Art & Design (Fashion & Textiles) HNC

Art & Design (Fashion & Textiles) HNC

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Key Information

Start date:September 2023

Institutional code:O10

UCAS Code:FD36

Duration:2 years Part Time 1 year Full Time

Course type:Full and Part Time

Fees per year 20/21:Full-time £5,995; Part-time £2,998

Additional costs per year:Art materials – up to £300 Relevant software including Creative Cloud subscription.

Delivery Method:Face-to-face via Lectures, Seminars and Tutorials


HNC Art & Design (Fashion & Textiles)

Our HNC in Fashion and Textiles will equip you with the skills you need to bring your ideas and your creativity to life. This course has been designed to respond to the changing world of fashion, provide emerging designers with the range of transferable skills and experience needed to build a successful career in this exciting and fast-paced industry.

You will be able to place your design skills within a working context and prepare for entering the professional world by creating an online presence. You will also learn promotional and networking tools as part of the course content.

Course content year 1 - modules
  • Professional Development
  • Contextual Studies
  • Individual Project (Pearson set)
  • Techniques and Processes
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Fashion & Textiles Practices
  • Printmaking
  • Fashion Collection
Placements and work experience

The course has been developed to meet the needs of industry and the curriculum has been planned to reflect working practices. Contact with employers is a key part of this, including live briefs, industry seminars and conferences.

Students are encouraged to seek placement work to enhance their employability and are supported by a dedicated HE Careers & Graduate Outcomes Officer.

What careers can the course lead to?

Fashion/Textile Designer, Garment Technologist, Fashion Stylist, Fashion Buyer

Teaching and assessment methods

Teaching consists of lectures and seminars, workshops and tutorials. These are designed to build autonomous and independent learning facilitating development of academic skills, experiences and techniques.

Live briefs and visits enable students to engage with industry and employers. Assessment is through coursework and portfolio building.

Facilities particular to the course

The Creative courses at UCO all benefit from access to our Mac and PC Suites. The department has a laser cutter, 3D printers, large format digital printers, motion capture suits and VR technology to support a wide range of digital processes. In addition, Fashion, Graphic Design and Illustration students have the use of screen-printing facilities and presses in our specialist printmaking studio.

Entry Requirements

Entry onto the course will be via a successful interview,
A typical profile for a student who has recently been in education would consist of:

  • GCSE English and Maths grades at C/4 or above, or equivalent Level 2 qualifications
  • a BTEC Level 3 qualification in a related field
  • a GCE Advanced level profile which demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or an adequate performance in more than one GCE subject.
  • Other vocationally related level 3 qualifications
  • An Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution

Mature students may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience (paid and/or unpaid) and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector.

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