NTU unveils plans for 35,000 sq ft creative campus
Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is set to launch a new campus in London dedicated to creative education.
Scheduled to open in 2023, the campus in Whitechapel is an outgrowth of the Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies and will serve as a sister site to the University’s flagship hub in Nottingham.
It will welcome students looking to gain a foothold in a variety of entertainment industries including music performance and production, event management and esports.
NTU says the 35,000 sq ft campus will also include a multipurpose live events venue.
Access Creative College – the UK’s largest independent training provider specialising in creative education – is expected to relocate to the campus, providing its students with the opportunity to continue their studies in London through NTU.
NTU’s vice-chancellor Edward Peck CBE said: “Confetti London supports NTU’s vision of generating new innovations in teaching and new partnerships for practice that build on our sector leading, industry-based approach. It will offer easy access for students in London and the South-East to the opportunities to transform their futures that have been available to those in the East Midlands for twenty-five years.
“We look forward to working with local communities and businesses in preparing for our new students in 2023.”
Craig Chettle MBE, founder and chief executive of Confetti, added: “Since its creation, Confetti’s vision has been to shape the future creative industries by cultivating dynamic, entrepreneurial and imaginative graduates. Thanks to the support from NTU, creating a campus in London demonstrates our ambitions and ongoing commitment to that vision.
“I see the campuses in Nottingham and London working in tandem, creating exciting links and opportunities across the entertainment industries for all our students in both cities. Nottingham will always be our first home, but I’m excited to see the new opportunities that a London base will provide for the University, Nottinghamshire and the East Midlands.”