This course has more than 30 years’ experience, has an international reputation for excellence, and is the only course within the UK which focuses on knit in relation to fashion and textiles. If you have an interest in fashion and textiles, and want to explore the creativity of knitting, contemporary fashion design, and styling this could be the perfect course for you. 100% of students from the sandwich degree are satisifed with this course (National Student Survey 2017). NTU is also ranked 5th in the UK for Fashion and Textiles (Guardian League Table 2017). You will work with specialised machinery, expert staff and cutting-edge technology in knitwear design and be able to take part in international study exchanges. You’ll learn about fabric design, creation, garment design and manufacture and you’ll utilise your learning from this to cover live projects, industry competitions and a year-long work placement where you’ll gain independence and develop professional skills. The course is baseed 100% on coursework and may take form as presentation, design development and essays. The first year will give you an introduction to fashion knitwear and the culture and context of design. Your second year of study will help you to develop a further awareness of the practice of design but within the global fashion knitwear industry, through the opportunity to visit to international trade fairs, such as Pitti Filati in Florence. You’ll be taught how to use computer-aided manufacture (CAD) and computer aided manufacture (CAM) to develop a range of skills to highlight your design ideas. Your placement year (if you choose to undertake this) will really help you to apply what you have learned so far and you’ll work with either one or a few companies based in the UK or abroad. You may also wish to gain an additional qualification – a certificate or diploma in professional practice. The final year will see you completing a range of projects which are aligned to your own career aspirations. You’ll either create a selection of garments for a catwalk show or take a Fashion Textile pathway where you’ll create a selection of knitted textile fabrics and garments. All work will be presented at the NTU Degree Show where you’ll have the opportunity to be selected to present your work at Graduate Fashion Week in London and SPINEXPO in Shanghai, China. The placement year will give you an exciting opportunity to gain valuable experience within the industry and skills such as cultural creativity, organisation, efficiency and motivation. Many of our recent graduates managed to secure exciting placements with: Burberry, Li & Fung ( New York) and Hugo Boss. You’ll constantly be evolving your CV as the Employability Team at NTU will put you in touch with companies who are looking for students. 100% of graduates who opted for the year-long placement are in employment or further study within just six months of graduating (DHLE 2015-16). Some of our recent graduates have gone into careers such as: Junior designers at Hugo Boss, ASOS, Zara, Jaeger and Nike.