Art & Design Course guide 2020 - School of Art & Design - Nottingham Trent University

 
Art & Design Course guide 2020 - School of Art & Design - Nottingham Trent University
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Art & Design   Course guide 2020

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Art & Design Course guide 2020 - School of Art & Design - Nottingham Trent University
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    Front cover image: Alice Harrison, Jay Harris and Rosie Spence, BA (Hons) Fashion Communication and Promotion, Photographed by Lauren Mustoe

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Art & Design

    Contents                              We are innovators. We are                   We’re committed to preparing you for
                                                                                      your creative career. With strong ties
                                          communicators. We are
                                                                                      to the creative industries and a vibrant
    Art & Design                     5    radicals.                                   worldwide network of graduates, we’ll
    Fashion Communication                 We are one of the world’s leading art       give you what matters most – relevant,
    and Promotion                    6    and design schools and we have been         hands-on, professional opportunities
                                          influencing, inspiring and innovating       and experience.
    Fashion Management               10
                                          for over 175 years. We are guided by        Through guest lectures, live projects
    Fashion Marketing                     our past, focused on our future, and        and competitions, you’ll learn the
    and Branding                     14   proud to be shaping what comes next.        importance of collaboration and
    International Fashion Business        Located right in the heart of one of        establish your own support network of
    (one-year top-up)                18   the UK’s most exciting cities, we are       industry professionals.
                                          surrounded by – and contribute to –         You’ll have the opportunity to work
    Fashion Design                   22
                                          an originality, energy and imagination      with top brands like Adidas, Burberry,
    Fashion Knitwear Design               that makes Nottingham a very special        Calvin Klein and Getty Images. You’ll
    and Knitted Textiles             26   place to live, work and create.             also have the chance to collaborate
    Textile Design                   30   From nurturing talent to daring             with prominent local creative partners
                                          research and collaborations that            like Nottingham Contemporary,
    Costume Design and Making        34                                               Lakeside Arts, and the world-famous
                                          are shaking up the industry, we are
    Design for Film and Television   38   breaking convention, and challenging        Nottingham Playhouse.
                                          the very ideas of what is possible for      You’ll experience new cultures through
    Theatre Design                   42   an art and design school.                   study trips, placements and the
    Decorative Arts                  46   Inspired by a love for our craft, we are    opportunity for international exchange.
                                          committed to pushing its boundaries         It’s a living and learning experience
    Fine Art                         50
                                          into new territories. If this sounds like   like no other. From Tokyo to Paris and
    Animation                        54   you too, then come and tell your story      Milan to New York, you’ll have the
                                          with us.                                    chance to visit some of the world’s
    Graphic Design                   58                                               most vibrant creative capitals.
                                          You will be part of a community of
    Filmmaking                       62
                                          thousands united by passion, drive and
    Photography                      66   hard work. You will feel the guidance
                                          that comes from the decades of
                                          experience of our subject experts and
                                          the buzz of infinite possibility of those
                                          just taking their first steps.
                                          We are all contemporaries,
                                          collaborators and change-makers. And
                                          together we can turn what we love into
                                          how we live.
                                          We are the School of Art & Design at
                                          Nottingham Trent University and we
                                          are what we create.

                                          Innovation happens when you                 Challenge everything,
                                          take risks and experiment                   collaborate and connect

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Fashion Communication
    and Promotion
    BA (Hons)

                                                                                                                                   Image: Alexa Boldy, BA (Hons) Fashion Communication and Promotion
    This creative course mixes design and theory, focusing on the visual
    communication of brands. The emphasis is on storytelling, building
    innovative messages and narratives for products and services across
    the global fashion and lifestyle industries.

    Information                              About this course                          research, development, launch and
                                                                                        promotion of a new fragrance.
    UCAS code: WN2M                          Develop visual communication skills
                                             across a range of creative media,          Identify an opportunity within the
    Study mode: Full-time                                                               perfume sector in order to develop
                                             including photography and styling,
                                             art direction and graphics, print          a completely new product. You’ll
    Starting: September
                                             and digital design, film, interactive      design the bottle, reach the consumer,
    Course duration: Three years             media, 3D and retail design. Explore       create the narrative, and craft the
                                             how brands communicate through             advertising campaign. Learn from
    Entry requirements:
                                             branding, advertising, digital and         experts, as representatives from
    • A-levels – BBB (or equivalent); or     social media, visual merchandising,        industry judge your work. You will
                                             retail environments, events and            also complete a reflective journal and
    • an Art and Design Foundation
                                             experimental marketing. Learn to use       submit a portfolio of work, which will
      Diploma plus one A-level or
                                             software such as Adobe InDesign and        include visual and written reports and
      equivalent; and
                                             Photoshop, so you can develop your         consumer profiles.
    • GCSEs – English and Maths or
                                             creative ideas to communicate with
      Science grade C / 4.
                                             consumers.                                 Year Two
                                             In Year Three, you’ll showcase your
                                             work at our Degree Show, Nottingham,       Communication and Message
                                                                                        (60 credit points)
    “I love how broad and                    with the chance to be selected for
                                             exhibiting at Graduate Fashion Week,       Develop your knowledge in the
    creative the course is.
                                             London.                                    communication of fashion and lifestyle
    You learn so many different                                                         in the global environment. You will
    skills and really develop as a           We’re ranked fourth in the UK for          look at trends in relation to a broader
    creative. From fashion films             Fashion and Textiles (Guardian             cultural context, and you’ll learn about
                                             University League Tables 2019).            the link between branding, advertising,
    to branding, styling, and
                                                                                        PR, and the visual message. You’ll work
    pitching marketing ideas,
                                             What you’ll study                          on a variety of briefs, including live
    we get to work on a huge                                                            projects.
    variety of projects.”
    Arooj Aftab,
                                             Year One                                   Promotion and Context
    BA (Hons) Fashion Communication
                                                                                        (60 credit points)
    and Promotion
                                             Fashion Landscapes                         Explore how fashion information

                                                                                                                                   Image: Jay Harris, BA (Hons) Fashion Communication and Promotion
                                             (60 credit points)                         is communicated to audiences in
                                             Start to develop your visual awareness     different contexts. You’ll also continue
                                             skills, and be introduced to a range       to develop your visual media skills in
                                             of subjects and skills concerning          software and photography to support
                                             the creative and fashion landscape.        your visual presentation and design
                                             Through individual and group work          layout.
                                             you will conduct a brand visual
                                             analysis, present your findings, and
                                             create a brand zine. You will consider
                                             self-promotion through platforms
                                             like blogs and Instagram. You will also
                                             submit a digital portfolio of your work.

