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North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College

Design for Fashion and Textiles

UCAS Code: 074J

Higher National Diploma - HND

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2.0years

Full-time | 2020

Around half a million people work in the UK fashion industry which boasts trendsetting brands from Burberry, the highest value fashion brand, to Next, the biggest high street retailer. The UK produces world-class fashion designers from Vivienne Westwood to John Galliano and your training could lead you to rub shoulders with the greats at internationally-celebrated London Fashion Week.

Our facilities include a design and pattern studio, and machine room with 3-4-5 thread overlockers capable of producing industrial lock stitch and cover stitch. The course includes textile design, pattern cutting and garment production. You will research fashion brands and the latest high street trends, and see your designs come to life on the catwalk at the annual Fashion Show.

The Higher National Diploma in Fashion & Textiles is a 14 unit qualification of which 9 are core units. Initially students will spend the first year studying Fashion and Textiles where upon at the end of the first year they will elect to specialise in one of these pathways for the second year of the programme.

**Course cost: £5950 per year
Duration: 2 Years
Credit Value: 240**

**Course Units**
Professional Development
Contextual Studies
Techniques and Processes
Computer Aided Design
Fashion & Textiles Practices
Professional Practice
Applied Practice (Collaborative Project)
Advanced Fashion Studies
Pattern Cutting & Garment Making
Communication in Art & Design
Material Selection & Specification
Project Management
Branding & Identity

**Entry Requirements**
64 UCAS Points

**Course Assessment**
Course Work and 2 Project Set Assignments from BTEC. Fashion units are trend led and are based on Womenswear in both Woven and Jersey types. Students will be required to manipulate own designs (through sketchbooks and Illustrator into finished final garments made to industry standards). Other Units will be in essay or portfolio format.

**Progression Opportunities**
After successful completion of this 2 year course graduates can apply to do a Level 6 top up course on a BA (Hons) Degree program in areas such as Fashion Design, Costume, Fashion Marketing and Textiles.

**Additional Costs and Information**
Learners will be supplied with an equipment list for Fashion. Fabric Cost is £30 in the first year. Second year Fabric cost will be at the individual learners cost. Trips organised throughout the years to London and within the UK.

**www.nwslc.ac.uk
0330 058 3000
[email protected]**

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£5,950
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Course location:

Hinckley Campus

Department:

Textiles and Design

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