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£990
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 8th July 2019
Two week animation course in Nottingham. This course is aimed at people wishing to be animators of the future. It combines an introduction to the creative and technical aspects of 3D animation with information about today’s animation industry. Following an introduction to the history of 3D animation you will be set a project to develop an animated character and accompanying narrative. Your time will be split between working in the animation studio on your project,...
£650
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 22nd July 2019
This is a one-week intensive course or a ten-week evening class in Adobe Creative Suite on the PC for Marketing and Communications. This course will teach you the principles of effective desktop publishing on the PC. It's ideal if you are working in-house for a marketing or communications team, and it is equally relevant if you are self-employed or involved in a start-up company. The course will provide you with guidance on what makes good...
£475
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 12th August 2019
If you enjoy drawing and creating characters then this one-week course is for you. The week will provide you with an introduction to digital animation using Adobe Animate CC and Wacom Cintiq tablets. You can have little or no previous animation knowledge to attend and still achieve great results. You might be studying art or design at school and want to explore your creativity further. You might be new to the subject and just want...
£475
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 29th July 2019
One week animation summer course for teenagers. This course will provide you with an introduction to digital animation using Adobe Animate CC and Wacom Cintiq tablets. On this course you will: - learn the fundamentals of animation including timing and spacing - create animated ball bounces and walk cycles - study the movement of balloons and other objects - build your own short animation that demonstrates a personal approach. You can have little or no...
£495
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 1st October 2019
Ten-week evening class in model making. There is something very special about little buildings - something both fascinating and beautiful. This practical course will help you to understand how to scale down, read technical drawings and find solutions to some of the challenges of model making. The skills learnt on this course are easily transferable to other disciplines and will help you understand design and visualise space. To attend this course no previous experience is...
£475
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 12th August 2019
This summer course explores creative thinking, drawing, model making and advanced technologies that architects use today. The course will introduce you to contemporary approaches to architecture, with ingenious projects that will develop your awareness of how designers are shaping the modern world we live in. In addition to talks and demonstrations, you’ll be set projects that you’ll work on in groups, presenting your ideas in 2D as well as simple 3D models - to give...
£450
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 29th July 2019
This one week architecture summer course for teenagers explores new ways of thinking and advanced technologies that are being used by professional architects today. The course will introduce you to contemporary approaches to design, with ingenious projects that will develop your awareness of how designers are shaping the modern world we live in. During this course you will: - investigate current building projects in the UK and around the world - learn the various stages...
£450
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 29th July 2019
A one week art and design summer course for teenagers. This is a very practical course which gives you the opportunity to experiment with both 2D and 3D art and design techniques. It’s the perfect way to build your portfolio if you do not have an art and design foundation and are thinking about further studies. During this course you will: - learn how to demonstrate your approach to idea generation and research skills -...
£485
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 5th October 2019
This practical course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to create a unique and diverse portfolio. This could be for future studies, professional development or purely for personal interest. The aim of the course is to build your confidence and vocabulary when working in the art and design studio. The topics will include: body and adornment colour and light drawing and observation idea generation and project development life drawing and experimentation photography and...
£625
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 8th July 2019
This course suitable for anyone new to CAD who needs to use this software in their work. You will learn the basics of the computer programmes needed for 3D product design. Programmes taught will include AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Solid Works. During this course you will: - produce technical drawings and measurements in AutoCAD - render sketches and produce presentation boards in Photoshop and Illustrator - learn 3D CAD modelling in Solid Works. What...
£390
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 9th November 2019
This course provides you with technical skills related to interior design and, most importantly, the application of computer-aided design within the profession. It’s an ideal opportunity to enhance existing interior design skills, and is perfect if you’re new to CAD and want to add this valuable knowledge to your work and CV. During the three days, the various practical elements will give you an understanding of the key skills required to bring a project together....
£650
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 29th July 2019
On this practical, Apple Mac-based course, you’ll learn how to experiment with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to enhance your creativity and technical skills to create innovative digital textile designs and patterns. This course is ideal for textile and fashion print designers at the start of their career. So long as you’ve an interest in textiles, fashion or surface pattern design you’ll be welcome to attend. Ideally you’ll bring to the course textile or fashion print...
£425
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 12th August 2019
A course all about children's book illustrating. The classes will introduce you to the world of children’s books. With guidance you will create your own illustrated story for children, focusing on the internal workings of a picture book. The course is suitable for everyone from beginners to the more experienced wanting to build their portfolio, and writers who want to learn how to illustrate. It is also ideal for anyone who wants to explore the...
