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NTU and Confetti announce new Nottingham Centre for Creative Technologies

A new Nottingham Centre for Creative Technologies (NCCT) has been announced – an exciting addition to creative education in Nottingham.

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A new Nottingham Centre for Creative Technologies (NCCT) has been announced – an exciting addition to creative education in Nottingham.

Nottingham Trent University and Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies have announced the creation of the new world-leading centre, due to be launched in August 2019.

Students, lecturers and researchers will work alongside designers, artists, employers and creative companies to learn, teach, develop and apply creative technologies and design.

The Centre will be based within both the Confetti and City campuses of NTU and combine elements of the existing Higher Education offer at Confetti and NTU’s Visual Communications Department within the School of Art & Design.

The joining of the two departments will enable NTU to develop new curricula and explore new areas of research and practice, and position NTU as a leader in the field of the creative industries.

Professor Edward Peck, Vice-Chancellor of Nottingham Trent University, said: “The NCCT is the next step for NTU in the creative technologies which support the country’s rapidly growing creative sector. It is a unique opportunity to move our creative thinking and technology development forward, and of course, to help more students launch their careers in the creative industries.”

Craig Chettle, CEO Confetti Media Group, said: “The NCCT is the result of a joint vision to capitalise on the growth of the creative industries by combing technical expertise, a long history of creative excellence and superb facilities. It will be a unique offering of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses in both the sciences and arts with a culture of creative thinking and technical application. Confetti college students will continue their vocational education under the Confetti Institute banner, hopefully choosing to progress their higher level studies at the NCCT”.

Planning and preparation, involving colleagues from across Confetti and NTU, will now begin to bring the vision of the NCCT into being in time for its launch next August.

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    About Nottingham Trent University

    Nottingham Trent University (NTU) was named University of the Year 2017 at the Times Higher Education Awards, and Modern University of the Year in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. These awards recognise NTU for its high levels of student satisfaction, its quality of teaching, its engagement with employers, and its overall student experience.

    NTU has been rated Gold in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework – the highest ranking available.

    NTU is one of the largest UK universities. With 30,000 students and more than 4,000 staff located across four campuses, the University contributes £900m to the UK economy every year. It is one of the UK’s most environmentally friendly universities, containing some of the sector’s most inspiring and efficient award-winning buildings. 96% of its graduates go on to employment or further education within six months of leaving.

    Our student satisfaction is high: NTU achieved an 88% satisfaction score in the 2018 National Student Satisfaction Survey.
    The University is passionate about creating opportunities and its extensive outreach programme is designed to enable Nottingham Trent to be a vehicle for social mobility. NTU is among the UK’s top five recruiters of students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

    NTU is home to world-class research, and won The Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2015 – the highest national honour for a UK university. It recognised the University’s pioneering projects to improve weapons and explosives detection in luggage; enable safer production of powdered infant formula; and combat food fraud.

    With an international student population of over 3,000 from around 100 countries, the University prides itself on its global outlook.

    About Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies

    Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies is a dynamic and progressive learning institute offering real industry vocational and degree training from levels one to seven. Courses include music technology and performance, games production, games art, film and television, VFX and live events production.  Home to more than a 1000 college-level students and over 700 higher education students, ambitious growth plans have been supported with investment from parent company Nottingham Trent University. Confetti’s Campus” features three “hubs” - a new contemporary music and arts centre, Metronome, designed by industry specialists White Mark and featuring recording studios, rehearsal rooms, and a 350 capacity Live Venue, a new Digital Media Hub supporting gaming, animation and VFX course delivery and a superb film and TV production hub.

    Confetti was a trailblazer. It was the first specialist establishment of its kind in the region and in its 25-year history, Confetti alumni have gone on to work for huge names in music, TV, film and gaming including the likes of Warner Brothers, Ubisoft, Sky, the BBC and Bauer Media to name just a few. Students also work alongside other businesses in the Confetti Media group as interns and on placements. They produce programmers for Notts TV and offer local creative businesses an exciting talent pipeline.

    Confetti college courses are operated in partnership with Access Creative College.

NTU and Confetti announce new Nottingham Centre for Creative Technologies

Published on 3 December 2018
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