Fashion Design Portfolio for 15 - 17 Year Olds - Nottingham Trent University



Nottingham is famous for its fashion industry, being the home of international designer Paul Smith and a host of innovative boutique stores. And NTU students have been winning awards at all the major fashion competitions for many years. So why not become part of the creative action and develop your fashion knowledge and portfolio on our annual summer course, perfect for the next generation of fashion designers? On this course you'll learn how to create fashion concepts, taking your designs from an initial idea and sketch to a developed garment. During this course you will: • develop your personal approach to fashion concept development • research themes and trends and apply them to your work • explore fashion ideas in 2D and 3D • learn how to create contemporary fashion illustrations • experiment with draping fabric on a mannequin to create contemporary fashion forms • produce a garment using unconventional, second hand materials. What will you gain? By the end of the course you'll have a portfolio of new drawings and designs, plus examples of working in 3D. You'll have real hands-on experience of what it's like to be a fashion student at university, and an understanding of what admissions tutors are looking for. It's ideal if you're looking to progress into fashion design, accessory design or costume. Where you'll learn: You will be based in the School of Art and Design on the City Campus. You will have access to an excellent range of facilities and equipment in the fashion studios, with industry-standard fashion tables, professional mannequins, and space to work on your hand-drawn designs. You’ll also have access to our library to use outside of your short course; whilst you can’t reserve or take away books, you are welcome to use them as a resource for research and referencing. Level: Open to all Entry requirement: You should have an enthusiasm for fashion and an interest in developing your creative and technical skills. Here's what our previous attendees have said: 'I just wanted to say a big thank you, my daughter had an amazing week, on both the course and making new friend in the accommodation. The course has given her the confidence to consider applying for a design course in the future.' DB 'Amazing course, learnt a lot whilst having fun' G 'I have learnt lots of skills which I would not have otherwise learnt, which will be very helpful for my studies now and in the future. Caroline is an amazing tutor' ES 'I chose this course as I wanted to further my fashion design portfolio, the tutor was fantastic' 'I really enjoyed learning in a university environment' AH Tutor Profile: Caroline Gurnett is a university lecturer in fashion design, who also has over 20 years of fashion industry experience. She's owned her own award-winning independent label and store where her role spanned designer, buyer and stylist. Caroline has excellent links with the fashion industry and has her finger on the pulse of current trends. She's helped secure many students their first-choice university places, and has a vast amount of knowledge to pass on in the exciting field of fashion, design, styling and illustration. Need accommodation? If you're aged 16 or 17 then you can stay unaccompanied with agreement from a parent/guardian. To support safeguarding, all guests aged 16 and 17 will be accommodated together in the same halls of residence. The reception and security team are available 24 hours, and there will be a dedicated supervisor(s) during the evenings and mornings, outside of class times. Guests will be provided with a mobile number for the supervisor(s) during their stay. If you're aged 15 then you can stay as long as you are accompanied by a parent/guardian. Doing your Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award? This course can count as your Gold DofE Residential. DofE participants must book both the course and accommodation on campus for this to count towards your Gold Award. Looking to turn your one-week course into a two-week experience? If you can match this with any second course, you’ll receive a 10% refund on your course fees.

What's included in the price?

One week of quality tuition with experienced tutor. Certificate of attendance upon completion. Indicative class size: 16.


1 week

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts


Suitable for

  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Vision impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • UK Holiday
  • Suitable for beginners
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Accommodation offered
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Residential
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for all abilities
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Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Nottingham, 50 Shakespeare Street, NG1 4FQ