£450
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 29th July 2019
This course is an opportunity to engage with the latest concept art techniques practised throughout the game design industry, many of which are also techniques used in film and TV production. Through a series of practical workshops and critical seminars you'll explore both physical and digital art processes. The course is ideal for people with basic drawing skills who are interested in developing professional skills in concept art. It's also an excellent opportunity for illustrators...
£475
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 5th August 2019
One week summer course for teenagers, ideal if they are considering a future in game design, animation or creative media. This course focuses on the process of image-making in the game design industry. It's hands-on, taught in a series of practical workshops and group sessions. This course is ideal if you are considering a future in game design, animation or creative media. During this course you will: - investigate the role of concept artist in...
£425
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 12th August 2019
One week drawing course at Nottingham Trent University, aiming to give you a range of contemporary drawing tools from which to further develop your own studio practice. The course will introduce anyone who is interested in expanding their drawing practice into experimental approaches for recording visual information, mark-making and as a form of expression. This course is ideal for the beginner looking for an experimental approach to drawing, and to those with some experience who...
£190
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 29th February 2020
On this course you’ll learn key strategies to help you draw the figure and begin experimenting with new approaches. It’s open to beginners, but will also suit those already familiar with life drawing. The course is therefore ideal for anyone wanting to upskill, for personal or professional development. Whilst there are a wealth of life drawing classes out there, very few encourage the use of contemporary approaches. This is despite the influences of work by...
£475
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 12th August 2019
This course will appeal to beginners who are less interested in traditional approaches to landscape and figure painting who want to explore their creativity through innovative practical projects. It’ll introduce you to contemporary, expressive approaches, giving you the skills and techniques to continue painting between sessions and long after the course. You'll learn about the world of contemporary painting, combining practical assignments with art theory in order for you to make work that challenges your...
£190
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 28th March 2020
Working from a live portrait model, on this course you’ll learn key strategies to help you complete a portrait and begin experimenting with new approaches. It will start by covering essential topics such as facial proportions, composition, mark-making techniques and shading. Moving beyond this, you’ll then have the opportunity to explore your own individual creativity by creating contemporary portraits in drawing, painting and collage-based practices to push the boundaries of what a portrait could be,...
£725
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 5th August 2019
This practical course is for anyone who has a personal or professional interest in fashion, vintage dressmaking or costume who would like to develop the knowledge and skills needed to produce their own made-to-measure corsets. The course will begin with a number of structured technical classes. As it progresses you will then be able to work on a more personal project, reflecting your style and interests. On this course you will: - learn how to...
£425
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 5th August 2019
One week summer writing course for teenagers. On this course you will learn how to turn ideas into creative, original writing. Whether you're interested in fiction or want to write blogs, it will help you to create impact with the right choice of words and provides a structured approach to establishing a life in writing. During this course you will: - learn how to find inspiration - focus on how to turn ideas into writing...
£350
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The aim of the course is to enable both the beginner and the more experienced writer to work on developing their writing skills in a variety of different areas, including poetry, short story writing, flash fiction, playwriting and writing a full-length novel. Throughout the course you will be offered advice and feedback on your work, to help your writing develop and progress in a supportive workshop environment. Varied exercises and stimuli will be used to...
£130
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 17th July 2019
This course will teach you how to make well thought out, aesthetic collages through different creative exercises, using Adobe Creative Suite to manipulate analog designs and create disorienting juxtapositions. Working with printed materials, digital stock images, scanners and image editing software you’ll have the opportunity to explore your own creativity and will leave with a portfolio of digital images. There has been a recent rise in the use of digital collage, especially in the publishing...
£560
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 29th July 2019
25 hour digital photography at Nottingham Trent University. This beginners course is responding to the huge growth in ownership of digital SLR (DSLR) cameras and the increased demand for digital images for personal and commercial use. The course is designed to take novice photographers and teach them the basic science, technology, craft and art of photography, enabling you to develop the knowledge and skills to create technically sound, interesting and professional images. You will move...
£540
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 19th August 2019
The aim of this course is to encourage you to think creatively about using a domestic knitting machine and to show you how to exploit the equipment to create new, innovative garments. Many people rely on working from other people’s knitting patterns, as they do not have the skills to write their own patterns. This can mean you feel compelled to buy expensive new yarn rather than being able to use up the mountain of...
