Postgraduate Certificate in

PGCert - Creative Pattern Cutting

  • Level(s) of study: Postgraduate taught
  • Study mode(s): Full-time
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: September 2018
  • Course duration: 15 weeks
  • Entry requirements: More information

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This course addresses recent shifts in the global fashion industry and the resulting need for technical and creative skills in the pattern cutting sector. It responds to industry’s call for improved pattern cutting skills and recognises the breadth of careers students enter into.

This course is for graduates and professionals who have achieved an intermediate level or above in pattern cutting and manufacture, and wish to develop their skills further. It will help you to build upon your existing pattern cutting knowledge and professional practice through the investigation of innovative historical and contemporary pattern cutting methods.

Throughout the course you will enhance your theoretical and practical knowledge in creative pattern cutting, and develop your abilities to engage confidently and professionally within the fashion industry, helping career goals.

Key features

  • Work in our extensive fashion design studios with industry-standard equipment and our expert teaching team
  • Take part in a wide range of workshops and demonstrations
  • Have the opportunity to go on study visits to costume archives, museums and design exhibitions
  • Choose to collaborate with industry for your personal project. Recent student-led collaborations include Berghaus and Mountain Equipment
  • Work with Illustrator, InDesign and LECTRA in our Computer Aided Design (CAD) suite
  • After successful completion of this course you could progress directly onto our MA Fashion Design course.

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What you'll study

  • Modules

    Creative Pattern Cutting (60 credit points)  

    Weeks 1 – 10: You will complete a series of tasks exploring pattern cutting techniques and their relationship to design, manufacturing processes and market levels. This will take place through lectures, workshops, and demonstration tasks.

    You will produce a body of 3D experimental work supported by 2D documentation and evaluation in a Reflective Journal / sketchbook.

    Weeks 11 – 15: You will negotiate a personal project that will enable you to explore and develop an area of pattern cutting and design of interest to you. Develop new knowledge and skills through a series of tasks leading up to the final project. You will create a Project Proposal identifying your project’s aims and objectives.

    You will produce a body of 2D and 3D work supported by a written evaluation of your process, critical analysis and development of research methods. You will have a subject specialist personal tutor throughout this phase to support you as you develop your work. Your personal project can be linked to industry as a live project.

Course specification

View the full course specification
Please note that course specifications may be subject to change

How you’re taught

Teaching and learning experiences will include:

  • induction
  • lectures
  • workshops
  • team working
  • tutorials
  • Reflective Journal / sketchbooks
  • 3D experimentation and sampling
  • personal project
  • subject specialist tutorials
  • presentations

Assessment

Assessment is 100% by coursework and involves an exhibition of your coursework and project outcomes, including your Reflective Journal / sketchbook.

Careers and employability

Career Prospects

Successful completion of this course allows you to progress directly onto our MA Fashion Design course. Recent graduates have gone into a variety of roles including designing, creative pattern cutting, and product development. They have also used this course to develop their skills to gain a promotion, set up as a freelance pattern cutter or to start their own business

YouFirst – working with our Employability Team

Our friendly, experienced careers consultants will work closely with you at every stage of your career planning, providing personal support and advice you won't find in a book or on the internet. You can benefit from this at any time during your studies and up to three years after completing your course.

Get inspired

Take a look at a recent zine produced by our graduating Masters students to get a flavour of the innovation and creativity that goes on within the School of Art & Design.

After successful completion of this course you can apply to progress onto our MA Fashion Design course.

Entry requirements

What are we looking for?

  • 2.2 honours degree in a related subject.
  • Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications and / or relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Other requirements:

Getting in touch

If you need any more help or information, please email our Admissions Team or call on +44 (0)115 848 4200.

What are we looking for?

  • 2.2 honours degree in a related subject.
  • Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications and / or relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Other requirements:

If you hold international qualifications, take a look at the alternative qualifications we accept for this course.

English language requirements

If English isn't your first language, you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. You can check our language requirements and list of accepted English language tests. Your British Council office can tell you where you can take an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test locally. Applicants who have taken a higher degree at a UK university don't usually have to meet this requirement.

Pre-masters courses

Are you an international student whose qualifications don't meet the entry requirements? You can do a pre-masters course at Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC). The college is on our City Campus and NTIC students can use all of the University's facilities.

