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South and City College Birmingham

Art and Design - Fashion and Textiles

UCAS Code: 032W

Higher National Diploma - HND

Entry requirements


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48

You will need a minimum of 48 UCAS points which may be gained from the following qualifications: Two A Levels One A Level plus an AS Level pass in an appropriate subject A BTEC National Diploma or Extended Diploma A BTEC National Certificate A level 3 diploma or equivalent such as NVQ, GNVQ, International Baccalaureate, Scottish Certificate of Education A recognised (Kite marked) Access course Other relevant international qualifications Alternatively, if you have significant relevant work experience or other professional qualifications you may be eligible for the course. Contact the College who will be able to advise and discuss your suitability for the course.

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

This course is for those who wish to pursue a career in the fashion and textiles industry. You will gain high level and specialist training in how to present and exhibit your work to industry standard and how to realise your fashion collection from idea to catwalk.

The course will provide you with real industry experience working on live projects as well as gaining invaluable knowledge through optional internships and work experience. You will be encouraged to enter prestigious competitions in order to market yourself as a designer and will have the opportunity to take part in the College's annual fashion show.

Modules

You will learn new techniques, explore innovative processes and fashion trends, and develop an independent mode of working. You will also be able to specialise in the areas you are most interested in, which include: pattern cutting, garment manufacture, illustration, specialist textile techniques such as printmaking, embroidery and knitting and computer aided design. The practical skills learnt will be complemented by a strong understanding of the social, political and historical factors that influence trends within the fashion industry. On completion of your studies you will have created a professional portfolio of work that will showcase your technical abilities to future employers.

Key areas studied include:

Contextual studies
Computer aided design (CAD)
Accessories
Printmaking
Professional practice
Individual project
Techniques & processes
Pattern cutting & garment making
Fashion & textiles practices

Assessment methods

A range of coursework assessment methods are used on this programme these may include, practical assessments, product realisation, reflective accounts, reports, essays, presentations and portfolio.

Tuition fees

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England
£6,165
per year
EU
£6,165
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,165
per year
Scotland
£6,165
per year
Wales
£6,165
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Digbeth Campus - Main Site

Department:

Fashion and Textiles

TEF rating:
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