Art and Design HND


This course is for students who wish to progress their creative crafts expertise beyond Level 3 or Advanced level.


Course content

The course will focus on the following areas: Textiles, Fashion, Jewellery and Ceramics.

It will also develop the skills needed to run a creative business as well as developing personal professional practice in art and design. You will study a broad range of topics related to creative crafts including:

  • Design Exploration in Textiles
  • Garment Manufacture
  • Ceramic Design
  • Jewellery
  • Accessories and Body Adornment
  • Photography

You will attend college for two days a week and ideally work in a creative arts discipline, paid or voluntary (eg producing your own work).



You will be assessed by a variety of methods including:

  • coursework,
  • reports,
  • case studies,
  • essay,
  • observations,
  • critiques,
  • presentations,
  • practical artefact,
  • portfolio pieces.


Entry requirements

Students must have a Level 3 qualification in a relevant art related discipline, and five GCSEs A*-C. You will also need to attend a personal interview and review of your portfolio.


Progression to

After completion of the course successful students may wish to progress onto a Level 6 course of study.


Key Facts

Code: DH5ADH
Level: Level 4/5
Award: HND Diploma
Awarding Body: Edexcel
Length: 2 years
Contact: Strode College Admissions