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Summer Schools

Our programme is delivered by experts who understand what university admissions tutors are looking for. As a summer school student, you'll have the chance to ask questions, experience university life and ultimately make an informed decision about your future. The courses are ideal if you might be new to a subject and are looking to try something for the first time. Whatever you chose to do, you’ll have a great week having fun and it’s the perfect place to make new friends who share similar interests.

Summer Schools

Animation summer school 2016

Animation for 15 - 17 Year Olds

Description

Monday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm, one week

This course will provide you with an introduction to digital animation using Adobe Animate CC and Wacom Cintiq tablets.

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24/07/202328/07/2023£525.00[Read More]
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NTU city campus

Architecture for 15 – 17 Year Olds

Description

Monday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm, one week

This summer course explores creative thinking and advanced technologies that are used by architects and architecture students today.

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24/07/202328/07/2023£525.00[Read More]
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07/08/202311/08/2023£525.00[Read More]
Art and Design Portfolio Prep

Art Portfolio for 15 - 17 Year Olds

Description

Monday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm, one week

Art encourages you to be a spontaneous, original thinker and have a great imagination.

Spark your creativity and express yourself on this exciting, experimental course.

You will have the opportunity to explore both 2D and 3D contemporary art techniques and use unconventional materials whilst developing your own unique style.

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24/07/202328/07/2023£525.00[Read More]
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07/08/202311/08/2023£525.00[Read More]
Student's car design sketches

Car Design for 15 - 17 Year Olds

Description

Monday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm, one week

Explore contemporary approaches to car design on this unique one-week course.

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07/08/202311/08/2023£525.00[Read More]
Concept artwork by Adam Horsepool

Concept Art for Game Design for 15 - 17 Year Olds

Description

Monday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm, one week

On this practical course you’ll have the opportunity to engage with the latest concept art techniques and create successful characters and environments for game design using Adobe Creative Suite and Wacom tablets.

You’ll be creating a world of your own, developing a personal approach to either real-life, fantasy, sci-fi or cartoon concept art.

You can have little or no previous knowledge to attend and you can have any drawing ability – you will still achieve great results!

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24/07/202328/07/2023£525.00[Read More]
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07/08/202311/08/2023£525.00[Read More]
Pen and paper

Creative Writing for 15 - 17 Year Olds

Description

Monday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm, one week

On this course, you will learn how to turn ideas into creative, original writing.

Whether you're interested in fiction or want to write screenplays, it'll help you to create impact with the right choice of words and provides a structured approach to establishing a life in writing.

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24/07/202328/07/2023£525.00[Read More]
Image by Rob Russell (cropped)

Digital Fine Art for 15 - 17 Year Olds

Description

Monday to Friday 10 am – 4 pm, one week

This course will develop your understanding of the digital fine art world with a focus on creativity, portfolio building, and experimentation.

Spending time exploring digital art, you will work with digital collage, video effects, photogrammetry (3D scanning), 3D animation, projection mapping and installation using projectors, TVs and lights.

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31/07/202304/08/2023£525.00[Read More]
Fashion design work from summer school course 2017

Fashion Design Portfolio for 15 - 17 Year Olds

Description

Monday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm, one week

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 of the creative action and develop your fashion knowledge and portfolio on our annual summer course, perfect for the next generation of fashion designers?

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31/07/202204/08/2023£525.00[Read More]
Students working in the fashion studios

Fashion Making for 15 - 17 Year Olds

Description

Monday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm, one week

On this practical course, you’ll learn the three most important skills in making womenswear: how to cut a pattern, how to use a sewing machine and how to make adjustments to a pattern.

It’s ideal if you are new to making clothes and want to learn either for personal projects or to add work to a portfolio.

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24/07/202328/07/2023£525.00[Read More]
Visual Merchandising for 15 - 17 Year Olds

Fashion Visual Merchandising for 15 - 17 Year Olds

Description

Monday to Friday 10 am – 4 pm, one week

Indicative maximum class size: 14

This practical course will give you the opportunity to experience what it's like to design and develop your own ideas through visual merchandising in the exciting and fast paced world of fashion retail.

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examples of design and typography

Graphic Design Portfolio for 15 - 17 Year Olds

Description

Monday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm, one week

Develop your creative skills on this graphic design summer course and generate striking designs for your portfolio, ideal for the next generation of ambitious designers.

You'll work alongside like-minded creatives, exploring all aspects of visual communication in a vibrant studio environment.

This course will provide you with the fundamentals of graphic design and will introduce you to designing with a focus on making and experimentation.

With an emphasis on communication and visualisation skills, you’ll create artwork from the point of view of a creative thinker and as an advocate for a cause and social change, and any other ideas you’d like to communicate.

You’ll build portfolio-standard work that’ll support a college or university application and will help you to gain further experience and transferable skills in effective design.

