Fashion Knitwear: Design / Create / Construct

On this course you’ll learn about and experiment with knitted fabric design, specialising in the industrial Dubied machine.

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Explore design processes, extend your portfolio and create some amazing new work.

Nottingham Trent University has one of the most famous knitwear departments of all UK universities, with a team of expert tutors and technicians that work with students on innovative, creative projects.

This practical course combines the two interconnected disciplines of fashion and textiles through the medium of knitted fabric design. It's aimed at anyone interested in creating knitted fabric and exploring its potential within a fashion garment.

You'll experience industry-level resources, explore design processes, extend your portfolio and create some amazing new work. And all this takes place in the centre of Nottingham, a city famous for its textile and fashion heritage.

During this course you’ll learn about and experiment with knitted fabric design, fashion knitwear trend research, yarn and material awareness, knitted garment construction techniques and digital knit workshops. Supporting your studio work will be visits to galleries to find creative inspiration,and a visit to a local knitwear manufacturer. You will also see the future of smart knitted textile technology.

You will work on projects which will enhance your knowledge of garment specification and terminology, enabling you to understand the potential in taking a piece from concept to manufacture.

By the end of the course,you will have the expertise to produce samples on the Dubied knitting machine, the ability to design, knit and construct a garment,and be part of a network of knit practitioners.

You should have completed at least one year of undergraduate studies in  fashion or textile design. You should also have the required English language skills.

Student Feedback

It has always been my dream to study fashion knitwear at NTU, and the course has been perfect.

Summer School 2019 Student

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You’ll gain the expertise to design, knit and construct an accomplished garment.

Course Details

Location: City Campus

Starting: 6 July 2020

Course Duration: Three weeks

Credits: 15 UK / 7.5 ECTS

Fee: £1,595 or £1,435 with early payment discount

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