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  • Qualification

    Higher National Diploma - HND

  • Location

    St Margaret’s Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

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.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 10,700per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Leicester College

  • Campus address

    Leicester College, Freemen's Park Campus, Aylestone Road, Leicester, Leicester, LE2 7LW, England

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