Norwich University of the Arts

Degree level: Undergraduate

Fashion Marketing and Business with Diploma in Creative Professional Development (including Year 0)

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Course summary

OVERVIEW BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing and Business at Norwich University of the Arts (Norwich) is designed for aspiring fashion entrepreneurs and leaders who want to push the global fashion industry forward through creative innovation and new business models. It offers you the opportunity to study a fashion business degree in the inspiring creative surroundings of an independent specialist arts, design, architecture and media institution. The course provides a unique insight into the commercial fundamentals, marketing strategies and core brand development techniques that are used to run the fashion industry today. Our course promotes a culture of innovation, identifying opportunities and presenting big ideas. Throughout the course you will create dynamic marketing campaigns, retail concepts, buying proposals and business plans that will allow you fully understand, create and operate within successful fashion businesses. YEAR 0 This course includes a Year 0, which promotes developing practical, technical and creative skills and confidence. Building on your prior experience, you will be introduced to some of our workshops to assist your skill development, with an increasing emphasis on professional standards and independent study. The course places emphasis on your personal commitment to study, while supporting you in your progression. KEY FEATURES

  • Share the first-year curriculum with BA (Hons) Fashion Communication and Promotion, allowing you to study shared core fashion fundamentals including fashion history, contextual awareness, branding, marketing, industry awareness and effective communication techniques
  • Build your knowledge of fashion marketing and contextual awareness, developing skills that are sought after by employers. Key areas of study include fashion retail and visual merchandising, buying and merchandising, business models and planning, corporate responsibility and law, and international fashion strategy
  • Be introduced to new theories and knowledge through lectures and taught workshops, allowing you to explore new concepts and deepen your industry understanding and skills
  • Small group seminars and individual tutorials will provide you with opportunity to share, gain feedback on and progress your work
  • Further your studies through independent learning alongside your timetabled sessions
DIPLOMA IN CREATIVE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT The Diploma in Creative Professional Development offers undergraduate students the chance to spend a year between Year 2 and 3 of their course exploring their employability options through a structured programme of input sessions and work-based learning. The aim of the course is to provide you with an opportunity to gain industry insight, develop your employability skills through a series of supported experiences, expand your network and build your confidence in the workplace. YOUR FUTURE The course encourages work-related learning and work placements. Dedicated employability workshops covering networking, personal brand building CV and cover letter writing will assist you in seeking out appropriate opportunities within the industry. Through engagement with industry guests, the Ideas FactoryNUA and bespoke workshops graduates will go on to be the fashion CEOs, strategists, marketing directors and innovation leaders of the future. OUR STUDENTS’ WORK Explore our online Graduate Showcase – celebrating the very best Norwich University of the Arts graduate work. Scroll each reel to explore at


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Assessment method

The University assesses you through the coursework you produce as you complete each unit. Each unit will require you to present a portfolio of work which may include finished pieces of work, written work, your research, and a reflective journal which allows you to evaluate your learning and highlight your strengths and areas for further development. You can find out more information about our assessment methods at

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Norwich welcomes applicants of all ages from all backgrounds. Your application will be primarily assessed through your portfolio, responses to questions asked and personal statement, so even if you have no formal qualifications or do not meet our typical offers it can still be worth applying. If you are studying at the time of your application and your application is successful it is likely that you will receive a conditional offer. If the qualification that you are studying is not shown, do not worry as we are able to accept other pre-entry qualifications as well as combinations of different qualifications.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
EU £18000* Year 1
International £18000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Fashion Marketing and Business with Diploma in Creative Professional Development (including Year 0) at Norwich University of the Arts - UCAS