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Nottingham Trent University

Fashion Management

UCAS Code: JW42

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

120 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels

Pass your Access course with 60 credits overall with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English grade C/4 or equivalent. GCSE Maths grade C/4 or GCSE Science grade C/4 or equivalent

120 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Diploma and one A-level or equivalent qualification

120 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate and two A-levels or equivalent qualifications

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

UCAS Tariff

120
96%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Fashion

Combine your interest in the manufacturing process of fashion with business management skills. This degree focuses on the management of the entire fashion chain, from design development and product sourcing; to manufacturing, sales and marketing; to the end consumer. You’ll gain a commercial understanding of fibres, yarns, fabrics, the garment construction processes and the whole textile chain including marketing to the consumer.

To give you exposure of current practices within industry, you’ll work on live projects with brands such as John Lewis and Boden and will benefit from guest lectures with professionals from companies such as Boohoo, ASOS, Tommy Hilfiger and newer innovative entrepreneurs. This is supplemented with relevant industry visits such as trade shows, head office, factories and exhibitions.

Showcase your work at our Degree Show, Nottingham, with the opportunity to take part in Graduate Fashion Week and International exchanges. This course attracts students from around the world, offering you a dynamic experience reflective of the working environment.

You don’t need to have a background in art, design or fashion, or have a creative portfolio to apply for this course.

**Assessment**

Assessment is by coursework and an exam. You will be assessed at the end of each module and awarded a grade. Your final degree mark will be based 100% on your final year work.

**Employability**

Employability for this course is excellent, with 96% 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 exciting fields such as buying and merchandising, marketing and PR, eCommerce, supply chain management, product development, garment and fabric technology and global sourcing. Recent graduate destinations include ASOS, Dunelm, Mulberry, Ted Baker, River Island and Superdry, Boohoo, Lacoste, H&M, Levi, Pretty Little Thing, and Alexander McQueen.

Modules

[Year One]

Fashion and Textiles Product (60 credit points)
You’ll learn about all aspects of garment and fabric technology and gain a practical understanding of how garments are constructed.

Fashion Management and Marketing (40 credit points)
Learn about the procedures involved with the design, production and retail of fashion, and the roles of the key people who manage these processes.

Design and Visual Communication (20 credit points)
Gain an understanding of how fashion trends and forecasting translate to the commercial fashion environment, researching the influence of luxury designers and brands and how these impact on mainstream fashion.

[Year Two]

Fashion Buying and Merchandising (40 credit points)
Develop the principles of fashion buying and merchandising in the context of today’s rapidly changing retail environment. Looking at international retail opportunities and range building and management techniques for in-store and online.

Management and Employment (20 credit points, first half of year)
You will learn about the key management theories in relation to employability, personal and professional attributes, skills and individual development for employment in the fashion and textiles industry.

Fashion Marketing and Communication (20 credit points, first half of year)
Explore marketing and promotional strategy in the context of the fashion industry.

Product Technology (20 credit points, second half of year)
Develop your understanding of the quality and ‘fit for purpose’ of fashion garments and related products, exploring issues such as sizing and fit, safety standards for clothing, and legislation in the retail industry.

Research Project (20 credit points, second half of year)
This module is designed to prepare you for your final year dissertation. Develop academic research and communication skills with the opportunity to personalise your topic area by integrating and exploring the learning and knowledge gained from your previous experiences.

[Year Three]

Optional Placement Year
The placement year will give you the chance to experience the commercial world first-hand. You can work with one or more companies in the UK or overseas. Many students say a placement year really boosts their confidence, and helps their final year studies and graduate employability. Some placements even lead to graduate job offers. You’ll also have the opportunity to gain an extra qualification – a certificate or diploma in professional practice.

[Final Year]

Dissertation (60 credit points)
Building on your research project skills complete an investigative study into a subject of your choice relating to the global fashion arena. You’ll negotiate your chosen research subject with your personal tutor and produce a research methodology report, a presentation, and a written dissertation.

Fashion Management (60 credit points)
Developing intrapreneurship, creativity and commercial awareness in the context of the fashion arena. Learn to evaluate fashion organisations and how they strategically operate and innovate.

The Uni


Course location:

City Campus

Department:

School of Art and Design

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

81%
med
Fashion

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Design studies

Teaching and learning

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

89%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
69%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

81%
UK students
19%
International students
22%
Male students
78%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

After graduation


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Design studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
high
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
92%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

40%
Design occupations
22%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
5%
Customer service occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Want to work in a growing, creative sector where we are a world leader? Welcome to design! The UK has a proud reputation as a centre of design excellence, and last year just over 14,000 design degrees were awarded. At the moment, the jobs market looks a little better for fashion and textile designers, and not as good for multimedia or interactive designers — but that may change by the time you graduate. In general, design graduates are more likely than most to start their career in London, although that also varies by subject — last year fashion designers often found jobs in the North West, graphic designers in the South West, illustrators in the South West, East Anglia and Midlands, textile designers in the Midlands and the North West, and visual designers in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Midlands. Design is also a good degree for people who want to work for a small business - more than half of graduates start at a small employer.

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