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International Fashion Business

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About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2022

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.

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

**Assessment**

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

**Careers and employability**

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:
Arcadia Group, fashion designer
Next, trainee buyer
Adidas, visual merchandiser, Amsterdam
Calvin Klein, brand coordinator, Hong Kong
Eland Fashion, assistant buyer, Hong Kong
YM INC, ecommerce coordinator, Canada.

**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

- Fashion Industry Trends & Innovation (20 credit points)
- The Contemporary Global Fashion Market (40 credit points)
- Professional Practice and Portfolio (20 credit points)
- Innovation in Fashion Business (40 credit points)

The Uni


Course location:

City Campus

Department:

School of Art and Design

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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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