HND Fashion Design and Manufacture

HND-FashionDesign_MaterialiseThis fashion design course will help you build a wide portfolio of creative and practical skills. Based on project and studio work the course will cover fashion drawing, design development, pattern drafting and manufacturing skills. You will develop basic pattern cutting and sewing skills before progressing to more complex and inventive cutting and garment construction techniques. Students have the opportunity to participate in live industry projects within the fashion industry - recent sponsors include Oxfam and Kestin Hare. Many students have progressed to university courses or have entered directly into employment with some of the leading design and manufacturing companies in the fashion industry.

Progression from HNC to HND is not guaranteed and is dependent on suitable progression through course work as well as satisfactory attendance, timekeeping and commitment.


Marianne Callaghan (Top Man), Emma Lawson (Ted Baker), Katie Roberts-Wood, Gillian Kyle, Faye McLeod (Louis Vuitton), Amy Wallace (Wilson Imports), Laura Meahan (Tegan Jones), Annika Hoppel (River Island)

Student work

Last year's HND Fashion Design and Manufacture collection 'Materialise' is featured in the fashion film below:

Course content

  • fashion illustration
  • couture techniques
  • fashion forecasting
  • CAD patterns
  • Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • commercial design
  • pattern development
  • industrial sewing techniques.

Entry requirements (minimum)

At the point of application the candidate must have:

  • achieved Higher Art and English at C level or above
  • applications may be considered from those who do not meet the academic requirements but have experience in art and design or the fashion industry or hold a relevant NQ. Please give full details in your personal statement
  • suitable academic reference detailing creative ability, timekeeping and attendance.

Progression routes

Students progress to a number of degree courses across the UK. Offers for direct entry to university are subject to satisfactory progress, portfolio and reference. Recent graduates from this course have progressed to:

  • 2nd/3rd year entry to Heriot-Watt University
  • 3rd year entry to BA Fashion and Textiles at Grays School of Art Aberdeen
  • 3rd year entry to BA Fashion Business at Glasgow Caledonian University
  • 2nd year entry to Fashion at Glasgow School of Art
  • 2nd year entry to BA Fashion Design at Edinburgh College of Art
  • 2nd year entry to BA Performance Costume at Edinburgh College of Art
  • 2nd year entry to BA Fashion at London College of Fashion
  • 2nd year entry to BA Fashion at Northumbria University
  • Modern Apprenticeship within the textile sector. 

In addition students have gone onto self-employment or employment in the fashion industry. 

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Start date

28 August 2017


2 Year(s), August to June

For courses starting in August 2017, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

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