Outreach

We are committed to connecting with and supporting education providers with their CEIAG activities. Our team works closely with schools, sixth forms, and colleges across the UK and have developed a reputation for providing a professional, informative and valuable service to their students and staff.

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    Alistair Burns

    Student Recruitment Manager

    With many years of higher education experience and a thriving career as a touring musician, Alistair offers a unique insight to guide aspiring students in the creative industries. With a strong commitment to accessibility and inclusivity, he ensures that every student has the opportunity to excel and thrive in their educational journey.

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    Jodie Jarecki

    Events and Outreach Coordinator

    Jodie has a wealth of experience in events, which started 9 years ago with her volunteering for an events company. This was followed by her studying L3 Technical Events here at Confetti, and then a BSc in International Events Management, before returning to join our Outreach team.

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    Jacob Elliott

    Student Recruitment Officer

    Jacob, our Student Recruitment Officer, brings a fresh perspective to the higher education sector. With a background as a recent graduate from Leeds Conservatoire, he combines his entrepreneurial experience of touring the world to offer drum lessons with his passion for football as a semi-pro player. Jacob’s approachable nature, infectious energy, and real-world creative industry experience excites and engages prospective students.

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    Joe Haley

    Student Recruitment Assistant

    Joe has been at Confetti for over 5 years, first as a student (also on L3 Technical Events, then BSc Live & Technical Events), and since 2022 as a member of our Schools, Colleges, and Outreach team. Joe was heavily involved with NTSU during his degree (becoming the first ever Confetti Officer), and is in charge of Confetti’s Student Ambassador scheme.

Interested?

We’re happy to work with you on:

  • Marketplace-style careers fairs
  • Assemblies
  • Classroom talks
  • Tours for small groups
  • Taster sessions
  • And more!

See what we’ve been up to

Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Eating Disorders Awareness week aims to shed a light on eating disorders and provide everyone with a better understanding of the condition. Take a look at this year’s theme and how you can access support.

Confetti Music Students Hit the High Notes: Crafting Anthemic Tunes for Pulp Friction’s Community Choir

Students were praised for their professionalism and inclusivity, and the charity even has plans to showcase the winning song at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show in May! Find out more.

Confetti X and students host the NSPCC’s Game Safe Festival: Powering esports and keeping children safe online

Confetti students teamed up with industry pros and standout EA Sports FC streamers, gaining valuable experience and benefiting a great cause.

Confetti Industry Week 2024

BAFTA winners, podcasters, YouTube giants, tech experts, and global music legends are joining us for our annual industry take-over, Monday 4 – Friday 8 March. Find out more.

Dolby Atmos: the world’s leading immersive audio technology comes to Confetti

Our new atmos-equipped studios are ahead of the curve and changing the way music production is taught. Find out more.

Confetti announce Steve Lillywhite fully funded scholarship

We’re excited to share that we’ve teamed up with an award-winning producer to offer a brand-new scholarship opportunity for students studying on our MA Music Production degree.

LGBT+ History Month

February is LGBT History Month. Learn more about the occasion, it’s importance and what we’re doing at Confetti to mark the celebration.

Confetti and Tileyard Education join forces

Music students in London and Nottingham will benefit from even more industry opportunities and connections including real-life work experience, thanks to Tileyard’s stellar industry roster. Find out more.

Beat the Streets 2024: Confetti students to support Notts charity music festival

Students will be performing and working behind the scenes at Nottingham’s annual Beat The Streets festival, helping to raise awareness and funds for homelessness.

You said, we did – degree students

Take a look at the improvements we’ve made around campus, based on feedback from our undergraduate students, through their course representatives.

NSPCC to bring its Game Safe Festival to Confetti X

We’re delighted to announce that the NSPCC’s first-ever Game Safe Festival will be coming to our Nottingham campus from Friday 9 to Sunday 11 February. Find out more.

You said, we did – college students

Take a look at the improvements we’ve made around campus, based on feedback from our college-level students through the QDP survey and student forum.

How much does it cost to live in London whilst studying?

Your ultimate guide to London student living! Uncover hotspots, private halls, and budget-friendly tips for an epic university journey.

NTU rated Gold for teaching in the 2023 Teaching Excellence Framework

We are proud to announce that NTU has been awarded Gold for teaching in the 2023 Teaching Excellence Framework!

Bonjour Paris! Our degree students’ adventure in France

Our students recently went on a trip to Paris, immersing themselves in the local culture and enjoying unforgettable moments at Euro Disney!

Students team up with the Kanneh-Masons for a BBC Christmas Special

Confetti degree students recently worked with MacLarty Brown Media to produce the new holiday special set to air on Christmas Eve. Find out more.

Supporting you over the festive break

Find the support resources you can access over the festive break.

