This highly creative ‘award winning’ HNC Fashion and Textiles course will equip you with everything you need for a successful career within the exciting and past-paced fashion industry. You will develop practical technical skills such as pattern cutting, draping and production as well as creative skills in research for fashion, fashion design, illustration, technical drawings, computer aided design, fashion trends & forecasting whilst fully developing your confidence in using industry standard equipment. You will regularly take part in national and international live competition briefs and build a creative, professional portfolio that can be used for job interviews or further study. Our dedicated and experienced staff work closely with you in small groups or on a one to one basis whilst nurturing and fostering your confidence to allow for autonomy. Our staff are all practising designers and makers with a variety of fashion and textiles industry experience. They have worked closely with fashion houses such as Christian Lacroix, Jasper Conran, Nina Ricci, Ungaro, Chanel and produced collections for celebrities such as Alexandra Burke and many West End shows. Industry links & Awards: Our award winning course will provide you with the opportunity to develop your own industry network through internships and national and international competitions. Each year, students have the opportunity to enter live competitions and many of our students have been shortlisted and won prestigious awards: Project 20/20 and beyond was part of the Professional Clothing Awards “Industry Recognised Category” for 2017, that looked at recognising emerging talents and design innovation in our industry from fashion students of leading fashion and textiles universities around the country. Hundreds of entries were submitted nationally and Bedford College students Abby Simpson, Sarah Davis and Megan Schneider, and took 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize with Bedford College taking the prize for overall winning university. You will have the opportunity to visit galleries, trade shows such and trend forecasting events at home and abroad for example in London, Florence, Milan, Paris, Madrid, Amsterdam, New York and Berlin. Our students also take part in a yearly fashion show and exhibit their work at the South Bank Centre of the Arts.
During this course you will study the following core compulsory units: Visual communication Ideas generation Contextual and cultural referencing Professional practice. In addition, you will study four specialist units from the following selection: Techniques and processes in textiles Fashion and textiles materials Pattern construction in fashion Design application in fashion Design application in textiles. You will also be taught how to use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator in the second term.
As part of this course you will work with a range of specialist lecturers (including practising artists and designers) in well-equipped studios. Project briefs will be set for each assignment, and assessment is continuous throughout the course.
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
UAL Level 3 in Fashion and Textiles. Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. Industry relevant experience will also be considered. Entry is subject to a successful interview, where you will be asked to bring along a portfolio of your existing work. Applicants from A-Level courses displaying high levels of creativity will also be considered. We welcome mature students to apply, providing they have a relevant industry or creative background (please contact us for more details).
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£5895||Year 1|