The HNC in Art and Design focuses on Millinery and has been training industry-leading milliners for almost 20 years. Students on this course progress into all areas of millinery – couture fashion millinery, commercial design, theatrical and film millinery – some students have progressed on to MA level courses at leading fashion colleges. The tutors on the HNC course are all professional milliners as well as tutors. They bring a wealth of diversity, skills and ideas to the course, and to the development of different career pathways for each student. The course offers intensive investigation of millinery skills and industry preparation. This one-year programme is designed to give students in-depth millinery experience in order to prepare them for a career within the industry. The course consists of a series of projects covering different areas of millinery and is designed to develop varied technical skills and expand each students’ individual design creativity. Areas covered during the course projects include: specialist couture techniques, theatrical millinery, occasion millinery, commercial millinery and cut-and-sew techniques, historical and contextual research, design development skills, blockmaking, portfolio building and professional practice.
Units are subject to change but would typically be:
- Professional Development
- Contextual Studies
- Individual Project
- Techniques and Processes
- CAD (Compute Aided Design)
- Fashion and Textiles Practices
Assessment takes place at the end of each project, starting with self-assessment, a group crit and discussion, and finally, written feedback and one-to-one tutorial to discuss strong points and areas for development. At the end of the course, exit tutorials will focus on each students’ development over the course, and how each student can best be supported as they progress into industry.
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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- Chelsea Centre for the Creative Industries
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Mature students: if you do not meet the entry requirements as outlined above, we may still consider your application based on previous employment or previous study. We appreciate that mature students may have extensive relevant experience gained through paid or unpaid work, or through other types of professional training or sector-related opportunities and this experience may be used to support an application.
Additional entry requirements
When applicants are invited for interview, they are asked to provide examples of their previous millinery work, usually 3 finished hats or headpieces, a portfolio of previous relevant work – e.g. other millinery, textile, fashion, art and design or craft work), and a sample of sketchbook work.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||5.5||Students and prospective students require a minimum level of 5.5 IELTS (or equivalent) with no score lower than a 5 in listening and speaking and no score lower than a 5.5 in reading and writing.|
|PTE Academic||42||Pearson Test of English Academic|
Students undertaking higher level education need to have a commensurate level of understanding of the English language so as to be able to achieve their qualification. In the case of applicants for whom English is a second language, the interviewer and Central Admissions Team must assure themselves of the applicant’s ability to function at IELTS English Level 5.5 (or equivalent). This is in line with the requirements of the awarding and validating bodies. Where applicants do not hold an IELTS qualification at 5.5 or equivalent, the Central Admissions will ask the applicant to sit an online test (BKSB) to check the suitability of the applicant’s English level prior to interview. Photographic identification will be required. Applicants who have recently completed (i.e. in the last 2 years) a formal programme of study in English at an appropriate level (such as a level 3 BTEC or ‘A’ level) prior to starting their Higher National are considered to be at a suitable level of English without requiring additional evidence..
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6165||Year 1|