Creative Pattern Cutting (Postgraduate Certificate)

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The award
Postgraduate Certificate

How long you will study
15 weeks

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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All study options

About Creative Pattern Cutting at Nottingham Trent University

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 with the fashion industry and your career goals.

Key features

  • Work in our extensive fashion design studios with industry-standard equipment and an expert staff 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.
  • After successful completion of this course you can apply to progress to our MA Fashion Design.

How you're taught

Teaching and learning experiences will include:

  • induction;
  • lectures;
  • workshops;
  • team working;
  • tutorials;
  • Reflective Journal / sketchbooks;
  • 3D experimentation and sampling;
  • personal project;
  • subject specialist tutorials; and
  • presentations.

Assessment

Assessment is 100% by coursework and involves an exhibition of your coursework and project outcomes, including your Reflective Journal / sketchbook.

Careers and employability

Successful completion of this course you can apply to progress onto our MA Fashion Design course.

Recent graduates have gone into a variety of  roles including designing, creative pattern cutting, and product development. They have also used this course to develop their skills to gain a promotion, or to start their own business.

YouFirst – working with our Employability Team

Our friendly, experienced careers consultants will work closely with you at every stage of your career planning, providing personal support and advice you won't find in a book or on the internet. You can benefit from this at any time during your studies and up to three years after completing your course.

Get inspired

Take a look at a recent zine produced by our graduating Masters students to get a flavour of the innovation and creativity that goes on within the School of Art & Design.

Facilities

Our PG Cert Creative Pattern Cutting students are based in the Bonington building, a dedicated centre for Art and Design. Facilities and equipment include:

  • a postgraduate studio, where you'll have space to work alongside other practice-based Art and Design students;
  • fashion studios: with industry-standard pattern cutting tables and garment production machinery;
  • fabric store;
  • laser cutting: fabric laser cutting and laser engraving;
  • print room: hand screen printing, transfer printing, collograph printing;
  • computer Aided Design (CAD) suite; and
  • IT suite with PCs equipped with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and LECTRA.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardPostgraduate CertificateHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study15 weeks
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Entry requirements

What are we looking for?

  • 2.2 honours degree in a related subject.
  • Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications and / or relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Other requirements:

If you hold international qualifications, take a look at the alternative qualifications we accept for this course.

English language requirements

If English isn't your first language, you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. You can check our language requirements and list of accepted English language tests. Your British Council office can tell you where you can take an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test locally. Applicants who have taken a higher degree at a UK university don't usually have to meet this requirement.

Pre-masters courses

Are you an international student whose qualifications don't meet the entry requirements? You can do a pre-masters course at Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC). The college is on our City Campus and NTIC students can use all of the University's facilities.

Next steps

Please also take a look at our International students page and our application guide for international students, which are full of advice and information about the University.

If you need any more help or information, please contact our International team or call on +44 (0)115 848 4200. Alternatively, you can get in touch with our staff at the International Development Office, who are always happy to help. Or speak to one of our official NTU representatives for your country.

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