Creative and Digital
Creativity and innovation are intrinsic to NTU.
With an established design heritage dating back to its formation as one of the UK’s earliest art schools in 1843, Nottingham Trent University benefits from outstanding links with industry, professional organisations and partners in the creative and digital sectors on local, national and international levels.
Our current creative and digital strategic partners are:
- Creative Quarter - The Creative Quarter Company is an economic initiative set up in partnership between NTU and Nottingham City Council, supporting the development of Nottingham's creative and digital start-ups and SMEs.
- Nottingham Post - The Nottingham Post is published by MGN Ltd, part of Reach PLC. Reach is Britain's largest newspaper, magazine and digital publisher, with a print and online portfolio reaching 38.6 million people every month.
Linking with industry
With a focus on the development of talent, skills, innovation and research opportunities, we work with partners across both established and emerging businesses, and welcome new challenges and approaches.
Industry collaborations, briefs and live projects, work experience, research and professional development are key elements of courses connecting with the creative and digital sectors, developing the skills to meet the demands and practices of a global market.
Businesses we work with benefit from student talent and insight; many use this as a route to recruitment.
Locally, we are a partner of the Nottingham Creative Quarter (CQ), an economic development initiative located within the city centre. The CQ was set up to attract and support the growth of Nottingham’s creative and digital businesses, providing opportunity and expertise for student and graduate development.
Fri 9 Apr 2021
Fashion Design students see success working with Paul Smith Japan
Fashion Design students had the opportunity to work on a live project with Paul Smith Japan, with the winners receiving work experience at Paul Smith in Nottingham.
School of Art & Design launch five innovative projects to create inclusive opportunities within the curriculum
Tue 23 Mar 2021
NTU fashion design students upcycle textile waste for rough sleeping outerwear
Tue 9 Mar 2021
Nottingham Trent University student wins sustainable design prize
Tue 2 Feb 2021
Over 1,000 first year Art & Design students collaborate creatively in an online event
Thu 17 Dec 2020
Our industry-standard facilities include excellent fashion, knitwear and textile design, construction and manufacturing resources; digital design, laser and printing technologies; photographic, green screen and motion capture facilities; product and furniture design workshops; fully supported MAC and CAD suites, as well as the Centre for Broadcast Journalism and Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies.
Discover our strategic partnerships in the below sectors.
We work closely with key cultural institutions to enhance our teaching and learning, to build our specialist knowledge, to collaborate in research and to develop the next generation of artists and art professionals.
Professional and Public Services
We're working with the professional and public services sector to address the growing threat posed by disruptive digital technology, including fintech, insurtech, lawtech and cybercrime.
Engineering and Digitalisation
We are working with partners to produce a modern curriculum, highly skilled engineers, and shared access to talent, knowledge and innovation through collaborative research.
Life Science, Food and Drink
We offer partners our expertise, cutting-edge facilities and technology in the fields of medical technologies, biosciences, nanotechnology, forensic science, food and drink, and sport science.
We are working with partners to address major challenges in the healthcare sector, including an ageing population, maintaining wellbeing, and improving the recruitment and retention of staff.
Construction and Sustainability
We are working with partners to support the UK's 2050 target to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80%.