Nottingham Trent University

151–200 th
Young University Rankings 2018
601–800 th
World University Rankings 2018
Burton Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 4BU, United Kingdom

Decorative Arts

Accredited by the Chartered Society of Designers (CSD), this course is a combination of applied design, art and studio crafts. You will explore, develop and create, working with colour, print, ceramics, textiles, metal, jewellery, wood, glass and mould-making. You'll embrace new technologies as well as more traditional methods of making. This course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Designers, Decorative Arts at NTU is one of the most well established 2D and 3D design course and the only craft-based course in the UK. This course is ideal for anyone who wishes to pursue a career in homeware, interior or giftware sectors, retail, buying, design, marketing and merchandising. Working from your own studio area, you can embrace new digital technologies and more traditional methods of making. Live projects, study visits and work placements will support your studio practice and personal development. This course is ideal if you’re aspiring to launch a career in the homeware, interior or giftware sectors, working in retail, buying, design, marketing, merchandising, art direction, and consultancy. For designer-makers creating and selling your own work, you’ll gain the commercial skills and knowledge you need to start your own enterprise. When paired with a postgraduate teaching qualification, this course is also an ideal route into a career in teaching art and design. You’ll explore a range of materials, develop ideas and create work that incorporates colour and print. This course is taught through a selection of: lectures; seminars; workshops; briefings; feedback; group tutorials; educational visits; educational visits; interim evaluations; technical surgeries and presentations. This course is assessed 100% through coursework which may take form as essays, reports or presentations. You will also exhibit your work in you final year at our Degree Show in Nottingham and New Designers in London. You’ll be able to work from your own studio area where you can embrace new digital technologies and traditional methods of making. You’ll participate in live projects, study visits and work placements which will support your studies whilst helping you to gain transferrable work skills such as; organisation, high quality work, working under pressure and being able to take an initiative. You’ll also gain commercial skills which are needed to start your own enterprise. Our academic team will help you to find relevant work experience to develop your professional experience and expertise. You’ll also be offered a fantastic opportunity to apply to our business development programme at The Hive which is NTU’s purpose-built centre for entrepreneurship and enterprise. as well as encourage you to go on optional study trips to design capitals like Milan and New York. Graduates from this course regularly feature in the UK’s most influential style publications, including Elle Decoration; Vogue and Wallpaper. Recent graduates have gained work experience with companies such as Cath Kidston and Hand & Lock. Our graduates are working as designers for companies such as: Vivienne Westwood; Harrods; Burberry; Ikea and Next. Some of our students have taken on postgraduate study to complete a teaching qualification to enable them to teach art and design at any level. 97% of graduates are in employment or further study six months after graduating (DLHE Survey 2015 - 16).

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    City Campus,Nottingham