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Art, Design and Fashion

If you want a place where you’ll have the free­dom to let your imag­i­na­tion run wild, and the sup­port to allow your cre­ative tal­ents to come alive, you’ve come to the right place! At Not­ting­ham Col­lege you will 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. 

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

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

All our stu­dents enjoy the use of our six-storey for­mer lace mill at 25 Stoney Street, which is ded­i­cat­ed to art and design, includ­ing exten­sive stu­dio spaces, a print room, pho­to­graph­ic dark room and stu­dio, 3D work­shops, a ceram­ics work­shop and indus­try­s­tan­dard dig­i­tal facil­i­ties. Fash­ion stu­dents use the orig­i­nal lace lofts up in the Adams Build­ing, where tex­tiles her­itage meets the future of fashion. 

You’ll have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to show­case your work to the pub­lic and indus­try pro­fes­sion­als at our art and design exhi­bi­tion and cat­walk fash­ion shows, which are a real high­light of the year. 

Many of our art, design and fash­ion cours­es are val­i­dat­ed by the pres­ti­gious Uni­ver­si­ty of the Arts Lon­don (UAL). We have a close work­ing rela­tion­ship with UAL, with stu­dents reg­u­lar­ly pro­gress­ing to study there as well as oth­er renowned uni­ver­si­ties across the coun­try, includ­ing the world-famous Cen­tral Saint Martins.

Levels

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

Creative Careers

The creative industry is a vast, exciting and ever-changing industry that is host to a wealth of career opportunities.

Nottingham College totally understands the creative market and has strong links to Nottingham, UK and even globally based leading businesses.

We know what employers are looking for when seeking to recruit employees to their businesses. Therefore, our Art, Design and Fashion courses contain all the necessary skills and knowledge you need to thrive within creative industries.

There are a vast number of career options in the industry – whether you would like to be an Artist, an Animator, an Art Curator, a Fashion Designer, a Fashion Marketer, a Fashion Writer, a Graphic Designer, an Illustrator, an Interior Designer, a Merchandiser, a Photographer, a Product Designer, a Textile Designer or a Web Designer – there are many choices available to you.

Did you know?

  • Fashion is the largest employer of all the UK’s creative industries.
  • The UK fashion industry is estimated to support 880,000 jobs.
  • The direct contribution of the UK fashion industry the UK economy is estimated at £28bn.
  • Music, visual arts and performing arts contribute over £4 billion a year to the national economy.
  • The cultural economy creates circa. 700,000 jobs across England.

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A Level Art and Design

If you’re creative, want to improve your artistic practice and enhance your technique in different artistic forms, this course is for you.

Access to Higher Education: Art, Design and Fashion (includes Pre-Access) (19+) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you are aged 19+ and want to hone your talents and develop your interests in new areas to prepare for future study.

Alteration Skills for Beginners - Part-time

Learn to make to make alterations to garments using a sewing machine to make them fit better.

Alterations and Customising - Part-time

Revive those old garments and charity shop finds and cut down on clothing waste on this ten week course!

Art and Design - 3D Design pathway HNC (Level 4) - Full-time

This exciting new course aims to meet the needs of future artists and designers in the contemporary creative industries.

Art and Design - Art Practice pathway HNC (Level 4) - Full-time

This exciting new course aims to meet the needs of future artists and designers in the contemporary creative industries.

Art and Design - Digital Design pathway HNC (Level 4) - Full-time

This exciting new course aims to meet the needs of future artists and designers in the contemporary creative industries.

Art and Design - Fashion and Textiles pathway HNC (Level 4) - Full-time

This exciting new course aims to meet the needs of future artists and designers in the contemporary creative industries.

Art and Design - Graphic Design pathway HNC (Level 4) - Full-time

This exciting new course aims to meet the needs of future artists and designers in the contemporary creative industries.

Art and Design - Photography pathway HNC (Level 4) - Full-time

This exciting new course aims to meet the needs of future artists and designers in the contemporary creative industries.

Art and Design (Fashion) BA (Hons) Top-up Degree (Level 6) - Full-time

If you already have an HND or foundation degree this course allows you top to a full BA (Hons) in Art and Design (Fashion) with just one further year of study.

Art and Design (Fashion) BA (Hons) Top-up Degree (Level 6) - Part-time

If you already have an HND or foundation degree this course allows you top to a full BA (Hons) in Art and Design (Fashion) with just two further years of study.

Art and Design (Fine Art) BA (Hons) Top-Up Degree (Level 6) - Full-time

If you already have an HND or foundation degree this course allows you to top up to a full BA (Hons) in Art and Design with just one further year of study.

Art and Design (Fine Art) BA (Hons) Top-Up Degree (Level 6) - Part-time

If you already have an HND or foundation degree this course allows you to top up to a full BA (Hons) in Design with just two further years of part-time study.

Art and Design (Graphic Design) BA (Hons) Top-up Degree (Level 6) - Full-time

If you already have an HND or foundation degree this course allows you to top up to a full BA (Hons) in Design with just one further year of study.