£240
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 4th July 2019
This course offers intensive instruction on domestic knitting machines. It’ll introduce you to thinking creatively about using a machine at home or at work, and how to exploit the equipment to produce a range of samples. The course will focus on producing work with a contemporary perspective. It’s ideal for people just starting out or in a need of a refresher. You might be returning to machine knitting after a break, or a student/graduate looking...
£130
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 15th July 2019
This course is designed to expand your existing skills in drawing, painting or illustration through an introduction to the art of collage. It will take you on a developmental journey from drawing with paper, through simple collage printmaking methods, and assemblage. Since its emergence as an art form in the early 20th century, collage has continued to serve not only as a primary form of expression, but also as a principle means of developing new...
£540
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 29th July 2019
This course introduces a variety of methods to help you produce unique fabrics that display a range of properties whilst exploring the use of colour, textured structures and stitch manipulation. It’s ideal for students and practitioners who have a basic understanding of machine knitting and who wish to develop their textile design skills or experimental skills as part of a textile art practice. This course uses Dubied handflat double-bed knitting machines, which can create a...
£225
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 22nd July 2019
This course will explore traditional themes of love, war and questioning of the self and society by studying the work of contemporary writers, as well as poems from history including works by an imprisoned Persian princess. You’ll read, discuss and analyse poetry by a diversity of writers, and then write a small collection of poems for yourself or, if you’re feeling brave, to share with others. The aim of this course is to introduce you...
£180
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 15th August 2019
Nottingham has an excellent reputation in the war game and fantasy model making industries, and at NTU we are pleased to announce a repeat of this unique two-day course for enthusiasts who wish to immerse themselves in this world. Led by Alex Huntley of Warploque Miniatures, one of the UK’s most exciting model-making companies, the course will teach you the skills to make dynamic figures that will stretch your creativity. Over the two days you...
£450
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 5th August 2019
One week fashion design summer course for teenagers. On this course you will learn how to create fashion concepts, taking your designs from an initial idea and sketch to a developed garment. Nottingham is famous for its fashion industry, being the home of international designer Paul Smith and a host of innovative boutique stores. And NTU students have been winning awards at all the major fashion competitions for many years. So why not become part...
£1575
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 8th July 2019
Nottingham Trent University has one of the most famous fashion knitwear departments of all UK universities, with a team of expert tutors and specialist technicians that work with students and industry on innovative and creative projects. In summer you too can immerse yourself in our fashion knitwear world. This practical course combines the two interconnected disciplines of fashion and textiles through the medium of knitted fabric design. It's aimed at anyone interested in knitting and...
£450
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 29th July 2019
With the influx of influencers, bloggers and celebrities dominating our social media feeds the fashion stylist has become one of the most exciting, in demand and powerful roles within the fashion industry today. If you’re a regular reader of fashion titles like Vogue, i-D, Elle, Grazia or a follower of influential fashion bloggers and influencers on social media this course will allow you to explore the paths to take you forward into this exciting industry....
£450
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 5th August 2019
This practical course will introduce you to furniture design today. It’s ideal for anyone who might be considering a future at design college, who has an interest in furniture, interiors or spatial design and who wants to add unique work to their portfolio. This course will begin with an introduction to the history of modern furniture design. You’ll learn about designers and the methods and materials they’ve developed, and how pieces have become icons of...
£725
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 5th August 2019
This beginners furniture making course is for anyone who has an interest in furniture design and making. No prior woodworking experience is necessary as you will be guided step-by-step through the different processes to create a piece of furniture. This hands-on course will introduce you to a wide range of hand tools, machine tools and spray finishing techniques. On this course you will: - be inducted into our well-equipped product design workshops - use tools...
£550
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 17th July 2019
Using creative teaching techniques and clear, step-by-step guidance you’ll unravel the process of glove making with leather, a skill that’s traditionally thought of as difficult to master. With only six places offered, this course provides you with one-to-one attention to ensure you leave with the skills and knowledge to continue glove making as part of your profession or purely personal enjoyment. This course is suitable for those who are interested in craft and accessory design...
£425
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 23rd April 2020
This course is aimed at those with an understanding of graphic design, ideally through professional experience or by having attended a beginners course at NTU or elsewhere. The course is suitable for those wishing to hone and expand their creative skills with a focus on ideas, creative thinking and visual problem solving, promoting their creativity at a professional, commercial audience. Workshop and project-based sessions will combine theoretical discussions with practical applications. Ideally you should have...
