More about Emily
What made you choose to study at NTU?
“After visiting an open day, I instantly knew NTU was the university that I wanted to attend. Everyone I met on the day was so friendly and welcoming, and I got a real sense that NTU was just a lovely place to study, I felt right at home.”
What do you enjoy most about your course?
“The thing I enjoy most about the Decorative Arts course here is the diverse range of materials you are initially encouraged to work with, from metal to wood, textiles and print. There are so many new skills and processes to learn and this makes the course stimulating! I also like the studio environment in which we work in, there is always a real buzz.”
Has the course included any live projects?
“One live project that we undertook was with the tile making company, Johnson Tiles. We were asked to design a new tile based around our chosen theme. It was a group project and at the end we had to present our idea to a panel, including representatives from the company. I really enjoyed this project because as a designer, it enabled me to understand the design process that would be required in a professional setting.”
How do you find the facilities?
“The course facilities are fantastic, we have our own designated studio space which provides us with a working environment suitable for a designer. The Bonington shop is an excellent facility to have – they have a large variety of stock and sell everything you may require as an art and design student.”
How do you find living and studying in Nottingham?
“The thing I like most about studying and living in Nottingham is how close everything is. With NTU being based in the city you are never far away from anything. There always seems to be something exciting going on around the campus and Nottingham in general.”