Art and Design (Graphic Design) BA (Hons) Top-up Degree (Level 6) - Part-time

If you already have an HND or foundation degree this course allows you to top up to a full BA (Hons) in Design with just two further years of study.

Art and Design (Level 1 BTEC Introductory Diploma)

This course is perfect if you have creative interests and you want to explore your skills and get started studying in smaller groups with the expertise of tutors and specialist learning support.

Art and Design (Level 1 UAL Diploma) - Full-time

If you’ve got a creative talent and you want to explore your skills and get started studying in an enthusiastic and exciting environment then this is the course for you.

Art and Design (Level 2 UAL Diploma) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you love a creative challenge, have a keen eye for detail and have a growing talent for drawing, painting and designing.

Art with Upcycled Materials for Beginners/Improvers - Part-time

This course will appeal to students who are interested in using alternative materials and methods to create art.

Baking for Special Occasions - Part-time

This course is perfect if you want to make and decorate cakes for family and friends or have your own business and need help to get you on your way to reaching your goals.

Cake Decoration for All - Part-time

This course covers variety of techniques to cover cakes and create sugar flowers.

Cake Decoration for Beginners - Part-time

This course will give an introduction to cake decorating, using a variety of techniques to create a professional finish to your cakes to wow family and friends.

Cake Decoration for Improvers - Part-time

This course will focus on developing cake decorating skills to produce a professional finish.

Ceramics - Beginners - Part-time

If this is a creative area you have wanted to try, or improve on, this is your opportunity

Ceramics - Make a Tea-Light Holder - Part-time

This course is perfect for anyone who is interested in learning hand-building ceramic processes.

Ceramics - Studio Practice - Part-time

This course is aimed at advanced level learners who have good ceramic experience, who wish to develop their own ceramic practice and for those who have attended previous courses.

Ceramics - Throw a Pot - Part-time

This course is perfect for anyone who is interested in learning throwing ceramic processes.

Ceramics - Throwing - Part-time

If this is a method you have wanted to try, or improve on your technique, this is your opportunity.

Ceramics for Beginners/Improvers - Part-time

These ceramics courses are based at Nottingham Ceramics School and are aimed at complete beginners, those who wish to refresh the basics and improvers who have completed the beginners course.

Confidence Building Using Crafts - Part-time

The focus of this course will be using practical and creative strategies to build inner confidence and self-esteem.

Creative Business Start Up - Part-time

This course is perfect if you want to start your own business or a side hustle from something you enjoy.

Customise Creations! - Part-time

If you want to give your clothes a new lease of life and learn new and effective ways of upcycling garments, then this course is for you!

Decorating Cakes for Sale - Part-time

This course is perfect if you want to make and decorate cakes and cupcakes for sale or to give to family and friends. You will learn easy techniques to produce beautiful items.

Design and Make Your Own Headscarf - Part-time

This course is perfect if you wear or know somebody who wears a headscarf and would like to design your own to make it unique!

Drawing and Painting - Part-time

This course is aimed at beginners and learners interested in improving and developing their skills in drawing and painting techniques.

Dressmaking for Beginners - Part-time

Learn how to sew and construct simple garments and accessories using the correct techniques.

Experimental Painting and Drawing - Part-time

If you are interested in creative drawing practice and combining painting with a more experimental approach to using a variety of media, such as collage, print transfer, this course is for you.

Fashion and Textiles (Level 2 BTEC Diploma) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you see yourself working as a designer in the world of fashion, textiles, soft furnishings, costume or even in fashion business.

Fashion and Textiles (Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you see yourself working as a designer in the world of fashion, textiles, soft furnishings, costume or even in fashion accessories, within our excellently resourced Fashion and Textiles department in the Lace Market

Fashion Business and Fashion Retail (Level 3 UAL Extended Diploma) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you have a passion for fashion, trends, marketing, styling and an interest in working within the retail/business side of the industry.

Fashion Foundation Degree (Level 5) - Full-time

This course provides a practical hands-on degree in fashion with strong links to the fashion industry.

Fashion Foundation Degree (Level 5) - Part-time

This course provides a practical hands-on degree in fashion with strong links to the fashion industry.

Felt Items to Sell - Part-time

This course is ideal if you are interested in felting and are thinking of making items to sell.

Felting for Beginners - Part-time

This course is perfect if you you wish to learn the traditional skill of felt making for designing and making your very own bespoke felted purse or mobile phone case.

Fine Art Practice Foundation Degree (Level 5) - Full-time

This course embraces a full range of disciplines, allowing you to work in the materials and methods of your choice.

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (Level 3/4 UAL) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you’re serious about progressing to one of the country’s top art schools. Our highly-regarded art foundation course will help you to redefine your barriers, focus your creative direction and choose the degree course or creative…

General Art and Design with 3 specialist pathways (Level 3 Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you want to develop your interest in art and design in all its forms and pursue a future in the creative industries, but haven’t yet chosen an area of specialism.

