Morley College
Art and Design (Fashion and Textiles) HNC
Morley College

Key Course Facts

Course Description

To recognise and to foster talent; these are the founding principles of the undergraduate fashion courses at Morley College London’s Waterloo Centre. The HNC Art & Design (Fashion) will enable you to push the boundaries of your creativity through research and experimentation, underpinned by a solid foundation of technical skills to help you realise your vision. Throughout the course, you will complete design portfolios and capsule collections to professional standards reinforced by signature branding and marketing materials in preparation for further study or a career within the industry. Projects may be interpreted to explore a range of influences, from women’s luxury ready to wear to menswear and bespoke tailoring to costume design and construction. Our team of industry professional lecturers and technicians impart their wealth of knowledge to the next generation through exciting projects based on real world scenarios across a range of fashion related disciplines.

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Art and Design (Fashion and Textiles), HNC you will study the following course modules.

Level 4

All teaching and learning activities are designed to promote equality of opportunity and accessibility for all students. A number of HNC fashion design projects and assignments with real world scenarios will enable you to explore concepts and extend your knowledge of fashion design. These assignments will also help you to develop transferable skills including problem-solving, critical thinking, reflective practice, time management and working as part of a team. You will be expected to engage in independent learning, which may take the form of eLearning activities via Moodle, independent research, or other relevant tasks. Assessment will take place through coursework, and fashion design projects. You will receive feedback on your work throughout the course, both in response to formal assessments and as part of your overall learning experience.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

48 UCAS points equivalent: - Access to Higher Education Diploma - A levels - BTEC at level 3 With GCSE English grade 4 or C minimum. Desirable GCSE Maths.

Qualification requirements

If you do not meet the entry requirements as outlined above, we may still consider your application based on previous employment or previous study. 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.

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 5 Students and prospective students require a minimum level of 5.5 IELTS (or equivalent) with no score lower than a 5 in listening and speaking and no score lower than a 5.5 in reading and writing.
PTE Academic 42 Pearson Test of English Academic

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Art and Design (Fashion and Textiles), HNC, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Art and Design (Fashion and Textiles) HNC

England UK £6165 year 1
Northern Ireland £6165 year 1
Scotland £6165 year 1
Wales £6165 year 1

Additional fee information

You will need to have access to tools and equipment for independent study as well as to provide your own materials and supplies for your course units, including:
• A sewing machine
• A desktop or laptop computer with consistent access to the internet
• A digital camera or camera phone
• Drawing supplies ie: sketchbooks, pens, pencils, markers
• Pattern Cutting supplies ie: pattern paper, calico, pattern master
• Sewing supplies ie: fabric scissors, pins, thread, tape measure
• Presentation supplies ie: plastic sleeves, presentation portfolio
Your tutors will provide support and guidance for specialist equipment relating to your units of study. Materials packs of £150 per year are available for purchase from our Technicians. Other materials are available for purchase from the college for use in coursework.

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

About Morley College

Morley College is an education centre that focuses on delivering mainly further education and adult education courses, and works from three main campus locations throughout London, England. The London districts where Morley College has campuses include Waterloo, North Kensington, and Chelsea.

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Where is this programme taught

Waterloo Centre
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