Fashion at Nottingham College - UCAS

Nottingham College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Nottingham Trent University

Fashion

Course summary

This Level 5 Foundation Degree course provides a practical hands-on qualification in Fashion with strong links to industry. You can study this course over two years (full-time) or three years (part-time) and then top-up to a full Level 6 BA (Hons) Art and Design (Fashion) degree. About the course The Foundation Degree in Fashion course is responding to the changing needs of the fashion industry with a newly revised curriculum -focusing on producing technically skilled fashion graduates with a thorough understanding of the creative design process from initial ideas to resolved realisations. Situated right in the heart of Nottingham’s Creative Quarter, this course is surrounded by exciting and established local and global fashion brands such as Paul Smith, Sunspel, Speedo, Universal Works, and a growing number of independent fashion labels embracing the creative spirit of Nottingham. We're committed to delivering a university degree in a high-quality college environment, offering students the opportunity to enjoy a supported learning journey whilst building up their skills and confidence in preparing them for the next step of their journeys into industry or topping up to achieve their full Level 6 BA (Hons) in Art & Design (Fashion). You will undertake a wide range of projects and competitions which will help you to develop and realise your creative potential and technical abilities. You will attend exhibitions and seminars, and have the opportunity to research and experience the domestic fashion market on trips to London and other creative UK cities, and the international scene during a potential European study trip. Modules include: -design process and realization -fashion product and brand development -visual communication techniques for fashion -fashion in context -fashion forecasting and design -professional development -final major project Assessment Your work will be assessed on a continuous basis with set deadlines. There are no examinations. Bursaries We want our courses to be accessible to students from any background, so we’ve put together a cash support package in the form of non-repayable bursaries to provide financial help where it’s really needed. Details for 2025-26 will be advertised once approved by the university regulator – the Office for Students (OfS). Please check our website - www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk - for more information. Your career and progression You can progress on to our one-year BA (Hons) Art and Design (Fashion) top-up degree, also awarded by Nottingham Trent University. Another option would be moving on to a top-up course at another provider, or the second or third year of a specialised Fashion degree course. Alternatively, you could start your career in the fashion and clothing industries or related areas. Many of our students have progressed into employment with some of the world’s biggest fashion brands or set up their own business.

Modules

Core modules include: visual communication techniques; fashion in society; professional studies; critical study; professional development; digital presentation of final major project. Pathway modules include: research and design for fashion; approaches to drawing techniques; fashion forecasting and design; pattern cutting and manufacture; sustainable fashion; final major project. Modules will be assessed on a continuous basis.

Assessment method

Work will be assessed on a continuous basis.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W230
Institution code:
N30
Campus name:
City (Adams)
Campus code:
C

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Students are advised to contact their own national student finance service for up-to-date information concerning potential financial support. Applicants who are permanently resident outside the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Gibraltar or Republic of Ireland are advised to contact the College before submitting an application. Any additional costs or fees are shown on the UCAS page for each individual course.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk/study/university-centre/how-to-apply-for-a-university-level-course

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Applicants may be invited to attend an informal interview.

Portfolio

Applicants may be asked to submit an e-portfolio or written assignment as evidence of their recent work.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8250 Year 1
England £8250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8250 Year 1
Scotland £8250 Year 1
Wales £8250 Year 1
Channel Islands £8250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £8250 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Students are advised to contact their own national student finance service for up-to-date information concerning potential financial support. Applicants who are permanently resident outside the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Gibraltar or the Republic of Ireland are advised to contact the College before submitting an application:. Any additional costs or fees are shown on the UCAS page for each individual course.
Fashion at Nottingham College - UCAS