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Qualification name BTEC Higher National Diploma in Art and Design
Qualification level 5
Awarding organisation Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Full-time
Course start date 26th September 2022
Cost description Please see the funding and fees section of the University Level Course Guide.
Attendance pattern Daytime

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Our Higher National Diploma (HND) in Fashion and Footwear Design is a creative and vocationally relevant course equivalent to the first two years of a BA (Hons) degree. It prepares you for a design and manufacturing career across the fashion and footwear industries, whilst developing your skills and, offering opportunities for research and analysis in related specialist subjects. Our lecturers will work closely with several leading fashion retailers and footwear manufacturers to provide their insight into this industry. Networking and liaising with industry contacts are an integral part of the course which will benefit you once you have graduated. Design briefs offer creative challenges through developing illustration skills, graphic presentation, and 3D manufacturing. You will explore specialist garment production and footwear manufacturing sector skills, gaining an insight into tailoring, garment/shoe pattern cutting, and garment/shoe construction. You can expect approximately 12 to 14 hours of timetabled sessions per week with additional directed time in our specialist workshops allowing access for over 18 hours. You will also become part of a community of approx. 400 undergraduates across several creative disciplines.

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Educational trips are not compulsory but encouraged as part of your experience. Previous students have paid up to �450 for an overseas trip (Previous excursions include Paris, Milan and London) You should expect to spend approximately �100 per year on art

You can top up to a full degree by joining the final year of our BA (Hons) Professional Studies (Creative Industries) following successful completion of this course. You may also apply to other universities to top up on related degrees. Careers are varied and range from costume assistant for stage, TV, and film, to freelances shoe or fashion designer, cutter, and maker. Opportunities also exist in buying, marketing, and retail sectors of each industry.

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Name St. Margaret's Campus
Address St John Street
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Phone 01162242240
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