Course Code: VA1HE27 UCAS Code: W231 Art and Design (Fashion, Textiles and Costume) - HNC* Duration1 Year Day/s of weekWednesday to Friday Time09:45 - 16:30 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration / Fees 11 Sep 2023 University Centre 1 Year / £7,000 Apply now 09 Sep 2024 University Centre 1 Year / £7,000 Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course SummaryIf your passion is for fashion, costume or textiles and you want a career in designing and making clothes or costumes, at Blackpool School of Arts, we are creating ways to make our higher education qualifications even more accessible. We know that not everyone can commit to three years of study and with this in mind, we're introducing a staged approach. This enables you to study a year at a time, starting with an HNC (Level 4), moving to an HND (Level 5) and finally finishing with a BA (Hons) Top-up programme (Level 6), which will arrive in 2024/2025. You can complete the entire programme in three years or stop at the end of any year, take a break, then pick up again where you left off. This new approach means that on the completion of each year of the programme, you will receive a formal, industry recognised qualification. This new Art & Design programme cluster represents a fresh approach to Higher Education at Blackpool School of Arts. The first year of the programme (HNC, L4) covers all aspects of the visual arts, with core skills being developed and refined across the visual arts as part of a cluster, giving you a broad and comprehensive experience. You will also have the opportunity to specialise in your chosen pathway, choosing from Graphic Design & Illustration, Commercial Arts Practice and Fashion, Costume & Textiles pathways, where you will learn the specialist skills to reach your career goals. You will work with peers from a range of creative backgrounds and with a range of career aspirations, collaborating and working together, as in the industry, whilst also specialising in key areas for your chosen career pathway. This will develop the industry skills you need to enable you to progress to the second year of the programme (HND, L5), where you will specialise further in your pathway. From 2024/2025, and subject to validation, applicants will be able to progress to a full BA (Hons) top-up programme in the and achieve a full bachelor's degree here at Blackpool School of Arts. These programmes have been developed in Blackpool by creative industry experts and in line with the needs of local and national industries to ensure you are able to gain the skills necessary to reach your goal of a career in the creative industries. The HNC and HND create the opportunity to upskill or reskill and enter the industry at a variety of levels and in a range roles. * Course subject to approval. For more information, visit our dedicated page. Close Previous Next On the catwalk Previous 1 2 3 4 Next Entry RequirementsGrade 4/C in both GCSE Maths and English, or L2 equivalent • A minimum of 48 UCAS points in an appropriate discipline or • 2x A Levels in appropriate discipline or • Level 3 Extended Diploma or Merit from Level 3 Diploma in an appropriate discipline or • Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma or Foundation Diploma Art & Design or • An international equivalent of the above qualifications Anyone who can demonstrate relevant work/life skills or knowledge can also be considered on an individual basis. Recognised prior learning may also be considered in accordance with the awarding body’s regulations. If English is not your first language, you will need to achieve an IELTS score of at least 5.5. Qualification ObtainedBTEC Higher National Certificate in Art and Design Industry Placement and Field TripsThe programme provides work-related learning opportunities which are designed to embed and develop a range of transferrable skills to prepare you for employment opportunities in a range of related creative professions. These include skills in spoken, written and visual communication, the ability to manage collaborative and independent projects, creative problem-solving. Assessments are designed and created with industry professionals, meaning they are all related to scenarios that occur in the industry. The curriculum team are also working professionals engaged in various aspects of the industry, alongside the expertise of the team, local employers are engaged in certain aspects of the course which will be tailored to your development, skill set and knowledge. External engagement with industry representatives may include: • field trips to local destinations and environments • inviting members of the local creative communities to present guest lectures • using employers to judge the quality of assessed presentations and/or products • establishing a panel of experts who students can pitch an idea to Learning and Teaching MethodsThroughout this programme, you will take an active role in your learning through a combination of enquiry, project and problem-based learning by working collaboratively and in partnership with your fellow students, lecturers and specialist practitioners to take ownership of your personal and professional development. Working in partnership will support your learning processes and enable you to develop as an independent creative practitioner, peer to peer review, class discussions and seminars encourage the development of analysis, reflective thinking and self-evaluation. Collaboration with other programmes across Blackpool School of Arts, formally and informally, will enrich the learning environment, supporting the discursive approach to learning. You will acquire an insight into industry through lectures, seminars and live briefs, this will support you in the transition from student to industry practitioner. Sessions will be delivered through tutor led demonstrations, one to one development workshops and group work. What will I learn? Modules at level 4 Module TitleCodeCreditsOptional? Professional Development VA4MD064 15 No Contextual Studies VA4MD065 15 No Individual Project VA4MD066 15 No Techniques and Processes VA4MD067 15 No Communication in Art and Design VA4MD068 15 No Computer Aided Design VA4MD075 15 No Costume Construction VA4MD076 15 No Fashion and Textiles Practices VA4MD077 15 No How will I be assessed? Assessment MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6 Coursework 100% 0% 0% Exam 0% 0% 0% Practical 0% 0% 0% Other Costs and Equipment NeededYou will need to spend approximately £250 p.a. on basic materials, as well as an SD card and hard drive. A full list of material requirements will be issued to you after enrolment. You should also be aware that there may be additional costs to consider such as optional educational visits and photocopying/printing. There will be a variety of trips and other activities that may incur a small fee, as well as the cost of materials and basic equipment listed above. Tuition Fees Please click here to find out more about tuition fees for this course. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: Pearson Regulatory Body: Office for Students (OfS) Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Learning Methods Learning MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6 Scheduled 480 0 0 Independent 720 0 0 Placement 0 0 0 Total 1200 0 0 Career Options and Progression Further Studies The Level 4 Higher National Certificate provides a solid grounding in Art & Design, along with the specialist pathways, which students can build on, should they decide to continue their studies beyond the Certificate stage. Employment Opportunities Live art and design production covers several careers in the art and design industries and there are different routes to follow. Artists and designers create work for a range of creative outputs and may be involved exhibitions, publications, commissions and in support of the wider creative industry. Other employment opportunities include: • Fashion designer • Fashion merchandiser • Textile designer • Stylist • Costume designer • Fashion illustrator • Garment technologist • Pattern cutter/grader Meet the tutor - ANGIE YOUNG Industry Background: Throughout my academic career I have also worked as a freelance designer/maker and as a collaborator on collections which have featured at London and Paris Fashion Weeks. More recently, I started CONVERT a range of trend-led sustainable clothing. Areas of Expertise: Fashion design and production, couture finishing, pattern cutting, sustainability, costume design.