National Higher Diploma (HND) in Textile & Fashion Design


Program Description



The world of luxury, fashion and design, driven by the dynamism of emerging markets, is now permanent transformations. New technologies, new trends, new marketing and communication methods, and new opportunities. This program is designed to discover new trends and fashion industry in general, while developing essential skills in clothing design and accessory design. In theme and main objective, achieving each learning from its own collection, which will be his diploma project and will be presented to a selected professional jury.

Practical information

  • Format: mix learning
  • Workshops attendance-4
  • Admission: pot, line maintenance and work record
  • Tentative duration: 24 months
  • Registration: at any time of the year
  • Internship: mission company 3 to 6 months in France or abroad (not compulsory)


Training delivers Higher National Diploma (HND) in Textile & Fashion DesignBritish state diploma level III (Bac +2) and 120 ECTS credits*, With an academic and professional recognition internationally.

* European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System credits.


People with a keen interest in fashion and his universe and the general design, with ideas, imagination, curiosity, an open mind and to undertake vocation and who wish to start a career fashion design, improve, or update their skills in this area.

What you will learn

Through this online program, according to your specialized units, you will learn to:

  • Understand contemporary methods and language of fashion.
  • Develop your creativity and style, progressing from sketch to model and sewing, adaptation to high fashion and specialized techniques.
  • You make a strong fashion culture (history, movements, news).
  • Develop techniques and processes to communicate your "way of ideas" professionally, and participate in international competitions.
  • Master the application areas of fashion design process, necessary for the implementation and development of a collection of fashion / complete accessories.
  • Understand making techniques, cutting and sewing clothes.
  • Knowing distinguish and evaluate different types of clothing and fabrics (and composition) to understand their applicability and performance in relation to fashion products.
  • Conduct independent research, analyzing and defining the markets (forecast trends, fairs).
  • Knowing the essentials of marketing and design a mature book that presents not only your performance qualities but expresses your vision and signature.
  • Design your personal collection of fashion / textiles, you will present in a professional and international jury as a graduation project.

professional opportunities and opportunities

Areas of application : Fashion woman, man fashion, children's fashion, textile design mode, linens, furnishings and decoration, fashion accessories, costumes for the events (theater, cinema, events), visual merchandising (POS and display) , fashion marketing, image and style consultant.

Or : Industries of fashion and textiles, luxury goods, linens, trend offices, design studios, beauty industry / cosmetics, soft furnishings, interior design agencies, house highly sewing, industrial ready-to-wear, creative workshop, industrial clothing, brand stores and e-commerce.

Features : Fashion designer, fashion stylist, trend / board, designer collection coordinator, designer, clothing illustrator, cartoonist, graphic designer fashion textile designer stylist, designer material / color, textile designer, fashion retail manager, press officer, purchaser.

Further education towards a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in France or abroad, in fashion design and textile for example.


This HND program in animation Game is distributed on 16 teaching units. It was specifically designed to meet the needs of those who have limited time availability and lack of specific skills.

It is achievable over a period of 24 monthsAccording to the pace of work of each (can stretch up to 36 months). An average of 10-15 h working week is recommended (including staff and guided course work). In total, it represents about 960 hours of guided learning and 1,440 hours of personal work.

Details - Sessions 1-4

First year / 60 ECTS

Required units / 3 units - 22.5 ECTS

  • 1 / Project Communication
  • 2 / Concepts and Ideas
  • 3 / Art History and Critical Studies

Units Specialty / 5 units to choose from - 37.5 ECTS

  • 45 / fashion design Search
  • 46 / Application in Fashion Design
  • 47 / Technical and fashion design process
  • 48 / mode Production Technology
  • 49 / Pattern drafting
  • 130 / and technical drawings

Details - Sessions 5-8

Second Year / 62.5 ECTS

Required units / Section 1/2 units - 17.5 ECTS

  • 4 / Professional Practice
  • 5 / Diploma Project

Required units / Section 2/6 units - 45 ECTS

  • 15 / Stage
  • 23 / Semiotics
  • 52 / Manufacturing
  • 54 / Marketing and advertising in fashion
  • 58 / Culture Fashion
  • 61 / Making a fashion collection

During your course

  • English
  • conferences
  • 1 2 Workshops-face
  • 1 2 Design Challenges (optional)
  • 1 Masterclass Online

It is possible to add additional units and workshops optionally.

Included software and Turoriels

The program includes professional tutorials among the most efficient on the market.

According to specialized units, software used: Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat Pro, WordPress, Premiere Pro, 3ds Max, LightRoom (not exhaustive).

The software required for your program and specialization of units you choose are a student full version Cloud or download.

Recommended Equipment

  • Computer with 64-bit processor, 3 GHz or Mac with Boot Camp V2.0 or higher.
  • Windows 7 or higher, Mac OS 10.7 or higher.
  • Minimum RAM 4GB RAM (8GB recommended)
  • Graphics card compatible with AutoCAD and 3D Studio Max ®
  • Broadband internet access and webcam
  • screen resolution of at least 1080 x 900 (1280 x 1024 recommended)
  • Sound card, headphones and microphone
  • Flatbed (scanner)
  • Digital Camera (Smartphone or multimedia)
  • Basic tools and accessories for drawing and sewing (details provided)
Last updated August 2016

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