On this contemporary design crafts course, develop all the skills you need to become a designer-maker, exploring ceramics, textiles, metals, wood, print and glass. Learn the skills required to produce 2D and 3D products for the interior, home and fashion sectors, or for the gallery or luxury giftware market. Decorative Arts at NTU remains one of the foremost 2D and 3D design craft-based degree courses in the UK and is accredited by the Chartered Society of Designers. Develop your design and making skills, learning techniques in drawing, mould making, kiln forming, and jewellery making. Embrace new digital technologies as well as more traditional methods of making. **This course is ideal:** - if you have a love of fine art, hands-on making and / or product design. - if you’re aspiring to launch a career within retail, buying, design, marketing, merchandising, art direction and consultancy. - if you want to become designer-maker. You’ll gain the commercial knowledge required to start your own enterprise. - it also provides an ideal route into teaching art and design at all levels. **Key features of the course:** - Decorative Arts at NTU remains one of the foremost 2D and 3D design craft-based degrees in the UK and is accredited by the Chartered Society of Designers. - NTU is recognised as a leading institution for teaching art and design and is ranked 8th in the UK for design & crafts (Guardian University League Tables 2018) - Learn traditional and digital methods of making on our workshop programme and enhance your drawing skills in dedicated drawing classes. - Be inspired by Nottingham’s art community and creative places to visit, such as Nottingham Castle, Nottingham Contemporary and Lakeside Arts. - Opportunity to be nominated for competitions such as the Society of Dyers and Colourists’ annual colour competition and Texprint. - Go on study trips to places like Denby, The Design Museum, Tom Dixon and Heals in London. - Showcase your work in our Degree Show, and be selected to exhibit at New Designers, London, where students have won high-profile prizes, such as the Denby Associate Prize. - Learn commercial skills to help you set up your own business. - Apply to join a business development programme at The Hive, NTU’s purpose-built centre for entrepreneurship and enterprise. **Assessment** Assessment is 100% through coursework. You will receive feedback throughout each module and will be awarded a grade. **Employability** Employability is excellent for students from this degree, with 94% of graduates going on to employment or further study within six months of graduating. (DLHE 2016/17) Graduates from this course regularly feature in the UK’s most influential style publications, including Elle Decoration, Vogue, Wallpaper* and World of Interiors. Many have gone on to set up their own businesses as designer-makers. Other recent graduates work as designers, studio practitioners and stylists for companies such as Burberry, Paul Smith, Emma Bridgewater, and Harrods.