UCEN Manchester

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Art and Design Fashion

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Course summary

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.


Examples of current modules- • 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 method

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.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

UCEN Manchester is unable to consider international applications due to UKVI regulations.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

BTEC/A-Levels or equivalent level 3 qualification in Fashion, Textiles, Art and Design, Graphics or Photography Pass in Access to HE with at least 45 credits at level 3. You must also be operating at level 2 in both literacy and numeracy. Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) who are able to demonstrate relevant skills or knowledge gained in employment or vocational activity will be considered and may be invited to interview.

Additional entry requirements


Applicants are required to attend an interview and bring a portfolio of work that demonstrates a range of creative thinking and technical skills applied to fashion design, art or other design related projects. Interviews typically last about half an hour. Availability for Skype interviews – for overseas/applicants who have to travel


Portfolio may be submitted electronically in a Blog / website or through digital transfer.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8000 Year 1
Scotland £8000 Year 1
Wales £8000 Year 1

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Art and Design Fashion at UCEN Manchester - UCAS