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We Are Innovators. We Are Thinkers. We Are Creatives.

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.

Located right in the heart of one of the UK’s most exciting cities, we are surrounded by – and contribute to – an originality, energy and imagination that makes Nottingham a very special place to live, work and create.

From nurturing talent to daring research and collaborations that are shaking up the industry, we are breaking convention, and challenging the very ideas of what is possible for an art and design school.

Inspired by a love for our craft, we are committed to pushing its boundaries into new territories. If this sounds like you too, then come and tell your story with us.

You will be part of a community of thousands united by passion, drive and hard work. You will feel the guidance that comes from the decades of experience of our subject experts and the buzz of infinite possibility of those just taking their first steps.

We are all contemporaries, collaborators and change-makers. And together we can turn what we love into how we live.

We are the School of Art & Design at Nottingham Trent University and we are what we create.

Our Subject Areas

Our Research Groups and Centres

Art Research

Art Research

'Art Research' is the on-going enquiry carried out by the Fine Art staff and technicians at NTU.

Global Cultures of Textiles and Dress

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.

Design Research Centre

Design Research Centre

A world leading interdisciplinary group of design researchers and practitioners operating across the University, driven by an aim to foster new approaches to design thinking, design enquiry, design implementation and the use of the latest design techniques and related technologies.

Advanced Textiles

Advanced Textiles

The Advanced Textiles Research Group is led by Professor Tilak Dias. The focus of the group is on electronic textiles with the aim of developing a truly wearable computer. Located within the School of Art and Design, the Research Group forms strong cross-disciplinary links with colleagues in the artistic and fashion areas.

Heritage

Heritage

The Fashion and Textile Heritage research group has built a strong team of experts in lace history and contemporary creative practice. We deliver innovative cross-disciplinary research, which informs design education and teaching locally, nationally and internationally. Our aim is to deepen an understanding of the importance of the lace industry in forming local and regional identities, and to inspire innovative creative practices for future economic and cultural benefits.

Fashion and Textile Research Centre

Fashion and Textile Research Centre

Fashion and Textiles represents a complex field in a global context and as such researchers in this Centre focus on a number of different aspects of the discipline: Fashion and Textile Cultures, Fashion and Textile Heritage, Fashion and Textile Design, Fashion and Textile Business, and Advanced Textiles Research.

Featured Facility

Bonington Gallery

Located within the School of Art & Design, Bonington Gallery works with practitioners and institutions from across Europe and beyond.

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We're ranked 9th in the UK for Fashion and Textiles. (Guardian University Guide League Tables 2020)

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We're ranked 9th in the UK for Art and Design education. (The Complete University Guide 2020)

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We’re ranked 11th in the UK for Design & Crafts. (Guardian University Guide League Tables 2020)

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96% of our undergraduate students are in graduate level study within six months of finishing their studies. (latest DLHE survey 2016/17)

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NTU is among the top 10% of art and design education providers in the world. (QS World University Rankings 2019)