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Nottingham Trent University

Fashion Management

UCAS Code: 4J38

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

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

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Fashion

Combine your interest in fashion with business management skills. This course focuses on the management of the entire fashion chain – from design development and product 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. 96% of students on this route go on to employment or further study within six months of graduating. (DLHE survey 2016/17)

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, the garment manufacturing processes and the whole supply chain through to the consumer.

- Complete an optional 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, Wrangler and Tommy Hilfiger.

- Have 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 like the Louis Vuitton head office in New York, Première Vision in Paris and Pitti Filati in Florence.

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

- We're ranked as one of the top 20 universities in the UK for Fashion & Textiles. (Guardian University League Tables 2021)

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

**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**

Employability for this course is excellent, with 96% of students who took a year-long work placement going on to employment or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE survey 2016/17). 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.

Recent graduate destinations include Asos, Burberry, Boots, Dr. Martens, Mulberry, and River Island.

Modules

[Year One] Fashion and Textiles Product - 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: You will develop your understanding of the global fashion manufacturing and retail industries. You will learn about the procedures involved with the design, production and retail of a garment, and the roles of the key people who manage these processes. • Design and Visual Communication - This module will explore the practical experiences within design activity. You will be taught a range of computer-aided design skills – including Adobe Photoshop – relating to visual communication, layout, and image manipulation. [Year Two] Fashion Buying and Merchandising: You’ll investigate company strategy from a retail and sourcing perspective, and you’ll study current theory relating to organisational, strategic and operational principles and practice in global sourcing and supply chain management. • Management and Employment - 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. • Research Project - You will acquire and develop research skills, and have the opportunity to integrate and explore your learning and knowledge gained from other modules that you’ve studied so far. Product Technology – This module will develop your knowledge of fashion garments in regards to fashion products and issues such as sizing, fit and standards of clothing. Fashion Marketing and Communication – This module explores the marketing and promotional strategy in the context of the fashion industry and look at issues such as environment and international concerns of fashion marketing. [Final Year] Dissertation – You’ll produce a piece of work which shows your investigative study into a specialised subject which relates to the Fashion Management course and the global industry. • Fashion Management – You’ll learn about the developing fashion business strategies, how to evaluate current fashion management theories and you’ll analyse the operations of fashion businesses.

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.

81%
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

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
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

89%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
69%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
21%
Male students
79%
Female students
67%
2:1 or above
7%
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

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