Nottingham Trent University (NTU) has been innovating since 1843, making us one of the UK’s most established and renowned creative universities. From nurturing talent to daring research and collaborations that are shaking up the industry, we are breaking convention, and challenging the very ideas of what is possible for an art and design school.
This internationally renowned course covers fashion drawing, design innovation, creative pattern cutting, garment manufacture, market awareness and the latest digital technologies. With excellent industry links, our graduates secure roles with top brands including ASOS, H&M, Burberry, Ted Baker, Vivienne Westwood and Yohji Yamamoto. NTU Fashion Design graduates are renowned within the industry for their creative, innovative and directional design skills, as well as a strong underlying awareness of commerciality, sustainability and technologies.
BA (Hons) Fashion Knitwear Design and Knitted Textiles This renowned course gives students full control over the design and creation of fabrics, garments and products for fashion or interiors. Students explore contemporary fashion and textile design, product development, and styling. You’ll develop technical and design skills using specialist state-of-the art digital equipment alongside traditional hand techniques. With the option of a year-long work placement and live briefs and competitions, our industry-ready graduates go on to work for brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Calvin Klein, DKNY, Hugo Boss and Nike
BA (Hons) Fashion Communication and Promotion This creative course mixes design and theory, focusing on the visual communication of brands, products and services across the fashion and lifestyle industries. The course combines industry knowledge and experience with creative processes, across a range of media including photography, film, graphics, print, digital design, interactive media, and 3D and retail design. Students develop skills across a range of creative media, securing graduate roles in art direction, styling, PR, event management, visual merchandising, forecasting and trend prediction.
BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing and Branding This course focuses on marketing and brand strategy in the fashion and lifestyle industry, covering branding principles, strategic marketing and visual communication. Students work on live projects with global brands, developing their strategic thinking in marketing and branding whilst demonstrating their creative flair and knowledge of the fashion industry. Graduates secure roles in brand management, digital marketing, media planning and PR for companies such as Adidas, the BBC, L’Oréal, Jigsaw UK, Unidays and Vivienne Westwood.
This course covers the management of the entire fashion chain – from design development and product sourcing, to buying and merchandising, sales and marketing, and promotion to the customer. Students gain an understanding of business and commercial strategies, alongside knowledge of fibres, yarns, fabrics, product construction, planning, manufacturing, and distribution.
With the option of a year-long work placement, graduates go on to work for brands such as ASOS, Burberry, Dr. Martens, Joules, Mulberry, Superdry and Topshop.