Industry links

Employment, external links and collaborators

Our postgraduate provision has established an excellent reputation for enabling students to acquire the right professional and business skills necessary for a highly competitive and expanding range of industries.

The School of Art and Design has developed extensive links with a wide range of external organisations including:

  • Apple
  • Arcadia Group Limited
  • Broadway
  • Design Council
  • Paul Smith
  • Marks and Spencers
  • Ralsey Group Limited
  • Association of Illustrators
  • Fashion Institute of Technology
  • The Insitution of Engineering Designers
  • Sony
  • Sophie Stellar.

These links ensure the cultural and industrial relevance of our research degrees and our postgraduate and professional courses. They have also contributed strongly to NTU’s sustained track record in scoring very highly for graduate employability in national league tables.

We have an impressive record of connecting students with employers across a wide spectrum, locally and internationally.

The Paul Smith Scholarship Scheme
Introduced in 2008, this scheme is exclusive to Nottingham Trent University's School of Art and Design.

A collaboration between the School, internationally renowned Nottingham designer Paul Smith, and Japan's most respected university and fashion college, Bunka, the scheme aims to offer the opportunity for Japanese and UK students to enrich their study experience through international exchange.

Prospective students from Japan can apply for one of two scholarships for the postgraduate study of fashion design at NTU, with the possibility of work experience within Paul Smith Ltd.

Similarly UK fashion design students enrolled on our MA Fashion Design programme, have the opportunity to apply for up to four bursaries to attend Bunka fashion college in Tokyo for a period of study.

Full details of the Paul Smith Scholarship scheme are available on request from our Postgraduate Office on +44 (0)115 848 8434.