1 year full-time

Confetti Nottingham

This Level 1 Foundation college course – Introduction to Creative Industries – is the perfect way to discover your future career.

You will choose one of the following pathways: Music, Games and Content Creation. You’ll develop your creative and technical skills through collaborating with your peers on a range of multi-disciplinary projects. 

You will work with performance students and technical events courses to put on events and recording sessions.

On top of this you’ll also learn how to look for a job, interview techniques and build team skills.

This Level 1 course prepares you not only for academic success, but also personal and professional growth in a diverse and competitive world. 

This course is for you if:

  • you are excited by learning new skills and building confidence 
  • you enjoy at creating content, making games and performing

Read our course commitment

  • Ideally, you’ll have achieved a GCSE grade 2 (E) in English and Maths. However, if you haven’t, we’ll give you the opportunity to prove you can work at this level
  • If you move to the next stage of education with us, you’ll retake your GCSE English and maths with us here at Confetti

Depending on your prior English and Maths attainment, you may need to improve your grade as part of your course.


When you’re ready to apply, there’s a few ways to start the process:

  • Apply online – Start your application now!
  • Call us on 0115 952 2075 and start your application over the phone or we can post you a paper application form
  • Come and visit us at an open day and fill in your application on the day

Introduction to the College and the Creative Industries

Within the first term at the college you’ll learn about Confetti and your new surroundings. You’ll be taken through the basics of working in the different sectors.

Do It For Real: Implementing the skills you have learnt 

The second term of the course is about working on projects using skills you have created.

Promotion, Progression and Portfolio

In the final term, the focus will be on promoting your work and learning about your progression routes. You’ll also build a portfolio that can be used to take onto your next stage.

Do It For Real

Industry Week

Studying at Confetti you’ll take part in Industry Week where you’ll be able to meet a range of professionals within your field of interest as well as other areas of the creative industries. 

Past guests include NUEL, Fumez the Engineer, Jordan Schwarzenberger, Russell T. Davies, and Zander Brown.


Every year we welcome family, friends and industry professionals to watch, listen, test and play the fantastic work of our college students.

Student work

You’ll also go on trips to:

  • Comic Con
  • Notts TV
  • Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop music studios
  • Zero Latency
  • Broadway Cinema

You’ll use a range of software including:

  • Apple Logic Pro X
  • GameMaker Engine
  • Adobe Creative Cloud

You’ll have access to industry standard equipment including:

  • DSLR cameras
  • Greenscreen equipment
  • Lighting and sound recording equipment 
  • Mac and PC computer suites

Once you’ve completed your course, you can go on to study one of our BTEC Level 2 Courses:

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Saturday 16 November
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