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Nottingham Trent University

Creative, Language and Built Environment Short Courses

One of the largest and most popular universities in the UK, Nottingham Trent University (NTU) provides beginners, improvers and professionals the opportunity to expand skills and knowledge by attending a short course from their impressive programme.

Conveniently held on their city centre campus, NTU has four short course programmes on offer:

Creative Short Courses

Designed to meet the needs of practitioners at all levels, courses typically take place during the evenings, Saturdays and throughout the summer.

They are an ideal way for individuals to enhance their employment prospects, add content to a portfolio, support other studies or be a place to simply engage with some personal development and enjoy their free time.

Subjects include:

  • Animation, Photography, Film and Video
  • Architecture and Interior Design
  • Creative Writing
  • Drawing, Painting and Decorative Arts
  • Fashion, Textiles and Costume
  • Graphic Design, Illustration and Game Arts
  • Marketing and Presentation Skills
  • Product, Furniture and 3D Design.

There are also offers courses for younger audiences aged 12 – 14 and 15 – 17 during the summer holidays.

University Language Programme

If you're an absolute beginner, have some prior foreign language skills or are at an advanced level, NTU will help you to develop your ability so that you can communicate confidently.

You can attend to support your professional development or simply to make the most of holidays.

You'll be taught by experienced language specialists, many of whom are native speakers.

There are courses in:

  • Arabic
  • Business English (for non-native speakers of English)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English as a Foreign Language (EFL)
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Continual Professional Development (CPD) for the Built Environment Industries

NTU’s academic staff are experts in their fields.

They combine teaching and research skills with their professional practice and knowledge of the design, construction and property industries, giving you the perfect formula for a rewarding learning experience.

Their postgraduate programme allows you the flexibility to study a single module, part-time.

You can study for a CPD certificate, or accumulate credit towards a qualification.

There are courses in:

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Property and Real Estate Management.

Training and Skills Development for Businesses

NTU is committed to helping businesses of all sizes develop talent and expertise.

They offer:

  • training at your premises or at NTU
  • management development
  • team building
  • technical workshops
  • conferences.
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Courses

