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Nottingham Trent University

International Fashion Business

UCAS Code: W232

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

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About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Fashion

This one-year top-up degree is for those who have completed two years of a fashion-related degree course or equivalent qualification, such as a specialist diploma, Foundation degree, or HND.

Experience an international perspective on how the fashion industry works, investigating areas such as fashion buying, brand marketing and promotion, lifestyle and trend prediction.You’ll have the opportunity to investigate areas of personal interest like ethical and sustainable fashion, or entrepreneurship and setting up your own business.

You’ll also gain an understanding of events, management processes, and methods of visual and verbal communication.

The course content has been created to suit those who wish to pursue a career path with either a creative or business focus.

**Key features**

- Gain an understanding of events, management processes, and methods of visual and verbal communication.

- Work on a combination of creative and written projects. We’ll help you identify your strengths so you can tailor your work to your career aspirations.

- Investigate areas of personal interest, for example ethical and sustainable fashion, entrepreneurship or setting up your own business.

- Work on live projects and competitions in collaboration with brands such as Wedgewood, Next and Whistles.

- Go on optional international study visits such as Copenhagen Fashion Week.

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

- Benefit from the links we have with our sister course at the Hong Kong Design Institute, through teaching and learning experiences.

- 93% of students from this course are in employment or further study six months after graduating (DLHE 2016/17).

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

**Assessment**

Assessment is 100% coursework, combining creative and written work.

**Employability**

This course has an excellent employment rate, with 93% of students in employment or further study six months after graduating (DLHE 2016/17).

Graduate roles include buying, merchandising, digital marketing, design, visual merchandising and account management. You may also wish to pursue further education or self-employment. Recent graduate roles and destinations include; Acardia Group, ASOS, Next, Adidas, Holt Renfrew, Sainsbury’s and Calvin Klein.

Modules

[October to February]

Fashion Buying (20 credit points)
Develop the research skills associated with fashion buying; combining creativity, commercial acumen and trend awareness to create a buying strategy and a product proposal for a fashion brand.

Fashion Brand Marketing and Promotion (20 credit points)
Central to this module are two key areas. The first is marketing and research skills, which focus on understanding consumer behavior and motivation to buy. The second is media, image, and creating a brand identity.

Lifestyle and Trend Prediction (20 credit points)
Explore how trends are identified, how brands interpret and adapt them for market, and how they are communicated to the consumer.

[February to July]

Fashion Concepts and Innovation Projects (60 credit points)
This module gives you a unique opportunity to discover, investigate, negotiate, and then focus on an area of personal interest. It begins with themes such as potential career paths, new contemporary creative concepts, or a specialised professional direction within the subject of fashion business.

A series of supporting lectures workshops and seminars will enable you to gain an overview of the contemporary topics and trends relative to international fashion business. As the module progresses, you’ll develop your own research strategy through tutorial sessions, culminating in a final body of work.

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


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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

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