                                             Creative Connections
                                             (60 credit points)
                                             Complete a city research project
                                             based on an optional trip to New York
                                             (or another city of your choice); a
                                             brand advertisement analysis; and the

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Final Year                                  Your final degree mark will be based       Technology (FIT). In Year Two, you’ll
                                                100% on your final year work.              get to visit events and trade fairs,
    Negotiated Projects                                                                    such as Première Vision in Paris,
    (120 credit points)                                                                    Bread & Butter in Berlin, or Pitti Filati
                                                Work placement opportunities               in Florence. In your final year, you
    During this module you’ll work on
                                                We actively encourage you to               may have the opportunity to visit an
    individual and team negotiated
                                                undertake work experience alongside        international fashion city, such as
    projects. Your individual project will be
                                                your studies. Our Employability            Tokyo. You’ll also get the chance to visit
    self-devised, and you’ll choose your
                                                team is on hand to support you –           companies to learn about the global
    team project from a number of live
                                                through workshops, drop-in sessions        market. Recent examples include the
    projects on offer.
                                                and other activities – in applying         headquarters of Boots, L’Oréal, ANN
    In phase one you’ll start to negotiate      for placement and professional             INC in New York, and Jimmy Choo in
    your project ideas, and undertake a         practice opportunities. Recent work        Tokyo.
    range of activities that will allow you     placements include Schön magazine,         This course has exchange agreements
    to apply the skills and knowledge           Nicole Farhi, Company magazine,            with a number of institutions around
    you’ve acquired during the course. For      Maverick Publicity, Heat magazine,         the world, including the Fashion
    the live project you’ll select a project    ASOS, and Bauer Media.                     Institute of Technology in New York,
    and a team, meet your clients, and
                                                                                           University of Lapland in Finland, and
    start contextual research and idea
                                                Connecting with industry                   more. You can apply to go on exchange
    development.
                                                                                           in Year Two for one semester.
    In phase two you’ll focus on the            We bring the industry to you through
    concept and execution of your               live projects, flexible work experience,
    project. Your individual project will be    visiting industry experts, competitions    Facilities and equipment
    supported with dedicated tutorials,         and careers guidance, all enhancing        You’ll be based in the Barnes Wallis
    lectures and seminars. During your          your employability. Former editor of       building in the heart of the City
    live project you’ll have interaction and    British Vogue, Alexandra Shulman,          Campus, with its modern teaching
    feedback from the client.                   recently visited NTU’s School of Art &     rooms, collaborative working spaces
                                                Design to talk to students about her       and Mac suite.
    Exhibit your work as part of our            25-year career at the magazine.
    Degree Show, and contribute to                                                         You’ll have the opportunity to use
    the PR, marketing, promotion                From Year One you’ll have the              the photography and film studios on
    and communication, and event                opportunity to work on live projects       campus. Our Masters students are
    management. You’ll showcase an              with real clients. Our students have       also based in Barnes Wallis, providing
    online digital portfolio with your best     recently worked with All Saints,           opportunities for mentoring our
    work from the course, and selected          Topshop, Stephen Jones Millinery,          undergraduate students.
    creative visual outcomes from your          Unilever, BMW, Reiss, Levi, Boots, and
    final year.                                 Speedo.
                                                                                           Career prospects
                                                Entering industry competitions will
    How you’ll learn                            help you to gain experience and to         Our graduates go into roles such
                                                network. Our students have been            as art direction and styling, digital
    Teaching and learning experiences           successful in the competitions             communication and web design,
    will include lectures, demonstrations,      such as Graduate Fashion Week’s            PR and event management,
    workshops, seminars, tutorials, team        Boohoo.com Fashion Innovation              retail environment and visual
    and individual work.                        Award, L’Oreal Brandstorm, River           merchandising, forecasting and trend
                                                Island Rocks, and more.                    prediction. Recent destinations include
                                                                                           Alfred Dunhill, Boots, Office Shoes,
    Assessments
                                                                                           Ozwald Boateng, Stephen Jones
    Assessment is 100% coursework.              International exchanges                    Millinery and the Sunday Telegraph.
    You will receive feedback throughout        and study trips
    each module and will be awarded a           We provide you with opportunities
    grade. Depending on the module, you         to visit major fashion capitals to gain
    may be assessed through illustrated         an international perspective. In Year      To find out more about this course
    reports, creative outputs, team project     One, this includes an optional five-day    visit www.ntu.ac.uk/courses and
    work, a reflective learning journal, and    study trip to New York, with a visit       search for Fashion Communication.
    presentations.                              to Manhattan’s Fashion Institute of

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Fashion Management
     BA (Hons)

     Combine your interest in the manufacturing process of fashion with
     business management skills. This degree focuses on the management of
     the entire fashion chain, from design development and product sourcing;
     to manufacturing, sales and marketing; to the end consumer.

     Information                             About this course                          the commercial fashion environment,
                                                                                        researching the influence of luxury
     UCAS code: 4J38 or JW42 with a          To give you exposure of current            designers and brands and how these
     placement                               practices within industry, you’ll work     impact on mainstream fashion. You’ll
                                             on live projects with brands such as       be taught to communicate your
     Study mode: Sandwich or full-time
                                             John Lewis and Boden and will benefit      research through a range of computer-
     Starting: September                     from guest lectures with professionals     aided design skills relating to visual
                                             from companies such as Boohoo,             communication, layout, and image
     Course duration: Three years or four    ASOS, Tommy Hilfiger and newer             manipulation.
     years with a placement                  innovative entrepreneurs. This is
     Entry requirements:                     supplemented with relevant industry
                                             visits such as trade shows, head office,   Year Two
     • A-levels – BBB (or equivalent); or    factories and exhibitions.
                                                                                        Fashion Buying and Merchandising
     • an Art and Design Foundation
                                             Showcase your work at our Degree           (40 credit points, all year)
       Diploma plus one A-level or
                                             Show, Nottingham, with the                 Develop the principles of fashion
       equivalent; and
                                             opportunity to take part in Graduate       buying and merchandising in the
     • GCSEs – English and Maths or          Fashion Week and international             context of today’s rapidly changing
       Science grade C / 4.                  exchanges. We’re ranked fourth in the      retail environment. You’ll look at
                                             UK for Fashion and Textiles (Guardian      international retail opportunities and
                                             University League Tables 2019).            the range of building and management
                                                                                        techniques for in-store and online. With
     “Completing a year in                   What you’ll study                          an emphasis on interpreting analytical
     industry gives you confidence.                                                     and trend information to tailor a range
     A highlight of my time at                                                          for the fashion consumer. Alongside
                                             Year One                                   this, you’ll learn how to develop global
     ASOS included seeing a dress
                                                                                        sourcing strategies considering
     that I was involved in at the           Fashion Textiles Product                   key areas such as speed to market,
     design stage going live and             (60 credit points)                         sustainability and ethics.
     becoming a best seller!”                Learn about all aspects of garment
                                             and fabric technology and gain a           Management and Employment
     Olivia Lague,                                                                      (20 credit points, first half of year)
                                             practical understanding of how
     BA (Hons) Fashion Management
                                             garments are constructed. Investigate      This module is about supporting you
                                             the performance and properties of          to get a placement or work experience
                                             textiles and clothing, developing your     from our global network of fashion
                                             understanding of the global fashion        contacts. Develop your business
                                             supply chain and sustainability,           profile on LinkedIn, experience mock
                                             alongside relevant new technologies in     interviews and assessment centre
                                             the industry.                              exercises. Learn about employment

                                                                                                                                    Image: Florentine Deekeling, BA (Hons) Fashion Management
                                                                                        law, professional attributes, skills and
                                             Fashion Management and Marketing           individual development needed in the
                                             (40 credit points)                         fashion and textiles industry.
                                             Learn about the procedures involved
                                             with the design, production and retail     Fashion Marketing and
                                             of fashion, and the roles of the key       Communication
                                             people who manage these processes.         (20 credit points, first half of year)
                                             You’ll also be introduced to the basic     Explore marketing and promotional
                                             principles of consumer behaviour,          strategy in the context of the
                                             management and marketing in relation       fashion industry. You’ll consider
                                             to the fashion industry.                   the wider external environment,
                                                                                        and international issues of digital
                                             Design and Visual Communication            fashion marketing in a global context.
                                             (20 credit points)                         Investigate consumer behaviour
                                             Gain an understanding of how fashion       and gain knowledge of marketing
                                             trends and forecasting translate to        promotion theory and practice.

