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Fashion Management

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

120 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels

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

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

120 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)

DDM

UCAS Tariff

120

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2021

Subject

Fashion

Combine your interest in fashion with business management skills. This course focuses on the management of the entire fashion chain with our unique emphasis on fashion product – from design development and sourcing, to buying and merchandising, sales and marketing, and promotion to the consumer.

With links to an impressive network of international fashion and textile organisations, you’ll learn about all the processes and elements of the fashion industry needed to inform and shape your future career in fashion management.

You have the option of a year-long work placement in your Third Year, allowing you to gain invaluable industry experience and confidence. This course will provide you with the skills required for making business decisions combined with effective communication skills required in the global fashion industry.

**Key features**

- Gain a sound understanding of fibres, yarns, fabrics, product construction, planning, manufacturing and distribution of a consumer-focused range, with an understanding of commercial strategies.

- Complete a year-long work placement, in the UK or abroad, gaining a certificate or diploma in professional practice.

- Work on live projects with brands such as John Lewis, Next, Boden and ASOS.

- Attend guest lectures with professionals from brands such as Boohoo, River Island, Urban Outfitters and #brillthings.

- Opportunity to apply for a European or international exchange to places like the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, Amsterdam Fashion Institute and Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

- Go on optional study trips to places such as Tokyo, New York, Première Vision in Paris and Pitti Filati in Florence.

- Exhibit your work at our Showcase, with the opportunity to take part in Graduate Fashion Week and the ASBCI National Dissertation and Innovation Awards. .

- This course attracts students from around the world, offering you a dynamic experience reflective of the working environment.

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

- 94% of BA (Hons) Fashion Management SW students were satisfied with the course. (National Student Survey 2020).

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

**Assessment**

Assessment is by coursework and an exam. You will be assessed at the end of each module and awarded a grade. Your final degree mark will be based 100% on your final year work.

**Employability**

Recent year-long Placements include ASOS, Wrangler and Kipling (Belgium), Next, Marks & Spencer, Boohoo, River Island, Nike, TKMaxx, Urban Outfitters, Stella McCartney and Ralph Lauren. Graduates from this course go into a range of fields, such as buying and merchandising, marketing and PR, e-commerce and supply chain management, global sourcing, product development, garment and fabric technology roles.

**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 and Textiles Product (60 credit points)
You’ll learn about all aspects of garment and fabric technology and gain a practical understanding of how garments are constructed.

Fashion Management and Marketing (40 credit points)
Learn about the procedures involved with the design, production and retail of fashion, and the roles of the key people who manage these processes.

Design and Visual Communication (20 credit points)
Gain an understanding of how fashion trends and forecasting translate to the commercial fashion environment, researching the influence of luxury designers and brands and how these impact on mainstream fashion.

[Year Two]

Fashion Buying and Merchandising (40 credit points)
Develop the principles of fashion buying and merchandising in the context of today’s rapidly changing retail environment. Looking at international retail opportunities and range building and management techniques for in-store and online.

Management and Employment (20 credit points, first half of year)
You will learn about the key management theories in relation to employability, personal and professional attributes, skills and individual development for employment in the fashion and textiles industry.

Fashion Marketing and Communication (20 credit points, first half of year)
Explore marketing and promotional strategy in the context of the fashion industry.

Product Technology (20 credit points, second half of year)
Develop your understanding of the quality and ‘fit for purpose’ of fashion garments and related products, exploring issues such as sizing and fit, safety standards for clothing, and legislation in the retail industry.

Research Project (20 credit points, second half of year)
This module is designed to prepare you for your final year dissertation. Develop academic research and communication skills with the opportunity to personalise your topic area by integrating and exploring the learning and knowledge gained from your previous experiences.

[Year Three]

Optional Placement Year
The placement year will give you the chance to experience the commercial world first-hand. You can work with one or more companies in the UK or overseas. Many students say a placement year really boosts their confidence, and helps their final year studies and graduate employability. Some placements even lead to graduate job offers. You’ll also have the opportunity to gain an extra qualification – a certificate or diploma in professional practice.

[Final Year]

Dissertation (60 credit points)
Building on your research project skills complete an investigative study into a subject of your choice relating to the global fashion arena. You’ll negotiate your chosen research subject with your personal tutor and produce a research methodology report, a presentation, and a written dissertation.

Fashion Management (60 credit points)
Developing intrapreneurship, creativity and commercial awareness in the context of the fashion arena. Learn to evaluate fashion organisations and how they strategically operate and innovate.

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

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?

86%
UK students
14%
International students
8%
Male students
92%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
9%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
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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