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Campus transformations – New term update

It has been a busy year on our campus as we gear up to open our Contemporary Music & Events Hub, the Digital Media Hub and redevelop our existing buildings for the new academic year.

Digital Media Hub

Work is well underway on our new £9.1 million Digital Media Hub and if you find yourself walking down Lower Parliament Street you can even spot the first two floors rising from behind the hoardings.

Confetti courtyard

Work has been going on all summer within the Confetti courtyard area, where a new room and elevated courtyard will be created.

HE centre

Work has also taken place inside the HE Centre during the Summer period. The staircase inside the building has been fully replaced and reconfigured in order to improve accessibility to all floors and as a result the ground floor reception area has also been modified.

Two new specialist classrooms have also been opened on the third floor for our visual effects and graphics students.

If you’re looking to study a creative college-level or degree course, sign up for our open day and explore our facilities.

Work begins on Confetti’s contemporary music education hub

Confetti is set to become a leading force in contemporary music education with the creation of our new home for music and live events in Nottingham.

We’re working on transforming the ground-floor of the Marco Island building in Nottingham into a contemporary music and events education hub which will include music studios, rehearsal rooms, sound recording and editing suites, social spaces and a 300-capacity auditorium. The first spaces are expected to be ready for students starting a course this October and the full development is expected to be fully open by Spring 2018.

This means that if you’ve accepted an offer to study on both our college-level and degree courses in Music Performance, Music Technology and Live and Technical Events production you’ll learn in some of the finest studios in Europe!

“We have always re-invested in our facilities to stay current, but this development takes our provision for music and events to another level. It makes Nottingham a “must go to” destination for contemporary music education.”
Craig Chettle, Founder and Chief Executive at CICT

The new music hub is going to be kitted out with all the latest industry-standard equipment, and acoustic and technical design for the new spaces is being delivered by renowned industry specialists White Mark.

“Confetti’s new Contemporary Music Hub will, undoubtedly, be an educational centre of European significance. Its facilities – both in quality and variety, will fully reflect the highest standards of the professional work place and offer students a learning experience in a context that truly represents the world in which they hope to succeed.”
David Bell, Managing Director White Mark

The location of the new music hub places our students right on the doorstep of the UK’s largest musical instruments retailer and our close partners Professional Music Technology. 

The Marco Island Development will undoubtedly become the UK’s centre of excellence for music technology education. By working closely with Confetti, our company will ensure that the facility and its community of students will have access to cutting-edge music technology, performance-based equipment and exclusive events.”
Simon Gilson, PMT Chief Executive Officer

The new music hub will not only be a teaching space, but together with our partners at Nottingham Trent University, we’ll also run a distinctive programme of public-facing activities, such as gigs and events.

The Marco Island space is our second site being developed this year – find out more about our campus developments and stay up-to date with all the latest news.

Do you want to study in our new contemporary music hub and take advantage of our amazing facilities?

It’s not too late to start a degree at Confetti this September! Clearing is now open and if you want to start an application you can talk to us directly at clearing@confetti.ac.uk or on 0115 993 2321. You can also call the Clearing line now on 0115 848 6000 where the Admissions team at our partners Nottingham Trent University will help you.

You can still start a college course this September – just pick one of our Music & Events courses from the options below and start your application today. If you need any help with your application, you can contact our Admissions team on 0115 993 2321 or hello@confetti.ac.uk. If you want to come and have a look around and talk to our tutors you can also book a space onto our next open day.

Building Development – What you need to know

Construction work on our new £9.1m Digital Media Hub started on Monday 8 May.

Whilst this shouldn’t affect your day-to-day activity at Confetti, please bear in mind that there will be an increase in building site traffic on Convent Street. In order to stay safe, please take extra care when walking in and out of the buildings. We have taken precautions to make sure you will be affected as little as possible:

  • Designated walkways – we will signpost designated safe walkways, please make sure you keep to them when walking around
  • Safety staff – Staff will be around to coordinate the site traffic, please listen to them and follow their instructions

As you walk around Convent Street, please bear in mind that significant construction work is ongoing, so make sure you keep an eye on your surroundings.

If you have any questions about the construction work, please email newbuild@confetti.ac.uk.

Phase One of the Construction of our Digital Media Hub is Complete

Gone in 68 Seconds: Construction of our new Digital Media Hub has reached the end of its first phase!

This new £9.1m facility opens in Summer 2018 and will feature state of the art studios, labs and classrooms, a Learning Resource Centre, a contemporary café and a rooftop terrace. The new Digital Media Hub will provide a fantastic opportunity for students to kick start their creative careers, learning in brand new industry-standard facilities.

We’ve captured all the work so far in our time-lapse video, check it out.

To date, work has involved the demolition of the existing building on Lower Parliament Street, during which there have been significant archaeological finds (including our own caves) that have rewritten the history of Medieval Nottingham. Find out more by visiting our dedicated archaeology page.

It’s a pretty dramatic before and after.

