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Short Courses

Enhance your CV, revisit past interests or try something completely new with our exciting range of short courses. From architecture to animal science and everything in between, you’re bound to find a short course that fits your needs.

Our courses are the perfect way to learn new skills and meet others who share the same interests. Discover endless possibilities by browsing our upcoming short courses today.

In addition to our scheduled courses, we also offer bespoke courses for organisations and groups. To find out more, contact workingwithyou@ntu.ac.uk.

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Photography: Essential Skills and Creative Approaches - Part One

This course is designed to take novice photographers and teach them the basic science, technology, craft, and art of photography, and to develop the knowledge and skills to create technically sound, interesting, and professional images.

Creative Graphics for Marketing and Communications

This course will teach you the principles of effective desktop publishing on the PC. It's ideal if you're working in-house for a marketing or communications team, and it's equally relevant if you're self-employed or involved in a start-up company.

CAD for Interior Design - Level One

This course provides you with technical skills related to interior design and, most importantly, the application of computer-aided design within the profession. It’s an ideal opportunity to enhance existing interior design skills, and is perfect if you’re new to CAD and want to add this valuable knowledge to your work and CV.

CAD for Beginners

On this course, you will learn the basics of the computer programmes needed for 3D product design. Programmes taught will include AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Solid Works.

Furniture Making Workshop

This course is for anyone who has an interest in furniture design and making. No prior woodworking experience is necessary as you'll be guided step-by-step through the different processes to create a piece of furniture.

Canine Nutrition and Feeding for Beginners

If you have either a personal or professional interest in canine nutrition, and are looking to understand the basic biological and nutritional principles of feeding the domestic dog, then this course is perfect for you. No prior experience necessary.

CAD for Textile and Fashion Print Design

On this practical, Apple Mac-based course, you’ll learn how to experiment with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to enhance your creativity and technical skills to create innovative digital textile designs and patterns.

Creative Writing for Beginners (Saturdays)

This course is for anyone that wants to scratch their writing itch! You’ll develop your writing skills in a variety of different areas, including poetry, short story writing, flash fiction, playwriting and novel writing.

Experimental Drawing and Mark Making

This course is encouraging and gently challenging. It’s aimed at those interested in drawing and mark-making using different tools and materials. It’ll encourage participation, experimentation and reflection, whilst exploring the fundamentals of energy, the organic self, the sensory self and the expression of self.

Pattern Cutting and Drafting for Beginners

On this practical course you'll be introduced to the skill of creating your own block and patterns from scratch, as well as developing skills in toiling and fitting.