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. 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. You’ll work with specialised machinery, expert staff and industry-standard technology within knitwear design. 90% of students who opted for the year-long work placement are satisfied with this course. NTU is also ranked in the top five best fashion schools in the UK, and 14th in the world. ( Business of Fashion’s Global Fashion School Ranking 2015). Fashion and Textiles at NTU is ranked 5th in the UK in the university subject tables ( 2017 Guardian League Table). 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. 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. You’ll also focus on the creation of desire in regards to trend-driven consumer cultures. 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. You’ll be taught most of the time in a creative studio and you’ll be assessed in a variety of ways such as presenting and evaluating research and design development. 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. 96% of graduates who opted for the year-long placement are in employment or further study within just six months of graduating. Some of our recent graduates have gone into careers such as: Junior designers at Hugo Boss, ASOS, Zara, Jaeger and Nike. 90% of students who opted for a year-long work placement are satisfied with this course. You’ll be able to attend optional study visits to international trade fairs, such as Pitti Filati in Florence, Italy. You’ll gain invaluable experience working with specialised machinery, expert staff and industry technology within knit-wear design.