Nottingham College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Nottingham Trent University

Art and Design (Fashion) Top-up

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Course summary

This course enables students to top up their existing HND or Foundation Degree to a full BA (Honours) in Art and Design, awarded by our chief university partner: Nottingham Trent University. It will suit students who wish to progress to 'hands-on' creative careers, including Fashion. Combining practical studio work in your specialist area with contextual and theoretical modules; an enquiring, creative and challenging approach to work is promoted. We encourage the belief that designers have independent thoughts, feelings, reactions, and attitudes which they need to externalise and visualise within theoretical work and practical design practice. Specialist areas are available for studio practice and students have access to supporting workshops. Core modules include: -specialist studio practice -contemporary issues in design -practice-led research -advanced studio practice Assessment You'll be assessed through individual and group assignments and presentations, research tasks, and individual studio project work. Your work will be displayed in an end-of-year professional portfolio and public exhibition. Bursaries We want our courses to be accessible to students from any background, so we’ve put together a cash support package in the form of non-repayable bursaries to provide financial help where it’s really needed. Details for 2022-23 will be advertised once approved by the university regulator – the Office for Students (OfS). Please check our website - - for more information. Your career and progression What career or progression opportunities are there? Many of our graduates set up their own small businesses. Some choose to venture into other sectors and are equally successful in gaining employment due to the transferable skills acquired on the course. Previous graduates have found positions with companies such as: Pendragon plc; Broadway Cinema Nottingham; Hyundai; ASDA George; Brown Dog; Defacto and New Fat. Other graduates continue with their studies with higher degrees or teacher training, with more than 40% progressing to postgraduate MA courses.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Applicants from outside the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) are advised to contact our International Office before making an application. Please email [email protected]

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants will be expected to have already achieved (or expect to achieve) a Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma (or equivalent) in a related subject area. Mature applicants with appropriate industrial experience will also be considered.

Additional entry requirements


Applicants meeting our minimum entry requirements may be invited for an informal interview and to provide a portfolio (or 'e-portfolio' of their recent work).


Applicants meeting our minimum entry requirements may be invited for an informal interview and to provide a portfolio (or 'e-portfolio' of their recent work).


Applicants meeting our minimum entry requirements may be invited for an informal interview and to provide a portfolio (or 'e-portfolio' of their recent work).

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6An overall band score of 6.0; with no individual component less than 5.5.

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8250 Year 1
England £8250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8250 Year 1
Scotland £8250 Year 1
Wales £8250 Year 1
Channel Islands £8250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £8250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students are advised to contact their own national student finance service for up-to-date information concerning potential financial support. Applicants who are permanently resident outside the United Kingdom, Channel Islands or Republic of Ireland are advised to contact the College's International Office before submitting an application at: [email protected] Any additional costs or fees are shown on the UCAS page for each individual course.
Art and Design (Fashion) Top-up at Nottingham College - UCAS