HNC/HND FASHION AND TEXTILES
The HNC in Fashion and Textiles is a one-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. This course equips you with the essential skills you will need heading into industry. The tutors will challenge your preconceptions of the fashion design process and the potential range of fashion career paths available to you within the fashion industry. The course will also place your design skills within a working context and prepare you for tomorrow’s professional world.
The HND in Fashion and Textiles is also a one-year qualification designed to develop the knowledge gained during your HNC. You will be encouraged to expand your own practice and find your own voice. Students benefit from working within a collaboration and creating their final collection. The course will also place your fashion design skills within a working context and prepare you for the professional world by creating an online presence. You will also learn promotional and networking tools which are integrated into the programme structure.
Studying fashion in the hub of London will allow you make use of the surrounding cultural facilities in order to inspire and develop your work.
HNC First Year - HND Second Year
UK/EU £6,200 (SFE funding available)
Additional Costs: £500 to include purchase of materials and travel to external venues and events
HNC- level 4, HND- level 5
|Non -Academic Entry Requirements:||
All applicants need to attend an interview and bring a portfolio of work that demonstrates a range of creative thinking and technical skills applied to your chosen subject or other design related projects. You will also undertake a literacy and numeracy diagnostic test. (Full list of entry requirements can be view below)
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
Although not essential, the HNC (Higher National Certificate) is aimed at students with some previous academic experience in this field. The programme is also ideal for those with a personal interest in fashion art and design and who have the ambition to further develop a professional fashion textile focus within their work.
The HND (Higher National Diploma) is for students who have completed their HNC in Fashion and Textiles course. The HND will develop the skills needed in order for you to work successfully in the world of Fashion and Textiles. You will be working in a professional manner on your final collection with an emphasis on quality presentation.
WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?
Advantages of taking a fashion and textile course at LCCA:
- Exciting and challenging practical project briefs with a strong focus on a technical skills base;
- Study in one of the leading fashion capitals in the world
- Practical career-focused programmes
- Industry standard fashion studios
- Highly-experienced fashion course tutors with strong industry experience.
WHAT WILL I EXPERIENCE?
The HNC/D Fashion and Textiles will provide opportunities to develop your vision and ideas, exploring areas of specific interest to you. Upon course completion, you will be well-versed in the many aspects of fashion design, textile design and production. These skills will be complemented by an understanding of the historical, social, political and economic influences on fashion design.
Both courses will provide opportunities to develop your vision and ideas, exploring areas of specific interest to you.
Guided by highly-experienced teaching staff, you will learn to develop an individual approach to work, utilising your skills to support self-led personal and collaborative projects.
On completion of the course you will be well-versed in the many aspects of fashion design, textile design and production. These skills will be complemented by an understanding of the historical, social, political and economic influences on fashion design. The course will also provide you with a sound knowledge of business and marketing principles to ensure a broad understanding of the fashion and textile industry and its organisation.
- Screen printing and digital printing for fashion; (HNC & HND)
- Fabric manipulation and surface decoration skills (HNC)
- Drawing and media exploration in relation to design; (HNC & HND)
- Design development; (HNC & HND)
- Garment design and production; (HNC & HND)
- Sketchbook development and exploration; (HNC & HND)
- Fabric knowledge (HNC)
- Digital imaging and its application in design (HNC)
- Industry awareness projects (HNC)
- Creative research and its context in design. (HNC & HND)
- Industry awareness projects (HND)
*Please note that learning outcomes listed here are a sample of a wider list of outcomes.
Throughout the course you will be encouraged to develop your own practice by combining practical skills. Drawing and design development will be coupled with teaching of the awareness of their application within the creative industries. You will learn a broad range of skills which will be applicable to a variety of creative fashion career pathways.
Upon successful completion of the HNC, students can either progress onto the HND Fashion and Textiles at LCCA or to the second year of an honours degree, depending on the match of the HNC units to the degree course in question. HND students could also progress further onto a BA (Hons) Fashion Design Degree.
The graduates from either courses 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
Progression to HND is subject to successful completion of the HNC, sufficient interest and student experience