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 whereupon at the end of the first year, they will elect to specialise in one of these pathways for the second year of the programme.
- 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
- Selection & Specification
- Project Management
- Branding & Identity
64 UCAS Points
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 learner’s cost. Trips organised throughout the years to London and within the UK.
Mode of Study
£5,950 per year