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Fashion Design

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

112 UCAS Tariff points from three A-Levels or equivalent qualifications.

Pass your Access course with 60 credits overall with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English grade C/4 or equivalent GCSE Maths grade C/4 or GCSE Science grade C/4 or equivalent

112 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC level 3 National Diploma and one A-Level or equivalent qualification.

112 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC level 3 National Extended Certificate and two A-levels or equivalent qualifications

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112

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Present a portfolio

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Fashion design

Our BA (Hons) Fashion Design course has an established reputation, with exceptional national and international links within the fashion Industry, as well as a recognised global presence.

NTU fashion 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.

**Key features**

- Get involved with competitions and live projects with companies like Oasis, Boohoo, Mulberry, ASOS, River Island and Burberry.

- Benefit from guest lecturers such as Giles Deacon, Christopher Raeburn, and internationally renowned Japanese pattern cutting expert Shingo Sato.

- Go on optional international study trips to events like Paris Fashion Week.

- Opportunity to apply for a European or international exchange to one of our partner institutions, including the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and more.

- Exhibit your work in our Showcase in your final year., with the opportunity to be selected for Graduate Fashion Week, London.

- NTU are ranked 16th in the UK for Fashion and Textiles. (Guardian University League Tables 2021).

- 97% of BA (Hons) Fashion Design students would recommend studying at NTU to others. ( National Student Survey 2020).

**How you're assessed**

Assessment is predominantly through coursework. You will receive feedback throughout each module and will be awarded a grade. Depending on the module, you may be assessed through 2D visual research and design development work; 3D development work and final product; portfolio work; evaluations; reports; essays; and a dissertation.

**Career prospects**

Career destinations have included a range of fashion-related roles across the world such as designers, product developers, garment technologists, creative pattern cutters, digital designers, buyers, merchandisers and fashion stylists. Recent graduate destinations include: ASOS, Abercrombie & Fitch, Burberry, Coach, Mulberry, Vivienne Westwood, Next and Tom Ford.

**Your space to create at NTU**

We’re committed to helping you explore, expand and refine your craft, as you discover new creative horizons with some truly great tools, equipment and workspaces. Visit our facilities hub at **www.ntu.ac.uk/artfacilities** to find out more.

**Our students’ work – ‘We Are Creatives’**

Explore our online showcase ‘We Are Creatives’ - celebrating the work of the School of Art & Design students. You will find a sneak peak of some of our students’ work and gain a real insight into what it’s like to be part of the NTU creative community at **wearecreativesntu.art**

Modules

[Year One]

• Fashion Process: Concept and Form (100 credit points)
During the first year, you’ll be introduced to fundamental aspects of the fashion design process with the aim of developing skills and confidence in the principles of the design process. This includes concept initiation, research, 2D / 3D translation, structural / form experimentation, design development, colour analysis, drawing, illustration, pattern cutting, garment construction and associated technologies including CAD.

• Design, Culture and Context 1 (20 credit points)
This module will encourage you to test your research, presentation and written skills, and to be socially and culturally aware when considering your own environment and design decisions.

[Year Two]

These two year-long modules run side by side.

• Fashion Context: Market and Innovation (100 credit points)
Through live projects with industry, you’ll engage with team work, developing your interpersonal skills, understanding commercial challenges and design responsibilities, as well as enhancing your verbal and visual presentation skills.

• Design, Culture and Context 2 (20 credit points)
In the first half of the year, you will focus on how the commercial context affects design culture. You’ll consider the role played by design in the creation of desire in trend-driven consumer culture in an era of mass production and consumption. In the second half of the year, you’ll focus on creating a negotiated individual brief in preparation for your final year project.

[Final year]

• Fashion Realisation: Research, Design & Technology (120 credit points)
This year-long module includes a fashion design project and research projects.

For the fashion design project, you will produce an extensive body of 2D and 3D work, with sustained investigation into toiling, fabrication, print, garment construction, CAD, and design responsibility. You'll choose to focus either on a catwalk collection or a fashion product exhibition. For the research project, you will explore and research a relevant aspect of design, completing a written dissertation.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£15,800
per year
International
£15,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

City Campus

Department:

School of Art and Design

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

82%
med
Fashion design

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Design studies

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

85%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

83%
UK students
17%
International students
6%
Male students
94%
Female students
65%
2:1 or above
7%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


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Design studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
high
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
75%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

40%
Design occupations
22%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
5%
Customer service occupations

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Creative arts and design

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£23k

£23k

£27k

£27k

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