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Product Technology                         Fashion Management                         Connecting with industry
     (20 credit points, second half of year)    (60 credit points)
                                                                                           Our students have worked on live
     Develop your understanding of the          Developing intrapreneurship, creativity
                                                                                           projects with John Lewis, Boden, and
     quality and ‘fit for purpose’ of fashion   and commercial awareness in the
                                                                                           ASOS. The projects offer the students
     garments and related products,             context of the fashion arena. Learn
                                                                                           opportunity to complete work
     exploring issues such as sizing and        to evaluate fashion organisations
                                                                                           experience to enhance their learning
     fit, safety standards for clothing,        and how they strategically operate
                                                                                           experience. You’ll have the opportunity
     and legislation in the retail industry.    and innovate. Focusing on evaluating
                                                                                           to listen to guest speakers from
     You’ll also learn about the purpose        contemporary management theory,
                                                                                           industry experts. Recent guests have
     of fashion product technology and          you’ll also learn how to recommend
                                                                                           visited from companies such as ASOS,
     the impact within the fashion buying       improvements that can be feasibly and
                                                                                           Bonmarché and Sainsbury’s.
     cycle. Assessment for this module is       creatively implemented.
     by exam.                                                                              The course also has links to the
                                                                                           Association of Suppliers to the British
     Research Project                           How you’ll learn
                                                                                           Clothing Industry (ASBCI), the Textile
     (20 credit points, second half of year)    Teaching and learning experiences          Distributors Association (TDA), and
     This module is designed to prepare         will include lectures and briefings,       the Chartered Institute of Marketing
     you for your final year dissertation.      seminars, tutorials, practical fashion     (CIM).
     Develop academic research and              and textile workshops. You’ll work on
     communication skills with the              live projects and be expected to deliver
     opportunity to personalise your topic      verbal and visual presentations. You’ll
                                                                                           International exchange and
     area by integrating and exploring the      also have the opportunity to attend        study trips
     learning and knowledge gained from         study trips, conferences, trade fairs      We provide you with opportunities to
     your previous experiences.                 and events.                                visit major fashion capitals including
                                                                                           Paris, London, New York and Florence.
     Year Three                                 Assessment                                 This course has exchange agreements
                                                                                           with a number of institutions around
     Optional Placement Year                    Assessment is by coursework and            the world, such as the Fashion Institute
                                                an exam. You will receive feedback         of Technology in New York, Amsterdam
     The placement year will give you the
                                                throughout each module and will be         Fashion Institute and more.
     chance to experience the commercial
                                                awarded a grade. Depending on the
     world first-hand. You can work with
                                                module, you may be assessed through
     one or more companies in the UK                                                       Facilities and equipment
                                                reports; assignments; an exam;
     or overseas. Many students say a
                                                presentations; and a dissertation.         You’ll be based in the Barnes Wallis
     placement year really boosts their
     confidence, and helps their final year     Your final degree mark will be based       building at the heart of the City
     studies and graduate employability.        100% on your final year work.              Campus, with its modern teaching
     Some placements even lead to                                                          rooms, collaborative working spaces
     graduate job offers. You’ll also have                                                 and Mac suite.
     the opportunity to gain an extra           Work placement opportunities
     qualification – a certificate or diploma   You can choose to take a year-long         Career prospects
     in professional practice.                  work placement during your studies.
                                                A placement year will give you the         Graduates go into fields such as
                                                opportunity to gain real, hands-on         buying and merchandising, marketing
     Final Year                                                                            and PR, eCommerce, supply chain
                                                experience and valuable skills for the
                                                future.                                    management, product development,
     Dissertation (60 credit points)
                                                                                           garment and fabric technology and
     Building on your research project          Recent placements include ASOS,            global sourcing. Recent graduate
     skills complete an investigative           Wrangler and Kipling (Belgium), River      destinations include ASOS, Dunelm,
     study into a subject of your choice        Island, Stella McCartney, Calvin Klein,    Mulberry, Ted Baker and River Island.
     relating to the global fashion arena.      Tommy Hilfiger, Puma and Alexander
     You’ll negotiate your chosen research      McQueen.
     subject with your personal tutor and                                                  To find out more about this course
     produce a research methodology                                                        visit www.ntu.ac.uk/courses and
     report, a presentation, and a written                                                 search for Fashion Management
     dissertation.

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Fashion Marketing
     and Branding
     BA (Hons)

     This degree focuses on marketing and brand strategy in the fashion and
     lifestyle industry. Explore how brands become distinctive and desirable,
     discovering how they identify their unique selling points to position
     themselves in the market, and communicate with customers.

     Information                              About this course                           strategic marketing and brand
                                                                                          management tools. You’ll also learn
     UCAS code: WN25                          Get a taste of the industry by              how brands make themselves more
                                              completing live projects with global        distinctive in order to stand out from
     Study mode: Full-time
                                              brands such as Gymshark,                    the crowd, as well as the role of digital
     Starting: September                      Boohoo.com, Boots No7, Lacoste,             marketing and the integration of social
                                              Sunspel, Next and Dior and by               media strategy.
     Course duration: Three years             attending guest lectures from industry
     Entry requirements:                      experts such as Angelique Green of
                                              The Mighty Shed. Hone your Adobe            Year Two
     • A-levels – BBB (or equivalent); or     InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
                                              skills and develop your creative ideas      Marketing Strategy and
     • an Art and Design Foundation
                                              to communicate with consumers.              Communication
       Diploma plus one A-level or
                                                                                          (60 credit points)
       equivalent; and
                                              In Year Three, you’ll showcase your         Explore business, brand and marketing
     • GCSEs – English and Maths or           work at our Degree Show, Nottingham,        strategy and work on exciting, real-
       Science grade C / 4.                   with the chance to be selected for          life briefs set by visiting industry
                                              exhibiting at Graduate Fashion Week,        experts. Cover the different methods
                                              London.                                     of marketing communication, and the
                                                                                          use of marketing media and language
     “Our lecturers are very                                                              to appeal to different target audiences.
                                              What you’ll study
     dedicated, professional, and                                                         You’ll also look at different channels
     helpful, and they also have a                                                        of communication – from traditional
                                              Year One                                    (print media and TV) to digital
     lot of experience working in
                                                                                          marketing and social media – and how
     the industry. If you have any            Visual and Cultural Influence               these influence brand decision-making
     questions, they’re always quick          (40 credit points)                          and consumer buying behaviour.
     to get back to you.”                     Learn about fashion and the trends in
                                              our society that influence what, where      Brand Environment
     Mina Berntsen,                                                                       (60 credit points)
     BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing
                                              and how things are sold. You’ll look at
     and Branding                             how interconnected media such as            There are two parts to this module.
                                              music, film and photography inform          The first part – Fashion Business
                                              fashion and lifestyle brands. You’ll also   Solutions – is compulsory. You’ll

