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Course summary

Innovation and sustainability are central to any forward-thinking fashion business, ensuring that they exceed the future needs of people and the planet. This course, based in The Nottingham School of Art and Design, combines fashion management practices with emerging technologies and material science to inform fashion, textile and lifestyle design. Through an understanding of the interconnection of materials and manufacturing in a global business context, you will develop your intellectual curiosity and understanding of core design components, exploring your approach to design practice. You'll be exposed to new materials, technologies and processes with sustainable systems as an integral component. We'll support you to become a future-focused innovator with an appreciation of design, risk-taking and experimentation. You'll work collaboratively to develop new products, technologies and ways to manufacture that are vital for our sustainable future. Modules Modules include: • Creative Exploration and Research • Materials and Processes • Innovation and Professional Practice • Design Proposition and Speculation • Negotiated Research Project Optional placement year You can choose to take a year-long work placement during your studies, with the chance to gain an additional Diploma or Certificate in Professional Practice, dependent on duration. A placement year will give you the opportunity to gain real, hands-on experience and valuable skills for the future. Course tutors and our Employability team are on hand to support you in applying for placement and professional practice opportunities. Careers and employability Employability is a key focus of this course, with modules including initiatives such as live projects and trips, and the opportunity to exhibit your work, which will help to raise your profile and enhance your future career. Graduate destinations include a range of technical innovation, material development, and fashion-related roles with national and global businesses. Roles include: • Material Specialists • Technologists • Performance Textile Developers • Designers • Sustainability Coordinators • Product Developers. Graduates have joined companies including: • Pentland • Adidas • Lululemon • Patagonia • Everlane • Vinted • Depop • Gymshark. Our students have taken part and enjoyed success in a range of top industry projects, awards, and competitions, allowing them to develop their professional networks. By the end of the course students will understand the contemporary landscape of the future possibilities of their practice. 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

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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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Tuition fees for 2024 entry are yet to be confirmed. As a guide and to enable you to plan your finances, the fees for Home undergraduate students for 2023 are £9250. The current expectation is that the University may increase this for future and subsequent years of study in line with inflation and as specified by the Government.
Fashion and Material Technology at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS