Art and Design (Fashion)

  • Students

    This is an industry focused Higher Education Course that allows you to develop a range of extensive skills in Fashion Design. You should have the opportunity to work in a variety of fashion specialisms through a range of different learning and teaching methods.  You are encouraged to work creatively within an realistic industry environment that will equip you with skills to progress into this highly competitive and exciting area. 

    This programme is designed to be a two year HND level 5 course which is the equivalent of the first two years of a degree programme. On completion of the first year (at HNC level 4) accreditation can be claimed.

    What your studies may include

    Print, textiles, promotion and retail advances will be explored as well as learning more traditional techniques in pattern cutting and garment production.

    Field trips/Industry links

    The fashion academy has built strong relationships with industry partners that offer mentoring internship and fashion experience. There will be the opportunity to participate in exciting live projects including Cheltenham Fashion Week, Gloucester Style Festival, and a variety of events throughout your studies.

    How you will be assessed:

    Assessment is through ongoing assessment and coursework

    You will be expected to do approximately 10 hours per week study outside of college time.

    If you need information about a loan for your fees and other related information try The Student Loan Company At application stage you will be prompted to apply via UCAS

    The UCAS code for these courses are: HNC (H2BW) HND (032W).  The UCAS Institution Code for Gloucestershire College is G45.


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