Fashion and Textiles HND

Fashion and Textiles HND

This HND Fashion & Textiles course is a highly creative, design-led course that embraces all aspects of surface decoration; fabric construction, embellishment, print, drawing and design development related to fashion, textiles, and interior design. This includes embroidery, print, knit, and weave.

Students will explore and develop professional technical skills and processes as well as professional presentation and portfolio skills. The course is taught by a dedicated team of professionals with a breadth of experience within the creative industries. Students will work in dedicated textiles studios and learn to respond to project briefs and present their work and outcomes in a professional and collaborative way.

Students will learn a broad range of skills that will be applicable to a variety of creative career pathways, in creative textile development, mixed media drawing, embellished (hand and machine embroidery), printed, constructed textiles (fabric manipulation, knit and weave), communication skills, promotional and marketing skills. Techniques and processes will explore traditional and non-traditional materials. Digital imaging and its application in design is taught and encouraged using the latest Adobe software as well as using digital embroidery machines and laser cutter.

Modules

Year 1 Titles of Modules:

Module A Process & Practice

Module A1: Concept & Development

Module A2: Creative Project

Year 2 2 Titles of Modules:

Module B Professional Creative Practice

B1: Personal Professional Development

B2: Professional Project

Entry requirements
  • Three A Level’s including a creative subject. 1 A level at grade D or above in Art and Design or a related subject.

  • GCSE English and Maths minimum grade C.

  • Portfolio of work

  • You must also submit an art portfolio that demonstrates your art and design skills and understanding of the creative process.

  • Applications will be considered from those who do not meet the academic requirements if they can demonstrate some experience in the textile/fashion industry or in art and design, or hold a Foundation in art / design or access art and design course.

Learning and teaching methods

Project management, client led briefs /projects - subject to availability with clients, industry centred projects, exhibitions, specialist industry textile skills, collaborative working, marketing and promotional skills, communication skills, research and investigation skills.

Future career and study opportunities

Other things that happen as part of the course- relevant trips, textile /fashion exhibitions, competitions, guest speakers.

Students can progress onto the third year of a degree in a relevant subject. Learners have progressed into the textile industry working for luxury fabric interior companies, freelance work, teacher training, working within the theatre costume industry.

Surface pattern designer, textile designer, interior designer, weaver, embroiderer, knitwear designer, inhouse designer, freelance designer.

Contact

If you have a question about this or any other University Centre course, email headmissions@newcollege.ac.uk

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