Discover our courses
Beginners, improvers and professionals are all welcome to attend a short course where you'll meet other adult learners who share your interests to achieve personal and professional goals.
Courses run during evenings and weekends as well as intensive, week long courses during the summer.
If you'd like to discuss which course is right for you or have additional questions we'd love to help! You can email us or give us a call on 0115 848 2813.
Adobe After Effects for Motion Graphics
Are you a designer who’d like to learn how to add animation to their designs? Are you a content creator interested in producing your own animated logos, maybe for your YouTube channel or website? If so, this is the course for you.
This Mac-based course is suitable for anyone looking to produce professional quality graphics for either artistic pursuits or professional projects. It’s ideal if you’ve attempted to learn the basics online and would like to consolidate your skills and learn the most efficient ways of working in the software, as you’ll be learning directly from an expert with years of knowledge and experience.
This two day course will introduce you to the key functions of Adobe InDesign as well as teach you industry level tips, tricks and shortcuts from our expert tutors, so that you can really level up your design skills.
This Mac-based course is suitable for anyone looking to apply Adobe Photoshop to either artistic pursuits or professional projects. It’s also ideal if you’ve attempted to learn the basics online and would like to consolidate your skills and learn the most efficient ways of working in the software, as you’ll be learning directly from an expert with years of knowledge and experience.
Animated Drawing and Graphics
Make your own short films using experimental drawing techniques and discover how to produce interesting hand-drawn animations without the use of digital technology or CGI. This course is for people who love drawing and people who don’t - you can have limited drawing skills and still achieve great results.
Animation for Beginners
Embark on a journey into the world of animation! Through practical projects, you’ll develop your skills in hand-drawn and digital software using a range of tools and techniques to create animations and express your artistic vision.
Blender 3D - for Architecture
On this course you will learn the basics of using Blender 3D Creation Suite for 3D environments, You will learn and explore various methods for creating 3D digital architectural models, simple environments and basic world effects.
Blender 3D - for Animation
Learn the basics of using Blender 3D Creation Suite for animation on this three day intensive course which introduces modern digital asset creation techniques.
Blender 3D - for Designers
Explore various methods for 3D digital asset creation, mesh manipulation, fixing techniques and basic outputs from Blender, such as models for 3D Printing & 2D Rendering.
Botanical Drawing and Illustration
This course, aimed at beginners and improvers, will develop your knowledge and skills in the field of botanical art and illustration. Typically, the course will appeal to those who have an interest in the natural world either as a result of hobbies (gardening, horticulture or painting) or through employment (landscape designers, conservationists and botanists).
Children's Book Illustration
Find out more about our Children's Book Illustration short course.
Futures-thinking for creative businesses
Expand your skills in creativity and transform the way you design products, services and communications so that they are guaranteed to be human-centered and future-proof. This course will help you build the essential foundations for delivering effective projects and successful collaborations.
Graphic Design - Beginners
Aimed at the beginner with limited or no knowledge of graphic design, this popular introductory course combines theoretical and practical content within a professional, commercial perspective.
Graphic Design - Intermediate
Graphic Design - Intermediate. This course is aimed at those with an understanding of graphic design, ideally through professional experience or by having attended a beginner’s course at NTU or elsewhere.
Thrive at creativity
This course is for anyone working in a design, creative or research agency, as well as sole-trading creative entrepreneurs, who are keen to expand their existing skills in creativity and improve their creative resilience.
Motif: A new approach to trend and image
This workshop presents you with new trend tools that will fundamentally change your approach to brand, design, motif and image.
Psychology for designers
This two day course is for anyone working in a design, creative or research environment, as well as creative entrepreneurs, who are keen to explore the psychological processes that underpin behaviour in the context of design.
TwinMotion – for Animation, Architecture and Design
This course is suitable for designers who are beginners to digital visualisation or those who have little knowledge of TwinMotion and would like to learn professional outputs for their designs.