We have an international reputation for excellence in the cultural and creative sector.
Our creative courses put interaction with industry and employers at their heart, and our research in advanced textiles and wearable technology is globally renowned.
Linking courses with industry
NTU champions arts and culture and plays an active role in the cultural life of the city. We have Strategic Partnerships with Nottingham Contemporary, the Nottingham Castle Trust, Nottingham Playhouse, Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature and ChalleNGe Nottingham, the Cultural Education Partnership.These relationships span multiple schools and colleges and create opportunities for students, staff and the wider public. We also enjoy mutually beneficial relationships with many more city cultural organisations at course of college level.
Each of our Cultural Strategic Partnerships are bespoke. Common components include opportunities to deliver essential and real-world work experiences for students, whilst providing a valuable resource for our sector partners; collaborative research projects including the hosting of doctoral students; co-design and co-deliver of public engagement programmes that grow audiences and diversity workforces.
Fashion Design student’s dress design hits the Oasis rails as part of a collection inspired by Nottingham’s Lace Archive
Robert Goddard’s design was chosen by the public to feature in a party collection collaboration with the university’s Lace Archive
26 October 2017
Textile Design students set an inventive design challenge by artist Bruce Asbestos
Second year students create designs for a series of experimental costumes for the Bruce Asbestos A/W Collection 2018
Our research is often cross-disciplinary, bringing together scientific and creative expertise.
Our strengths include the field of advanced textiles, in which we have a global reputation for designing electronically active, wearable technology.
Our new Global Centre for Heritage Research has its strengths in imaging and sensing, digital heritage, and heritage management.
We are also members of the Midlands 3 Cities Arts and Humanities Doctoral Training Partnership. This means that cultural businesses can benefit from having one of our doctoral students placed with them to work on projects alongside their research.
E-gloves to protect workers from dangerous vibration levels
Gloves embedded with tiny sensors are being developed by Nottingham Trent University to help protect construction workers from exposure to vibration.
Study to bring 600-year-old treasure to the world
Researchers from Nottingham Trent University are helping to reveal hidden information about 600-year-old medieval manuscript, the Canterbury Roll.
Smart textiles project improved anxiety in mental health patients
A smart textiles research project which involved people with mental health conditions in the design process found it helped participants experience lower levels of anxiety.
We are committed to supporting SMEs in the cultural sector. Current major interventions in this area include The Big House, the Enabling Innovation Design Hub, and our collaboration with Nottingham's Creative Quarter Company.