£425
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 29th July 2019
One week graphic design summer course for teenagers. This course will provide you with a grounding in graphic design and is ideal if you wish to dip your toes in creative waters. The main purpose is to help you build a portfolio through the exploration and experimentation of graphic design ideas. You might be one of those people who has sometimes wondered what the term ‘thinking outside the box’ means. Or you might be interested...
£425
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Ten weeks of graphic design evening classes. Aimed at the beginner with limited or no knowledge of graphic design, this introductory course combines theoretical and practical content within a professional, commercial perspective. The development of ideas, the creative process and an understanding of visual language, layout and typography will all be included in this course to help you develop your knowledge of the different disciplines and skills associated with graphic design. You will create innovative...
£450
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 22nd July 2019
Ten-week evening course or one-week intensive class of interior design in Nottingham. This is a very practical course delivered via informal lectures and interesting, creative projects. This course is ideal if you are looking to build a portfolio of design work or considering interior design as a future career, or simply interested in re-designing your own home. It will give you an insight into the world of interior design and inspire you with the confidence...
£695
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 2nd October 2019
There is always a lot of competition for interior design work, so it’s essential that you can demonstrate as much experience and knowledge in your CV and portfolio as possible. This course therefore aims to build on previous design studies, and is ideal for anyone seriously considering a career as an interior designer. The course will provide hands-on experience of all the stages involved in medium-sized interior design projects, from briefing to design development and...
£275
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 29th July 2019
Courses that explore creative forms of non-fiction are few and far between. However, it’s one of the most up-and-coming forms of writing in contemporary literature and some of the most talked-about books from the last few years have been works of creative non-fiction: The Outrun, The Lonely City, The Last Act of Love, So Sad Today, The Argonauts, White Girls, Between The World And Me, Men Explain Things To Me and more. This course will...
£425
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 29th July 2019
This one week summer course introduces you to the craft of journalism. It will provide you with the basic skills journalists are required to have when working in both news and features. Designed as a practical (and fun) introduction to journalism, you will learn about the different career options open to you as well as the essential skills required to be a successful journalist, from researching and writing a story to how to make contacts...
£395
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 22nd July 2019
One week life drawing summer class in Nottingham. Everyone can benefit from an understanding of the human body and how to represent it through drawing. Whether you’re interested in art, design, architecture or performance, the ability to draw from a life model is an important skill. This course is ideal for people who are new to drawing or who have studied drawing in the past and are looking for a refresher. On this course you...
£425
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 5th August 2019
This unique one-week course focuses on the creative side of magazine design and production. You’ll be given the opportunity to explore ideas, photography, storytelling, marketing and art direction. You’ll generate your own eight-page magazine about a subject that matters to you, complete with individual photography, writing and design. On this course you will: - generate ideas around what is at the heart of a magazine and what it aims to do - research your competitors...
£45
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 30th November 2019
Frankenstein’s monster, Hannibal Lecter, Count Dracula... everyone knows their names and stories. This short course will walk you through a mini history of the monster in horror writing, before you create your own monster legend. This day is comprised of short lectures, group discussions and practical writing exercises. On this course you will: - define and understand what is meant by monster - examine previous monsters and the impact they’ve had on the genre and...
£595
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 29th July 2019
On this practical pattern drafting course you will be introduced to the skill of creating your own blocks and dress pattern from scratch and see it realised in a finished garment. This course is ideal for people who are already familiar with sewing and using commercial patterns and would like to start developing their own garment design without the reliance on commercial patterns. Whether you are already working in the industry, hoping to pursue academic...
£475
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 5th August 2019
This one week photography summer course is a mixture of studio and computer-based activities. From setting up your lighting to editing your final images, this course will cover everything you need to know to become an accomplished photographer of the future. This course is ideal for school or college students who are interested in photography or might wish to use photography as part of their studies. Studio experience is not necessary, but an understanding of...
£240
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 4th July 2019
This course is suitable for anyone who’s new to Adobe Photoshop who wishes to apply the software to either artistic pursuits or professional projects. Photoshop is the standard piece of kit for designers, image-makers and photographers. On this course you will: - be introduced to the functions of Photoshop that are relevant to beginners - learn how to work in a non-destructive way - create and edit images efficiently so that their impact is maximised...
£225
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 22nd July 2019
On this course you’ll learn a range of dramatic writing techniques for creating a one act play. You’ll learn about different processes that aid play development, studying the conventions of dramatic tension both in the storyline and between the characters. You’ll start the course by developing an idea and considering what works, what doesn‘t work and why. You’ll create a synopsis and, whether your play is set in the present or past, you’ll ensure it...
