, involving body scanning 1000 consumers to see how their figures had changed since the 1930s.This was a high profile project across the UK fashion industry which helped to shape industry standards for garment sizing today. This new move towards internationalisation led to an increased multicultural outlook and has contributed to the development of an important international community of Art and Design students at Nottingham Trent University today. He said: “I am delighted to be asked to launch Nottingham Trent University’s new Bonington building.It offered large studio spaces, with glass roofs to enhance lighting, and had purpose-built facilities for the creation of large-scale sculptures.Art and Design saw big changes in the period from the late 1970s to 1990s.In 1980, Edward Newton became Professor of Fashion and Textiles and in 1982 he was appointed Dean of the School of Art and Design at Trent Polytechnic.Prof Newton was the first in a long line of fashion design specialists to become principal.
Mindful of this heritage, and the importance of creativity, arts and culture for the future, we are taking the opportunity to celebrate Art and Design education in Nottingham with a calendar of events throughout 2014.Alongside seven other faculties, it was officially incorporated into the new Nottingham Trent University in 1992.The Faculty of Art & Design at Nottingham Trent University commemorated the 150th anniversary of the School with a celebratory fashion show and evening event at the Nottingham Council House, held on the evening of 4 November.In 1968 the College of Art and Design celebrated the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Nottingham Government School of Design.A large exhibition of student work was opened at the Castle Museum and Art Gallery in recognition of the College’s long and significant service to industry. The building offered extensive new facilities and opportunities for growth in the provision in art and design education in Nottingham.The numbers of students attending the school were affected by the war with 85 full-time, 103 part-time and 205 evening only students attending the College in 1940-41.As a result, the Junior Art Department was launched.Shifts in cultural perceptions about the value of a creative education, and the career paths available to graduates in these areas, contributed greatly to increases in numbers of students and courses.In response to the growing needs of the creative industries, The 90s saw the dawn of the internet-age.We need to continue to develop design talent to compete in the world market, and it is Schools such as this which support that development.” With extensive upgraded facilities and new showcase spaces now fully open, the opportunities to show student degree work to peers, industry and professional contacts, as well as the general public, took on an increased role in Tom Wood, BA (Hons) Graphic Design wins Design In Sight Awards.An impressive nine NTU BA (Hons) Graphic Design students are shortlisted from over 200 national entries.