Nottingham Trent University School of Art & Design

mission statement

The day to day management of Nottingham Trent University is underpinned by key strategic thinking in a multitude of areas. We aim to: Develop confident and ambitious graduates equipped to shape society. Provide education that promotes both intellectual initiative and the highest academic standards to prepare students for life and career. Be the University of choice for business, industry and the professions in our area of expertise. Be recognised both nationally and internationally for the effectiveness of our teaching and the relevance of our research. Transform the learning and working environment to create inspiring and innovative culture. Have the courage and will to implement change.

international role

The University is committed to collaborative activity and all arrangements are individually tailored to meet the objectives of the Strategic Plan (published in March 2004) through collaborative arrangements. NTU has a number of collaborative partners. Details on the organisations and the programmes on offer can be located on the NTU website (http://www.ntu.ac.uk/CASQ/delegated_centres/partner_inst/index.html)

national role

NTU is committed to acting as a business for the benefit of business and students, reaching beyond normal university-business interaction. The University's focus is on the twin aims of business creation and knowledge transfer by working within regional educational networks to: • Align our portfolio of courses and research to match current and future government priorities – as well as those of the Regional Development Agency – in such areas as health and social care, food and drink, the creative industries, transportation, and the environment. • Enhance communication and partnerships with business locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. • Produce educational solutions to meet business and economic objectives, maximising the use of the University’s knowledge base. • Respond to the Region’s priorities for economic growth through, for example, such ventures as BioCity to provide opportunities to develop market sectors which have previously had low impact in the Region. • Target specific geographic areas where gaps in the economic development cycle can be addressed through the intervention of higher education to raise personal and professional expectations and aspirations. • Create the capacity for business intervention through access to and leverage of funding sources. • Extend the opportunities for staff and students to interact with industry, business and the professions. • Enable knowledge transfer by providing a route for businesses to access the IP, expertise, and facilities of the University through networks and through growth of placement opportunities for students. • Respond to the challenge set out in the DTI Innovation Report of defining innovation as “the successful exploitation of new ideas” by extending successful programmes such as the HIVE in order to encourage students and staff to be creative and entrepreneurial, and to nurture potential for new business ideas. A key element of NTU’s strategy is working in partnerships with Further Education Colleges to build pathways from foundation degrees through degree courses and postgraduate training into the professions. Through these partnerships, NTU unites its commitment to outstanding professional training with its commitment to widening access.

main focus

BA, MA, MPhil, PhD, design, arts, crafts, research.

faculties and departments

School of Art & Design School of Architecture and the Built Environment

bachelor level programs

BA (Hons) Decorative Arts – 3 years Full-time BA (Hons) Design for Film and Television – 3 years Full-time BA (Hons) Fashion and Textile Management – 4 years Sandwich BA (Hons) Fashion Communication and Promotion – 3 years Full-time BA (Hons) Fashion Design – 3 years Full-time BA (Hons) Fashion Knitwear Design and Knitted Textiles – 4 years Sandwich BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing and Branding – 3 years Full-time BA (Hons) Fine Art – 3 years Full-time BA (Hons) Graphic Design – 3 years Full-time BA (Hons) Multimedia – 3 years Full-time BA (Hons) Photography / Photography in Europe – 3 years Full-time BA (Hons) Textile Design – 3 years Full-time BA (Hons) Theatre Design – 3 years Full-time BArch (Hons) Architecture – 3 years Full-time BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design – 4 years Sandwich BSc (Hons) Computer Aided Product Design – 4 years Sandwich BA (Hons) Furniture and Product Design – 4 years Sandwich BA (Hons) Product Design – 4 years Sandwich BSc (Hons) Product Design – 4 years Sandwich

master level programs

Masters 1 year full-time; 2 year part-time MA Fine Art MA Creative Collaborations MA Photography MA Graphic Design MA Branding and Identity Design MA Illustration MA Motion Graphic Design MA Art Direction MA Decorative Arts MA Fashion Knitwear Design MA Textile Design and Innovation MA Fashion Design MA Fashion Business MA Fashion Marketing and Communication MA Product Design MA Computer Aided Product Design MA Product Design Innovation Management MA Puppetry and Digital Animation MA Design for Film, Television and Events MA Interaction Design MA Film

research activity and main areas

Research is organised through the activities of research groups: Art and design theory Fashion, textiles and applied design Graphic design Theatre design Art and interactivity Pedagogic research group Photography Visual arts Product design Smaller clusters of academics working within and across these teams include: 2D and 3D Fashionmap mADe@ntu Audio, visual and performance. Staff and postgraduate researchers undertake original investigations to discover fresh ideas, designs, performances and works of art that lead to new perceptions, products and processes. More theoretically-based projects engage with a range of perspectives on art and design practice, drawing from cultural, perceptual, pedagogic and systems theory. In addition, a significant strand of activity is focused on the exploration of new technologies, innovating methods, materials and procedures. Our work is of direct relevance to the needs and developments in the cultural sector and industry and commerce, and is supported by income from a range of bodies, including the AHRC, the Drapers Company, the EU, and other national charities and public service agencies in the East Midlands and beyond.

doctorate level programs

The Schools provide opportunities for postgraduate study leading to the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

subject areas for exchange students

All subjects within the school can accomodate exchange students, although this would be arranged at a local level. There is no formal exchange mechanism within the school.

application deadlines

30/05 for October start31/10 for February start

teaching languages

The school provides language support for both undergraduate and post graduate students. The university student support service also provides langauge support classes available to all students.

semester dates

September to July

cost of living per month (studying and living)

We advise students to be prepared for costs of £ 6-800 per month.

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