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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A Level students have their sights firmly set on Oxford


Hard-working A Level students Talia and Oliver have secured places at the prestigious University of Oxford.

College Statement on Student Mariam Moustafa


Today (Thursday 15 March) the College is shocked and saddened to report the death of 18 year old engineering student Mariam Moustafa following a violent assault in Nottingham City Centre on 20 February.

Charlotte's made-up about her dream career


From weddings, proms and fashion shows to theatre productions, TV adverts and even feature films! These are just some of the exciting jobs that talented Charlotte has been working on since graduating from College.

Sofia’s career journey is becoming beautiful


Sofia's apprenticeship career path is steering her in a beautiful direction

Talented graphic designers help launch OWEN Trust


Design student Dean creates winning OWEN Trust logo, helping to raise awareness about open water safety.

Award winning Ruddington Arms team plan to shake & stir students with Small Plates & Cocktails event


The Ruddington Arms is collaborating with our Adams Restaurant again for a one-off Small Plates and Cocktails Evening.

Students Celebrate the Women of Nottingham


Photography students at Nottingham College have launched a unique campaign to celebrate International Women’s Day today (Thursday 8 March 2018).

Businesses pledge to help young people develop their digital skills


The College hosted Nottingham's first Digital Skills Summit last week which was attended by more than 50 delegates from local digital businesses.

College Apprenticeship Fair broadens pupil career horizons


Apprenticeship Fair motivates school learners

Automotive apprenticeship helps motor vehicle enthusiast steam ahead


Auto repair apprenticeship steers Callum in the right direction

Construction apprenticeship helps Ewan build his future


Ewan's apprenticeship helps construct his future

Council give College City Hub development the green light


Plans approved for two new developments as new Broadmarsh area starts to take shape

Charmaine’s community learning experience gives her a fresh start


Charmaine gains her first job through Community Learning Academy

MasterChef finalists inspire culinary stars of the future


Hospitality and Catering students got the chance to work alongside finalists from the BBC 2 cooking show MasterChef: The Professionals today (16th February) as part of a special restaurant takeover.