Art, Design, Fashion and Photography

Our thriving Art, Design, Fashion and Photography department is right in the middle of the city’s Creative Quarter. You’ll study at our City campus, in the heart of the historic Lace Market – a blend of old and new with plenty to inspire your creative streak. 

We’ve got great connections with some of the big names in the industry - you could be working with the likes of Paul Smith, Trend Boutique, Quantum Clothing, The New Fat, Studio Output and Speedo International to name a few.  

Many of our former students are successful and nationally-renowned makers, designers and business owners - we’ve got a strong track record in supporting our students to reach their full potential. Our graduates have gone on to top design jobs, including working for companies like Paul Smith, Hyundai, Diesel Jeans, George at Asda and Pendragon PLC.  

You could have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in national competitions and exhibitions such as New Designers, UK Young Designers and Worldskills
  • Travel and explore the fashion capitals as part of our Fashion FdA - fancy travelling to Paris, Florence, Barcelona, Milan, London or Berlin?
  • Meet industry professionals and guest speakers, all looking to share their years of industry experience
  • Exhibit your work in a final end of year show to the public, talent scouts and industry experts - a great reward for the hard work you put in and a chance to showcase your talent!

Highlights from Nottingham College

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Tackle the Monday moody blues with Nottingham College


We can help you overcome “the most depressing day of the year!”

College Students Make "Team UK" Squad


Automotive students selected for "Team UK" squad ahead of international Worldskills event.

IMI/College China Visit a Success


A delegation from EMTEC Colleges Ltd., the automotive part of Nottingham College, has recently returned from China where they visited a series of colleges and polytechnics on external verification visits.

Jack's enterprising career journey shows he means business


Former student's journey to pursuing his dream business career began when he set foot inside Nottingham College

College students' creative flair helps bring body positive campaign to life


Art students help bolster national body confident retail campaign

Newly formed college proves top level HE excellence


Nottingham College recognised for HE expertise by the QAA

Notts County community project brings football to life for refugee students


Student refugees and asylum seekers benefit from footie sessions by Notts County FC charity.

Sophie's college experience propels exciting photography career


Our former student, Sophie Armishaw’s exciting photographic journey began from the very first moment she set foot inside our College’s iconic Adams Building – home to many of our creative courses.

Student’s capturing of royal public engagement gains global recognition


Foundation Degree Photography student, Harry Starbuck’s creative expertise is “hot off the press” hitting national and global headlines - following his captivating photo of the newly engaged royal couple’s first public appearance.

Young cooks of the future put their skills to the test


The local final of the national Springboard FutureChef competition took place at the College on the 3rd November, putting the culinary skills of pupils from five Nottingham schools to the test, as they battled it out to cook their way to the next stage of

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Nottingham visit


Prince Harry is coming to Nottingham with his new fiancée Meghan Markle tomorrow (Friday 1st December) for their first official engagement as a couple.

Nottingham College Apprentice Wins Bronze at Worldskills UK


A motor-vehicle apprentice from Nottingham College scooped a bronze medal at the Worldskills UK national finals on 18 November.

Students cook up a storm with the help of top Nottingham chef


Nottingham diners were treated to a special five-course tasting menu created by successful local chef Craig Floate last week at our Adams Restaurant & Brasserie.

Nottingham Restaurant & Bar Awards


The final of the Nottingham Restaurant & Bar Awards’ Best Young Talent, Back of House Award, took place at our Adams Restaurant & Brasserie this week (6th November), with Phil Tomlinson (College Faculty Area Manager for Catering & Hospitality) as one of t