                                                                                                                                       Images: Sophie Ottewell, BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing and Branding
                                              analyse the role of key signifiers such     simulate industry practice by
                                              as colour, fonts and typography in          completing a fashion marketing and
                                              branding, with a focus on semantics         branding challenge. Your emphasis will
                                              and semiotic analysis.                      be on innovation and developing new
                                                                                          skills in creativity and idea generation.
                                              Principles of Fashion Marketing             Students recently completed a live
                                              and Branding                                new product development project with
                                              (80 credit points)                          Boots No7 skincare.
                                              You’ll explore the global market,
                                                                                          The second part is an independent
                                              looking at the cultural and social
                                                                                          project where you can choose from
                                              trends that influence the fashion
                                                                                          two options. Option one is a nine-
                                              industry. You’ll be introduced to the
                                                                                          week work experience placement,
                                              fundamentals of marketing and
                                                                                          which will allow you to apply your
                                              identify business opportunities
                                                                                          theory to real-life business situations
                                              through market research and trend
                                                                                          and provide solutions whilst gaining
                                              forecasting to determine brand
                                                                                          first-hand experience of the roles and
                                              success. Create sound marketing
                                                                                          responsibilities within the fashion
                                              proposals and strategies that will
                                                                                          industry. You will receive a Placement
                                              enable you to identify influential
                                                                                          Certificate in Professional Practice.

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Option two is Brand Development           Work placement opportunities               International exchanges and
     and Communication. This will
                                               You’ll have the opportunity to             study trips
     introduce you to collaborative and
     interdisciplinary working. During this    complete a nine-week work placement        In Year One you’ll have the opportunity
     option, you’ll work with partners from    in the second half of Year Two. You’ll     to go to New York, with a visit to
     different disciplines, such as design,    be responsible for securing your           Manhattan’s Fashion Institute of
     to create strong strategic and creative   placement, but you’ll receive advice       Technology (FIT). In Year Two, you’ll
     brand marketing and promotion             and support from course tutors and         get to visit some of Europe’s major
     solutions to bring a product or service   the University’s Employability team.       fashion capitals such as Paris, Rome
     to market.                                The course has an established network      and Milan. In your final year, you could
                                               of industry partners that it works with,   visit an international fashion city such
                                               and new placement opportunities            as Tokyo.
     Final Year                                become available each year. Recent
                                               placements include ASOS, Jimmy             This course has exchange agreements
     Strategic and Creative Solutions          Choo, Whistles, Look magazine,             with a number of institutions around
     (120 credit points)                       Topshop and Christian Dior Parfums.        the world, such as the Fashion Institute
     Work on a personal self-devised                                                      of Technology in New York, Amsterdam
     project where you create a brief in an                                               Fashion Institute, and more. You can
     area of interest, usually something       Connecting with industry                   apply to go on exchange in Year Two for
     relevant to your future career. This                                                 one semester.
                                               The course is committed to offering
     doesn’t necessarily have to be an         you experiences that will enhance
     academic report – you could set up        your understanding of the industry.        Facilities and equipment
     new businesses, create a website,         Live projects and opportunities to
     or work in event or exhibition            visit companies and trade fairs are an     You’ll be based in the Barnes Wallis
     management. The module is totally         important part of this, and together       building in the heart of the City
     flexible so you can tailor it to your     with support from course staff and         Campus, with its modern teaching
     strengths and interests.                  NTU’s Employability team, they will        rooms, collaborative working spaces
                                               prepare you well for employment.           and Mac suite.
     How you’ll learn                          Students have recently completed live      You’ll have the opportunity to use the
                                               projects with Boots No7; Gymshark,         photography and film studios on the
     Teaching and learning experiences will
                                               Boohoo.com, and Sunspel.                   campus. Our Masters students are
     include lectures, seminars, tutorials,
                                                                                          also based in Barnes Wallis, providing
     workshop and presentations. You’ll        Recent guest speakers have included:       opportunities for mentoring our
     be encourage to work as part of a
                                               • Andy Rubin, Chairman of Pentland         undergraduate students.
     team and take part in peer and self-
     evaluation. You’ll have the opportunity     brands. Pentland have a portfolio of
     to take part in live projects with          sports and fashion brands including      Career prospects
     industry and attend study trips.            Speedo and Berghaus.
                                                                                          Graduates often go into fields such
                                               • Nick Beighton, CEO of ASOS
                                                                                          as brand management, digital
     Assessment                                • Angelique Green, CEO of The Mighty       marketing, insight manager, media
                                                 Shed                                     planning and buying and PR. Recent
     Assessment is 100% through
                                               • Alexandra Shulman, former Editor         graduate destinations include Adidas,
     coursework. You’ll receive feedback
                                                 of British Vogue.                        Pentland, ASOS, Jamie Oliver, Sweaty
     throughout each module and will be
                                                                                          Betty, Harrods, River Island, Wallis,
     awarded a grade. Depending on the         Entering industry competitions will        Selfridges, Boux Avenue, Marks &
     module, you may be assessed through       help you to gain experience and to         Spencer, Next, New Look, and Cath
     presentations, team project work,         network. Our students have been            Kidston.
     marketing reports, visual essays, or a    successful in competitions such as
     final year project.                       Graduate Fashion Week’s Barclay’s
                                               Business Award, ASOS Future Talent
     Your final degree mark will be based
                                               Communication Award, The New
     100% on your final year work.
                                               Business Award and more.
                                                                                          To find out more about this course
                                                                                          visit www.ntu.ac.uk/courses and
                                                                                          search for Fashion Marketing.

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Art & Design Course guide 2020 - School of Art & Design - Nottingham Trent University
International Fashion Business
     (one-year top-up)
     BA (Hons)

     International Fashion Business has been designed to help you identify
     your strengths so you can tailor your work to your career aspirations.
     You may choose to investigate areas such as setting up your own
     business, sustainable fashion or innovative fashion concepts.

