We are one of the world’s leading art and design schools and we have been influencing, inspiring and innovating for over 175 years. We are guided by our past, focused on our future, and proud to be shaping what comes next.
Located right in the heart of one of the UK’s most exciting cities, we are surrounded by – and contribute to – an originality, energy and imagination that makes Nottingham a very special place to live, work and create.
From nurturing talent to daring research and collaborations that are shaking up the industry, we are breaking convention, and challenging the very ideas of what is possible for an art and design school.
Inspired by a love for our craft, we are committed to pushing its boundaries into new territories. Staff and students are part of a community of thousands united by passion, drive and hard work.
We are all contemporaries, collaborators and change-makers. And together we turn what we love into how we live.
We are the Nottingham School of Art & Design at Nottingham Trent University and we are what we create.
Our School’s showcase will be available from 25 May at www.wearecreativesntu.art
Our New Home
The Design and Digital Arts Building (DaDA) is a new building for Nottingham School of Art & Design to prepare our graduates for success in professional, technical and commercial careers in the growing cultural and creative industries. Designed by award-winning architects Hawkins\Brown, the building will place Nottingham as a UK hub for film, television, animation, UX design, games design, graphic design and more.
The building will provide dedicated spaces for Nottingham School of Art & Design’s visual communication, moving image and digital screen disciplines. It will also provide opportunities for inter-disciplinary collaboration, social learning and celebration of work in progress as well as finished pieces.
Facilities will include:
- Collaborative studio spaces for each discipline
- Digital Innovation Lab and VR/Mixed Reality Studio
- Exhibition spaces
- TV and Film Studio
- Black Box studio
- Film Production editing suites
- Sound studios
- Stop Motion Studio
In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, 83% of NTU’s research submitted to the ‘Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory’ Unit of Assessment was assessed to be world-leading or internationally excellent in terms of research impact. Full details on NTU’s REF performance can be found here.
We are also seeking interest from candidates seeking to lead on the next chapter of our Research journey as the AD-Research; someone able to take us to the next level of performance developed through the next REF cycle.