TV Production Technology students help NTU Music to deliver a wonderful night of Christmas tunes

Confetti students captured the festive event in roles ranging from camera and VT ops, to vision mixer, runner and director. Find out more and check out some photos of our students in action.

Confetti students to broadcast the UNIVERSITY Esports UK & IRE Winter 23 Finals in Confetti X

The Winter 23 Finals returns this year to Confetti X in Nottingham, bringing four days of gripping esports tournaments. Tune into the live broadcasts and see which university teams take home the glory!

Everything you need to know about the Confetti Christmas Party 🎄

The Confetti Christmas Party returns for 2023, and it’s going to be the best one yet!

Confetti campuses unite to raise awareness of Rett Syndrome

Our Nottingham and London music students put their songwriting and performance skills into practice showcasing a three-song set at a high-profile fundraising Gala, helping to raise over £80,000 for charity!

Confetti and NTU students create a new game show for Notts TV

Introducing ‘The Confetti Show’ – the brand new student-produced television show.

Students support Game On! For BBC Children In Need at Confetti X

Students racked up an incredible 3000 ‘Do It For Real’ hours supporting this year’s BBC Children In Need campaign! Thank you to everyone involved and to our partners at the BBC, TikTok and Connect Management for providing this valuable and rewarding experience.

Confetti graduate, Ellie releases new EP River Walk

One of our talented graduates, Ellie Torrance recently released new music inspired by her time at Confetti. Find out more about Ellie and listen to her new EP.

Game On! Confetti students working with UK headliners to support BBC’s Children in Need

In partnership with the BBC and TikTok, we’re looking forward to hosting the UK’s most popular gamers and content creators, and raising vital funds for those in need.

International Stress Awareness Week

It’s important you know how you can manage stress in a healthy way. Learn some useful tips and find out where you can go for support.

Notts got talent! Confetti students ‘Do It For Real’ and raise funds for local community

Check out some great photos and hear from our students and the festival organisers about the unforgettable day.

Confetti at ESI London 2023: Highlights

Our industry experts and degree students lent their production expertise to the live Esports Insider (ESI) podcast and learned about the latest content creation trends. Get ready to dive into the heart of esports and gaming at ESI London 2023.

Confetti student, Dan Ottewell, takes center stage at Metronome

Read about Dan Ottewell’s electrifying performance headlining at Metronome. Supported by incredible talent, the night was one to remember!

International Pronouns Day

Learn more about gender pronouns and why they are important. Find out what we do at Confetti to support students and their pronouns.

Students kickstart term with a jamming session and PMT guitar giveaway

We started the new academic year in style with a jam session and fantastic live music, thanks to our friends at musical instrument retailer, Play Music Together (PMT), and BBC Music Introducing.

Confetti to support Hockley Hustle 2023

The popular Nottingham music and arts festival returns on Sunday 22 October, raising money for a range of great causes. Confetti students will be “Doing It For Real” supporting the festival organisers. Find out more.

Confetti student represents Robe UK at leading industry trade show

Event Production degree student, Clara Sousa-Shaheed, represented our industry partners, Robe UK, at the country’s leading international trade event for live entertainment technology, PLASA Show.

Mental health support at Confetti

You’re not alone. There are a number of ways Confetti can support your mental health whilst you’re a student with us. Learn about what services we provide here.

Confetti to host new BBC Children in Need live esports special

Confetti students will work alongside BBC and TikTok crews to deliver an epic livestream at our Confetti X venue in Nottingham.

Confetti graduate’s success at the Production Futures Breakthrough Talent Awards 2023

Ethan studied with us at college and degree-level and is now Head of Video on a major West-End theatre production. Find out all about Ethan and his prestigious award wins.

A-list Music Producer for Adele, Sam Smith and Stormzy delivers a songwriting masterclass

Ahead of his upcoming show at The Bodega in Nottingham on Monday 25 October, Fraser stopped by for a special guest lecture in Confetti X.

Confetti celebrates Black History Month 2023

Throughout October we are marking Black History Month (BHM) with a range of activities and resources that inform, entertain and provoke discussion.

6 spots you should check out if you’re studying at Confetti London

Looking for things to do around our London campus? We’ve got you covered with some of the best nearby destinations. Take a look!

Confetti Postgraduate student supports Mela Festival 2023

Our postgraduate student, Jordan Sterry, recently lent her expertise to Nottingham’s annual South Asian arts and culture festival. Find out all about it.

Confetti Music Business students discuss their internship with Songlines Magazine

Hear from three of our music business degree students who recently completed an internship with Songlines, a music-based magazine and website which covers traditional, contemporary, folk and fusion music from around the world.

Confetti student performs at Glastonbury

Confetti student, Dan Ottewell is making waves in the UK music scene and performed to crowds at Glastonbury twice! Read more about how he got his music career started.