     Information                               About this course                         and how brands select effective
                                                                                         channels of communication to engage
     UCAS code: W232                           Enhance your potential in the             with their target consumer.
                                               international fashion industry on this
     Study mode: Full-time
                                               one-year top-up degree. Experience an     Lifestyle and Trend Prediction
     Starting: September                       international perspective on how the      (20 credit points)
                                               fashion industry works, investigating     Explore how trends are identified,
     Course duration: One year                 areas such as fashion buying, brand       how brands interpret and adapt
     Entry requirements:                       marketing and promotion, lifestyle and    them for market, and how they are
                                               trend prediction, and fashion ethics      communicated to the consumer.
     • completion of Year Two of a fashion     and sustainability. Throughout the        Knowing how to initiate trend research,
       or textiles-related degree course; or   course, you’ll work on a combination of   manage a creative project and create
     • completion of a HND course in           visually creative and written projects.   a professionally presented assignment
       fashion or textiles; or                                                           within a team develops key skills
                                               You’ll gain an understanding of fashion
     • completion of a Foundation degree       business practice enhancing your          required in industry. This module
       in a related fashion or textiles        professional fashion communication        provides you with an opportunity to
       discipline.                             skills, and will work on live projects    work in a team and experience team
                                               and competitions in collaboration with    dynamics. You’ll develop your creative
                                               brands such as Wedgewood, Next and        visual communication skills through
                                               Whistles.                                 computer-aided design software such
     “This course is really                                                              as Adobe PhotoShop and Illustrator.
     great for increasing your                 What you’ll study
     employability prospects as                                                          February – July
     it provides you with in-depth
                                               October – February                        Fashion Concepts and Innovation
     insight into the different                                                          Projects
     industry sectors, including               Fashion Buying                            (60 credit points)
     buying and merchandising,                 (20 credit points)                        This module gives you a unique
     marketing and branding,                   Focus on the role of a fashion buyer,     opportunity to discover, investigate,
     and trend prediction.”                    and the visual and business skills and    negotiate, and then focus on an area

                                                                                                                                    Image: Esme Alexandria Benson, BA (Hons) International Fashion Business
                                               knowledge required. You’ll explore        of personal interest. It begins with
     Tamsin Johnson,                           the key processes involved in fashion     themes such as potential career paths,
     BA (Hons) International                   buying, global sourcing, and sample       new contemporary creative concepts,
     Fashion Business
                                               and selection procedures.                 or a specialised professional direction
                                                                                         within the subject of fashion business.
                                               Develop the research skills associated
                                               with fashion buying; combining            A series of supporting lectures
                                               creativity, commercial acumen and         workshops and seminars will enable
                                               trend awareness to create a buying        you to gain an overview of the
                                               strategy and a product proposal for a     contemporary topics and trends
                                               fashion brand.                            relative to international fashion
                                                                                         business. As the module progresses,
                                               Fashion Brand Marketing                   you’ll develop your own research
                                               and Promotion                             strategy through tutorial sessions,
                                               (20 credit points)                        culminating in a final body of work.
                                               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. Evaluate the power of imagery

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How you’ll learn                           Study trips
     Teaching and learning experiences will     We provide you with opportunities
     include lectures, seminars, tutorials,     to visit major fashion capitals to gain
     creative workshops, and a personal         an international perspective, such as
     development plan. You’ll also benefit      Copenhagen, Florence and New York.
     from visits to industry head offices       You’ll also go on research visits to
     and retail stores and fashion trade        cultural and retail destinations in the
     exhibitions.                               UK, such as London and Liverpool.

     Assessment                                 Facilities and equipment
     Assessment is 100% coursework,             You’ll be based in the Barnes Wallis
     combining creative and written             building at the heart of the City
     work. Depending on the module, you         Campus, with its modern teaching
     may be assessed through written            rooms, collaborative working spaces
     and visual research, proposals and         and Mac suite. These facilities are
     evaluations, dissertation or alternative   also dedicated to students studying
     project, reports, or visual and verbal     BA (Hons) Fashion Management,
     presentations.                             BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing and
                                                Branding, and BA (Hons) Fashion
     The majority of assessments are for
                                                Communication and Promotion.
     you to complete on your own. One is a
     group project.                             You’ll have the opportunity to use the
                                                photography and film studios on the
                                                campus. Our Masters students are
     Connecting with industry                   also based in Barnes Wallis, providing
     This course has developed strong           opportunities for mentoring our
     collaborations with industry partners      undergraduate students.
     at local, national and international
     levels. Recent visitors have included:
                                                Career prospects
     • Carol Rose, an expert in sustainable
                                                Graduate roles include buying,
       fashion life cycle solutions
                                                merchandising, digital marketing,
     • Matthew Dixon, Director of Hudson        design, visual merchandising and
       Walker International                     account management. You may also
     • food futurologist, Dr Morgaine Gaye      wish to pursue further education or
                                                self-employment. Recent graduate
     • Andrew and Iain Foxall, Foxall Studio,
                                                roles and destinations include; Acardia
       London
                                                Group, ASOS, Next, Adidas, Holt
     • Marketing Consultancy, BDA London        Renfrew, Sainsbury’s and Calvin Klein.
     • representatives from Wedgewood,
       Next, and Whistles
     • visiting alumni who come to share
       their industry experience.
     You’ll have the opportunity to work on
     live projects and competitions with
     brands and organisations within the
     fashion and related industries.

                                                To find out more about this course
                                                visit www.ntu.ac.uk/courses and
                                                search for International Fashion.

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Fashion Design
     BA (Hons)

     On this renowned fashion design degree, you will develop skills in fashion
     drawing and illustration, design innovation, creative pattern cutting,
     garment manufacture, market awareness, sustainability and the latest
     digital technologies.

     Information                               About this course                          Year Two
     UCAS code: W230                           We are nationally and internationally      Fashion Context: Market and
                                               recognised for the quality of our          Innovation
     Study mode: Full-time
                                               creative and industry-ready graduates,     (100 credit points)
     Starting: September                       with our students regularly winning
                                                                                          Through live projects with industry,
                                               coveted awards at events such as
     Course duration: Three years                                                         you will engage with team work,
                                               Graduate Fashion Week. We are also
                                                                                          developing your interpersonal skills,
     Entry requirements:                       ranked fourth in the UK for Fashion
                                                                                          understanding commercial challenges
                                               and Textiles (Guardian University
     • A-levels – BBC (or equivalent); and                                                and design responsibilities, as
                                               League Tables 2019).
                                                                                          well as enhancing your verbal and
     • GCSEs – English and Maths or
                                               You will showcase your final year          visual presentation skills. You will be
       Science grade C / 4.
                                               work either on the catwalk or in a         encouraged to take an enterprising
     Other requirements:                       product exhibition at our Degree Show,     and creative approach in response
                                               Nottingham, with the opportunity to        to a number of industry-led design
     • Portfolio and interview                 be selected for the catwalk show and       projects at various levels of the global
                                               work displayed at Graduate Fashion         fashion design market. Simulation of
                                               Week (GFW), London.                        a real working environment builds on
                                                                                          existing knowledge and skills acquired
     “I would recommend fashion                                                           in your first year, introducing you to the
                                               What you’ll study                          day-to-day commercial challenges and
     design because there is
                                                                                          opportunities that graduates face in
     room for you to explore what
                                               Year One                                   industry. Exploring the global market
     you like, and it is flexible                                                         though varied research methodologies,
     enough for you to focus on                Fashion Process: Concept and Form          technologies, values and ethics will
     things you hope to achieve                (100 credit points)                        inform design solutions relevant to
     as a designer.”                           During the first year, you will be         diverse consumer groups.

