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 industry standard digital facilities.
You’ll have the opportunity to showcase your work to the public and industry professionals at our art and design exhibitions, which are a real highlight of the year.
Many of our art and design 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.
We offer courses from Level 1 to degree-level, so you have plenty of opportunities to progress with us.
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 and Design 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 Graphic Designer, an Illustrator, an Interior Designer, a Merchandiser, a Photographer, a Product Designer, or a Web Designer – there are many choices available to you.
- 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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If you’re creative, want to improve your artistic practice and enhance your technique in different artistic forms, this course is for you.
You are aged 19+ and want to build and develop your skills and interests in new areas, to prepare for further study. You will need to be able to commit to working in College 3 days a week.
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.
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.
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.
This course will appeal to students who are interested in using alternative materials and methods to create art.
This course is perfect if you want to learn drawing and painting techniques or wish to further improve your skills, using various subjects or themes related to Autumn.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This course will focus on developing cake decorating skills to produce a professional finish.
Learn how to make stunning sugar flowers using a variety of different techniques.
This course is perfect for any beginner who is learning basic hand-building techniques using clay.
If you have already completed the beginners course, this intermediate course will allow you to develop skills learnt.
This course is suitable for advanced learners and prior knowledge and experience of ceramics is essential.
This is perfect for students who have completed the beginners course and want to learn to use the wheel.
This course is perfect if: you have an interest in ceramics, jewellery or enjoy working at a small scale.
This course is perfect if you have an interest in ceramics particularly the purity of porcelain, if you enjoy the idea of combining different materials, if you want to create wearable jewellery or simply enjoy working at a small scale.
In this course we will experiment with a number of different ceramic processes which lend themselves well to being produced in porcelain.
This course is aimed at complete beginners, or those who wish to refresh the basics.
Based at Nottingham Ceramic School, this course is aimed at confident learners who have some ceramic knowledge, or have attended a beginners course.
Discover the joy of crafting with our Saturday Introduction to Crafts Taster Course! Join us for hands-on sessions every weekend covering Mixed Media, Sewing, Paper Craft, Card Making, Decoupage, and Calligraphy.
This course is perfect if you want to start your own business or a side hustle from something you enjoy.
Our Creative Exploration course consists of three 10-week blocks, of Creative Projects to help you to engage with your local community, learn new art skills, make friends and develop skills for life.
The course is perfect if you want to develop your fine art drawing skills.
This course is perfect for any beginner who is interested in promoting and marketing themselves as an artist/designer/maker using social media.
This course is perfect if you are interested in creative drawing practice and have an iPad, digital tablet or iPhone and want to use it creatively.
This is perfect for any beginner who is interested in drawing and painting and those wanting to develop skills further.
This course embraces a full range of disciplines, allowing you to work in the materials and methods of your choice.
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…
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.
The course is perfect if you want to develop your fine art drawing skills.
Whether you're a beginner or an experienced artist looking to expand your skill set, our course offers something for everyone.
This course is perfect if you are interested in creative drawing practice and have some experience in observation drawing.
This course is perfect if you want to learn drawing and painting techniques or wish to further improve your skills, using various subjects or themes related to Spring.
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.
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.
This is perfect for any beginner who is interested in learning creative print-making processes. You will need prior experience for the Advanced Course in Term 3.
This is perfect for any beginner or improver who is interested in learning or developing creative screen printing processes. You will need prior experience for the Advanced Courses in Term 3.
Whether you're a beginner, or an intermediate level ceramicist looking to expand your skill set, this course is the perfect place to practice your sculptural ceramic techniques.
Learn the techniques and skills of stained glass crafts, working with coloured glass, copper foil and solder.
This course is perfect if you want to learn drawing and painting techniques or wish to further improve your skills, using various subjects or themes related to Summer.
Starting in 2025, this course perfect if you enjoy fashion, craft and design and are thinking of starting a career in the industry. The new T Level combines workshop- and classroom-based study with hands-on experience working with an employer for…
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