Fashion Design at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS

Course summary

Our BA (Hons) Fashion Design course has an established reputation, with exceptional national and international links within the fashion Industry, as well as a recognised global presence. NTU fashion graduates are renowned within the industry for their creative, innovative and directional design skills, as well as a strong underlying awareness of commerciality, sustainability and technologies. Key features

  • Get involved with competitions and live projects with companies like Oasis, Boohoo, Mulberry, ASOS, River Island and Burberry.
  • Benefit from guest lecturers such as Giles Deacon, Christopher Raeburn, and internationally renowned Japanese pattern cutting expert Shingo Sato.
  • Go on optional international study trips to events like Paris Fashion Week.
  • Opportunity to apply for a European or international exchange to one of our partner institutions, including the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and more.
  • Exhibit your work in our Showcase in your final year., with the opportunity to be selected for Graduate Fashion Week, London.
  • NTU are ranked 13th in the UK for Fashion and Textiles. (Guardian University League Tables 2023).
How you're assessed Assessment is predominantly through coursework. You will receive feedback throughout each module and will be awarded a grade. Depending on the module, you may be assessed through 2D visual research and design development work; 3D development work and final product; portfolio work; evaluations; reports; essays; and a dissertation. Career prospects Career destinations have included a range of fashion-related roles across the world such as designers, product developers, garment technologists, creative pattern cutters, digital designers, buyers, merchandisers and fashion stylists. Recent graduate destinations include: ASOS, Abercrombie & Fitch, Burberry, Coach, Mulberry, Vivienne Westwood, Next and Tom Ford. Your space to create at NTU We’re committed to helping you explore, expand and refine your craft, as you discover new creative horizons with some truly great tools, equipment and workspaces. Visit our facilities hub at to find out more. Our students’ work – ‘We Are Creatives’ Explore our online showcase ‘We Are Creatives’ - celebrating the work of the School of Art & Design students. You will find a sneak peak of some of our students’ work and gain a real insight into what it’s like to be part of the NTU creative community at


[Year One]

  • Curiosity: Creative Exploration and Research (40 credit points, full year)
  • Curiosity: Creative Development and Application for Fashion Design (80 credit points, full year)
[Year Two]
  • Directions: Industry and Context for Fashion Design (40 credit points, first half of the year)
  • Directions: Innovation and Transition for Fashion Design (40 credit points, second half of the year)
  • Co Lab: Research, Exploration and Risk-Taking (20 credit points, second half of the year)
  • Optional module (20 credit points, first half of the year). Choose one optional module from:
Material Stories Responding to the Visual World Telling Stories Typography: Use and Expression 3D Materials & Exploration Publishing: Experimental Formats Trend Forecasting Buying, Merchandising and Product Fundamentals [Final year]
  • Resolutions: Culture and Context (20 / 40 credit points, the full year)
- Resolutions: Practice and Context: Fashion Design (100 / 80 credit points, the full year)

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A lower offer may be made based on a range of factors, including your background (such as where you live and the school or college you attended), your experiences and individual circumstances (you may have been in care, for example). This is called a contextual offer and we get data from UCAS to make these decisions. NTU offers a student experience like no other, and this approach helps us to find students who have the potential to succeed here, but may have faced barriers that can make it more difficult to access university. We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.

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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
EU £17900 Year 1
International £17900 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

Tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at University. The level of tuition fees for the second and subsequent years of your undergraduate course may increase in line with inflation and as specified by the UK government.

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Fashion Design at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS