The Nottingham Trent University

Creative Pattern Cutting

City Campus
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Rank: 46 (TCUG)

Location: City Campus


Study mode full-time

Degree: Certificate

Start Date: 2020/09/01

Duration: 15 weeks

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This course addresses recent shifts in the global fashion industry and the resulting need for technical and creative skills in the pattern cutting sector. It responds to industry’s call for improved pattern cutting skills and recognises the breadth of careers students enter into. This course is for graduates and professionals who have achieved an intermediate level or above in pattern cutting and manufacture, and wish to develop their skills further. It will help you to build upon your existing pattern cutting knowledge and professional practice through the investigation of innovative historical and contemporary pattern cutting methods. Throughout the course you will enhance your theoretical and practical knowledge in creative pattern cutting, and develop your abilities to engage confidently and professionally within the fashion industry, helping career goals. Key features • Work in our extensive fashion design studios with industry-standard equipment and our expert teaching team • Take part in a wide range of workshops and demonstrations • Have the opportunity to go on study visits to costume archives, museums and design exhibitions • Choose to collaborate with industry for your personal project. Recent student-led collaborations include Berghaus and Mountain Equipment • Work with Illustrator, InDesign and LECTRA in our Computer Aided Design (CAD) suite • After successful completion of this course you could progress directly onto our MA Fashion Design course.


Entry requirements

2.2 honours degree in a related subject and a portfolio. Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications and / or relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis. **Other requirements** IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill)

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (6.5, All in 5.5)

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About this university

International students

Students travel from around the world to study at Nottingham Trent and there is plenty of help of assistance on hand for them. There are representatives for international students on hand to help with matters including immigration and visas, travelling to the city and adapting to life in Nottingham. There is also country specific information available through the website. Nottingham Trent Students Union organises the student activities and events outside the classroom as well as offering leisure and retail services and representing students across the three campuses. There are various student run media including a magazine, TV station and radio station while the union also operates the RAG fundraising department. The student union is based in the Byron building and runs a nightclub, sports centre, gymnasium, bars and cafes in the city campus while at Clifton, it is based in the Benenson and DH Lawrence Buildings. Finally, at Brackenhurst, it runs the Brack Bar as well as a cafe and organises weekly student nights. There are some 130 societies and clubs to become involved with. Sports are particularly prominent with former students completing in recent winter and summer Olympic Games as well as various other international level sports. It ranks in the 20% of institutions for its sports around the country and has regular annual events against local rival, the University of Nottingham.

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