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24/07/202328/07/2023£525.00[Read More]
Illustrations by Madeleine Burt

Illustration for 15 - 17 Year Olds

Description

This course is a fun and dynamic way to experiment with both drawn and digital illustration.

You can have little or no previous knowledge to attend and you can have any drawing ability – you will still achieve great results!

On this course you’ll discover different creative approaches to illustration and investigate the broad possibilities that illustration offers, it’s ideal for anyone thinking of completing further studies in illustration or graphic design.

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07/08/202311/08/2023£525.00[Read More]
interior design swatches

Interior Design Portfolio for 15 - 17 Year Olds

Description

Monday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm, one week

This course will give you an insight into the world of interior design and inspire you with the confidence to present your own schemes.

It's ideal if you are considering further studies in interior design and wish to start your portfolio.

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Student working in the journalism classrooms

Journalism for 15 - 17 Year Olds

Description

Monday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm, one week

This course introduces you to the craft of journalism.

It'll provide you with the basic skills journalists are required to have when working in both news and features.

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31/07/202304/08/2023£525.00[Read More]
Wollaton Hall, Nottingham (Wayne Manor in Batman)

Museums Today for 15 – 17 Year Olds

Description

Monday to Friday 10 am – 4 pm, one week

This course is for those interested in social and cultural history and how it is being curated in museums and galleries today.

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31/07/202304/08/2023£525.00[Read More]
Photography Portfolio at NTU

Photography Portfolio for 15 - 17 Year Olds

Description

Monday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm, one week

This course is a mixture of photography and computer-based activities.

From camera techniques to editing and printing your final images, the course will cover everything you need to know to become an accomplished photographer of the future.

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31/07/202304/08/2023£525.00[Read More]
Students on the summer course

Product Design for 15 - 17 Year Olds

Description

Monday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm, one week

This course is a series of practical workshops that'll introduce you to product design and innovation, from idea to manufacture.

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24/07/202328/07/2023£525.00[Read More]
Prop making

Props and Costume Making for Theatre and TV for 15 - 17 Year Olds

Description

Monday to Friday 10 am – 4 pm, one week

Get hands-on experience of designing, casting, mould making and using paint effects to fabricate realistic props and costumes for theatre performances and TV.

This practical and fun course is ideal if you’re interested in finding out what it’s like to work behind the scenes on a theatre or TV project to bring characters to life.

It’s also ideal if you are considering further studies and wish to start your portfolio with a unique and creative project.

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07/08/202311/08/2023£525.00[Read More]
special effects

Special Make Up Effects for Theatre and TV for 15 - 17 Year Olds

Description

Monday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm, one week

This technical and fun course is for anyone who’s interested in creating special make up effects for theatre performances and TV.

You’ll learn how to create special effects make up and practice applying prosthetics effectively; you can have little or no previous make up experience and still achieve realistic results.

Create life-like ageing, wounds, bruising, burns, scars and even delve into fantasy make up for zombies and creatures.

It's ideal if you are considering further studies and wish to start your portfolio with a unique and innovative special effect and make up design project.

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31/07/202304/08/2023£525.00[Read More]
Student's Textile Designs

Textile Design Portfolio for 15 - 17 Year Olds

Description

Monday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm, one week

Become part of the creative action and develop your textile portfolio and sustainability knowledge on this summer course, perfect for the next generation of designers.

As a young, ambitious designer, you’ll be introduced to all aspects of textile design, investigating fundamental principles in colour, form, scale, pattern and composition.

The course provides you with knowledge about sustainable textile design and the skills to work creatively with natural materials in a creative, playful and hands-on way.

You’ll build portfolio-standard work that’ll support a college or university application and will help you to gain further experience and transferable skills in effective design.

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Theatre Design Portfolio at Nottingham Trent University

Theatre Design for 15 - 17 Year Olds

Description

Monday to Friday 10 am – 4 pm, one week

Indicative maximum class size: 12

This practical and technical course is ideal for anyone who’s interested in theatre and performance design.

Whilst open to everyone, it'll be of particular interest to those who might be considering future studies in design and looking to enhance their application and portfolio with a unique, innovative theatre design project.

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24/07/202328/07/2023£525.00[Read More]
TV Presenting for 15 - 17 Year Olds

TV Presenting for 15 - 17 Year Olds

Description

Monday to Friday 10 am – 4 pm, one week

This course gives you an introduction to television presenting, ideal for anyone with an interest in journalism and media.

You’ll experience studio and on-location presenting, as well as basic voice training and performance coaching, to ensure you to feel relaxed and confident in the role of a presenter.

You’ll also be given tuition on scriptwriting for bulletins and experience a multi-camera studio environment.

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24/07/202328/07/2023£525.00[Read More]