Fashion and Textiles at New College Swindon University Centre - UCAS

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Course summary

This HND Fashion & Textiles course is a highly creative, design-led course that embraces all aspects of surface decoration; fabric construction, embellishment, print, drawing and design development related to fashion, textiles, and interior design. This includes embroidery, print, knit, and weave. Students will explore and develop professional technical skills and processes as well as professional presentation and portfolio skills. The course is taught by a dedicated team of professionals with a breadth of experience within the creative industries. Students will work in dedicated textiles studios and learn to respond to project briefs and present their work and outcomes in a professional and collaborative way. Students will learn a broad range of skills that will be applicable to a variety of creative career pathways, in creative textile development, mixed media drawing, embellished (hand and machine embroidery), printed, constructed textiles (fabric manipulation, knit and weave), communication skills, promotional and marketing skills. Techniques and processes will explore traditional and non-traditional materials. Digital imaging and its application in design is taught and encouraged using the latest Adobe software as well as using digital embroidery machines and laser cutter. What can I do next? Students can progress onto the third year of a degree in a relevant subject. Learners have progressed into the textile industry working for luxury fabric interior companies, freelance work, teacher training, working within the theatre costume industry. Example job roles include, Surface Pattern Designer, Textile Designer, Interior Designer, Weaver, Embroiderer, Knitwear Designer, Inhouse Designer, Freelance Designer.


YEAR 1 Titles of Modules: Module A Process & Practice Module A1: Concept & Development Module A2: Creative Project YEAR 2 Titles of Modules: Module B Professional Creative Practice B1: Personal Professional Development B2: Professional Project

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We are unable to accept international students that require a student visa to study in the UK.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Typically, you will also have GCSE English and Maths at grade 9-4.

Additional entry requirements


You may be required to attend a course interview with the Programme Leader


You are required to submit an art portfolio that demonstrates your art and design skills and understanding of the creative process. Applications will be considered from those who do not meet the academic requirements if they can demonstrate some experience in the textile/fashion industry or in art and design, or hold a Foundation in Art / Design or Access to HE Art and Design course.


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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5No less than 5.5 in reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Please note: Tuition fees are published for the first year of entry only and may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by the Office for Students. *Fee information for European Union (EU) students: If your course starts on or after the 1st August 2021, you will no longer be eligible for financial support from Student Finance England unless you meet one of the following criteria: you are able to benefit from the citizens’ rights agreements you are an Irish national living in the UK or Republic of Ireland – benefits of Irish nationals under Common Travel Area guidance arrangement will continue
Fashion and Textiles at New College Swindon University Centre - UCAS