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 will have a portfolio of new drawings and designs, plus examples of working in 3D.
You will have real hands-on experience of what it is like to be a fashion student at university, and an understanding of what admissions tutors are looking for.
It is ideal if you are looking to progress into fashion design, accessory design or costume.
Level: Open to all
Entry requirement: You should have an enthusiasm for fashion and an interest in developing your creative and technical skills.
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.
Tutor profile: Having graduated from Nottingham Trent University, Mary Jeremiah’s career has always involved working with fabrics and textiles.
She has worked in the commercial sector for over 20 years, gaining a wealth of experience in fabrics and garment manufacture.
Mary’s career started at Courtaulds Textiles where she was a designer.
Working within the lingerie and sportswear sectors, Mary has dealt with many global brands including Nike and Adidas, and helped design the fabric for the England Football kit in 1998.
Joining Speedo International as a garment designer, Mary’s knowledge of garment construction was deepened.
A successful year tutoring at Derby University gave Mary the appetite for teaching and passing on the knowledge she has gained.
Currently, Mary runs a successful wedding business dealing directly with brides, guiding them into selecting their perfect wedding dress and liaising with global designers.
However, Mary’s desire and passion for embroidery has been a constant.
Click through above to book your place online.
Need accommodation for the summer?
You can book a self-catered, single room with private bathroom on our city campus, right next door to our studios and classrooms.
Accommodation can be booked online via the link above.
Doing your Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award?
This course can count as your Gold DofE Residential.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
One week of quality tuition with experienced tutor.
Certificate of attendance upon completion.
Indicative class size: 16.
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