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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

3D Digital Technologies at NTU

3D Digital Technologies for 15 - 17 Year Olds

Description

Monday to Friday 10 am – 4 pm, one week

On this course you’ll learn about model-making and how new digital technologies are being used to enhance physical prototyping and visual presentation techniques.

You’ll develop your skills in traditional drawing and model making, whilst applying a variety of digital technologies including photography, CAD, laser-cutting, 3D printing and VR.

It's ideal for anyone interested in further studies in architecture, product design or visual arts.

Secure your place with a deposit

If you're booking two months or more before the course starts, we can accept a £100 deposit to secure your place.

The balance is due one month before the course starts.

StartEndCourse Fee 
Pay the full fee
08/08/202212/08/2022£525.00[Read More]
Pay a deposit and reserve your place
08/08/202212/08/2022£100.00[Read More]
ARES Animal 15-17 SS

Absolutely Animal Science for 15 - 17 Year Olds

Description

Monday to Friday, 10 am - 4 pm, one week, plus some extra travel time between campuses.

This course will give you an insight into the world of animal science and help you to develop an enhanced knowledge and understanding of key principles that underpin how we live with, and care for animals in all situations.

StartEndCourse Fee 
25/07/202229/07/2022£525.00[Read More]
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.

Secure your place with a deposit

If you're booking two months or more before the course starts, we can accept a £100 deposit to secure your place.

The balance is due one month before the course starts.

StartEndCourse Fee 
Pay the full fee
25/07/202229/07/2022£475.00[Read More]
Pay a deposit and reserve your place
25/07/202229/07/2022£100.00[Read More]
Pay the full fee
01/08/202205/08/2022£475.00[Read More]
Pay a deposit and reserve your place
01/08/202205/08/2022£100.00[Read More]
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.

Secure your place with a deposit

If you're booking two months or more before the course starts, we can accept a £100 deposit to secure your place.

The balance is due one month before the course starts.

StartEndCourse Fee 
Pay the full fee
25/07/202229/07/2022£475.00[Read More]
Pay a deposit and reserve your place
25/07/202229/07/2022£100.00[Read More]
Pay the full fee
01/08/202205/08/2022£475.00[Read More]
Pay a deposit and reserve your place
01/08/202205/08/2022£100.00[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.

Secure your place with a deposit

If you're booking two months or more before the course starts, we can accept a £100 deposit to secure your place.

The balance is due one month before the course starts.

StartEndCourse Fee 
Pay the full fee
25/07/202229/07/2022£475.00[Read More]
Pay a deposit and reserve your place
25/07/202229/07/2022£100.00[Read More]
Pay the full fee
01/08/202205/08/2022£475.00[Read More]
Pay a deposit and reserve your place
01/08/202205/08/2022£100.00[Read More]
Pay the full fee
08/08/202212/08/2022£475.00[Read More]
Pay a deposit and reserve your place
08/08/202212/08/2022£100.00[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.

Secure your place with a deposit

If you're booking two months or more before the course starts, we can accept a £100 deposit to secure your place.

The balance is due one month before the course starts.

StartEndCourse Fee 
Pay the full fee
01/08/202205/08/2022£525.00[Read More]
Pay a deposit and reserve your place
01/08/202205/08/2022£100.00[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!

Secure your place with a deposit

If you're booking two months or more before the course starts, we can accept a £100 deposit to secure your place.

The balance is due one month before the course starts.

StartEndCourse Fee 
Pay the full fee
25/07/202229/07/2022£475.00[Read More]
Pay a deposit and reserve your place
25/07/202229/07/2022£100.00[Read More]
Pay the full fee
08/08/202212/08/2022£475.00[Read More]
Pay a deposit and reserve your place
08/08/202212/08/2022£100.00[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.

Secure your place with a deposit

If you're booking two months or more before the course starts, we can accept a £100 deposit to secure your place.

The balance is due one month before the course starts.

StartEndCourse Fee 
Pay the full fee
01/08/202205/08/2022£475.00[Read More]
Pay a deposit and reserve your place
01/08/202205/08/2022£100.00[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, colour theory and art appreciation.

Spending time exploring digital art, you will work with painting, drawing, photo manipulation, colour theory, cartooning, scene making and concept work.

Secure your place with a deposit

If you're booking two months or more before the course starts, we can accept a £100 deposit to secure your place.

The balance is due one month before the course starts.

StartEndCourse Fee 
Pay the full fee
01/08/202205/08/2022£475.00[Read More]
Pay a deposit and reserve your place
01/08/202205/08/2022£100.00[Read More]
Drawing, Design and Creative Thinking for 15 - 17 Year Olds

Drawing, Design and Creative Thinking for 15 - 17 Year Olds

Description

Monday to Friday 10 am – 4 pm, one week

Are you convinced you can’t draw?

