Course Details


The program promotes a personal exploration into the broader context of fashion design underpinned by contextual studies and drawing. It is delivered through a series of assignments, lectures and practical workshops encouraging a holistic approach to problem solving within the fashion industries. Students will visit a range of local and national exhibitions and be able to participate in an annual residential visits. The program, concludes with a fashion show and portfolio of work based around a self-assigned major project.

How long is the course?

The course runs for two years.

What qualification will I achieve?

Higher National Diploma (HND) Fashion and Textiles

What will I study?

The course is built on a core of mandatory units encouraging you to explore techniques and materials including:
• Visual Communication in Art and Design
• Pattern Drafting in Fashion
• Experimental Printed Textiles
• Fashion Photography
• Fashion Collection Realisation

Where will I study?

You will study at The University Campus Barnsley, Church Street, Barnsley, S70 2AN. You will also visit a range of venues, exhibitions and residential visits to pollinate your study.

What equipment will I need?

You will need to buy sketchbooks, drawing materials and stationary. You can purchase this from the college. A lab fee of £40 per year covers specific facility costs within the department.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is provided for a range of practical output, written work, presentations and professional outcomes.

What can I do next?

You can progress to a BA (Hons) Degree in Fashion or into employment in the art, craft and design sector where you may work towards full membership of relevant professional associations.

How do I apply?

Apply directly via UCAS

How much does the course cost?

Course fees: £5,995 per year. 

Student Finance

As a Higher Education student living in England you may be eligible for the non-means tested Tuition Fee Loan from the Government. See the Fees and Finance page for further information.

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Further information

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