Nottingham Trent University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Fashion Communication and Promotion

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Course summary

On this course you will investigate, develop and create meaningful and forward-thinking forms of visual communication, promotion and advertising. The focus is on the visual communication of brands through which innovative messages and narratives for products and services are built for the global fashion and lifestyle industries. Key features

  • Work on live projects with brands such as All Saints, Boots, BMW, Levi, Speedo, Topshop, Reiss and Unilever.
  • Enter industry competitions like L’Oréal Brandstorm and All Walks Beyond the Catwalk’s Diversity NOW! where our students have had great success.
  • Benefit from the experience of guest speakers and visiting industry experts.
  • Go on optional study trips to places like New York, Paris, Berlin, and Tokyo. Visit companies, exhibitions and trade fairs to learn about the international market.
  • Apply for a European or international exchange to places like the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.
  • There is an opportunity to work on a student committee to plan, design and take part in events that promote your work including Zine fairs, degree shows and Graduate Fashion Week.
  • Learn to use software such as Adobe InDesign and Photoshop, so you can develop your creative ideas to communicate with consumers.
  • NTU are ranked 16th in the UK for Fashion and Textiles. (The Guardian University Guide 2021).
  • 90% of BA (Hons) Fashion Communication and Promotion students would recommend studying at NTU to others. (National Student Survey 2020).
Assessment Assessment for this course is 100% through coursework. You will be assessed at the end of each module and awarded a grade. Employability Our students secure fashion communication and promotion related jobs both nationally and internationally, in areas such as advertising; art direction and styling; digital communication and web design; fashion analysis and trend prediction; fashion media and journalism; PR and event management; and retailing and visual merchandising. Students also use their well-developed transferable skills for alternative careers in freelance promotion and media roles, and in teaching. Some decide to undertake postgraduate study in fashion or a related subject. Recent destinations include: Dr Martens, Global Radio, Primark, L’Oréal, F&F Clothing and Zone Digital. 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

Course details


[Year One]

  • Fashion Communication and Contexts (60 credit points, first half of the year)
  • Fashion Promotion and Message (60 credit points, second half of the year)
[Year Two]
  • Applied Creative Process (40 credit points, first which half of the year)
  • Creative Concepts and Professional Context (40 credit points, second which half of the year)
  • Co Lab: Research, Exploration and Risk-taking (20 credit points, second half of the year)
  • Optional module - you will also choose one 20-credit module from:
Trend Forecasting Publishing: Experimental Formats Ethical Design Digital Marketing and Communication Telling Stories Responding to the Visual World Typography: Use and Expression [Final year]
  • Personal and Professional Practice (20 credit points, full year)
- Negotiated Projects (100 credit points, 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

We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

Tuition fees for 2022 entry are yet to be confirmed. As a guide and to enable you to plan your finances, the fees for Home undergraduate students for 2021 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 Communication and Promotion at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS