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 course 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. The optional placement year often leads to offers of employment after graduation and helps you to develop a network of contacts. **Key features** - NTU has a rich heritage in teaching fashion-related subjects and is ranked 4th in the UK for Fashion and Textiles. (Guardian University League Tables 2019) - Employability for this course is excellent, with 93% of students on the sandwich degree securing employment or further study within six months of graduating. (DLHE survey 2016/17) - Explore contemporary fashion and textile design, product development, and styling. Use of specialist state-of-the art digital equipment alongside traditional hand techniques. - 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. - 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. - The chance to showcase your work at Graduate Fashion Week and New Designers in London. - Educational grants and sponsorship opportunities available through our industry partners. - 100% of students from the sandwich degree are satisfied with this course. (National Student Survey 2017) **Assessment** Assessment is 100% through coursework. You will receive feedback throughout each module and will be awarded a grade for your work. **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, DKNY, Hugo Boss, John Smedley, Josh Goot, Julian MacDonald, Nike, Sophie Steller.