Creative short courses
Our short course programme provides professional training and personal development delivered by expert tutors and held at our outstanding City site, located in the centre of Nottingham. Classes take place during the daytimes, evenings and Saturdays and range from ten-week evening classes to one-week intensive summer courses. Whether you are a beginner or a professional, you'll find yourself learning in an enjoyable, engaging and professional environment with limited class sizes and excellent resources. Our courses are ideal if you are:
- exploring your creativity in a favourite discipline
- reviewing your career
- building a portfolio for college or work
- working in industry and in need of a refresher
- training others and looking for new approaches to content and delivery
- searching for expertise to help develop your business.
We offer courses in:
- Decorative arts : including ceramics and glass.
- Fashion : including accessories, CAD, illustration and pattern cutting.
- Film and video : including camera and editing skills.
- Fine art : including drawing, life study, painting and sculpture.
- Graphics and illustration : including games, software and conceptual skills.
- Graphics and web design : including HTML, Dreamweaver and Wordpress.
- History and heritage : including creativity and cultural studies.
- Interiors and architecture : including model making and portfolio skills.
- Performance and design : including costume making.
- Photography : including digital, darkroom and special interest subjects.
- Portfolio building : for art and design.
- Product and 3D design : including CAD skills and new technology.
- Textiles : including knit and weave.
- Writing : including planning your first novel and literary history.
We also offer special courses for 15 to 17-year-olds for anyone looking for a unique way to build a portfolio and experience art and design school for the first time.
To browse our short courses and book your place visit the NTU Online Store.
Find out more
You can download additional information here:
- Short courses brochure
- Summer School 2014 Schedule at a Glance
- Frequently asked questions
- Booking form (if you prefer to pay with a cheque by post)
- Booking terms and conditions (the small print).
Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2813
Email the Short Course team
Bespoke short courses for business and groups
Our short course programme can apply to groups as well as individuals. If you are interested in building team spirit with a photography project, looking to improve presentation skills or need to update software knowledge, then NTU is the place to come. We can arrange daytime or evening workshops at our campus or out tutors can come your office - all tailored to your needs. Contact us for further details.
Interested in furthering your studies?
Open days are an ideal opportunity for you to find out how undergraduate and postgraduate courses can help you enhance your creative skills and improve your career prospects. Come along and meet current students or join us on a guided tour of our facilities. Read more on our open days page.