Nottingham Trent University opens Foundation Centre in Shanghai

During a visit to Shanghai last week, Professor Edward Peck, Vice-Chancellor of Nottingham Trent University (NTU), was guest of honour at the opening of the Shanghai Culture and Creativity College (SCCC).

Professor Edward Peck, Vice-Chancellor of NTU (right) with Mr Liu Wei, Chancellor of SCCC
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Professor Edward Peck, Vice-Chancellor of NTU (right) with Mr Liu Wei, Chancellor of SCCC

Professor Peck signed an agreement with the Dean of the College, Mr Liu Wei, which enables SCCC to run NTU’s Foundation Certificate in Art and Design in Shanghai.

Students starting the course in September 2018 will have the option to automatically progress on to a number of creative courses at NTU when they pass the certificate. The course will be taught jointly by staff from Tongji University’s College of Design and Innovation, and staff from NTU’s School of Art & Design. Students can enrol from high school in China, and be guaranteed a place at NTU if they pass the course.

The certificate is structured into three 10-week modules covering Art and Design Fundamentals, Specialist Workshops in Fashion, Textiles, 3D, Architecture, Model-Making, Fine Art and Design, and a final project that tailors their qualification towards their chosen major.

NTU and SCCC staff at the opening ceremony
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NTU and SCCC staff at the opening ceremony

Underpinning the course is an academic English language module for art and design, specially developed by NTU.

Professor Peck delivered the opening address and commented: “In little over a year, this college and the academic programme have been developed through the close collaboration of the team here at SCCC, the School of Art & Design, and NTU’s Global Office.

“The Foundation Certificate allows students to gain a thorough introduction to creative subjects in Shanghai for a year, before progressing to the UK for undergraduate degrees. It is an exciting step for NTU, and adds a new dimension to our international collaboration network.”

NTU celebrates 175 years of delivering art and design education in 2018 and is one of the UK’s leading providers of art and design courses in the UK.

The opening ceremony was attended by a delegation from NTU and local dignitaries, including the Head of the Education Department for the Shanghai Economic and Information Commission.

Nottingham Trent University opens Foundation Centre in Shanghai

Published on 12 December 2017
  • Subject area: Art and design
  • Category: School of Art & Design

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