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Art, Design and Fashion

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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.

Not sure what you'd like to study?

Are you interested in Art, Design and Fashion but not sure which course is right for you? You can receive Careers Advice before you decide which course is best for you! Apply through our Application Portal using the link below and our Careers Advisors will help you find the perfect course that's suited to you!

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Graphic Design HNC (Level 4) - Full-time

This new Higher National Certificate in Graphic Design course has been developed in consultation with local and national industry stakeholders and is aimed at people who want to take their design communication skills to a professional level.

Fashion Business HNC (Level 4) - Full-time

This new course has been developed in consultation with local and national fashion businesses, and covers the creative development of fashion brands and labels for local, national and international trade.

Art and Design 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 with just one further year of study. You will be able to develop your career in your…

Art and Design 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 with just one further year of study. You will be able to develop your career in your…

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…

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…

Fashion Foundation Degree (Level 5) - Part-time

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

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.

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