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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Our MA Fashion Knitwear Design course will encourage you to innovate through experimental research and practice to develop a forward-thinking and challenging approach to realise advances and new directions in fashion knitwear. Through working closely with dedicated expert academic, technical and research staff, you'll enhance and develop new and advanced specialist knowledge and skills for knitted textiles and fashion knitwear design.

Key features

  • Work in our outstanding knit facilities, with access to hand flat and power knitting machines, including Shima Seiki and Stoll
  • Have space to work in our dedicated postgraduate studio, alongside other MA Fashion, Textiles and Knitwear Design students
  • Benefit from the professional expertise of our academic staff, researchers and visiting designers such as Orsola de Castro, Juliana Sissons, Jo Cope, David Telfer, Moxham, and Christopher Raeburn
  • Work with fellow students, practitioners and academic staff from different cultures and backgrounds
  • Have the opportunity to visit London and join European study trips to Florence, Antwerp and Paris
  • Have the opportunity to apply for specialist bursaries including ‘The Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters’ and sponsorship of yarns through links with industry and individual networking opportunities
  • Be selected to exhibit at New Designers in London and have an opportunity to be selected for TexSelect (formerly Texprint)
  • Opt for an additional 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

How you’re taught

Teaching and learning experiences will include:

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • seminars
  • inductions
  • workshops
  • live projects
  • study visits
  • self-directed research
  • independent studio practice

Assessment

Assessment is 100% by coursework and involves:

  • Project Proposal
  • supporting fashion knitwear research and development work
  • evidence of reflective practice
  • experimental designs
  • formal presentations of key developments
  • resolved fashion knitwear swatches and garments
  • portfolio and CV

Career prospects

This course leads to a wide range of career opportunities including:

  • knitwear / knitted textiles designer
  • product developer
  • sourcing manager
  • technologist
  • buyer, merchandiser
  • production manager
  • trend forecasting
  • styling within companies and brands.

Some graduates also use this course to support careers in teaching, lecturing, journalism and progression to MPhil or PhD study.

Recent graduates have set up their own successful businesses, or work within related careers in the fashion and textile design sector. Others have returned to their previous job with a renewed focus and enhanced career prospects.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Nottingham Trent University

  • University League Table

    45th

  • Campus address

    Nottingham Trent University, 50 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 4FQ, England

With placements and work experience opportunities, as well as tailored employability support, NTU is focused on the future success of its students.
Students and staff from over 160 countries make NTU's community diverse and dynamic, offering a global experience for all students.
Prestigious, competitive scholarships are available, worth up to half the tuition fee.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    24th out of 85 12

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    140 64%

    26th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    8th

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    47th

    19

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