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Design for Industry BA (Hons)

Study:Full Time, Duration:4 years , UCAS Code: W240 BA/DI

This internationally renowned degree has now been running for over 40 years. The course is for those aiming to become professional industrial designers. With an enviable network of industry contacts and former graduates to make an immediate impact in their chosen field. Career opportunities: Graduates from this course are employed in a wide range of careers including service design, systems design, brand consultancy, product design and research.


Fashion BA (Hons)

Study:Full Time, Duration:4 years , UCAS Code: W230 BA/F

This internationally renowned and creative programme offers pathways in menswear, womenswear and textiles with knitwear. The programmes has strong links with the fashion industry through collaborative live projects and visiting specialist address important issues including market awareness and commercial viability. The programme has a well established industrial placement year and culminates in a series of exhibitions and a catwalk show at Graduate Fashion Week. Career opportunities: Opportunities include designing over a broad range of market levels for menswear, womenswear and childrenswear, designers and manufacturers, fashion illustration, forecasting, fashion journalism, knitwear, textiles. public relations, freelance consultancy, fabric/colour research and fashion styling.




Fashion Marketing BA (Hons)

Study:Full Time, Duration:4 years , UCAS Code: W231 BA/FM

The unique and exciting course integrates marketing concepts with the creative and practiced elements of fashion design, photographic styling, fashion forecasting, graphics and illustration together with a sound grounding in business and marketing. Live and collaborative projects together with a well-established industrial placement programme full equip students for their final year of study before going into industry. Final year students exhibit their work at Graduate Fashion Week in London. Career Opportunities: Graduates are employed in positions such as; buying, range selection, product development, visual merchandising, trend prediction, design, styling promotion and public relations nationally and internationally.



Graphic Design BA (Hons)

Study:Full Time, Duration:3 years , UCAS Code: W210 BA/GD

This long-established course has a high profile reputation both nationally and internationally. The project work throughout the course ensures students enter the workplace with an understanding of what makes a design commercially viable. Graduates have consistently been able to command positions in major design consultancies all over the world. Many former students have progressed to become leaders in their field. Career opportunities: A wide variety of opportunities include publishing, packaging, corporate identity, branding, illustration, web design and animation.

Interior Design BA (Hons)

Study:Full Tim, Duration:3 years , UCAS Code:W250 BA/IntDes

Interior Design is the creative response to interior architectural space, existing or new building, that considers function and use, material, space an form. This course has an emphasis on creativity and most learning takes place in design studios. Design projects investigate the key aspects of interior design, i.e. re-use and remodeling, lighting and experiential, etc. This takes place through a range of projects within the context of retail, branding/corporate identities, museum, exhibition/event design, and furniture and artifact deign as part of bespoke interior. With an emphasis upon individuality, the development of student creativity and independent thinking, risk taking is encouraged. The outcome, will be a graduate who has an awareness of the design industry as whole and is able to define their own place within it. Career opportunities: Graduates work as interior designers and designers for leading design companies and architectural practices. Graduates have worked across the UK and abroad from London to Singapore.

Transportation Design BA (Hons)

Study:Full Time, Duration:4 years , UCAS Code:WJ29 BA/TD

The course build on Northumbria’s long established record of producing graduates for the automotive, rail, marine, and aviation industries. Graduates can also pursue careers in the design of performance-related product for the sports, entertainment and recreational industries. The course in fundamentally linked to live projects and a six-month work placement in Year 3. Career opportunities: This programme produces professional designers who wish to work in the transport industry in high or low level volume production or prototype manufacture.


Fasion Product Management BA (Hons)

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If you are looking for an recognised degree that will prepare you for a demanding but exciting career in the fashion industry, this intensive two year course contains everything you need. We will provide students with a thorough grounding in fashion product development, how to control the manufacture, costs and delivery of products and the essential business skills needed to liaise globally with international fashion manufacturing companies. By the end of this course students will be fully equipped to operate effectively in a supervisory or management capacity within the fashion and garment manufacturing sector. Career opportunities: Production supervisor, production manager, garment technologist, pattern cutter, technical designer and design/sample room manager.


Apperel Design & Retail Merchandising BA (Hons)

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If your aim is to develop a career in the buying department as a design merchandiser or working as a retail merchandiser within a fashion house that imports fashion, it is essential that you have a full understanding of apparel at every stage of the process – from pre-production through to manufacturing and buying and merchandising. This two year course offers a blend of all these skills and will enable students to operate within the technical areas of the fashion industry or work with a designer as a merchandiser to provide a commercial focus to their ranges. Career opportunities: Merchandiser, product allocator, buyer and designer merchandiser.


Design MA

Study:Full Time, Duration:1 year/16 Months, UCAS Code:

MA Design offers the perfect blend of theory and practical application and allows students to focus on particular design disciplines such as; MA 3D Design, MA Fashion Communication, MA Fashion Design, MA Fashion Marketing, MA Graphic Design, MA Industrial Design, MA Interactive Media Design, MA Interior Design, MA Motion Graphics & Animation and MA Transportation Design. MA Design is an ideal course for designers and design graduates who want to develop their skills in a particular design direction. Through project-based work, students can tailor their learning in a way that is relevant to them and their career aspirations. Consequently, this programme has generally recruited designers or design graduates who want to improve their career prospects within a design company or who want to set up their own business.


Design Management MA

Study:Full Time/Part-Time, Duration:1year/ 16 Months, UCAS Code:

MA Design Management offers a unique insight into the value of design and innovation to organisations and how this can best be managed. Design Management is an ideal course for designers and design graduates who want to develop their career by taking on a more strategic, managerial role. It will also appeal to graduates or managers from other sectors, who want to advance their careers by developing a great understanding of the value of design and innovation and how to harness its power within a corporate context.


Design Management MA

Study:Full Time/Part-Time, Duration:1year/ 16 Months, UCAS Code:

MA Design Management offers a unique insight into the value of design and innovation to organisations and how this can best be managed. Design Management is an ideal course for designers and design graduates who want to develop their career by taking on a more strategic, managerial role. It will also appeal to graduates or managers from other sectors, who want to advance their careers by developing a great understanding of the value of design and innovation and how to harness its power within a corporate context.


Creative Intellectual Property and Protection MA

Study:Full Time/Part-Time, Duration:1/2 years , UCAS Code:

This post graduate course aims to develop a holistic approach to the development creative intellectual property. Protection and commercialization from the point of view of the creative practitioner or those interested in creative intellectual property. Understanding the types of intellectual property, such as design rights, copyright and patents, etc., and protection/enforcement options for materials and ideas being created and developed will encourage and approach that reinforces the importance of creative originality and ownership.


Fashion Management and Entrepreneurship MA

Study:Full Time, Duration:1 year , UCAS Code:

The MA Fashion Management and Entrepreneurship will give students an advanced understanding of the global fashion industry. The course caters for the increasing demand for highly skilled managers in this sector, and is equally suited to applicants from design. Technological or business disciplines who wish to enhance their career prospects. The course will develop entrepreneurial skills by examining real situations from industry. These will give students the confidence to become managers in the fashion industry, or to set up their own business.