HND FASHION: DESIGN & PRODUCTION WITH RETAIL
Within the first year of this course you will be introduced to different aspects of the fashion industry and gain skills in areas such as design, digital work, industrial sewing techniques, textiles and merchandising to name but a few.
You will design and create a fashion outfit, which is then showcased at our end of year fashion show. Into the second year of this HND you will develop your knowledge further, studying areas such as advanced pattern cutting, Store Design, Evening wear/Bridal Manufacture, and Tailoring techniques.
What you need to qualify for entry...
- Successful completion of the NC Fashion Design and Manufacture award or
- 2 Highers in Art, English, Fashion and Textiles or equivalent.
- Evidence of English language level at higher ESOL or equivalent.
Entry is by interview.
Ideally candidates should be able demonstrate their creative practical and technical ability with a folio of work demonstrating: design development, garment designs and/or completed/customised garments.
Course Kit List:
The course kit comprises of art, pattern construction and sewing equipment and can be purchased from the department at a reduced price – we can negotiate a discount with suppliers. Students do not need to purchase materials in advance of the course. NC students in receipt of a bursary will automatically have the course kit equipment paid for them.
HND students will be required to pay a studio fee of £150 on enrolment to cover the cost of basic art, pattern and sewing materials and the use of specialist equipment. It is the student’s own responsibility to purchase specialist materials for Fashion Show garments and accessories. Guidance on what to buy will be given during the course.
Some of the skills this HND course covers are
- Contemporary fashion design in addition to digital fashion design.
- Approaches to tailoring and manufacturing.
- Bridal & Evening wear
- Couture Embellishments
- Advanced manufacturing skills including pattern and garment construction, textile technology and production processes.
- Theoretical studies including fashion merchandising and fashion forecasting
Full Time - 2.5 days per week
2 Academic Years
August - June.
Students who have completed this course have articulated onto fashion courses at the following universities:
- Glasgow Caledonian University,
- Heriot Watt University- School of clothing and textiles
- Glasgow School of Art
- Edinburgh College of Art.