NTU offers a range of professional short courses for the art and design industries, designed to help you enhance your skills and knowledge, develop your creativity, and stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends and technologies.
Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting out in your career, our courses are tailored to meet your needs and help you achieve your goals. Led by experienced tutors and industry experts, our courses provide a supportive and collaborative learning environment that will help you reach your full potential.
So whether you're looking to learn new techniques, expand your network, or simply stay ahead of the curve, explore our courses and discover the endless possibilities that await you.
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It’s been one of the best courses I’ve ever attended. Full of content, time and space to develop and be creative. The tutor was incredibly helpful and generous with sharing knowledge.
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Fashion Management, Marketing and Communication
Enhance your current skillset, explore new career opportunities, or start your own business, our courses are tailored to meet your needs and help you achieve your goals.
Fashion Product Technology
This unique, weeklong course has been co-designed between NTU and fashion industry professionals.
Aimed at anyone considering a new career or career progression within fashion product technology, it reflects the need for garment engineers and textile engineers to have up-to-date knowledge of contemporary themes in the industry, as well as the skills to handle samples, understand materials and processes, and evaluate production and management processes.
Fashion, Textiles and Knitwear Design
Our expert instructors and industry experts bring their experience and expertise to the classroom offering valuable insights and guidance based on their own experiences and providing you with a practical and hands-on learning experience that prepares you for success in the competitive world of fashion.
CAD for Textile and Fashion Print Design - Intensive
On this practical, Mac-based course, you’ll learn how to experiment with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to enhance your creativity and technical skills to create innovative digital textile designs and patterns.
Fashion Knitwear Summer School
This practical course combines the two interconnected disciplines of fashion and textiles through the medium of knitted fabric design. By the end of three weeks, you’ll have a portfolio of work and a finished, accomplished and wearable piece of knitted fashion.
Design & Digital Arts
Learn the latest industry trends and best practices, gain practical skills and experience, and network with other professionals in the field.
Blender 3D Skills Development - 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 Skills Development - 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 Skills Development - 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.
Creative Videos for Marketing and Communications
This course is for marketers or small business owners who want to create effective short videos for little or no cost. By the end of the course, you’ll understand all the stages of the production process, and have a finished video ready to share with your audience.
Futures-thinking for successful creative practice
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.
How to thrive at creativity (in the age of overwhelm)
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: making design more effective
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.
Looking for something else? Contact us to discuss bespoke training and create a program that meets your specific needs.
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Creative short courses
We offer introductory and professional-level courses delivered by expert tutors in the same studios as our full-time programme, taking advantage of our excellent resources.
Nottingham School of Art & Design Facilities
We’ve built the perfect spaces for you to create in. From dedicated studios to editing suites, wood, ceramic and textile workshops to an onsite supply shop, we have creative spaces to enable you to learn, develop and acquire the skills and knowledge you will need in your career.
Business and Employers
Discover more ways to benefit your business by accessing our student and graduate talent, academic expertise and cutting-edge facilities.
Nottingham School of Art & Design
We are one of the world’s leading art and design schools and we have been influencing, inspiring and innovating for over 175 years. We are guided by our past, focused on our future, and proud to be shaping what comes next.
Our research groups and centres
Artistic Research Centre
An interdisciplinary collegiate research environment with the ambition to continue to be at the forefront of innovation in artistic research processes.
Design Research Centre
A world leading interdisciplinary group of researchers fostering new approaches to design and the use of the latest design techniques and technologies.
Fashion and Textile Research Centre
Representing a complex field in a global context, research in this centre focuses on cultures, heritage, design, business. clothing sustainability, and advanced textiles.
Advanced Textiles Research Group
A thriving research group and a leading institution for advanced textiles research with a global reputation for designing electronically active wearable technology.
'Art Research' is the on-going enquiry carried out by the Fine Art staff and technicians at NTU.
Global Cultures of Textiles and Dress
The GCTD Group aims to promote research in textiles and dress that addresses a wide range of critical and practice-based themes.
The Fashion and Textile Heritage research group has built a strong team of experts in lace history and contemporary creative practice.
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