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Fashion courses

Our Fashion and textiles courses cover the entire spectrum of this exciting global industry. We mix theory with practice and ensure you have the opportunity to build your professional networks and industry experience, ready to launch your career.

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Launch your career in Fashion

Here are Nottingham Trent University, we're ranked as one of the top 20 universities in the UK for Fashion and Textiles (The Guardian University League Tables 2021) and we have a diverse range exciting courses to offer. Our courses offer global links with industry, live projects and placement opportunities, to help launch your career in Fashion.

Fashion at NTU
Principal Lecturer Tim Rundle introduces NTU's courses in Fashion.

Time to find your perfect course...

Lydia Jackson - Graduate Fashion Week
Lydia Jackson's bold and colourful collection at Graduate Fashion Week, 2019

BA (Hons) Fashion Design

This degree produces creative, industry-ready graduates who go into designer roles at brands such as ASOS, Burberry, River Island, Vivienne Westwood, and Abercrombie & Fitch.

Our global links with industry and diverse range of live projects means our students have great employability prospects - 100% of graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduating. (DLHE Survey 2016/17)

"The resources at NTU are incredible, you will find yourself in a rich, international environment. The course is very challenging, but also very rewarding.” Anna Mancilla, BA (Hons) Fashion Design

Jessica Webster - BA Fashion Knitwear Design
Jessica Webster's extravagant collection making its mark on the NTU catwalk

BA (Hons) Fashion Knitwear Design and Knitted Textiles

This course has an exceptional reputation for producing award-winning graduates who go on to enjoy successful careers in the fashion industry. Each year our students are recognised for their high quality, innovative collections at Graduate Fashion Week.

The invaluable skills and experience our students gain through completing a year-long placement is reflected in our outstanding graduate employability - 93% of our graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduating. (DLHE Survey 2016/17)

Isobel Teer - BA Textile Design
Isobel Teer, BA (Hons) Textile Design

BA (Hons) Textile Design

NTU has a rich heritage and long history of teaching textile design, offering expertise and exceptional links with industry in fashion and interiors. You'll explore print, embroidery, weave and knit to ensure you develop into a well-rounded textile designer.

A massive 98% of students are satisfied with this course (National Student Survey 2019), whilst 100% of graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduating. (DLHE Survey 2016/17)

"What I enjoy most about the course is that we are taught all specialisms of Textile Design. As well as developing our practical skills, we also have workshops in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, which augment our designs to a level that would be expected in industry." Liam Clair, BA (Hons) Textile Design

Photoshoot for a Year Two project

BA (Hons) Fashion Communication and Promotion

It doesn't get more creative than our Fashion Communication and Promotion (FCP) degree. This hands-on course mixes design and theory, and focuses on the visual communication of brand, product and service in the global fashion industry.

Equipping you with the sought-after skills to secure jobs in visual merchandising, fashion media, art direction and styling, fashion analysis and trend prediction, and more, our graduates go on to achieve great things. 96% of our FCP students are in employment or further study within six months of graduating. (DLHE Survey 2016/17).

As an FMMC student you'll have the chance to go on global study trips.

BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing and Branding

With a focus on marketing and brand strategy, this degree is perfect if you're passionate about securing a business-related role in the global fashion industry.

Working on a series of real-life briefs set by companies such as Lacoste, Boots and Next, you'll explore all aspects of brand and marketing strategies. You'll learn to understand how brands make themselves distinctive in order to stand out from the crowd, in the dynamic fashion and lifestyle industry. Your learning experience will also be enhanced through guest speakers from industry, optional international study trips, and the chance to complete a ten-week work placement during Year Two.

Fashion Management student Stephanie during her placement at ASOS.

BA (Hons) Fashion Management

With diverse modules ranging from garment technology, marketing and merchandising, this degree produces well-rounded, industry-ready graduates who go into a range of fashion business roles at brands such as ASOS, Jimmy Choo, Topshop, House of Fraser, and Ted Baker.

Our global links with industry mean that our students who opt to complete a work placement year are highly sought-after. Each year we have students secure exciting roles with companies including Li and Fung (New York), Wrangler (Belgium) and River Island (London). 96% of students who opt for a work placement year are in employment or further study within six months of graduating. (DLHE Survey 2016/17).

"Coming here was the best decision I ever made; the course is fantastic, everything has been really easy, and I honestly couldn’t see myself anywhere else now" - Kate Hewitson, BA (Hons) Fashion Management

Our IFB students during a study trip to Copenhagen.

BA (Hons) International Fashion Business (one year top-up)

Have you completed two years of a practical fashion-related degree course but decided designing isn't for you? Or do you simply want to enhance your understanding of how the fashion industry works on an international scale? If so, our one year top-up degree is the ideal course for you.

You'll explore areas such as fashion buying, brand marketing and promotion and trend prediction, whilst giving you the freedom to explore areas of personal interest. Your international perspective will be enhanced by our diverse student community, and through inspiring trips to events such as Copenhagen Fashion Week.

Models on a catwalk
Harriet Hill's collection at Graduate Fashion Week 2019

Degree Showcase

You can view examples of student work in our School of Art & Design Degree Showcase Site.

Our Fashion courses offer opportunities to showcase your work at our Degree Show, as well as external events and exhibitions.

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