BTEC HND Art and Design (Fashion)

When and Where

23 Sep 2019 - 2 Jul 2021 (960 hours, 60 weeks)
Days and times
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,
Morley College London


Full fee
£6150 per year Student loan information
Concession fee
Concession Fee discount not applicable
Senior fee
Senior Fee discount not applicable

Quick Facts

A team of specialist tutors will contribute to this course
Course code

Our new HND programme in Fashion is the latest addition to our wide range of fashion courses, giving aspiring designers the opportunity to develop their skills even further and gain a nationally recognised qualification. The aim of this programme is to help you develop the skills you need to specialise in your chosen fashion career, through classroom teaching and practical work using industry standard equipment.

You’ll learn from tutors with professional experience in the sector, and benefit from Morley’s modern, dedicated fashion design studios and workrooms in building your experience. You'll benefit from individual support in small tutorial groups with additional technician-led support in our weekly Open Studio sessions. You’ll also have opportunities to display your work in public, including in our unique on-site gallery space and as part of our Annual Catwalk Show. 

Bursary support is available for this course towards the costs of fees, travel, materials and childcare for those who are eligible.

Course Structure

Completion of an HND opens up several opportunities for you to progress further. Possible career paths from an HND in Art and Design: Fashion include: Fashion Designer, Menswear Designer, Costume Designer, Textile Designer, Textile Technologist, Pattern Cutter, Garment Technologist, or Visual Merchandiser. Having completed the course you will have a nationally recognised Level 5 qualification and may be able to progress to the third year of an undergraduate degree programme, find a job in the fashion industry, or even start your own fashion business.

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • communicate ideas and concepts through research and development of visual techniques
  • implement complex ideas visually
  • present a professional portfolio in an appropriate format
  • formulate a project
  • apply and evaluate trend influences in contemporary textile design
  • understand the application of textile materials, techniques and processes
  • apply skills in 2D and 3D pattern cutting techniques
  • produce a full-scale pattern from creative designs and working drawings and be able to apply principles of form, shape, cut and proportion to a full-scale pattern
  • understand how to translate final designs into working garments through a commercial brief
  • demonstrate sampling skills in preparation for construction of final designs
  • demonstrate practical skills in design software applications used in the fashion industry.

Year 1 Units
• Professional Development
• Contextual Studies
• Individual Project
• Techniques and Practices
• Computer Aided Design
• Pattern Cutting and Garment Making
• Fashion and Textiles Practices
• Fashion Collection

Year 2 Unit
• Professional Practice
• Styling
• Conceptual Practice
• Creative Entrepreneurship
• Applied Practice Collaborative Project
• Advanced Fashion Studies

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

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The course will involve a range of teaching methods including; studio work, practical workshops, independent study, project work, seminars, lectures, group discussions and tutorials. Lessons will involve both individual and group work. 

Throughout the course, you will develop an understanding of 2D and 3D research, design and realisation in response to project briefs, and you will build a professional portfolio to illustrate your unique vision as a designer.

You will also have opportunities to display your work in public, including in the annual Morley College Catwalk Show and as part of an exhibition in the Morley Gallery.

Behind the scenes at Morley College Catwalk Show

Inside the Fashion HND at Morley

Course Tutors

All of our students have access to our modern learning facilities and study spaces. The College has a range of specialist resources to support the delivery of the programme, including our Learning Centre, where you will have access to computers, scanners and printers and a wide range of software. We also have a full CAD suite where you have access to Mac computers, printers and scanners, as well as a 3D printer. As an HND student with us, you will also have access to the library at London South Bank University, and you’ll have access to HN Global, a free online platform that will help you create links with other Higher Education students worldwide.

What our students say

Dougou Doucoure

Dougou Doucoure

Subject: Fashion

Joining the Morley course was a good opportunity to learn more as I was keen to start my own fashion business.

Reny Morsch

Reny Morsch

Subject: Fashion

Studying Corsetry at Morley College helped me to get an offer to study Theatre Costume at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Entry Requirements

We welcome applications from anyone who feels that they are capable of reaching the standards required by the qualification. We offer places on the basis of portfolio, and offer portfolio building workshops (speak to an advisor). All students are expected to have a good standard of computer literacy. At minimum, you should be confident with MS Office and email. Experience with graphics software is desirable but not essential.

If you have recently been in education it is likely that one of the following will provide a suitable entry profile:

• a relevant level 3 qualification
• a GCE profile that indicates strong performance in a relevant subject
• an Access to Higher Education Certificate

We appreciate that mature students may have extensive relevant experience gained through paid or unpaid work, or through other types of professional training or sector-related opportunities and this experience may be used to support an application in the form of an art & design portfolio. Please do contact us if you would like to discuss applying.

Applicants may be invited into the college to discuss their work and experience in more detail. This may include checking evidence of prior learning through portfolio review, practical sessions and personal interview.

If you are looking to help build your portfolio skills before completing an application, we can recommend the following courses offered here at Morley College London:
Portfolio Crash Course: developing work for an Art & Design
Pattern Cutting: An Introduction
Alternative Pattern Cutting using simple geometric shapes

Fees and Funding

Full fee
£6150 per year Student loan information

Concession fee
Concession Fee discount not applicable

Senior fee
Senior Fee discount not applicable

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