Higher National Diploma (HND) in Art and Design

HND program in Art & Design - Westford University College Dubai, Sharjah, Jeddah, Riyadh, UAE, KSA

Higher National Diploma in Art and Design

This course is designed for students wishing to embark on a professional career in Art and Design covering 3 different pathway options in Interior Design, Fashion Design and Textiles. It will help you develop creative, innovative and evaluation skills which can be applied to real-world situations.

Having completed this course, the students will be able to understand the local, regional and global context of creative industries. And, for those students with a global outlook, to aspire to international career pathways this course is an adept one. Students will be able to effectively communicate their ideas through oral, visual and written presentation. They will be able to apply a range of creative theories and practices in the field of creative industries.

Students will be equipped with the background for a wide variety of positions in the creative industries. And learn the fundamentals of the various functional areas in this sector. This will provide students with an understanding of the way technologies are transforming the creative world, and prepare them to work with these technologies. Also, students will develop their capacity for their right brain thinking and to recognise its value in the creative industries and beyond.

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Program Structure

This 14-module course has been designed to explore the creative capacity through a focused curriculum that prepares them for further degree-level studies or working in the industry. The course helps to give the students a new dimension to the learning through group projects, practical assignments and class collaboration – to more accurately reflect the real working environment.

Through a combination of coursework and engaging practical work, we will simulate scenarios and encourage interaction. This will ensure they are both constantly learning and fine-tuning their skills. Our expert tutors are here to offer continual support and guidance every step of the way.

Upon successful completion students will have earned 240 credits – equivalent to the first two years of an undergraduate course. They can use their HND in Art and Design as a platform to move straight into employment, undergraduate studies or a professional course.

  • Choosing to enroll as an HND fashion design student at Westford University has been one of the best decisions I have made. Within the four months of my time here at Westford, I have gained an immense amount of knowledge about the fashion world. The fashion show opportunities were a key highlight for me, working alongside my peers and lecturers preparing and performing our best to showcase our talents. With eagerness to gain more knowledge from the awaited modules and the anticipation for future events to participate, I am eager to give my all to this home away from home.
    Shelumini Fernando
    HND Fashion Student
  • The journey at Westford University College has been an amazing ride, and hand on heart the past 8 months have been the best till date. I have gathered so much knowledge about the field of fashion and discovered my own skills and abilities, which has really helped me set my career goals in this industry. The mix of academics and extracurricular activities is splendid, and the faculties and administrators are very supportive. It is a pleasure to be a part of Westford.
    Arwa Mufaddal Piplodwala
    HND Fashion Student

HND in Art & Design: Fashion Design

This specialization aims to support students in gaining further understanding of the fashion design process and developing their personal approach. By producing a capsule collection of fashion garments, synthesizing research and design into working drawings, toiles and final outcomes, students will follow the full cycle of fashion design and production.

Subjects Credits
Professional Development 15
Contextual Studies 15
Individual Project (Pearson Set) 15
Techniques and Process 15
Professional Practice 15
Computer Aided Design (CAD) 15
Fashion and Textile Practice 15
Trend Forecasting 15
Accessories 15
Pattern cutting and garment making 15
Material Selection and Specifications 15
Branding & Identity 15
Advanced Fashion Studies 15
Applied Practice Collaborative Projects 15
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