Two male models on the catwalk wearing monochrome outfits.
BA (Hons)

Fashion Design


With more than 40 years' expertise and excellent links with industry, this course has a reputation for producing creative and industry-ready graduates. Based on project and studio work, modules cover fashion drawing, design innovation, pattern cutting, market awareness and the latest technology in garment manufacture. You’ll develop your professional skills through live projects and competitions. In your final year you’ll present your work as part of a catwalk show or product exhibition.

UCAS code: W230 BA/FD
Entry requirements: Please see the Applying section
Starting: September
Course length: Three years full-time
Study location: City site

Fees and funding:

Please see our applying and fees section.

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Fashion Design at NTU will help to develop your creative skills in all areas of fashion design development and garment manufacture. This award-winning course is nationally and internationally recognised for its students' success in competition work, and the quality of creative graduates it produces.

Follow in the footsteps of NTU students Aimee Dunn (Menswear Award) and Oliver Worsley (Fashion Innovation Award) who were both recently named winners at Graduate Fashion Week 2014. Read more about all our Graduate Fashion Week award winners .

Key features of the course

  • Apply to take part in international exchanges to places like the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.
  • Benefit from visiting professionals from the fashion industry, such as Aaron Ray Dowie, Giles Deacon, Christopher Raeburn and Kat Marks.
  • Get involved with national and international competitions, and live projects with industry.
  • Choose electives in Year Two in areas such as journalism or visual merchandising.
  • Undertake work experience placements and internships.
  • Go on overseas trips to events like Paris Fashion Week.
  • Work in our dedicated Fashion Design studios with support from expert technical staff.
  • Exhibit your work in your Final Year in a catwalk show or product exhibition at our Degree Shows in Nottingham.
  • Be selected to exhibit your work at Graduate Fashion Week (GFW) in London.
  • 95% of students are satisfied with this course. (National Student Survey 2014)

Fashion Design student work gallery

Have a look at some of work our students have created, in our Fashion Design gallery.

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