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Art, Design and Fashion

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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 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.

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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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 to top up to a full BA (Hons) in Art and Design 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 to top up to a full BA (Hons) in Art and Design with just two further years of 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.

Creative Enterprise (Level 4 Professional Diploma) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you have a Level 3 qualification in a creative discipline such as art and design, media, fashion, or performance and would like to get ready to start up your own projects or company, and wish…

A Level Textiles

This practical course explores the use of traditional materials, techniques and processes to communicate and demonstrate your individual ideas.

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. Art and design feature in every aspect of our daily lives from the cereal box we grab every…

Fashion and Textiles (Level 3) - 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.

Fashion and Textiles (Level 2) - 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 Business and Retail (Level 3) - Full-time

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

Access to Higher Education: Art, Design and Fashion - Full-time

Access to Art and Design is an intensive one year course devised to support mature learners into studying the subject at university level.

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…

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.

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.

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) - 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…

Graphic Design and Illustration (Level 3) - Full-time

The course is perfect if you love drawing, working to briefs and developing conceptual ideas, and you want to go onto a related foundation course or degree and/or a career in graphic design, illustration and visual communication.

Art and Design (GAD) (Level 3) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you want to develop your interest in art in all its forms and want to pursue a future in the creative industries.

Art and Design (Level 1) - 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) - 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.

3D Design and Architecture (Level 3) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you love design and want to explore how it is applied to spatial understanding, 3D creativity, modelmaking and 3D problem solving. It’s a great start to a career in architecture or 3D design.

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