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.
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.
Textile Design students set design challenge by Next, UK’s biggest fashion and lifestyle retailer
Second year students responded to an industry-level menswear apparel and accessories brief
1 February 2019
Product Design students see their designs go to market after project success with Wilko's 'W'Innovate'
Two BA (Hons) & BSc (Hons) Product Design students from the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment were successful in creating a new product for Wilko’s ‘W’innovate’ live project
18 December 2018
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
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.
Animation students gain valuable industry insights from Aardman Director Sarah Cox
The renowned animation studio’s Executive Creative Director visited the School of Art & Design to host a guest lecture last month