Graphic Design Foundation Degree (Level 5) - Full-time

This course will encourage you to explore your creativity, take risks, build your confidence, and prepare to reach your potential within the industry. You’ll be able to explore career options in all fields of graphic design: including branding, illustration and…

Graphic Design Foundation Degree (Level 5) - Part-time

This course will encourage you to explore your creativity, take risks, build your confidence, and prepare to reach your potential within the industry. You’ll be able to explore career options in all fields of graphic design: including branding, illustration and…

Industrial Sewing for Beginners - Part-time

This course is perfect if you would like to learn how to use industrial standard sewing machinery.

Introduction to Pin-Hole Photography – Part-Time

This course is perfect for any beginner who is interested in pin-hole photography.

Introduction to Print Design - Part-time

This course is perfect if you want to use digital software to create a print design.

Introduction to Printmaking – Part-time

This course is perfect for any beginner who is interested in learning creative print-making processes.

Introduction to SketchUp – Part-time

This course is perfect for anyone with an interest in creative digital 3D design skills and is already computer literate wanting to learn SketchUp software.

Introduction to Social Media Marketing for Creatives – Part-time

This course is perfect for any beginner who is interested in promoting and marketing themselves as an artist/designer/maker using social media.

It's in the Bag! - Part-time

This course is perfect for any beginner who is interested in sewing and surface pattern.

Learn to Sew - Part-time

This course is perfect if you have a love of pattern, colour, texture and making.

Looking at Art – Part-time

If you have an interest in art and design and want to learn more about the history and meaning of art, then this could be the course for you.

Love Loungewear! - Part-time

This course is perfect for any beginner who is interested in developing their sewing and pattern cutting skills to create their own loungewear

Make Stained Glass to Sell - Part-time

This course is aimed at learners with some experience of stained glass.

Mixed Crafts for Beginners - Part-time

This course is perfect if you want to try a range of crafts.

Mixed Textiles - Part-time

On this course you will cover a range of techniques including sewing, knitting, and crochet enabling you to work on several mini projects in each technique to learn a number of different skills.

Paint a Portrait - Part-time

This course is perfect for anyone who is interested in learning drawing and painting techniques.

Painting and Drawing for All - Part-time

This is a great introduction to painting and drawing using different mediums and is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

Paper Craft - Part-time

This course is aimed at anyone interested in exploring the art of paper craft.

Portfolio Preparation: Art, Design and Fashion - Part-time

This course is aimed at learners who are aged 19+ and are interested in future full-time study on an Access to Higher Education Course within the Creative Arts.

Pre-Access - Art, Design and Fashion – Part-Time

This course is perfect if you are aged 19+ and want to develop your artistic skills and knowledge and you can commit to study in College for 2 days a week.

Printmaking - Make Your Own Cards - Part-time

This course is perfect for anyone who is interested in learning creative print-making processes.

Printmaking and Collage Art - Part-time

This course is perfect if you are looking to learn or improve skills in printing, collage and mixed media artwork.

Sensory Sewing - Part-time

This course is perfect if you are a parent or carer of a child or adult with additional needs and you are looking to meet other parents whilst learning basic sewing skills.

Sewing for Beginners/Improvers - Part-time

The course will cover how to safely use sewing machines and other equipment and is suitable for beginners or improvers.

Sewing for Enterprise - Part-time

This practical course is perfect if you want to improve your existing sewing and dressmaking skills and acquire the confidence to produce professional looking items you may want to sell.

Sewing Skills: Bag Making - Part-time

Learn how to put your sewing machine skills into action whilst making a range of different bags!

Silk Painting - Part-time

This course is perfect for anyone who is interested in learning painting techniques onto silk.

Spring/Summer Crafts - Part-time

This course is ideal if you are interested in natural crafts.

Stained Glass for Beginners - Part-time

Learn the techniques and skills of stained glass crafts, working with coloured glass, copper foil and solder.

Stained Glass for Improvers - Part-time

If you have some experience of stained glass, this course is for you. You can learn additional skills to build on previous experience.

Sugar Flowers for Cakes - Part-time

This course is perfect if you want to make and decorate cakes for family and friends or have your own business and need help to get you on your way to reaching your goals. This course is ideal for beginners,…

Sugar Flowers for Celebration Cakes - Improvers - Part-time

This course is perfect if you want to make and decorate cakes for family and friends or have your own business and need help to get you on your way to reaching your goals. This course is ideal for improvers…

Techniques for Stitch - Part-time

Discover the joys of embroidery using different stitches, fabrics and threads on this short course.

Upcycling for Renovations - Part-time

This course will appeal to students who are interested in using alternative materials and methods to create art.

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Creative Arts at 25 Stoney Street

At 25 Stoney Street you will find facilities, classrooms and workspaces suitable to let your creative spirit and work be nurtured. We have technicians and experienced staff on hand to help you fulfil your creative potential