Art and Design (Fashion) at City of Liverpool College University Centre - UCAS

Course summary

The Higher National Diploma Top-up in Art and Design (Fashion) is a one-year course that builds on previous learning from the Level 4 Higher National Certificate. The course has a strong emphasis on developing practical skills alongside specialist knowledge and understanding that allows students to experience the breadth and depth of the sector and prepare for employment or further study on the Level 6 BA (Hons) Art and Design (Top-up) course. Students will gain essential skills and techniques of their chosen specialism and develop higher level skills to meet shortages within the Fashion industry. The knowledge and skills acquired on the programme link directly to the vocational context and diversify into a range of practical and technical skills required by the specialist industries. Our HE Fashion courses are highly creative and designed to equip students with the skills they will need to work within the many facets of the fashion and textile design industry. Strong links to the creative industries will facilitate industry-related briefs and real scenarios that provide an opportunity for students to acquire professional work ethics, time planning skills and working within a creative team.


Modules studied: • Professional Practice • Applied Practice Collaborative Project • Advanced Fashion Studies • Branding and Identity • Material Selection and Specification • Trend Forecasting

Assessment method

The programme is assessed through a combination of written essays, research portfolios, image presentations and evaluations, which support the practical assessments throughout the course. Formative feedback supports student progression in both written and practical. Self and peer assessment in convener/critique situations is an essential element of all projects and the feedback from these will enhance student achievement and progression.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

It is expected that all applicants will hold relevant Level 2 maths and English qualifications equivalent to GCSE grade C/4 or above. Mature students: The University Centre welcomes applications from mature students who have relevant experience in lieu of the minimum entry requirements. Mature students (over 21) without formal qualifications may be accepted subject to satisfactory literacy and numeracy tests, work experience (if applicable) and a strong personal statement. Recognition of Prior Learning: Applicants may meet entry requirements through the process of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which awards academic credits through recognition of prior learning via work and other life experiences. Recognition of Prior Learning is either certificated (RPCL) through formal assessment, or Experiential (RPEL) via skills and knowledge developed through work and voluntary activities. Students should refer to the RPL Policy on the University Centre website:

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6700 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6700 Year 1
Scotland £6700 Year 1
Wales £6700 Year 1

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Art and Design (Fashion) at City of Liverpool College University Centre - UCAS