     Sola Olowo-Ake,                           introduced to fundamental aspects of       You will have the opportunity to
     BA (Hons) Fashion Design                  the fashion design process with the        present work to a panel of industry
                                               aim of developing skills and confidence    representatives where you will receive
                                               in the principles of the design process.   feedback to enable you to progress
                                               This includes concept initiation,          your work. This will give you an insight
                                               research, 2D / 3D translation,             into industry current practices and the
                                               structural / form experimentation,         work ethic required.
                                               design development, colour analysis,
                                               drawing, illustration, pattern cutting,    Design, Culture and Context 2
                                               garment construction and associated        (20 credit points)
                                               technologies including CAD.                In the first half of the year, you will
                                                                                          focus on how the commercial context
                                               Design, Culture and Context 1
                                                                                          affects design culture. You will
                                               (20 credit points)
                                                                                          consider the role played by design in
                                               This module will encourage you to          the creation of desire in trend-driven
                                               test your research, presentation and       consumer culture in an era of mass

                                                                                                                                        Image: Takato Wako, BA (Hons) Fashion Design
                                               written skills, and to be socially and     production and consumption. In the
                                               culturally aware when considering          second half of the year, you will focus
                                               your own environment and design            on creating a negotiated individual
                                               decisions. You will learn about            brief in preparation for your final year
                                               the power of images, objects and           project.
                                               materials in visual and material
                                               culture, and develop an understanding
                                               of how these can inform design in
                                               communicating ideas.

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Final Year                                  Fashion Design students have recently      Melbourne Institute of Technology in

                                                                                                                                        Image: Lydia Jackson, BA (Hons) Fashion Design
                                                 completed work placements with             Australia, and more.
     Fashion Realisation: Research,              Urban Outfitters, River Island, H&M,
     Design and Technology                       Paul Smith, ASOS, Vivienne Westwood,
                                                 Topshop, Victoria Beckham, Ralph           Facilities and equipment
     (120 credit points)
                                                 Lauren, and more.                          You will be based in the Bonington
     This year-long module includes a
     fashion design and a research project.                                                 building, a dedicated art and design
     For the fashion design projects,                                                       hub. You will have access to fashion
                                                 Connecting with industry
     you will produce an extensive body                                                     studios with industry-standard pattern
     of 2D and 3D work, with sustained           This course collaborates with industry     cutting tables and garment production
     investigation into toiling, fabrication,    at local, national and international       machinery, laser cutting and engraving
     print, garment construction, CAD, and       levels. Live projects and competitions     equipment, a digital print facility, a
     design responsibility. You will choose      will give you the opportunity to have      print room for screen-printing, transfer
     to focus either on a catwalk collection     exposure to real-life design situations.   printing and computer suites.
     or a fashion product exhibition. For the    Our students have taken part and
     research project, you will explore and      enjoyed success in a range of top          Career prospects
     research a relevant aspect of design,       industry projects, awards and
     completing a written dissertation.          competitions, including:                   100% of students from this course
                                                                                            are in employment or further study
                                                 • live project with Oasis inspired by      within six months of graduating
     How you’ll learn                              The Nottingham Lace Collection           (DLHE 2016/17). Career destinations
     On this course, you will spend your           saw our students’ designs launched       have included a range of fashion-
     time in creative studio environments.         in stores and online                     related roles across the world such
     Teaching and learning experiences will      • Winners of the TU Menswear               as designers, product developers,
     include studio workshops, lectures,           Scholarship Award, Tessuti Sports        garment technologists, creative
     tutorials and peer group activities.          and Leisurewear Award, Fashion           pattern cutters, digital designers,
     You will also benefit from live projects,     Marketing Award at Graduate              buyers, merchandisers and fashion
     study trips, and visual presentations.        Fashion Week                             stylists. Recent graduate destinations
                                                                                            included Paul Smith, ASOS, Burberry,
                                                 Recent visiting speakers have included     River Island, H&M, Coach, Victoria
     Assessments                                 the Creative Director of Graduate          Beckham, Ted Baker, Daks, Sunspel
                                                 Fashion Week, Martyn Roberts,              and Urban Outfitters.
     Assessment is 100% through                  renowned fashion journalist, Hilary
     coursework. You will receive feedback       Alexander OBE and Senior Director
     throughout each module and will             of Talent Acquisition for Ralph Lauren
     be awarded a grade. Depending on            USA who visited to give students a
     the module, you may be assessed             GFW Masterclass. Former editor of
     through 2D visual research and design       British Vogue, Alexandra Shulman, also
     development work, 3D development            visited to talk to students about her
     work and final product, portfolio work,     25-year career at the magazine.
     evaluations, reports, essays, and a
     dissertation.
                                                 International exchanges and
     Your final degree mark will be based
     100% on your final year work.               study trips
                                                 Recent study trips for this course have
     Work placement opportunities                included Yorkshire Sculpture Park
                                                 (Year One) and Paris Fashion Week
     You will be encouraged to undertake
                                                 (final year).
     short periods of work experience                                                       To find out more about this course
     alongside your studies. Course tutors       You can apply to go on exchange in         visit www.ntu.ac.uk/courses and
     and the University’s Employability          Year Two for one semester. The course      search for Fashion Design.
     team will be on hand to offer advice        has exchange agreements with a
     and support on how best to approach         number of institutions around the          Visit www.ntu.ac.uk/portfolioadvice
     companies, and get the most from            world, such as the Fashion Institute       to download portfolio and interview
     your experience.                            of Technology in New York, the Royal       information.

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Fashion Knitwear Design
     and Knitted Textiles
     BA (Hons)

     This highly respected degree offers you full creative control over the design
     and creation of both fabric and garments. You’ll develop the sought-after
     skills, in both traditional and contemporary, innovative digital knit processes,
     that are in high demand in the fashion industry.