Confetti lecturer signs to Bella Union Records

Our Lecturer, Jack Kenworthy, recently signed to an independent record label. Read more about his musical journey and success here.

Confetti’s tenth Splendour Festival: our finest year yet

Check out the highlights from this year’s Splendour Festival. It wouldn’t be possible without our incredible students. Find out more about their involvement here.

In Conversation with our new London Campus Director, Darius Khwaja

Get to know our new London Campus Director. Find out about his industry background and why you should study and live in the Capital.

Your guide to Clearing

We have clearing spaces available on a variety of foundation and full honour degrees in Games, Esports, Music, Events and Media. Read more about how you can apply here.

Highlights from the Confetti Celebrate 2023 Showcase

Celebrate 2023 was a success! From live performances to outstanding exhibitions, discover what the day had to offer for our students, friends and family.

Confetti hosted the first international university esports event in the UK!

Students worked behind the scenes on the prestigious Amazon UNIVERSITY Esports Masters (AUEM) Live Finals in Confetti X. Check out some great photos from the event and hear from some of the students involved.

Confetti students support family favourite festival Radfest – they had a blast!

Each year our college level students get involved with family favourite, summer festival Radfest. Tasked with running the stage and producing the live sound, hear from the students involved.

Supporting Confetti graduates

Even after you graduate with us, we are still here to support you and help kickstart your career. Find out about this exclusive opportunity for recent graduates looking to launch or grow a successful business.

Taking Pride In Your Mental Health

At Confetti we are proud to support our LGBTQ+ students to feel part of a community here on campus.

Confetti Celebrate 2023

On Thursday 13 July, we will welcome students and parents onto campus to celebrate and showcase all the incredible work curated by our students across the 2022/23 academic year.

Third time’s the charm: Student Champs Grand Finals return to Confetti

We’re thrilled to once again be hosting the Grand Finals of the annual British Esports Student Championships tournament on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June.

Confetti celebrates its tenth year at Splendour Festival

In July 2023, Splendour Festival returns and for the tenth year we’ll be there as a main sponsor with lots of students ‘Doing It For Real’! Find out about this year’s Confetti artists taking to the stage.

YouTube sensation gifts Confetti students tickets to see his homecoming show

Find out all about Tommy’s new show, his journey from Confetti to stardom, and how it’s helping inspire the next generation of Confetti content creators!

Degree Showcase 2023 Highlights

Confetti degree students have produced some exceptional work this year! Check out the highlights from this year’s event, including the 2023 ‘Student of the Year’ award winners!

European university esports championship finals come to Confetti X

For the first time in its 8-year history, the Amazon UNIVERSITY Esports Masters (AUEM) finals will be held in the UK. Better yet, they’re coming to Confetti! The live finals will take place on Saturday 8 July at Confetti X – find out more and bag free tickets.

Cultural exchange through esports: Confetti students visited South Korea

Five of our Esports Production degree students represented the UK at a prestigious Global Esports Camp in South Korea. We caught up with the group to learn more about this unique educational experience.

Event Production students enjoy placements at Nottingham Contemporary

We’ve teamed up with one of the largest contemporary art galleries in the UK to develop a work placement model for Confetti students.

Presenting the Confetti Degree Showcase 2023

Attend the event on Thursday 25 May to view the amazing work our students have produced this academic year! Not to mention, hear our Confetti/Denizen Single of the Year 2023 ‘Our Days’ performed live for the very first time.

Confetti selected to represent the UK at KeSPA Global Esports Camp in South Korea

Our BSc (Hons) Esports Production students will work alongside professionals at global esports events and make connections with leading industry figures.

Nottingham Panthers: Confetti students work alongside professional ice hockey club

We’ve developed a partnership with the Nottingham Panthers which has created valuable ‘Do It For Real’ opportunities for students.

Confetti hosted the Amazon UNIVERSITY Esports UK&I Spring Finals 2023

Check out the highlights from the recent tournament.

Finding out more about anxiety – Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month with a focus on ‘Anxiety’ throughout Mental Health Awareness Week (15 -21 May).

Confetti Charity Gig raises £1,500 for disaster relief

Thanks to generous donations from attendees, topped up by Confetti, the event raised an incredible £1500 for victims of disasters worldwide. It also created lots of valuable “Do It For Real” opportunities – check out the highlights including lots of great event photos.

Use your vote at this year’s Local Election on Thursday 4 May

It’s nearly time for us all to head to the polling station, so we put together a short reminder of the key things you need to remember.

NTU wins big at Whatuni Student Choice Awards

NTU scooped two awards in this year’s WUSCAs, including the coveted University of the Year accolade.

