Fashion Knitwear Summer School

FKSS-2017
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Full-time
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 9 July 2018
  • Course duration: Three weeks

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 knitting and making up a complete 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 made famous for its textile and fashion heritage.

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

In summer you too can immerse yourself in our fashion knitwear world.

The projects 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 and swatches that you can develop in the future
  • innovative, contemporary work for your portfolio
  • new technical knowledge in knitted garment construction
  • a new network of knit practitioners.

This course is ideal for students who have completed at least one year of an undergraduate course in fashion or textiles and are new to knitwear.

It's also useful for design professionals looking for new inspiration, and teachers and technicians looking for ways to engage with knit design and technology.

How will the course be taught?

Supporting your studio work will be tours around the city and the region to better understand our textile history.

You'll visit textile museums, take inspiration from galleries and visit manufacturers to help put your work in a historical and global context.

There'll be a visit to London on one Saturday, with a trip to the Victoria and Albert Museum and other key museums used by textiles and fashion students for generating ideas.

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

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at NTU. The course was as good as I hoped it would be, and all the staff involved were helpful and enthusiastic." SC, UK

Any questions? Contact the short course team:

Email: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

During this course you will learn about and experiment with:

  • knitted fabric design
  • fashion knitwear trend research
  • yarn and material awareness
  • knitted garment construction techniques
  • digital knit workshops.

You will also see the future of smart knitted textile technology.

How to apply

You can book your place via the NTU online store:

9 - 27 July 2018

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

You can book your place via the NTU online store:

9 - 27 July 2018

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

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418