Campus Granton Campus
Qualification SCQF Level 8
Study mode Full time
Duration 41 weeks
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The HND Textiles course is a contemporary and innovative course that provides an advanced design education for students with a strong interest in the wider specialist areas of Textiles. The course allows students to progress onto Degree level study or employment in the fields of Textiles, Print, Weave, Knit, Fashion Design, Fashion Illustration, Retail Technology and Communications.
Drawing, contextual research and the development of specialist Fashion and Textiles skills underpin the course delivery. You will benefit from working in our dedicated Fashion and Textiles studios and MacLabs using a range of specialist equipment including over lockers, domestic and industrial sewing machines, digital embroidery machines, tailors dummies, heat presses and screen printing and pattern cutting tables and exposure units to explore the creative potential of media and fabric. Students are supported by specialist staff to explore a wide range of approaches including garment construction, screen printing, fine art textiles, surface decoration, pattern drafting, embroidery, knit and weave to produce and present personal design solutions in response to design briefs with a focus on sustainability and environment. HND Textiles students regularly present their finished design outcomes in exhibitions and a yearly Fashion and Textiles show in the City Art Centre.
Our Textiles students are very successful and receive advanced entry offers on to prestigious Degree-level programmes across the UK and become successful Textile Designers and wider employment opportunities in the Fashion and Textiles industry.
What you will learn
- Developmental Drawing
- Observational Drawing
- Portfolio Production
- Design Semantics
- Professional Design Practice
- Textiles Accessory: An Introduction
- Textile Techniques: An Introduction
- History of Textiles
- Printed Textiles: An Introduction
- Surface Decoration for Textiles: An Introduction
- Designing and Producing a Fashion Garment: An Introduction
- Concept Garment Design: An Introduction
- Textiles: Graded Unit 1
- Digital Imaging
- Observational Drawing Portfolio
- Fabric Construction: An Introduction
- Surface Decoration for Textiles: Advanced
- Textiles Accessory: Advanced
- Textile Techniques: Advanced
- Printed Textiles: Advanced)
- Exhibition of Contemporary Artform
- Concept Garment Design: Advanced
- Textiles: Graded Unit 2
- Art and Design Project
- Creative Project for Artists and Designers
How the course is assessed
- This a practical studio-based course assessed by portfolio submission throughout the year.
- Year one: Two Highers or UAL level 2/3 or Foundation Diploma or SQA NC at SCQF Level 6
- Year two: Pass all 15 credits available at HNC Level
- You must submit a portfolio that demonstrates your advanced art and design skills and an understanding of the creative process
- Adult learners with relevant employment/life experience/skills will be considered for entry to this course.
Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements
All applicants for this course are required to submit a Digital Portfolio and will be invited to a portfolio review session
Specific information on Digital Portfolios and review Sessions for the course you have applied for will be sent to you after you submit your online application form.
For more information and advice on your portfolio please read the Art and Design Application and Portfolio Guide This includes advice on the content, formatting and size of your portfolio but also information on the portfolio review process, what to do if you don’t have a portfolio and the support available for Teachers supporting School pupils preparing portfolios for Art and Design courses.
English Proficiency RequirementsIELTS 5.5
Progression and Articulation Routes
Recognised entry to second and third-year Scottish Degrees dependant on each institution’s specific entry requirements, for example:
Textile Design BDes (Hons) DJCAD
Fashion BA (Hons) ECA Second-year entry
Fashion and Textile Design BA (Hons) RGU Gray’s School of Art
Fashion Design BA (Hons) or Textile Design BA (Hons) GSA
Fashion BA (Hons) or Design for Textiles BA (Hons) or Fashion Branding and Promotion BA (Hons) Fashion Communication BA (Hons) or Fashion Technology BA (Hons) HWU
Recognised second or third year entry to Rest of the U.K 3 year Degrees dependant on each institution’s specific entry requirements.
- Fashion Designer
- Textile Designer
- Print Designer
- Heritage Textiles / Kiltmaker
- Fine Arts Textile
- Knit Designer
- Weave Designer
- Fashion and Textile Technologist
- Fashion Communications and Illustration
- Various jobs in the retail industry
- Various jobs in marketing fields
Funding & Fees
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