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Ranked in 4th in the UK for Fashion and Textiles (Guardian University League Tables 2019), NTU is internationally recognised for the quality of its creative, industry-ready graduates.
This exciting and renowned degree offers you full creative control over the design and creation of both fabric and garments.
Knit is a huge part of contemporary fashion. Most of our everyday garments are made of knitted fabric, including underwear, hosiery, jersey-wear and even swimwear. From fine sheer industrial knits to luxury chunky hand knits, the creative possibilities are endless for a knitwear designer. This degree explores the versatility of knitwear in a contemporary fashion context.
You’ll develop sought-after skills in knitted fabric design innovation, garment shape development, construction and manufacture. Explore your creative ideas with the use of state-of-the-art digital equipment and processes alongside traditional hand techniques. These skills will allow you to produce highly creative and innovative pieces.
- Explore contemporary fashion and textile design, product development, and styling. Use of specialist state-of-the art digital equipment alongside traditional hand techniques.
- This course has an excellent graduate employment rate, with 93% of graduates who complete a year-long placement in employment or further study within six months (DLHE survey 2016/17)
- 96% of students from the sandwich degree are satisfied with this course. (National Student Survey
- Accredited by Creative Skillset, this course has an international reputation for excellence and strong links with industry.
- 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 John Lewis, All Saints, and The Society of Dyers and Colourists.
- Visit international trade fairs and exhibitions, such as Pitti Filati in Florence.
- Apply for an international exchange to another institution, such as the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Exhibit your work in a catwalk show and static exhibition in your final year at our Degree Show in Nottingham.
- 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 trend-prediction services such as WGSN.
- Educational grants and sponsorship opportunities available through our industry partners.
Careers and employability
Employability for this course is excellent, with 93% of students who took a year-long work placement going on to employment or further study within six months of graduating. (DLHE survey 2016/17)
Graduates go into fields such as design, product development, styling and promotion and global sourcing.
Recent graduate destinations include:
- Abercrombie & Fitch
- Calvin Klein
- Hugo Boss
- John Smedley
- Josh Goot
- Julian MacDonald
- Lauren Richards
- Sophie Steller
- Stine Ladefoged
- Sun Hing Ltd.