The HND Millinery course has been training industry-leading milliners for almost 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 to MA level courses at leading fashion colleges.
The course has close industry links with The British Hat Guild, Fenwick Bond Street, Longines for Royal Ascot, and the Worshipful Company of Feltmakers, all of whom provide career developing support and opportunities for HND 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 HND 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. There are a number of opportunities to take part in live industry projects and collaborations, as well as contact with industry experts throughout the year. The course culminates in an exhibition which attracts high levels of interest from professional milliners and other industry employers.
The course offers intensive investigation of millinery skills and industry preparation. This two-year programme is designed to give students in-depth millinery experience in order to prepare them for a career within the industry. The course consists of a series of projects covering different areas of millinery and is designed to develop varied technical skills and expand each students’ individual design creativity.
Areas covered during the course projects include: specialist couture techniques, theatrical millinery, occasion millinery, commercial millinery and cut-and-sew techniques, historical and contextual research, design development skills, block making, portfolio building and professional practice.
Refunds are not available on this booking. Start dates may be amended on request.
A blend of in college practical activities and workshops supported by online tutorials via Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams. A strong focus on design skills and developing independent working practices is complemented by technical demonstrations, master classes, industry visits and presentations. Students benefit from small classes and a high level of contact time with tutors.
Achievement on the course will be measured by completion of projects and course units.
Your progress towards achieving the learning outcomes will be reviewed throughout the course. At the start of the course you will have an opportunity to discuss these with your tutor and set your own personal targets, linked to the learning outcomes and future goals.
Projects are designed to develop a broad and detailed millinery skill base. Each project will focus on a different area of millinery and build familiarity with a different range of materials, skills, and industry knowledge. Assessment will take place at the end of each project, starting with self-assessment, a group crit and discussion, and finally, written feedback and one-to-one tutorial to discuss strong points and areas for development. At the end of the course, exit tutorials will focus on each students’ development over the course, and how each student can best be supported as they progress into industry.
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70 weeks (flexible times to suit)
Next available date
22nd September 2021