     Information                                About this course                         Year Two
     UCAS code: 4W28 full-time, W222            You’ll have access to specialist          Context: Design and Industry
     with a placement                           state-of-the art digital equipment        (100 credit points)
                                                alongside traditional hand techniques
     Study mode: Sandwich or full-time                                                    Through different creative projects
                                                and gain skills in knitted fabric
                                                                                          you’ll develop a further awareness
     Starting: September                        design innovation, garment shape
                                                                                          of the practice of design within the
                                                development, construction and
     Course duration: Three years or                                                      global fashion knitwear industry.
                                                manufacture.
     four years                                                                           Gain experience of computer-aided
                                                You’ll showcase your final year work in   design (CAD) and computer-aided
     Entry requirements:                        either a catwalk or static show at our    manufacture (CAM), and you’ll develop
     • A-levels – BBC (or equivalent); and      Degree Show in Nottingham, and may        a range of skills to communicate your
                                                be selected to exhibit at events such     design ideas professionally. Start to
     • GCSEs – English and Maths grade
                                                as Graduate Fashion Week and New          prepare for your placement year, with
       C / 4.
                                                Designers.                                sessions covering CV building, letters
     Other requirements:                                                                  of application, interview techniques,
                                                We’re ranked fourth in the UK for
                                                                                          and portfolio development.
     • Portfolio and interview                  Fashion and Textiles (Guardian
                                                University League Tables 2019).           Design, Culture and Context 2
                                                                                          (20 credit points)
                                                What you’ll study                         In the first half of the year you’ll
     “I love being in control of                                                          consider the role played by design in
     my fabric, and this course                                                           the creation of desire in trend-driven
                                                Year One                                  consumer culture. In the second
     enabled me to design both the
                                                                                          half, focus on creating a negotiated
     fabric and garment, giving me              Fundamentals: Design and
                                                                                          individual brief in preparation for your
     complete control of the entire             Technology
                                                                                          final year project.
     design process. Completing                 (100 credit points)
     a year in industry was the                 Learn the basic principles of creating

                                                                                                                                      Image: Jacaranda Brain, BA (Hons) Fashion Knitwear Design and Knitted Textiles
                                                fabrics and garments through knit and     Year Three
     best decision I ever made. I
                                                we’ll introduce you to a wide range
     ended up completing three                  of specialist equipment to develop        Optional placement year
     placements, in New York and                your practical skills. Through studio     The placement year will let you apply
     London.”                                   workshops and tutorials, build your       what you have learned so far. You’ll
                                                skills further in visual research, idea   get to experience the realities of
     Jacaranda Brain,
                                                generation, colour, fabric creation,      the commercial world and gain an
     BA (Hons) Fashion Knitwear Design
     and Knitted Textiles                       3D form, fashion styling, and fashion     understanding of different industrial
                                                illustration.                             practices. Your placement must
                                                                                          be between six and 36 weeks long,
                                                Design, Culture and Context 1             working with one or more companies
                                                (20 credit points)                        in the UK or overseas. You’ll also
                                                Test your research, presentation and      have the chance to gain an extra
                                                writing skills, and think about being     qualification – a certificate or diploma
                                                socially and culturally aware when        in professional practice or for overseas
                                                considering your own environment          work placement an international
                                                and design decisions. Learn about the     certificate or diploma in professional
                                                power of images, objects and materials    practice.
                                                in visual and material culture.

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Image: Amy McCann, BA (Hons) Fashion Knitwear Design and Knitted Textiles
     Final Year                                Work placement opportunities               International exchanges and
                                               You can choose to take a year-long         study trips
     Resolution: Theory and Practice
     (120 credit points)                       work placement in the third year of        Recent study trips and visits for this
                                               your studies. A placement year will        course have included the Victoria
     Complete a range of projects guided
                                               give you the opportunity to gain real,     & Albert Museum in London, Pitti
     by your own career aspirations.
                                               hands-on experience and valuable           Filati yarn and fabric trade fair in
     Choose one of two pathways: either
                                               skills for the future. Our students say    Florence, Italy, and the opportunity to
     a Fashion Collection pathway where
                                               it’s helped them build their confidence    be selected to attend SPINEXPO in
     you’ll create a garment collection for
                                               and develop a network of contacts.         Shanghai.
     a catwalk show, or a Fashion Textile
                                               Placement students have been offered
     pathway where you’ll create a display                                                This course has exchange agreements
                                               graduate level jobs before they return
     of knitted textile fabrics, garments                                                 with a number of institutions around
                                               for their final year.
     or products. Produce an individual                                                   the world, including Hong Kong
     research project demonstrating your       Our students have recently worked          Polytechnic University, Donghua
     skills in analysis, communication,        with a range of design companies           University Shanghai, Amsterdam
     presentation, and independent             during their work placement year.          Fashion Institute, RMIT, and more. You
     thinking. Showcase your work at our       These include:                             can apply to go on exchange in Year
     Degree Show in Nottingham, and                                                       Two for one semester.
                                               • Hugo Boss, Switzerland
     have the opportunity to be selected to
     present your work at Graduate Fashion     • Marc Jacobs, New York
     Week in London.                           • Julien MacDonald                         Facilities and equipment
                                               • Brilliant Global, Hong Kong              You’ll be based in the Bonington
     How you’ll learn                                                                     building, a dedicated art and design
                                               If you choose not to do the placement      hub. You’ll have access to a dedicated
     You’ll spend most of your time in a       year, you’ll be encouraged to take
                                                                                          studio for creative workshops,
     creative studio environment. Teaching     up to two weeks of work experience
                                                                                          knitwear hand flat workshops, with
     and learning experiences will include     alongside your studies in Years One
                                                                                          Dubied and domestic machines,
     creative approaches through project       and Two. Support is on hand from our
                                                                                          knitwear make-up and industrial
     work, live projects, knitting and         Employability team, who can help with
                                                                                          workshops, digital knit and seamless
     manufacturing workshops, seminars,        your CV, and give you interview advice.
                                                                                          3D technology, dye facilities, print and
     and more. You will also benefit from                                                 embroidery workshops, a yarn and
     study trips, peer and self-evaluations,                                              fabric store, and more.
                                               Connecting with industry
     and studio and IT workshops.
                                               Benefit from our excellent connections
                                               with the fashion and textile industry,     Career prospects
     Assessments                               through guest lectures, bursary and
                                                                                          Graduates go into fields such as
     Assessment is 100% through                sponsorship opportunities, industry
                                                                                          design, product development, styling
     coursework. You will receive feedback     competitions, international study
                                                                                          and promotion and global sourcing.
     throughout each module and will           trips, and support with securing your
                                                                                          Recent graduate destinations include
     be awarded a grade for your work.         optional placement year.
                                                                                          Hugo Boss, Nike, Calvin Klein, John
     Depending on the module, you may          We work with a number of professional      Smedley, ASOS, Boden, Oasis, and
     be assessed through presenting            organisations, including the Worshipful    Next.
     and evaluating research; design           Company of Framework Knitters;
     development; technical knowledge;         The Textile Society; British Fashion
     and final practical outcomes. In some     Council Colleges Committee; ASBCI
     modules, assessment includes essays,      (Association of Suppliers to the British
     presentations, and an individual          Clothing Industry); Society of Dyers
     research project.                         and Colourists; and the UK Fashion &       To find out more about this course
     Your final degree mark will be based      Textile Association.                       visit www.ntu.ac.uk/courses and
     100% on your final year work.                                                        search for Knitwear.
                                               We have recently worked on live
                                               projects with companies including          Visit www.ntu.ac.uk/portfolioadvice
                                               Erdem, Ascena, Knoll yarns, Boden,         to download portfolio and interview
                                               SPINEXPO and Next.                         information.

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Textile Design
     BA (Hons)

     Accredited by the Chartered Society of Designers, this course is one of the
     few textile design degrees in the UK that allows you to explore the different
     areas of textile design before specialising in the creative areas of textile
     print, embroidery, weave, knit and multi-media, as your work develops.

