Design & Digital Arts
We live in a rapidly changing world where design and digital communication is in a constant state of flux and evolution.
At the Nottingham School of Art & Design, we encourage our students to explore design in all its guises, from analogue to digital, live performance to animation, no matter how you tell your stories, we provide you with the tools to expand your creativity, learn, and experiment.
Cross collaboration is present in all of our courses, as creatives we feel this approach is the best way to spark imagination and nurture new leaders in this ever-changing industry. Mix this with our industry standard facilities, expert academic staff, and strong connections within the national and international community, we give you the solid foundations to reach your full potential and succeed.
Discover our Design & Digital Art courses
You’ll study in our Bonington building, in the centre of a thriving creative city. It’s an artist’s haven, with the experience and teaching you’d expect from an art school, plus the opportunities and reputation of a major UK university.
Design for Live Performance
Do you see yourself designing costumes for London’s West End, working behind the scenes on the next blockbuster, or creating the sets for top theatre productions? If the answer is yes, our design for stage and screen courses will open up a wide range of careers in this diverse field.
Film and Television
Are you an inspiring creative with a passion for film, photography or television? Choosing a creative course at NTU is your big chance to find a voice, hone your craft, and challenge what you already know – the chance to make a professional life from what you love.
Whether you dream of a career as an animator, graphic designer or visual effects producer, we can open the door to an exciting future.
Digital Screen Arts - coming soon
Our exciting Digital Screen Arts courses are designed to reflect the rapidly growing industry and include Animation, Games Design, Games Art, VFX Technical Direction, and VFX Art.
Photography - coming soon
Today’s photographers are much more than just picture-makers. We shape the world with our narratives. We shift opinions and move people to action. We seduce, we excite. We use pictures to communicate across languages and beyond words.
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.
Latest Design & Digital Art news
Historic Market Wall brought back to life in augmented reality
Mon 11 Jul 2022
Expert Blog: How Gen Z are using the past to feel positive about the future
Fri 21 Oct 2022
NTU Costume Design student works on Oliver Twist at Leeds Playhouse
Tue 16 Nov 2021
BA (Hons) Photography students worked published in major publication and exhibition
Tue 16 Nov 2021
NTU graphic design graduates recognised at the D&AD New Blood Awards
Thu 29 Jul 2021
Twelve studios set industry briefs for NTU Graphic Design students
Tue 20 Jul 2021