Bedford College Group

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

HNC Fashion and Textiles (Bedford)

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Course summary

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.

Course details

Modules

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.

Assessment method

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.

Application codes

Course code:
232W
Institution code:
B23
Campus name:
Bedford College
Campus code:
-

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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).

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.bedford.ac.uk/our-courses/subjects/art-and-design/fashion-and-textiles-btec-hnc

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Portfolio


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5895 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5895 Year 1
Scotland £5895 Year 1
Wales £5895 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees subject to change. Provision of basic fashion and textiles equipment such as sketchbooks, drawing equipment, hand sewing needles, quality scissors and any additional consumable materials such as fabrics and specialist threads, demanded by personal project requirements. Resource fee of £150 to cover: printing binders, specialist procion dyes, specialist printing pigments, screen emulsion and A1 cartridge paper. Train fares for visits by train to London (normally up to two a year). A digital camera and portable external hard drive/USB stick would be advantageous but are not essential.
HNC Fashion and Textiles (Bedford) at Bedford College Group - UCAS