Professional Training
Open / Scheduled
Animation Length Price Location Reviews
3D Animation and Character Creation 2 weeks 990 GBP Nottingham
5.0 (4)
Introduction to Maya 4 weeks 413 GBP Nottingham
Architecture
Architectural Model Making for Beginners 10 weeks 413 GBP Nottingham
5.0 (5)
Architecture, Drawing and the City 1 week 413 GBP Nottingham
Laser Cutting for Model Making 3 weeks 158 GBP Nottingham
Professional Certificate in Architecture 65 weeks 250 GBP Nottingham
Reading Architecture: From Norman Castles to NG2 3 weeks 146 GBP Nottingham
The English Country House: History and Symbolism 2 weeks Nottingham
Interior Design
Exhibition Stand Design and Visualisation 2 days 271 GBP Nottingham
Interior Design for Improvers - Portfolio Development 10 weeks 396 GBP Nottingham
Interior Design Workshop for the Hospitality Industry 1 day 54 GBP Nottingham
Art & Design
Graphic Design - Intermediate 10 weeks 375 GBP Nottingham
Introduction to Motion Graphics 12 hours 217 GBP Nottingham
Introduction to VFX 2 days 217 GBP Nottingham
Miniature Painting – New Techniques and Special Effects 2 days Nottingham
Motif Map Workshop for Teachers 4 hours 63 GBP Nottingham
Drawing
Draw like a Design Pro 2 days 117 GBP Nottingham
Drawing, Painting and Digital Floral Design 1 week 329 GBP Nottingham
Graphic Design
Concept Art for Game Design 1 week 375 GBP Nottingham
5.0 (1)
Graphic Design - Beginners 10 weeks 375 GBP Nottingham
5.0 (9)
Illustrator for Beginners 2 days 217 GBP Nottingham
5.0 (1)
Business & Management
Lean & Six Sigma
Lean Project Management 3,750 GBP Nottingham
Communications & Media
Film and Television
Introduction to Visual Effects 2 days 217 GBP Nottingham
Media & Journalism
Introduction to Photojournalism 4 days Nottingham
Journalism: from Studios to Stadiums 2 hours Nottingham
Magazines and Mobile Journalism 2 hours Nottingham
Construction
Advanced Construction Technology 15 weeks 895 GBP Nottingham
Advanced Strength of Materials 13 weeks 895 GBP Nottingham
Collaborative Working 895 GBP Nottingham
Law for Construction 13 weeks 895 GBP Nottingham
Lean Construction 13 weeks 895 GBP Nottingham
Planning and Managing Construction Work 13 weeks 895 GBP Nottingham
Project Initiation 13 weeks 895 GBP Nottingham
Engineering / Industry
Advanced Hydraulics and Hydrology 4 weeks 895 GBP Nottingham
Advanced Structural Analysis 4 days 895 GBP Nottingham
Analysis and Design of Surface Structures 4 days 895 GBP Nottingham
Contemporary Themes in Structural Engineering 13 weeks 895 GBP Nottingham
Finite Element Analysis 4 days 746 GBP Nottingham
Infrastructure
Advanced Structural Engineering 895 GBP Nottingham
Condition Assessment and Health Monitoring of Civil Infrastructures 13 weeks 746 GBP Nottingham
Geophysical and Geotechnical Investigation and Design 13 weeks 746 GBP Nottingham
Sustainable Transport Planning and Engineering 746 GBP Nottingham
Fashion
Dubied Machine Knitting for Pattern and Texture 1 week 450 GBP Nottingham
5.0 (1)
Fashion Drawing for Beginners 2 days 150 GBP Nottingham
Fashion Knitwear: Design / Create / Construct 3 weeks 1,329 GBP Nottingham
5.0 (2)
International Fashion Branding and Design 2 weeks 825 GBP Nottingham
Fashion Design
Sustainable Fabrics for Fashion: Creative and Technical Approaches 3 weeks 917 GBP Nottingham
Sewing & Fashion Making
Domestic Machine Knitting and Garment Skills 1 week 450 GBP Nottingham
5.0 (1)
Tutu Making for Costume 1 week 625 GBP Nottingham
5.0 (3)
Finance
Financial Management
Introduction to Construction Technology, Measurement and Cost 895 GBP Nottingham
Hobbies and Interests
Craft Courses
Millinery for Fashion and Costume 1 week 496 GBP Nottingham
Professional Sewing Techniques 25 hours 396 GBP Nottingham
Photography
Creating Promotional Videos 1 week 325 GBP Nottingham
Digital SLR Photography - Level Two 5 weeks 242 GBP Nottingham
Fashion Photography 1 week 413 GBP Nottingham
Photography and Architecture 1 week 413 GBP Nottingham
Photography, Alchemy and the Artists Book 2 weeks 825 GBP Nottingham
