More about Rosanna
“Decorative Arts at NTU is one of the few courses of its kind in the UK, and I was drawn to the artistic freedom and range of opportunities that it offers.
“I applaud the multidisciplinary ethos of the course as I enjoy working with a variety of materials and processes. The structure allowed me to explore a range of disciplines in Year One, then hone my skills within my desired specialisms. In turn, it has equipped me with a wealth of specialist knowledge, skills and experience in material investigation.
“Each year we receive various opportunities to engage in competitions which can be undertaken alongside the course. I enjoyed the Johnson Tiles design competition in Year One as it allowed me to work in a team and fulfil a ceramic design brief. My team came second and along with a presentation and feedback from the company, this experience gave me an insight into the role of a designer and the creative industry.
“The course features a variety of guest lecturers from areas including retail, ceramics, textiles and 3D printing. One of the most interesting guest lecturers was Anna Collette Hunt, who is a Decorative Arts alumna. She spoke about her journey from NTU to exhibiting her work around the world, and setting up a successful ceramics business in Nottingham.
“Our tutors offer valuable advice and feedback in tutorials, and ensure that students are progressing on the course. The technical staff provide workshop inductions and are always available and happy to help students with projects. We are fortunate to have studios and purpose-built workshops for materials such as ceramics, print, glass, wood, metal and plastics.
“I like that Nottingham is a vibrant city with a mixture of cultures, and NTU mirrors this with a large network of international and home students. There are also many work experience placements and creative opportunities available through NTU and in Nottingham, for students.”