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UCEN Manchester

Art and Design Fashion

UCAS Code: WW43

Higher National Diploma - HND

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Textile design

If your ambition is to work in the dynamic and creative world of fashion and you feel you have an eye for design, style and commercial vision then our HND in Fashion Design will help you develop the technical and creative skills necessary to thrive in the ever changing world of garment design, pattern and construction.

You will be given opportunities to focus on your personal creative vision working to exciting and challenging fashion design briefs aimed at pushing your sense of experimentation with textile print and construction. In doing so the course will enable you to expand your creative potential and join the world of fashion as an innovator but also with a keen commercial sense.

You’ll explore a range of design techniques and processes from print, digital design creation through to fashion illustration, technical garment construction, pattern cutting and garment manufacture. You will examine a range of contextual perspectives on how fashion design is influenced by and influences the creative and wider world. You’ll look at cultural relationships with fashion and examine ethical considerations. Most importantly you will build your practice around your own creative thinking and ideas as we aim to develop your creative flair and design potential, helping you to express ideas clearly and develop them towards new and experimental fashion outcomes.

Being situated in Manchester this will give you the chance to be part of the wider industry that Manchester has to offer, with easy access to museums, retail spaces and our industry partners as real learning resources.

Modules

YOU’LL BUILD YOUR PRACTICE AROUND YOUR OWN
CREATIVE THINKING AND IDEAS THROUGH THE
FOLLOWING UNITS:
• Professional Development
• Contextual Studies
• Individual Project
• Techniques and Processes
• Fashion and Textile Practices
• Computer Aided Design (CAD)
• Pattern Cutting and Garment Making
• Fashion Collection
• Professional Practice
• Applied Practice Collaborative Project
• Advanced Fashion Studies
• Technical Drawing
• Material Selection and Specification

Assessment methods

A range of assessment methods are used and will be in the form of the following:

• Portfolio related practical course work
• Written work
• Assignments related to industry work experience
• Final garment catwalk collection

Assessment methods are carried out within one to one tutorials, sessions where formative and summative feedback are delivered relating to student progress.

The Uni


Course location:

Northenden Campus

Department:

Visual Arts (CA)

TEF rating:

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