Do you struggle to come up with unique ideas?

Fear of failure is a large part of why we struggle when working on new creative projects.

This course is ideal for anyone who’d like to overcome this fear and improve their drawing and design skills in a supportive and enjoyment studio environment.

It’s relevant to anyone studying or planning to apply to a design subject at college or university.

Secure your place with a deposit

If you're booking two months or more before the course starts, we can accept a £100 deposit to secure your place.

The balance is due one month before the course starts.

StartEndCourse Fee 
Pay the full fee
01/08/202205/08/2022£475.00[Read More]
Pay a deposit a reserve your place
01/08/202205/08/2022£100.00[Read More]
ARES Equine 15-17 SS

Exploring Equine Science for 15 - 17 Year Olds

Description

Monday to Friday, 10 am - 4 pm, one week, plus some extra travel time between campuses.

This course will give you an insight into the world of science using the horse as a model species. It will help you to develop an enhanced knowledge and understanding of the key principles in biology.

StartEndCourse Fee 
25/07/202229/07/2022£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?

Secure your place with a deposit

If you're booking two months or more before the course starts, we can accept a £100 deposit to secure your place.

The balance is due one month before the course starts.

 

StartEndCourse Fee 
Pay the full fee
01/08/202205/08/2022£475.00[Read More]
Pay a deposit and reserve your place
01/08/202205/08/2022£100.00[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.

Secure your place with a deposit

If you're booking two months or more before the course starts, we can accept a £100 deposit to secure your place.

The balance is due one month before the course starts.

StartEndCourse Fee 
Pay the full fee
25/07/202229/07/2022£525.00[Read More]
Pay a deposit and reserve your place
25/07/202229/07/2022£100.00[Read More]
Pay the full fee
08/08/202212/08/2022£525.00[Read More]
Pay a deposit and reserve your place
08/08/202212/08/2022£100.00[Read More]
Image of work by BA student

Fashion Styling for 15 – 17 Year Olds

Description

Monday to Friday 10 am – 4 pm, one week

With the influx of influencers, bloggers and celebrities dominating our social media feeds the fashion stylist has become one of the most exciting, in demand and powerful roles within the fashion industry today.

If you’re a regular reader of fashion titles like Vogue, i-D, Elle, Grazia, or a follower of influential fashion bloggers and influencers on social media, this course will allow you to explore the paths to take you forward into this exciting industry.

As a fashion stylist you work with a team of industry experts (designers, make-up artists and photographers), and so this course is structured to reflect this dynamic.

Secure your place with a deposit

If you're booking two months or more before the course starts, we can accept a £100 deposit to secure your place.

The balance is due one month before the course starts.

StartEndCourse Fee 
Pay the full fee
25/07/202229/07/2022£475.00[Read More]
Pay a deposit and reserve your place
25/07/202229/07/2022£100.00[Read More]
examples of design and typography

Graphic Design Portfolio for 15 - 17 Year Olds

Description

Monday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm, one week

This course will provide you with a grounding in graphic design and is ideal if you wish to dip your toes in creative waters.

The main purpose is to help you build a portfolio through the exploration and experimentation of graphic design ideas.

Secure your place with a deposit

If you're booking two months or more before the course starts, we can accept a £100 deposit to secure your place.

The balance is due one month before the course starts.

StartEndCourse Fee 
Pay the full fee
25/07/202229/07/2022£475.00[Read More]
Pay a deposit and reserve your place
25/07/202229/07/2022£100.00[Read More]
Improv Comedy for 15 - 17 Year Olds at Nottingham Trent University

Improv Comedy for 15 - 17 Year Olds

Description

Monday to Friday, 10 am – 4 pm, one week

Indicative maximum class size: 16

Improvised comedy, or ‘improv’, is a type of theatre with no script, no pre-planning, and no second chances!

Actors jump on stage in front of an audience and create scenes, stories, and whole shows based on nothing but their wits and teamwork.

It’s fun, laughter-filled, and anyone can do it.

Secure your place with a deposit

If you're booking two months or more before the course starts, we can accept a £100 deposit to secure your place.

The balance is due one month before the course starts.

StartEndCourse Fee 
Pay the full fee
08/08/202212/08/2022£475.00[Read More]
Pay a deposit and reserve your place
08/08/202212/08/2022£100.00[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.

Secure your place with a deposit

If you're booking two months or more before the course starts, we can accept a £100 deposit to secure your place.

The balance is due one month before the course starts.