Next steps

Please also take a look at our International students page and our application guide for international students, which are full of advice and information about the University.

If you need any more help or information, please contact our International team or call on +44 (0)115 848 4200. Alternatively, you can get in touch with our staff at the International Development Office, who are always happy to help. Or speak to one of our official NTU representatives for your country.

How to apply

Ready to join us? Then apply as soon as you can. Just click the Apply button at the top of the page and follow the instructions for applying.

Application deadline

You can apply for this course throughout the year, but we'd recommend that applications should be received by the end of July for entry in September.

Writing your application

Be honest, thorough and persuasive in your application. Remember, we can only make a decision based on what you tell us. Make sure you include as much information as possible, including uploading evidence of results already achieve, as well as a personal statement.

Keeping up to date

After you've applied, we'll be sending you important emails throughout the application process - so check your emails regularly, including your junk mail folder.

You can get more information and advice about applying to NTU in our postgraduates' guide. Here you'll find advice about how to write a good personal statement and much more.

Getting in touch

If you need any more help or information, please email our Admissions Team or call on +44 (0)115 848 4200.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Ready to join us? Then apply as soon as you can. Just click the Apply button at the top of the page and follow the instructions for applying.

Application deadline

You can apply for this course throughout the year, but we'd recommend that applications should be received by the end of July for entry in September.

Make sure you take into account the time required to apply for a visa (if applicable) before applying.

Writing your application

Be honest, thorough and persuasive in your application. Remember, we can only make a decision based on what you tell us. Make sure you include as much information as possible, including uploading evidence of results already achieve, as well as a personal statement.

Keeping up to date

After you've applied, we'll be sending you important emails throughout the application process - so check your emails regularly, including your junk mail folder.

You can get more information and advice about applying to NTU in our postgraduates' guide. Here you'll find advice about how to write a good personal statement and much more.

Next steps

Please also take a look at our International students page and our application guide for international students, which are full of advice and information about the University.

If you need any more help or information, please contact our International team or call on +44 (0)115 848 4200. Alternatively, you can get in touch with our staff at the International Development Office, who are always happy to help. Or speak to one of our official NTU representatives for your country.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Fees and funding

CourseHome / EU
full-time
Home / EU
part-time
MA Fashion Design£7,800n/a
MA Fashion Knitwear Design£7,800n/a
MA Textile Design Innovation £7,800n/a
MA Culture, Style and Fashion£7,800£3,900*
MA Fashion and Textile Designn/a£3,900*
PG Cert Creative Pattern Cutting (15 week course)£2,600n/a

All fees stated are for September 2018 entry.

* Fee amounts are per year and will increase each year in line with inflation, capped at no more than 5%.

Alumni Loyalty Scheme - 25% fee discount

We're happy to be able to offer a 25% fee discount to most current NTU students and recent NTU graduates.
See if you're eligible.

Postgraduate loans

The government introduced a new postgraduate loans scheme for the 2016/17 academic year for Masters degrees. The loan will be a contribution towards the costs of study and it will be at the student's discretion to use the loan towards fees, maintenance costs or other costs.

Scholarships

We are offering a number of scholarships for Masters study.

Getting in touch

For more advice and guidance, you can contact our Student Financial Support Service on
+44 (0)115 848 2494.

Find out more about our terms and conditions of study for this course.

CourseInternational 
full-time
International
part-time
MA Fashion Design£13,250n/a
MA Fashion Knitwear Design£13,250n/a
MA Textile Design Innovation £13,250n/a
MA Culture, Style and Fashion£13,250£6,625*
MA Fashion and Textile Designn/a£6,625*
PG Cert Creative Pattern Cutting (15 week course)£4,415n/a

All fees stated are for September 2018 entry.

* Fee amounts are per year and will increase each year in line with inflation, capped at no more than 5%.

Alumni Loyalty Scheme - 25% fee discount

We're happy to be able to offer a 25% fee discount to most current NTU students and recent NTU graduates.
See if you're eligible.

International scholarships

You might be able to get a scholarship to help fund your studies. We award scholarships to international students who can demonstrate excellent achievement, passion and dedication to their studies.

Please take a look at our International students page for information about fees, scholarships for international students, visas and much more.

Getting in touch

For more advice and guidance, you can contact our Student Financial Support Service.

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2494

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418