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Leicester College

Fashion Design

UCAS Code: WJ24

Higher National Diploma - HND

Entry requirements


A level

C-A*

32 UCAS Points is the equivalent to 1 A-Level at grade C

Pass

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PP

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

M

MP for 90 Credit Diploma

UCAS Tariff

32

Standard entry to this course requires a minimum of 32 UCAS points from a recognised level 3 qualification in a related subject. We welcome applicants who do not match standard entry requirements but who can demonstrate ability to study this subject at university level and who can evidence relevant experience. You will need a portfolio of your work. Following receipt of this work, an interview by phone will be conducted. A minimum IELTS score of 5.5 is required for non-native English speakers.

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2019

The full time Higher National Diploma in Fashion Design is a creative and vocationally relevant course equivalent to the first two years of a BA (Hons) degree. It prepares you for a design and manufacture career across the fashion industries. The course develops professional design and manufacturing skills as well as offering opportunities for research and analysis in related specialist subjects. The course team work closely with several leading fashion retailers which support the delivery of the programme. Networking and liaising with industry contacts is an integral part of the course.

Throughout the course you will explore specialist sector garment production skills, gaining an insight into tailoring, garment construction and pattern cutting. Design briefs offer creative challenges through developing illustration skills, graphic presentation, developing social media profiles, studio photography and digital textile printing.

As this course addresses the needs of today's fashion industry, there is a strong focus on work-based learning and the course covers a broad spectrum of fashion industry-related topics. You will study 120 credits in each academic year covering specialisms such as trend forecasting, branding, social media profile, studio photography as well as traditional fashion practices.

Based on full cohort recruitment, students can expect approximately 12-14 hours timetabled sessions per week. Class sizes are generally 10-15 students. Join a undergraduate community of approx. 500 undergraduates. Our HE programmes achieved 94% Student Satisfaction (2016 National Student Survey). The course team have Industry expertise and practice.

You can top up to a full degree by either joining the final year of our BA (Hons) Professional Studies (Creative Industries) following successful completion of this course, or another alternative relevant top up degree . You may also apply to other universities to top up on related degrees (based on entry requirements of chosen institution). Career opportunities are varied across fashion design, construction, marketing and media.

Assessment methods

Units are assessed through the completion of either practical or written assignments that are set in a contemporary, work-related context. The final stages of the course involve the production of a professional portfolio. The work you undertake is negotiable and will reflect your individual strengths and career aspirations. Assessment is continuous throughout both years for each module. All assessment is summative and contributes to progression and achievement. Design assignments are coursework based, through sketchbooks, presentations, final garment production with accompanied evaluative evidence. Extended writing skills are assessed in Contextual Studies in addition to the creation of a personal fashion blog. An assessment submission schedule is issued when the course commences. Upon successful completion HND students are awarded either pass, merit or distinction.

Tuition fees

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England
£6,165
per year
EU
£6,165
per year
International
£9,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,165
per year
Scotland
£6,165
per year
Wales
£6,165
per year

The Uni


Course location:

St Margaret’s Campus

Department:

Fashion and Footwear

TEF rating:

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