Starts: 26 Sep 2024
This two-year part-time programme is for students with good existing millinery skills who wish to pursue a career in millinery. The HNC in Millinery has been training industry-leading milliners for 20 years. Students on this course progress into all areas of millinery – couture fashion millinery, commercial design, theatrical and film millinery – some students have progressed on to MA level courses at leading fashion colleges. The course has close industry links with The British Hat Guild, Fenwick Bond Street, and the Worshipful Company of Feltmakers, all of whom provide career developing support and opportunities for HNC students during the course. Former students are employed by the UK’s leading milliners and have quickly established themselves in their chosen field. The tutors on the HNC course are all professional milliners as well as tutors. They bring a wealth of diversity, skills and ideas to the course, and to the development of different career pathways for each student. The course consists of a series of projects covering different areas of millinery. Students will develop creativity and expand varied technical skills through these projects. 10 units are integrated within several exciting projects, including Felts, Theatrical Millinery, Commercial Millinery, Couture Millinery, Block-Making, and designing and realising a Final Collection. Contextual studies, visual studies and professional practise underpin studio work, alongside tutorials, workshops and lectures.