London College of Contemporary Arts
9 Holborn, London EC1N 2LL London, United Kingdom
+44 (0) 20 3535 1155


Programme Title: HND Fashion and Textiles

Awarding Body: Pearson

Campus: London

Duration: Two Years, Full Time

Intake Periods: 

2016 October

2017 February, June and October

Fees: UK/EU £6,000 (SFE funding available)



The HND in Fashion and Textiles is a two year qualification designed to equip you with a wide range of creative and technical skills which will allow you to work as a fashion or textile designer within the industry. Studying fashion in the hub of London will allow you to utilise the wonderful cultural facilities to inspire and develop your work. This course will challenge your preconceptions of the fashion design process and the potential range of career paths available to you within the fashion industry.

All Modules are delivered via creative project briefs that will allow you to explore your design ideas in a hands on and creative way .There is a strong interactive relationship between the design and making process on this course.

You will be taught in by tutors who have a high level of subject expertise and knowledge and who are industry experts in their field. Tutors will encourage you to develop a personal focus and style within the industry.

The course will also place your design skills within a live working context and prepare you for the professional world of work with industry experience and professional practice units, integrated into the programme structure.



The course is for students with some previous academic experience or personal interest in art and design who have the ambition to further develop a professional fashion textile focus with in their work. The programme will allow you to experience and develop your knowledge of the fashion textile design process within the context of a professional studio setting.

The first year of the programme delivers all the essential skills you will need to have to work successfully in the world of Fashion/Textiles. You will learn essential research, design and making skills within the context of a professional work environment. It is not essential to come to the course with these skills but just a passion to learn and develop yourself and come out of your comfort zone.



Advantages of taking a fashion course at LCCA:-

  • Exciting and challenging practical project briefs, with a strong taught  technical skill base.
  • Study in one of the leading fashion capitals in the world
  • Practical career focused programmes with integrated work experience
  • Industry standard fashion studios
  • Live industry briefs and visiting lecturer
  • Highly experienced course tutors with strong industry experience
  • Option of top-up to BA Fashion Design at LCCA



  • Machine and hand embroidery
  • Screen printing for both fashion and interiors
  • Fabric manipulation and surface decoration skills
  • Drawing and media exploration in relation to design
  • Design development
  • Garment and accessory design and production
  • Knitted and woven textiles
  • Sketch book development and exploration
  • Digital imaging and its application in design
  • Creative research and its context in design
  • Live industry awareness projects in collaboration with high profile companies. 

Throughout the course you will be encouraged and guided to develop your own practice by combining practical skills, drawing and design development and the awareness of its application within the creative industries. You will learn a broad range of skills which will be applicable to a variety of creative career pathways.



The graduates from the course could move into industry and take up a variety of potential roles including:

  • Fashion Designer
  • Garment Technologist
  • Pattern Cutter
  • Fashion Buyer
  • Studio Manager
  • Fashion Stylist
  • Personal Shopper
  • Image Consultant
  • Textile/Fashion  Designer

Or you could progress further in your studies into BA Hons Fashion Design at LCCA



Age: minimum 18 years


  • UK applicants: four GCSEs (C or above).
  • Minimum two A levels (D or above) any NARIC recognised equivalence

Language proficiency:

  • IELTS 5.5 (min. 5.0 in each component)
  • PTE 51 (min. 51 in each component)
  • TOEFL (IBT) 87 – min. L-21, R-22, S-23, W-21

Mature students: (over 21) are accepted subject to satisfactory literacy and numeracy tests, work experience (if applicable) and a strong personal statement



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