     Information                                About this course                           objects and materials in visual and
                                                                                            material culture, and find out how
     UCAS code: W221                            On this course you will investigate         these are central to the way textile
                                                fundamental principles in colour, form,     designers work.
     Study mode: Full-time
                                                scale, pattern and composition and
     Starting: September                        learn traditional and digital techniques,
                                                working with industry-standard digital      Year Two
     Course duration: Three years               machinery.
                                                                                            Directions: Market and Process
     Entry requirements:                        There is an opportunity to apply for        (100 credit points)
     • A-levels – BBC (or equivalent); and      an educational scholarship with The         Develop more awareness of the
                                                Worshipful Company of Weavers;              practice of design within the
     • GCSEs – English and Maths or
                                                a charitable organisation which             international textile industry. Complete
       Science grade C / 4.
                                                exists to support the weaving and           three different projects that focus
     Other requirements:                        textile industry now, and in future         on different aspects of the design
                                                generations.                                process, deepening your knowledge
     • Portfolio and interview
                                                In your Final Year, you may apply for       in your specialised area of print,
                                                a yearlong paid graduate internship         embroidery, weave, or knit. You will
                                                in New York working for the ASCENA          have the chance to investigate other
                                                brands. You’ll exhibit your work in         areas of the industry, including interior
     “This course offers you all of             your Final Year at our Degree Show in       and lifestyle trends, ethical fashion,
                                                Nottingham, and could be selected for       and trend tracking. Engage with
     the ingredients to become a
                                                New Designers, London.                      industry through live projects, work
     young professional designer.                                                           experience, and an overseas visit to an
     I came out of university with              We’re ranked fourth in the UK for           international trade fair.
     a fantastic portfolio of work,             Fashion and Textiles (Guardian
                                                University League Tables 2019).             Design, Culture and Context 2
     a positive attitude to gaining
                                                                                            (20 credit points)
     a career in design, and an
                                                What you’ll study                           In the first half of the year you
     ambitious mind.”                                                                       will explore how the commercial
     Anna Hague,                                                                            context affects design culture. You’ll
     BA (Hons) Textile Design                   Year One                                    consider the role played by design
                                                                                            in the creation of desire in trend-
                                                Fundamentals: Materials and                 driven consumer culture, the need
                                                Concepts                                    for sustainability in an era of mass
                                                (100 credit points)                         production and consumption, and the
                                                You’ll be introduced to the different       responsibility to make design a force
                                                areas of the textiles industry through      for positive change. In the second
                                                workshop rotations in embroidery,           half of the year, you will focus on
                                                print, weave, knit, and multimedia.         creating a negotiated individual brief in
                                                Cover the design fundamentals and           preparation for your Final Year project.
                                                explore principles such as colour, form,
                                                pattern, composition, and scale. This
                                                module will form the foundation of all

                                                                                                                                         Image: Emily Rowland, BA (Hons) Textile Design
                                                your design work in Year Two and Final
                                                Year.

                                                Design, Culture and Context 1
                                                (20 credit points)
     Course Accreditation
                                                You’ll be encouraged to test your
                                                research, presentation and writing
                                                skills, and to be socially and culturally
                                                aware when considering your own
                                                environment and design decisions.
                                                You’ll learn about the power of images,

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Final Year                                  Our Textile Design students have             You’ll also have the opportunity to use
                                                 recently gained work experience with         resources from across the School of
     Resolutions: Practice and Context           companies such as Paul Smith, Aston          Art & Design and the wider University,
     (120 credit points)                         Martin, Whiston & Wright, George,            including photography studios, lock
                                                 John Lewis, Wallace and Sewell, Margo        stitch machines, ceramics facilities,
     Complete projects that relate to your
                                                 Selby, Julien Macdonald, Roksanda,           and 3D resources in printing, casting,
     career aspirations, developing work
                                                 Hand & Lock, Joules, Fat Face and            moulding, and woodworking.
     that shows your personal interests and
                                                 Romo.
     strengths for your portfolio. You’ll also
     be encouraged to get involved with                                                       Career prospects
     external competitions, trade fairs, and     Connecting with industry
     live projects. An individual research                                                    Overall, our students are in demand
     project will let you explore an aspect of   We continue to develop strong links          by industry with 100% in employment
     design that interests you, and you can      with industry through our alumni             or further study within six months of
     present this as a dissertation or as a      and staff contacts. Live projects,           graduating (DLHE 2016/17). They go
     visual product.                             competitions and professional bodies         into a variety of exciting roles including
                                                 are central to the course, giving you        designing, buying and merchandising,
                                                 exposure to current practices within         global sourcing, textiles product
     How you’ll learn                            industry. Working on live projects           development, styling and trend
                                                 with industry can often lead to              prediction, and marketing. Recent
     You’ll spend most of your time in a
                                                 opportunities for work placements,           graduate destinations include Ted
     creative studio environment. Teaching
                                                 and the chance to see your designs go        Baker, House of Holland, DFS, New
     and learning experiences will include
                                                 into production.                             Look, Laura Ashley, Liberty London,
     lectures, tutorials, studio workshops,
                                                                                              Adidas, Next, Paul Smith, Romo,
     and self-directed study. You’ll also        Final year students have undertaken
                                                                                              Baxter Fawcett and Topshop.
     benefit from textile demonstrations         sponsored projects, in collaboration
     and workshops, study trips, seminars,       with SPINEXPO, to design and produce
     and presentations.                          trend-leading work to be exhibited
                                                 at the spring / summer show in
                                                 Shanghai, Paris and New York.
     Assessments
     Assessment is 100% through
     coursework. You will receive feedback
                                                 International exchanges and
     throughout each module and will be          study trips
     awarded a grade. Depending on the           In Year One, you’ll visit a UK destination
     module, you may be assessed through         such as Manchester or London. In
     a portfolio, sketchbooks, presented         Year Two, you’ll have the option to visit
     and resolved projects, technical and        an international trade fair such as
     contextual research, a reflective           Première Vision in Paris.
     learning journal, essays, presentations,
     and an individual research project.         This course has exchange agreements
                                                 with a number of institutions around
     Your final degree mark will be based        the world, including RMIT in Australia,
     100% on your final year work.               and more. You can apply to go on
                                                 exchange in Year Two for one semester.
     Work placement opportunities
     You’ll be encouraged to undertake           Facilities and equipment
     work experience alongside your              Our Textile Design students are based
     studies. You’ll be supported with           in the Bonington building, a dedicated       To find out more about this course
     access to our database containing a         art and design hub. You’ll have              visit www.ntu.ac.uk/courses and
     range of contacts for potential work        access to dye facilities, laser cutting      search for Textile Design.
     placements. We’ll also give you tips on     and engraving facilities, digital print
     how best to approach companies and          facilities, fabric printers, embroidery      Visit www.ntu.ac.uk/portfolioadvice
     designers, and get the most from your       machines, weave and knit rooms,              to download portfolio and interview
     experience.                                 and more.                                    information.

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