£575
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 5th August 2019
Most of us wish to be able to take great portraits of our family and friends, and be able to capture striking images of people and cultures when travelling. As a business, portrait photography is undoubtedly the most profitable field in photography - almost everybody needs, at some point in life, to have a good portrait made by a professional. Taking pictures of people can be a challenge even for the most experienced photographer. This...
£260
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 30th November 2019
The growth of video content on DSLR cameras, desktop, tablet and mobile devices has been incredible - and this trend looks set to continue. This course provides a comprehensive grounding in Adobe Premiere and gives you the skills to bring your ideas to life, creating sequences for multimedia and the web. The course covers hints and tips on timing, project management issues and the video effects and compression methods that can make all the difference...
£450
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 29th July 2019
This one week product design summer course for teenagers is a series of practical workshops that will introduce you to product design and innovation, from idea to manufacture. You will develop your design and interpersonal skills and consider new ways of thinking and better team building – essential tools for successful product design. A project will be completed in teams which will have a simple theme: to design an innovative new product that can be...
£395
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 20th August 2019
Delivered by an experienced wedding and portrait photographer, this course has been designed to bring out your creative side in a professional manner and to meet the expectations and needs of a demanding client. To attend this course you must have some familiarity with a photo manipulating program, preferably Adobe Photoshop, and own your own digital camera. - learn about professional practice in camera handling, studio and location lighting, posing couples, image manipulation, post production...
£150
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 8th August 2019
Do you have an idea for a short story but don’t know how to begin? Or maybe you’ve an idea for a novel but writing a shorter version will help you get started? On this course you’ll be guided through the process of writing your first piece, and introduced to ways in which writers get their work seen in this competitive arena. The course will suit both the beginner and those with more experience who...
£225
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 5th August 2019
Three days of creative writing tuition for those who have always wanted to write a novel. Whether you’ve got a great idea but aren’t sure how to begin or have an unfinished manuscript gathering dust under your bed, this practical and playful course will offer exercises and advice to get your novel underway. The course will suit both the beginner and those with more experience who are interested in honing a novel or who are...
£240
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 9th May 2020
This course is all about developing your skills and building your confidence as a street photographer. You'll learn the techniques of creating street portraits, introducing you to new and exciting ways of working. The real skill in street photogaphy is being able to approach a stranger and make an awesome portrait of them. At first this seems really daunting, but your tutor will be on hand for moral support and technical advice. By the end...
£450
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 5th August 2019
This practical and technical course is ideal for anyone who’s interested in theatre and performance design. Whilst open to everyone, it will be of particular interest to those who might be considering future studies in theatre design who wish to enhance their application and portfolio with unique, innovative projects. Looking at examples from professional designers, you'll learn about the process a theatre designer goes through in the development of a design, from initial sketches to...
£725
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 22nd July 2019
This is an exciting course designed for anyone who has an interest in theatre costume or ballet. It'll teach you how to make a professional tutu base and bodice for classical ballet dancers or ballet students. With a limit of six people you will have the one-to-one attention you need to ensure you leave with the skills to continue making tutus at home or work. Tutu making is a unique skill allowing costume professionals to...
£395
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 19th August 2019
This course is ideal for those people new to watercolour or those with some experience. Whilst ostensibly a practical course the subject is underpinned by theory and art historical references. The course introduction will include a brief overview of the tradition of watercolour. However, the focus will soon shift to contemporary uses of watercolour and artists using this medium will be explored and researched. On this course you will: - cover the basic tenets and...
£45
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 19th October 2019
Vampires and zombies fiction is still alive and kicking (well, not quite!) in the horror genre. This one-day workshop will help you understand its current position in the industry. It will also introduce you to the skills you need to create fiction that gets noticed. This day is comprised of short lectures, group discussions and practical writing exercises. On this course you will: - gain an understanding of vampire and zombie literary history - examine...
£475
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 12th August 2019
This course is aimed at anyone who is enthusiastic about photography and the outdoors who wants to get up close to nature and wildlife. You'll be learning to photograph a wide range of wildlife in a range of natural habitats. This is one of the few wildlife photography short courses offered by a university in the UK, and with a wide range of habitats to explore around Nottingham there will be plenty of opportunities to...
£275
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 15th July 2019
This course will be a clear starting point for anyone who wishes to write for children and young adults, but doesn’t know where to begin. On this course you will: - be introduced to the basics of writing for children and young adults - take part in a various of short writing exercises and discussions - explore narrative voice, plot and point of view - learn how to find inspiration. You’ll also explore a range...