Confetti is proud to work in partnership with a range of local, national and international creative partners. Their links with Confetti generate valuable real world commercial opportunities for our students in the form of work experience, project commissions, lectures and seminars.
Confetti Industry Week
Confetti’s Industry Week is the only event of its kind in the UK – giving students a real insight into the industries they aspire to join – with tips, tricks and insider knowledge to help them on their way to getting job-ready. A unique insight from some of the UK’s most influential practitioners, each year we go off timetable for a week of workshops, lectures and masterclasses given by names from across Film, TV, Music and Games.
Confetti founder and CEO Craig Chettle reflects on how Industry Week has developed over the years and why it’s such a unique opportunity for our students: “We are heading towards 15 years of Industry Week and it gets more exciting for all involved each year. Our tutors hand-pick the guests for their relevance to our students and they represent the very best of the UK’s creative industries. Industry Week is totally unique and I don’t know of any other college or university that offers that kind of experience on that scale”.
Confetti has welcomed guests including: BAFTA-winning animators Aardman Animations, BBC Music producer Andy Rogers, Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis, BAFTA-winner Vicky McClure, Professor Green and legendary documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield.
Confetti has a long-standing relationship with Europe’s biggest and best-loved video game culture festival GameCity. The festival is now in its tenth year and Confetti students are hugely involved in activities throughout the event – from providing technical support to getting involved in games and concept design. Confetti students also crew and attend GameCity nights – a monthly networking event which takes place at the National Videogame Arcade.
“Our partnership with Confetti is important to us – One of the key elements is allowing new talent the opportunity to show and tell their work and the brilliant Confetti students always provide a valuable contribution”. Iain Simons, GameCity Director.
MD Ewan Lamont runs games testing sessions inviting the students to give feedback and testing input for their new and up and coming titles.
TV & Film
Film and post production company Spool produces videos for a range of organisations including Mencap, British Armed Forces, One Nottingham as well as providing sound editing services for film and television. Spool regularly draws on Confetti’s TV and film courses – enabling students to work on real commissions under the banner of Loops. Loops provides students with real projects to put on their CVs. Spool also offers a year-long internship to the Confetti Student of the Year upon graduating.
Mayhem Film Festival
Each October, Further and Higher Education Students get to work on the Mayhem Film Festival, Broadway cinema’s largest and longest running film festival. They crew events, work behind the scenes on BAFTA screenings and work for THE THRILL LABORATORY on live broadcasts with University of Nottingham Psychology Department.
In May 2014, Notts TV began broadcasting on Freeview Channel 7, Sky 117 and Virgin channel 159. Nottinghamshire’s first local television is being run by the Notts TV consortium which includes Confetti. Notts TV will provide training, opportunities and jobs for Confetti students and graduates.
One of the UK’s leading entertainment companies, the DHP Group run venues, promote concerts and manage artists. Established 30 years ago the DHP Group run the internationally renowned Rock City, Rescue Rooms, Stealth, Bodega and Black Cherry Lounge as well as staging the Splendour outdoor music festival. Confetti students take a hands-on role – providing technical support for gigs at Rock City and the Dot to Dot festival as well as running the large screens at Splendour. Activities involve the participation of students studying music, live events and film and TV. Much of this activity takes place out of term time – meaning Confetti students have opportunities all year round.
JAMES (Joint Audio Media Education Support)
In 2012 Confetti was awarded James accreditation for its Higher Education Music Technology courses. James’ industry credentials are second to none. Confetti received its accreditation in 2012 on behalf of the Association of Professional Recording Services (APRS), the Music Producers Guild (MPG) and the UK Screen Association. But as well as being an industry endorsement, the accreditation also provides practical benefit to students. MPG hold regular networking events attended by students and record producers Phil Harding (Stock, Aitken and Waterman) and Tony Platt (AC/DC) assess student work and provide invaluable feedback.
Celebrating Nottingham’s vibrant music scene, Nusic records sessions in Confetti’s professional recording studio. Confetti students have recorded artists including Jake Bugg, Dog is Dead, Harleighblu – all of whom have gone on to great success.
- Joe Shotter
- Just the Tonic
- Lady ShotGun Games
- Legendary Games
- Live Nation
- Lockwood Publishing
- Mantic Games
- Marcus Thorley
- Mayhem Film Festival
- Minecraft EDU
- Nathan Brierley
- Nottingham Arts Theatre
- Nottingham Contemporary
- Nottingham Playhouse
- Nottingham Post Media Group
- Nottingham Young Creative Awards