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Course summary

This highly respected degree offers you full creative control over the design and creation of fabrics, garments and products for fashion or interiors. You will develop your creative potential through developing technical and design skills, including innovative digital knit processes that are in high demand in the fashion and textile industry Key features

  • Explore contemporary fashion and textile design, product development, and styling. Use of specialist state-of-the art digital equipment alongside traditional hand techniques.
  • Choose to take a year-long work placement, in the UK or abroad, and gain a certificate or diploma in professional / international practice, this opportunity often leads to offers of employment after graduation.
  • Get involved in competitions and live projects with industry with companies such as Next, John Smedley, Boden, Finisterre and The Society of Dyers and Colourists.
  • Visit international trade fairs and exhibitions, such as Pitti Filati in Florence.
  • Opportunity to apply for a European or international exchange to one of our partner institutions, such as Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Amsterdam Fashion Institute, and more.
  • Have the opportunity to showcase your work at Graduate Fashion Week and New Designers in London and through collaborations with organisations such as SPINEXPO and Pitti Filatti.
  • Educational grants and sponsorship opportunities available through our industry partners.
  • NTU are ranked 16th in the UK for Fashion and Textiles. (The Guardian University Guide 2021).
  • 100% of BA (Hons) Fashion Knitwear Design & Knitted Textiles SW students would recommend studying at NTU to others. (National Student Survey 2020)
Assessment Assessment is predominantly through coursework. You will receive feedback throughout each module and will be awarded a grade for your work. Employability Graduates go into fields such as design, product development, styling and promotion and global sourcing. Recent graduate destinations include: Abercrombie & Fitch, Calvin Klein, DKNY, Hugo Boss, Sun Hing Ltd, John Smedley, Nike and Sophie Steller. 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 Knitwear Design and Knitted Textiles (80 credit points, full year) [Year Two] • Directions: Industry and Context for Fashion Knitwear Design and Knitted Textiles (40 credit points, first half of the year) • Directions: Innovation and Transition for Fashion Knitwear Design and Knitted Textiles (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 from: Material Stories Responding to the Visual World Model Making: Object and Narrative 3D Materials and Exploration Ethical Design Buying, Merchandising and Product Fundamentals Trend Forecasting Publishing: Experimental Formats [Year Three] • Optional Work Placement Year [Final year] • Resolutions: Culture and Context (20 credit points, first half of the year / 40 credit points, full year) • Resolutions: Practice and Context for Fashion Knitwear Design and Knitted Textiles (100 / 80 credit points, full year)

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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
International £17200 Year 1

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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