Photography: Catwalks and Sidewalks 2 weeks Nottingham
Portrait Photography 1 week 479 GBP Nottingham
5.0 (1)
IT & Computer Skills
CAD
3D Printing for Model Making 3 weeks 158 GBP Nottingham
AutoDesk Revit for Civil and Structural Engineers 25 hours 595 GBP Nottingham
CAD for Baby and Childrenswear 1 week 542 GBP Nottingham
CAD for Beginners 25 hours 521 GBP Nottingham
5.0 (6)
CAD for Improvers 6 weeks 325 GBP Nottingham
CAD for Interior Design - Level One 3 days 325 GBP Nottingham
5.0 (1)
CAD for Interior Design - Level Two 3 weeks 292 GBP Nottingham
CAD for Textile and Fashion Print Design Level Two 3 days 292 GBP Nottingham
CAD for Textiles and Fashion Print Design 1 week 542 GBP Nottingham
5.0 (2)
Digital T-Shirt Design and Promotion 1 week 542 GBP Nottingham
Introduction to BIM and AutoDesk Revit 3 days 675 GBP Nottingham
5.0 (5)
Keyshot: Complete Rendering 25 hours 183 GBP Nottingham
5.0 (4)
Revit for Beginners 25 hours 542 GBP Nottingham
Software & Web Development
Adobe Creative Suite for Marketing and Communications 25 hours 542 GBP Nottingham
5.0 (2)
Photoshop for Beginners 2 days 217 GBP Nottingham
5.0 (1)
Languages
Mandarin Chinese stages 1 to 6 22 weeks Nottingham
Marketing
Motif Map Workshop for Designers and Brand Managers 4 hours 79 GBP Nottingham
Personal Development
Mindfulness through Drawing 1 week 54 GBP Nottingham
Real Wedding Photography 15 hours 329 GBP Nottingham
Real Estate
Building Pathology 13 weeks 895 GBP Nottingham
Building Technology 13 weeks 895 GBP Nottingham
Construction and Planning 13 weeks 895 GBP Nottingham
Conversion, Adaptation and Care of Buildings 13 weeks 746 GBP Nottingham
Development Practice 15 weeks 895 GBP Nottingham
Heritage and Conservation 15 weeks 895 GBP Nottingham
International Property Markets: Analysis and Performance 15 weeks 895 GBP Nottingham
International Property Markets: Mechanisms and Structures 13 weeks 895 GBP Nottingham
Law for Surveyors 13 weeks 895 GBP Nottingham
Planning Practice 15 weeks 895 GBP Nottingham
Real Estate Funding and Finance 13 weeks 895 GBP Nottingham
Real Estate Investment 15 weeks 895 GBP Nottingham
Real Estate Management and Agency 15 weeks 895 GBP Nottingham
Real Estate Valuation and Appraisal 13 weeks 895 GBP Nottingham
Writing & Literature
Creative Writing Level Two 8 weeks 250 GBP Nottingham
Free Writing for Beginners 1 day 41 GBP Nottingham
Playwriting for Beginners 10 weeks 313 GBP Nottingham
What’s at stake? Writing vampire and zombie fiction Nottingham
Creative Writing
Writing for Children and Young Adults 4 days Nottingham
Writing Skills
Improve Your Business Writing 379 GBP Nottingham
5.0 (2)
Leisure / Fun Classes
Animation
Animation for 12 - 14 Year Olds 1 week 396 GBP Nottingham
Animation for 15 - 17 Year Olds 1 week 396 GBP Nottingham
5.0 (4)
Architecture
Architecture for 12 – 14 Year Olds 1 week 375 GBP Nottingham
Architecture for 15 – 17 Year Olds 1 week 375 GBP Nottingham
5.0 (1)
Interior Design
Interior Design for Beginners 25 hours 396 GBP Nottingham
5.0 (1)
Interior Design Portfolio Nottingham
Interior Design Portfolio for 15 - 17 Year Olds 1 week 396 GBP Nottingham
Art & Design
Art and Design Portfolio Saturday School 10 weeks Nottingham
Art Portfolio for 15 - 17 Year Olds 1 week 450 GBP Nottingham
5.0 (6)
Car Design for 15 - 17 Year Olds 1 week 438 GBP Nottingham
Children's Book Illustration 1 week 354 GBP Nottingham
5.0 (1)
Concept Art for Game Design for 12 - 14 Year Olds 1 week 396 GBP Nottingham
Concept Art for Game Design for 15 - 17 Year Olds 1 week 396 GBP Nottingham
5.0 (4)
Contemporary Life Drawing 2 days 158 GBP Nottingham
Furniture Making Workshop 25 hours 604 GBP Nottingham
5.0 (3)
Product Design for 15 - 17 Year Olds 1 week 375 GBP Nottingham
5.0 (3)
Drawing
Art for 12 - 14 Year Olds 1 week 450 GBP Nottingham
Contemporary Drawing 1 week 354 GBP Nottingham
5.0 (9)
Contemporary Portraiture 2 days 158 GBP Nottingham
Experimental Drawing and Mark Making 2 days 163 GBP Nottingham
