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.
Visiting us at an open day is the perfect way to see what makes life and learning at NTU so special.
Book your place at an undergraduate open day on:
- Friday 30 June 2023
- Saturday 1 July 2023
- Saturday 14 October 2023
- Saturday 4 November 2023
- Saturday 2 December 2023
- Saturday 20 January 2024
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Located within the Nottingham School of Art & Design, Bonington Gallery works with practitioners and institutions from across Europe and beyond.
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.
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.
Our academic departments
Department of Fashion Management, Marketing and Communications
Our Fashion Management, Marketing and Communication (FMMC) department has an excellent reputation for its range and diversity of courses and links with industry.
Department of Fashion, Textiles and Knitwear Design
Our Fashion, Textiles and Knitwear Design department has an excellent reputation for its range of courses, links with industry and enviable resources. That’s why we’ve been ranked in the top 10 UK universities for fashion and textiles.
Design & Digital Arts
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. We have created the new Department for Design & Digital Arts to provide new and exciting opportunities bringing together art, design, technology and business within a landmark new building.
The Design & Digital Arts building
Our new Design & Digital Arts building will place Nottingham as a UK hub for film, television, animation, UX design, games design, graphic design and more.
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.
Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021
In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, 86% of NTU's research impact was assessed to be either world-leading or internationally excellent. The overall quality of each Unit of Assessment NTU submitted to REF in 2021 also saw an improvement from the previous REF in 2014.
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