends on where you live and study, and your household income, For more information on your entitlement to financial support, either contact an East Riding College guidance officer or visit www.gov.uk/student-finance.

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Course location:

Bridlington

Department:

Art, Design and Media

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