We have over 40 years of expertise in fashion design, and this course has been designed to help you to develop your creative, academic and professional potential. You’ll devise an individual programme of study, in the form of a project, which could be focused on your career aspirations, or an experimental investigation into fashion, art and fabrication. We will support you through flexible and responsive teaching and learning, helping you to explore and challenge the limits of fashion design.
Devise an individual programme of study, based on your own interests and career aspirations. Receive workshops in 2D / 3D design, silhouette generation, creative pattern cutting and fashion visualisation. Apply for one of our Paul Smith Scholarships and have the opportunity to travel to Japan and study at Bunka Fashion College in Tokyo. Benefit from visiting professionals from industry such as Simeon Farrar, Jo Cope, Moxham, Christopher Raeburn, and Sir Tom Baker. Have the opportunity to join a European study trip to Antwerp and Paris. Take advantage of our extensive links with industry. Have the opportunity to exhibit your work at New Designers in London. Work alongside other Fashion, Textiles and Knitwear Design students in our dedicated postgraduate studio. Opt for a 20 credit point advanced research module if you’re thinking of progressing to PhD or Professional Doctorate study. Work with fellow students, practitioners and academic staff from different cultures and backgrounds.
MA Fashion Design
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“I chose to study at NTU because the internationally recognised Fashion Design course here has all the right components to prepare you for industry. The industry links and experienced staff help to develop your ideas and designs into a body of work that is more substantial and realistic for the industry.
“I really enjoy the freedom I have as well as the fact that I am encouraged to focus my projects around my own personal tastes and interests, and to interpret them in my own way to create something individual.
“Being selected for the Paul Smith Scholarship to study at Bunka Gakuen University in Tokyo allowed me to further my knowledge of not only new technology in fashion, but to explore my own interests in a different context. I developed a broader understanding of what it means to be a menswear designer.
“There is an impressive range of experience amongst staff with each member having their own specialist area. Whatever aspect of the industry you need advice on, there is always a first-hand opinion available for you. Each department is always happy to help with the development of your ideas.
“In the MA studio there is a lot of space, housing a thriving creative community of different students from different courses. The specialist Art and Design section of the library was developed with the specific needs of the students in mind. “Nottingham offers a particularly unique culture. Once you take the time to discover its independent companies, art galleries, live music venues and shops you will never be short of inspiration. With the University being located in the city, you feel part of the excitement and have easy access to all points of interest.
“I would recommend a postgraduate degree at NTU because the balance between direction and independent work is particularly useful in preparing you for industry. I find the course is also well catered for those who want to work self-employed, be it freelance or to direct their own company.
“Having a postgraduate qualification will certainly help me progress my career as I have developed a much more detailed understanding of the industry. This is something that has translated itself into my designs and overall body of work.”
“I wanted to study at NTU because I was made aware of the School of Art & Design’s strong reputation while I was in China. The city itself is great, everything is convenient and there are various exhibitions and galleries to visit.
“My project is based on sustainable fashion which is an idea that was generated by a group presentation at the beginning of the induction week. I have used some elements of the history of Nottingham as for my clothes, and I like using the industry-standard equipment available in the Bonington building.
“I enjoy the range of technical skills I have been able to develop on my course, such as embroidery, digital printing, laser cutting and various dye processes. The staff are very supportive and I often make appointments with them to discuss my work.
“The course can be very challenging at times, with lots of assignments going on however I would definitely recommend it as it has opened my mind to lots of new ideas.”
Postgraduate Masters Scholarships for UK students
We award these competitive scholarships to students who can demonstrate excellent achievement, passion and dedication to their studies.*All full-time postgraduate taught courses in the School of Art & Design, with the exception of PG Cert Creative Pattern Cutting.Applicants will be assessed on their academic merit and the relevance of the statement on their scholarship application form.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Half your tuition fee
We're pleased to offer a number of scholarships worth up to the value of half your tuition fee. These scholarships are available to students who have been made an offer of a place to study on an eligible postgraduate Masters course* starting in September 2017. The scholarships will be available in the form of a tuition fee reduction.
You’ll need to complete a scholarship application form and email it back to us at firstname.lastname@example.org by 4pm on Monday 19 June 2017.
This scheme is for existing NTU students who are progressing to MA student, and NTU alumni who graduated after 1 July 2012.It is open to Home (UK), EU and International students.
Value of Scholarship(s)
25% off tuition fee
To be eligible for this scheme you must either be:a current final year undergraduate student studying at NTU progressing directly onto one of the School of Art & Design's full-time or part-time Masters courses; or an alumni from one of NTU's full-time or part-time undergraduate, postgraduate or professional courses at NTU, who graduated after 1 July 2012. You must also have accepted an offer of a place to study on an eligible course in the School of Art & Design, starting in September 2017. This scheme is open to Home (UK), EU and International students, and will be automatically be deducted from your fees before enrolment.
Eligible students do not need to apply for this fee discount - it will automatically be deducted before enrolment.
These scholarships are to the value of £3,000 enabling you to travel to Tokyo and study at Bunka Fashion College for six weeks. They are suitable if you have recent experience of Higher Education in the UK, and ideally are familiar with Nottingham – as the trip takes place towards the start of the academic year.To be eligible to apply for a Paul Smith Scholarship you must have an offer of a place to study on one of the following courses:MA Fashion Design MA Fashion Knitwear Design MA Textile Design InnovationAs part of your application for this scholarship, you will need to submit a 300 word statement explaining how this opportunity would enhance your master’s studies.
Value of Scholarship(s)
This scholarship is to the value of £3,000 enabling you to travel to Tokyo and study at Bunka Fashion College for six weeks.They are suitable if you have recent experience of Higher Education in the UK, and ideally are familiar with Nottingham – as the trip takes place towards the start of the academic year.
As part of your application for this scholarship, you will need to submit a 300 word statement explaining how this opportunity would enhance your master’s studies.
A good honours degree (minimum 2.2) or equivalent in a relevant discipline, or relevant experience, and examples of work. International and EU applicants will also need to meet our English Language requirements.
17 August 2017
Recipient: Nottingham Trent University
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