The School of Art & Design has great connections with industry and will help you to get involved in events and work experience.
More about Emma
What do you enjoy most about the course?
"I have really enjoyed the marketing modules as it involves the need for that creative flare while still maintaining a business mind. The electives were great to be involved in. I did Trend Tracking which allowed us to meet other NTU students from other creative courses and we analysed the current trends and how they have been replicate on the high street, given funds to buy an outfit and held a photo shoot to finish. The main reason I enjoy my course is that it is very sociable and I have met some great people through it.
How do you find studying at NTU?
"The workload is balanced but challenging with access to good facilities. We have good lecturers, who are always at hand when needed. The guest lectures are insightful and have been inspiring.
Would you recommend your course and studying at NTU to others?
"If you're interested in entering the fashion side to business this is available too, although the course is incredibly diverse that you could enter most fields after graduation. If you decide to do the placement year (which is highly advised) you will create a great CV by having that knowledge, experience and skills that employers are looking for. As well as the trips abroad, the School of Art & Design have great connections with industry and will help you to get involved in events, work experience and research opportunities.
Tell us about your placement
"I'm currently four months into my placement and already learnt a great deal about the processes behind the scenes of retail. I work for The Walt Disney Company in the Fashion and Home department. My job crosses roles of product development, creative and marketing, I mainly deal with dress up (fancy dress) – giving inspiration to licenses and approving their products to retail. My depth of knowledge about industry has grown a lot in these past few months and because my job is quite varied I am involved with something new every day.
Can you tell us about a project you've completed which you've really enjoyed?
"The module Design and Visual Communication was an individual project that required us to realise our own brief and produce work to a high enough standard fit for a magazine spread. Inspiration had to arise from current trends and magazines, street style and even our very own NTU students. It was then your task to conduct the photo shoot by your own accord but keeping insightful of the magazine you were designing towards."