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Courses for adults

Browse all the different courses by choosing from a subject listed below. In addition to your course, you'll be kept up-to-date with news and events happening on campus. Whether it's special lectures, concerts, exhibitions in our gallery or our annual degree shows, there's more to being a short course student than you think.

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Upcoming short courses

  • Animation

    Learn how to create engaging moving images, from simple, hand-built zoetropes to digitised work using the latest software. For professionals, add 3D character design using Maya to your CV. Find out more.

  • Architecture

    Create accurate, accomplished architectural models in NTU’s specialist workshop or learn about the history and heritage of buildings through drawing and photography. These courses are ideal for professionals, students and hobbyists alike. Find out more.

  • Creative Writing

    For beginners and more experienced writers, these courses develop skills in crafting short stories, flash fiction, non-fiction, plays and full-length novels. Specialist courses in publishing, song writing, writing for children, free writing, thriller and horror writing are also available. Find out more.

  • Fashion, Textiles and Costume

    These courses develop skills in design and styling, pattern cutting and sewing, textile art and knitted fabrics. There are also specialist courses in tutu making, millinery, leather and corsetry, as well as CAD skills for fashion, textiles and childrenswear. Find out more.

  • Film and Video

    With expert guidance from experienced tutors, learn how to use simple technology to create short videos for marketing and communications. Ideal for small business owners and marketers – anyone who needs to create fresh web content. Find out more.

  • Fine and Decorative Arts

    Develop new approaches to drawing, collage, life study or painting. There are also specialist courses in portfolio development, botanical illustration, mindfulness, storytelling and drawing with stitch. Find out more.

  • Graphic Design and Illustration

    These courses help beginners and those with experience better understand the creative processes involved in successful graphic design, branding and communication. Learn how to use design software effectively, or join an illustration course and develop a concept for a children’s book. Find out more.

  • Interior Design

    Learn about the principles of effective interior design for domestic and commercial spaces, and work on projects that will expand your creative and technical skills. Generate new content for your portfolio and learn about specialist CAD software for creating professional visuals. Find out more.

  • Languages

    Join a daytime or evening course starting in October and learn Spanish, French, German, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Italian or Arabic. Attend purely for personal development and a way to meet new people who share your interest, or add value to your CV. Find out more.

  • Multidisciplinary

    Explore creative technologies, how they are being used by artists and designers today and how they can impact on your work. Find out more.

  • Photography

    Perfect for the amateur or improving photographer, these courses combine creative ways of working with technical skills in competent camera handling. Specialist courses in fashion, portrait, wildlife and architectural photography are available. Find out more.

  • Product and 3D Design

    Learn to use the latest design software including AutoCAD, SolidWorks, V-Ray and Keyshot, or go back to basics and improve your drawing skills. There are also very popular furniture making courses held in our specialist wood workshops. Find out more.


Single room, self-catered accommodation on campus is available during the summer.

Read more and book your room.

Bespoke courses

Contact us to discuss short courses that meet the needs of your students or colleagues.

We can organise courses in software training, design thinking, the creative process and much more.

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Short Course Office
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