Fashion, Higher National Diploma (HND) Top Up

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The HND in Fashion builds on your previous experience and has a strong emphasis on developing practical skills alongside specialist knowledge and understanding to meet the needs of the sector. BTEC Higher Nationals are recognised by employers as providing learners with the key concepts and practical skills for direct progression to either Higher Education or employment within the Fashion Industry.

Learners will have the opportunity to master essential techniques for their chosen pathway and develop higher level skills in Fashion Design. The programme is offered on both a part time and full time basis with the framework providing flexibility to develop and support continuous professional development opportunities.

Modules covered:

• Professional Practice

• Applied Practice Collaborative Project

• Advance Fashion Studies

• Branding & Identity

• Material Selection & Specification

• Trend Forecasting

A fundamental aspect of the student’s development is educational visits which enhance the course experience and underpin all assignments. Previous destinations have included Paris (Paris Photo), London and Dublin, giving students the opportunity to not only add to their own portfolios but also network with other photographers at an international level.

Guest lectures are also incorporated into the curriculum to enhance the student’s understanding of professional practice and previous guest lectures have included acclaimed photographers, curators, marketing and PR representatives and specialist practitioners.

Special Features: There will be opportunity for learners to attain a level of professional practice. 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. Learning is supported through a series of guest lectures and contextual visits, where students have the opportunity to visit galleries, museums and exhibitions and have discussions with professional practitioners for advice and guidance.

Educational trips also feature within the course and are an excellent opportunity for students to network with industry professionals.

NB: Please note this course will only run when there is sufficient numbers.

In order to ensure you are making your decisions based on accurate, up to date and complete information. All information about your course including the programme structure, entry requirements, fees and teaching & assessment methods is available to you via the prospectus.

Please see our HE Prospectus available in full online.