Art, Design & Fashion

If you have a creative flair and love to express yourself, then choosing one of our exciting innovative creative courses could be the perfect choice for you.

Our highly rated courses are specially designed to help you make your mark in the creative industry. You will have the opportunity to work and learn alongside professional and successful artists and designers in the heart of Nottingham’s Lace Market – part of the city’s Creative Quarter.

Selecting Nottingham College as the place to do your course means that you will get high quality support and facilities from the start to help unlock your creative talents and kick start your future career.

If you have a passion for art and design, you’ll be able to make use of our six-story former lace mill (25: Nottingham School of Art) which is designed to nurture creative juices. Among other outstanding facilities, it holds extensive studio spaces, a print room, a photographic dark room and studio, 3D workshops, a ceramics workshop and industry standard digital facilities.

Fashion students equally benefit with the use of the original lace lofts up in the Adams Building, where textiles heritage meets the future of fashion. You’ll also have the opportunity to showcase your work to the public and industry professionals at our art and design exhibition and catwalk shows – a real highlight of the year!

Many of our former students are successful and nationally-renowned makers, designers and business owners, so we’ve certainly got a good track record in supporting students to reach their full potential.

Many of our art, design and fashion courses are validated by the University of the Arts London (UAL), which we have a working relationship with. Lots of our students regularly progress to study at UAL, as well as other prestigious universities across the country, including the world-renowned Central St Martins.

Levels

We offer courses from Level 1 to degree-level, so you have plenty of opportunities to progress with us.

University Level courses

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Highlights from Nottingham College

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Primary school pupils go to college!

20/07/2018

Nottingham College has hosted a science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) day for 60 gifted and talented Year 4 pupils from Nottingham primary schools at its Basford campus.

Music students rock Spain

17/07/2018

Twenty students took part in a music tour this summer.

Basford Nursery

16/07/2018

Information about the Basford Nursery closure.

School pupils have fin-tastic time at College seafood workshop

29/06/2018

Trainee chefs have been passing on their culinary knowledge and newfound fishmongering skills to school pupils during a seafood workshop.

Sporty students ace tennis coaching

22/06/2018

More than 2,000 local primary school children benefitted from the coaching skills and experience of Nottingham College sport students at the Nottingham Mini Tennis Schools Festival recently.

Groundbreaking ceremony marks the start of the new City Hub construction

22/06/2018

We hosted a groundbreaking ceremony today alongside Wates Construction, D2N2, and Nottingham City Council, to mark the start of construction at the College’s new City Hub.

Aviation students land dream jobs at Swissport

21/06/2018

Thirteen Aviation students have begun new jobs at global airline support service company Swissport, as part of the Nottingham College Swissport training academy.

Don’t miss our creative end of year shows!

08/06/2018

 As the academic year draws to a close, the hard work of our talented creative students will be celebrated with an end of year showcase this month, which includes Media, Art and Design, Photography and Fashion.

Trainee chefs gain inspiration from the professionals

01/06/2018

Professional chefs Hira Thakur and Paul Thacker joined budding cooks at the Adams Restaurant for a special Asian-inspired evening. 

Talented students shine at Young Creative Awards

01/06/2018

Creative students are celebrating after winning Fashion and Textiles, Photography, Graphic Design, Film, Music, and Architecture and Design categories at this year’s Nottingham Young Creative Awards.

Spotting the early signs of skin cancer

23/05/2018

To help celebrate Sun Awareness Week, the College teamed up with Skin Cancer charity, Skcin.

The Tale of Robin Hood and the College Carpenters

23/05/2018

Carpentry students are playing a very important part in the up and coming Hoodwinked sculpture trail.

Course Moves 2018

18/05/2018

As part of the College’s ongoing Estates strategy, this summer the college has the opportunity to improve the learner experience and outcomes by moving courses to different sites.

Professional chefs introduce students to Asian-inspired cooking

18/05/2018

Former Nottingham College student, turned award-winning chef, Hira Thakur, is returning to where his training first began, in the College’s commercial restaurant, to support the next generation of budding cooks.