Introduction to Drawing 1 week 292 GBP Nottingham
5.0 (1)
Graphic Design
Graphic Design Portfolio for 15 - 17 Year Olds 1 week 354 GBP Nottingham
5.0 (2)
Lettering: From Sketch to Print 10 weeks 329 GBP Nottingham
Painting
Acrylics Now 10 weeks 329 GBP Nottingham
Contemporary Painting 5 weeks 396 GBP Nottingham
5.0 (1)
Watercolour Painting Now 1 week 329 GBP Nottingham
5.0 (4)
Communications & Media
Media & Journalism
Journalism for 15 - 17 Year Olds 1 week 354 GBP Nottingham
5.0 (3)
Fashion
Contemporary Approaches to Traditional Hand Sewing 10 weeks 313 GBP Nottingham
Domestic Machine Knitting for Beginners 2 days 200 GBP Nottingham
5.0 (2)
Fashion Design for 12 - 14 Year Olds 25 hours 375 GBP Nottingham
Fashion Styling for 15 - 17 Year Olds 1 week 375 GBP Nottingham
5.0 (1)
Pattern Cutting and Drafting for Beginners 25 hours 496 GBP Nottingham
5.0 (4)
Fashion Design
Fashion Design Portfolio for 15 - 17 Year Olds 1 week 375 GBP Nottingham
5.0 (4)
Sewing & Fashion Making
Corset Making for Fashion and Costume 1 week 625 GBP Nottingham
5.0 (3)
Fashion Making for 15 - 17 Year Olds 1 week 438 GBP Nottingham
Glove Making with Leather 3 days 458 GBP Nottingham
Leatherwork for Beginners 595 GBP Nottingham
Hobbies and Interests
Craft Courses
Digital Collage 2 days 108 GBP Nottingham
Drawing with Scissors: Contemporary Collage 2 days 108 GBP Nottingham
Fantasy Model Making 2 hours Nottingham
Magazine Design for 15 - 17 Year Olds 1 week 354 GBP Nottingham
Sustainable Textiles for 15 - 17 Year Olds 1 week 354 GBP Nottingham
Photography
Digital SLR Photography 25 hours 458 GBP Nottingham
5.0 (4)
Photography for 12 - 14 Year Olds Nottingham
Photography Portfolio for 15 - 17 Year Olds 1 week 375 GBP Nottingham
5.0 (1)
Street Photography 2 days 200 GBP Nottingham
Wildlife Photography 3 days 413 GBP Nottingham
Humanities and Social Science
History
Museums Today for 15 - 17 Year Olds 1 week 396 GBP Nottingham
Languages
Japanese stages 1 to 3 22 weeks Nottingham
Language Courses 46 hours 250 GBP Nottingham
Arabic
Arabic stages 1 to 4 22 weeks Nottingham
French
French stages 1 to 6 22 hours Nottingham
German
German stages 1 to 6 22 weeks Nottingham
Italian
Italian stages 1 to 6 22 weeks Nottingham
Spanish
Spanish stages 1 to 6 22 weeks Nottingham
Music
Original Song Writing 10 weeks 229 GBP Nottingham
Writing & Literature
Creative Writing (Chapter Two) 1 week 313 GBP Nottingham
Introduction to Writing Creative Non-Fiction 25 hours 229 GBP Nottingham
Making a monster: How to create a killer character 1 hour 63 GBP Nottingham
Playwriting for 15 - 17 Year Olds 1 hour Nottingham
Short Story Success 2 days 100 GBP Nottingham
5.0 (5)
Start Writing Your Novel 3 days 150 GBP Nottingham
5.0 (3)
Thriller Writing for Beginners 6 weeks 146 GBP Nottingham
Creative Writing
Creative Writing for 15 - 17 Year Olds 1 week 354 GBP Nottingham
5.0 (9)
Creative Writing for Beginners 10 weeks 313 GBP Nottingham
5.0 (3)
Musical Theatre Song Writing 10 weeks 229 GBP Nottingham
Original Song Writing for 15 - 17 Year Olds 1 week 354 GBP Nottingham
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Average rating 5

Based on 140 reviews

Sarah Whalley
(5)
I went into this course slightly nervous having not drawn properly since school …. 34 years ago. I’ve come out of the course with confidence, a love of drawing again and a feeling of it does not matter what you do or how it looks at the end of the day it is fun, relaxing, thought provoking and interesting. Chris [can’t remember his surname] im...
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JC
(5)
This course gave me the basic understanding (and a lot more!) to help me move forward. I really enjoyed it. It was well paced and ideal with a small class – I think this is really important, so that questions can be asked and answered.
DS
(5)
I enjoyed the course and look forward to putting into practice what I learnt. Many thanks to Geoff for a brilliant three days.

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