StartEndCourse Fee 
Pay the full fee
08/08/202212/08/2022£475.00[Read More]
Pay a deposit and reserve your place
08/08/202212/08/2022£100.00[Read More]
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.

Secure your place with a deposit

If you're booking two months or more before the course starts, we can accept a £100 deposit to secure your place.

The balance is due one month before the course starts.

StartEndCourse Fee 
Pay the full fee
08/08/202212/08/2022£475.00[Read More]
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08/08/202212/08/2022£100.00[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.

Secure your place with a deposit

If you're booking two months or more before the course starts, we can accept a £100 deposit to secure your place.

The balance is due one month before the course starts.

StartEndCourse Fee 
Pay the full fee
01/08/202205/08/2022£475.00[Read More]
Pay a deposit and reserve your place
01/08/202205/08/2022£100.00[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 darkroom 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.

Secure your place with a deposit

If you're booking two months or more before the course starts, we can accept a £100 deposit to secure your place.

The balance is due one month before the course starts.

StartEndCourse Fee 
Pay the full fee
01/08/202205/08/2022£475.00[Read More]
Pay a deposit and reserve your place
01/08/202205/08/2022£100.00[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.

Secure your place with a deposit

If you're booking two months or more before the course starts, we can accept a £100 deposit to secure your place.

The balance is due one month before the course starts.

StartEndCourse Fee 
Pay the full fee
25/07/202229/07/2022£475.00[Read More]
Pay the deposit and reserve your place
25/07/202229/07/2022£100.00[Read More]
Pay the full fee
08/08/202212/08/2022£475.00[Read More]
Pay a deposit and reserve your place
08/08/202212/08/2022£100.00[Read More]
Work by Theodora Prassa

Textile Design and Sustainability 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.

The course provides you with knowledge about sustainable textile design and the skills to work creatively with natural materials.

You will build portfolio-standard work that’ll support a college or university application or to gain work experience.

Secure your place with a deposit

If you're booking two months or more before the course starts, we can accept a £100 deposit to secure your place.

The balance is due one month before the course starts.

StartEndCourse Fee 
Pay the full fee
01/08/202205/08/2022£475.00[Read More]
Pay a deposit and reserve your place
01/08/202205/08/2022£100.00[Read More]
Theatre Design Portfolio at Nottingham Trent University

Theatre Design Portfolio 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.

Secure your place with a deposit

If you're booking two months or more before the course starts, we can accept a £100 deposit to secure your place.

The balance is due one month before the course starts.

StartEndCourse Fee 
Pay the full fee
25/07/202229/07/2022£475.00[Read More]
Pay a deposit and reserve your place
25/07/202229/07/2022£100.00[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.

Secure your place with a deposit

If you're booking two months or more before the course starts, we can accept a £100 deposit to secure your place.

The balance is due one month before the course starts.

StartEndCourse Fee 
Pay the full fee
25/07/202229/07/2022£525.00[Read More]
Pay a deposit and reserve your place
25/07/202229/07/2022£100.00[Read More]
Visual Merchandising for 15 - 17 Year Olds

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.

Secure your place with a deposit

If you're booking two months or more before the course starts, we can accept a £100 deposit to secure your place.

The balance is due one month before the course starts.

StartEndCourse Fee 
Pay the full fee
01/08/202205/08/2022£475.00[Read More]
Pay a deposit and reserve your place
01/08/202205/08/2022£100.00[Read More]
ARES Wildlife 15-17 SS

Wildlife Conservation and Ecology for 15 - 17 Year Olds

Description

Monday to Friday, 10 am - 4 pm, one week, plus some extra travel time between campuses

Focusing on the natural world this course will help you to develop the skills and knowledge to conserve our precious ecology.  You will develop your understanding of wildlife identification and monitoring, as well as engage in practical conservation activities.

StartEndCourse Fee 
25/07/202229/07/2022£525.00[Read More]
Zine Design for 15 - 17 Year Olds at Nottingham Trent University

Zine Design for 15 - 17 Year Olds

Description

Monday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm, one week

This unique one-week course focuses on the creative side of zine design and production.

You’ll be given the opportunity to explore your ideas, photography, storytelling, marketing and art direction.

You’ll generate your own zine about a subject that matters to you, complete with individual photography, writing and design.

Secure your place with a deposit

If you're booking two months or more before the course starts, we can accept a £100 deposit to secure your place.

The balance is due one month before the course starts.

StartEndCourse Fee 
Pay the full fee
01/08/202205/08/2022£475.00[Read More]
Pay a deposit and reserve your place
01/08/202205/08/2022£100.00[Read More]