The demolition of our old building and associated works are now complete and we’re ready to move onto the next stage. Stepnell Ltd have been appointed as the constructor for the build and are currently carrying out enabling works for construction, which is due to begin in May.

You can keep up-to-date with all of the latest development announcements in the following ways.

Students

  • College noticeboards and screens
  • Student notices
  • Drop–in info sessions – Dates to be announced

General Public

Our dedicated email address for new build enquiries is newbuild@confetti.ac.uk

Want to join us at this exciting time? Order a prospectus and come along to an open day to find out more about our college level and degree level courses.

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Contemporary Music Hub – A New Home For Music & Events at Confetti

Confetti is set to become a leading force in contemporary music education with the creation of our new home for music and live events in Nottingham.

We’re working on transforming the ground-floor of the Marco Island building in Nottingham into a contemporary music and events education hub which will include music studios, rehearsal rooms, sound recording and editing suites, social spaces and a 300-capacity auditorium.

This means that if you’ve accepted an offer to study on both our college-level and degree courses in Music Performance, Music Technology and Live and Technical Events production you’ll learn in some of the finest studios in Europe!

Designed by world renowned acoustic architects White Mark Ltd. the Music & Events hub will include:

  • 14 rehearsal spaces
  • 5 recording studios
  • 300 capacity live event venue
  • Critical listening seminar room
  • Live events production workspace
  • Mastering, surround sound and post production studio

The Contemporary Music Hub will be fully operational early 2018.

The Contemporary Music Hub will give our students the opportunity to develop their skills in brand new, industry-standard facilities giving them the head start they need to pursue their creative career.

Not a current student and want to be part of it all? Visit our next open day and apply for a Confetti College or Degree course now!

Significant Medieval find during work on new Confetti building

The archaeologists working on the construction site of our new creative and digital learning space have unearthed the best preserved medieval site seen in Nottingham for 15 years!

Trent & Peak Archaeology (part of York Archaeological Trust) have discovered enclosure ditches and square rock cut pits filled with pottery, glass and roof tiles which leads them to think that in Medieval times people were making pottery pretty close to the Confetti site – seems that Confetti has been the place to create for a lot longer than we’ve been here!

The artefacts are currently being taken away from the site, so that they can be cleaned and have more tests carried out on them.

We’ve been down on the site every day taking pictures, so you can get a glimpse of some of the interesting stuff that is going on behind the big white hoardings, check out our mini gallery below.

Marc Preite, Nottingham Trent University’s project manager for the new development, said the find wouldn’t delay the work in any way as he had planned for archaeological work and allowed enough time for any artefacts to be dealt with properly.

Confetti’s Director of Operations, Greg Marshall said: “It seems quite appropriate that our new digital media hub could be built on a site where a creative industry was practiced hundreds of years ago.”

The new digital media hub is due to open in autumn 2018 and will be the place to design, create, produce and develop – giving our students even more opportunities to DO IT FOR REAL.

Make sure you follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates on any more exciting developments on the site.

Our first Space2 Open Day!

This academic year saw the opening of our brand new space for TV & Film students – Space2. For those interested in pursuing a career in Film & TV we threw open the doors on Wednesday 1 February to show them what goes on in our new facilities. If you didn’t make it to our first ever Open Day at Space2 don’t worry, here’s a look at what we got up to!

TV Studio

Space 2 Open Day TV Studio

Our Level 3 Acting and Film Production students were rehearsing a scene in the studio for one of their upcoming productions. We had a camera crew filming and the full lighting rig had been setup to show off our industry-standard facilities!

TV Gallery Suite

Space2 Broadcast Gallery

Up in the gallery the production for a mock broadcast was being managed and visitors got the chance to get hands-on with some of the equipment – controlling the lighting and cueing in the ad breaks.

Green Screen Room

Green Screen Room Space 2

In the green screen room Level 3 Visual Effects and Animation students were recording assets for their current projects and visitors got to see some of the behind the scenes work that goes into creating special effects!

25-Seat Screening Room

Screening Room - Space2

Finally our guests were seated in our 25 seat screening room where they got to watch ‘Magnus Opus’ the winning short film from this year’s Celebrate Short Film Festival. The screening room has Dolby Atmos audio facilities so it’s like watching films at the cinema!


If you’re interested in studying a course in Film & TV at Confetti come along to one of our Open Days or Apply online now.

Space 2

This year we’ve got a brand new space for TV & Film students – Space2. The new space includes some great features and we can’t wait for you to see it, so we’ve taken some sneaky photos for you to have a look at before you start!

Space2 includes:

A 144m2 Television Studio space with broadcast standard digital video cameras and full lighting rig

A 25 seat screening room with Dolby atmos audio facilities

 

A 37m2 Green Screen VFX studio with VFX infinity curve screen

 

Broadcast spec production gallery with 4k production facilities

A 25 seat media production lab running Avid and Adobe Creative Cloud

If you want to learn more about studying TV & Film Production at Confetti, check out our college courses and degree courses here.