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Fashion Knitwear Design and Knitted Textiles

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 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

4.0years

Sandwich | 2021

Subject

Fashion design

This highly respected degree offers you full creative control over the design and creation of fabrics, garments and products for fashion or interiors. You will develop your creative potential through developing technical and design skills, including innovative digital knit processes that are in high demand in the fashion and textile industry.

- Explore contemporary fashion and textile design, product development, and styling. Use of specialist state-of-the art digital equipment alongside traditional hand techniques.

- Choose to take a year-long work placement, in the UK or abroad, and gain a certificate or diploma in professional / international practice, this opportunity often leads to offers of employment after graduation.

- Get involved in competitions and live projects with industry with companies such as Next, John Smedley, Boden, Finisterre and The Society of Dyers and Colourists.

- Visit international trade fairs and exhibitions, such as Pitti Filati in Florence.

- Opportunity to apply for a European or international exchange to one of our partner institutions, such as Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Amsterdam Fashion Institute, and more.

- Have the opportunity to showcase your work at Graduate Fashion Week and New Designers in London and through collaborations with organisations such as SPINEXPO and Pitti Filatti.

- Educational grants and sponsorship opportunities available through our industry partners.

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

- 100% of BA (Hons) Fashion Knitwear Design & Knitted Textiles SW students would recommend studying at NTU to others. (National Student Survey 2020)

**Assessment**

Assessment is predominantly through coursework. You will receive feedback throughout each module and will be awarded a grade for your work.

**Employability**

Recent year-long placements include: Burberry, Sophie Steller ,Marks & Spencer, Julian McDonald, Roksanda, South Ocean Yarns in China, Brilliant Global in Hong Kong, Hugo Boss in Switzerland, Rebecca Taylor and Li & Fung in New York.

Graduates go into fields such as design, product development, styling and promotion and global sourcing. Recent graduate destinations include Hugo Boss, Nike, Calvin Klein, John Smedley, ASOS, Boden, Oasis, and Next.

**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]

• Fundamentals: Design and Technology (100 credit points)
Learn the basic principles of creative fabric and garment construction and we’ll introduce you to a wide range of specialist equipment to develop your practical skills.

• Design, Culture and Context 1 (20 credit points)
Test your research, presentation, and writing skills, and think about being socially and culturally aware when considering your own environment and design decisions. You will learn about the power of images, objects, and materials in visual and material culture.

[Year Two]

• Context: Design in Industry (100 credit points)
Through different creative projects you will develop a further awareness of the practice of design within the global fashion knitwear industry. You’ll gain experience of computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacture (CAM) and develop a range of skills to communicate your design ideas professionally.

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

[Year Three]

• Optional Work Placement Year

[Final year]

• Resolution: Theory and Practice (120 credit points)
Complete a range of projects guided by your own career aspirations. Choose one of two pathways: either a Fashion Collection pathway where you’ll create a garment collection for a catwalk show, or a Fashion Textile pathway where you’ll create a display of knitted textile fabrics, garments or products.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£15,800
per year
International
£15,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of 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


The stats in this section 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

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

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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