Confetti and NTU students to support this year’s Notts County Show

The County Show returns this year on Saturday 13 May with involvement from our Film, TV and Content Creation courses

You said, we did – degree students

We’ve made a number of changes and improvements based on feedback from our college-level students about the Confetti campus.

You said, we did – college students

We’ve made a number of changes and improvements based on feedback from our undergraduates about the Confetti campus.

Confetti’s charity gig to raise funds for humanitarian aid worldwide

The event aims to raise funds for victims of the recent earthquake disaster in Turkey and Syria, the Pakistan floods and the war in Ukraine.

Why study in London?

Diverse culture to endless food options, networking and more; here’s 5 reasons you’ll love London

London’s music scene

Home to one of the best music scenes in the world; here’s several venues every new Londoner should check out.

Things to do while studying in London

England’s capital city is never short of exciting things to do and places to explore. Here’s a few ideas to get you started.

Things to do, see, eat and drink in East London

From Shoreditch to Victoria Park and much more; here’s your complete guide for exploring East London.

Stress Awareness Month

Stress Awareness Month has been held every April since 1992 to raise awareness of the causes and cures for our modern-day stress epidemic.

Pulp Friction CIC: Confetti students produce ‘Anthem for 2023’

The anthem honours one of Pulp Friction’s choir members, Caroline, who sadly passed away last year. Caroline’s legacy is being kept alive by the social enterprise and the collaboration’s inspired by her friend, Tom, both a choir member and current Confetti student.

96% of college students rate Confetti positively in new QDP national survey

An overwhelming 96% of college-level students currently studying at Confetti rate us positively as a place to study.

Confetti students win over £600 each in music equipment from Focusrite

Four Music degree students have bagged themselves over £600 worth of professional music equipment following successful applications to a partnered scholarship with Focusrite.

Confetti students produce TV show – Premiere it at Broadway Cinema

Confetti students premiere new music focused television show at legendary Nottingham cinema.

Amazon UNIVERSITY Esports: free tickets to see the Spring Finals

Confetti students can get free tickets to see the Amazon UNIVERSITY Esports Spring Finals on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 April 2023. Find out about this year’s event and how to bag yourself some tickets.

Industry Week 2023 Photography Competition – Student Vote

As March begins to draw to a close, we’re taking a look back at Industry Week 2023. In case you missed it, we ran a competition on Twitter and Instagram throughout the event, encouraging our students to upload their best Industry Week photos along with the hashtag #IW23.

IW23 Final Day Highlights

We wrapped up Industry Week 2023 in style with our annual Games Expo, plus sessions with British filmmakers, The Brothers McLeod, music royalty, Rob Dickins, and lots more!

Confetti students interview Bella Ramsey for the Television Workshop 40th anniversary

Television Workshop graduate, Bella Ramsey, is currently flying high with the success of her hit TV show, The Last of Us – we were delighted to provide students with this opportunity, thanks to our friends at the Television Workshop.

IW23 Day 4 Highlights

We reached new heights on day four with famed Beatles engineer, Ken Scott, one half of the legendary Sleaford Mods, Jason Williamson, and lots more influential guest speakers.

IW23 Day 3 Highlights

On Day 3 of Industry Week we celebrated International Women’s Day with lots more great events and activities.

IW23 Day 2 Highlights

Industry Week 2023 continued on day two with more amazing guests, including Dan O’Neill, Stuart Watson and more!

London – a student destination

Take a look at why London is the number one student destination in the world!

IW23 Launch Day Highlights

We launched our 17th Industry Week with some incredible and inspiring guests, including Dance Music Artist, Sister Bliss, Television and Film Editor, Richard Graham, and YouTuber, Project Air! Check out our top picks…

Sister Bliss, The Crown filmmaker and more to attend Confetti Industry Week

Industry leaders from the worlds of media, music, games, events and esports are joining us for our annual creative industries conference, Monday 6 – Friday 10 March.

HE Student Ambassador Work Opportunity: Marketing and Communications

How does working for a successful creative business during your degree studies sound, where you’ll have the chance to build your CV whilst earning money… Interested? We’re looking for a passionate, dedicated and creative Confetti student (currently studying at Degree Level) to join Confetti Media Group’s (CMG) Marketing and Communications Team to play a key role in supporting our successful businesses. Working around your degree studies, you’ll work up to approximately 15 hours per week. Focusing primarily on our live events venue, Metronome you’ll support the Commercial Marketing and Communications Executive to increase awareness of the brand, work on discreet …

Confetti received record attendance at this year’s Esports in Education Summit

Confetti recently had the privilege of hosting the 2023 Esports in Education Summit on campus. The Summit is organised annually by British Esports and exists to promote and inspire educators in the benefits of esports for all.

Helping you feel less lonely

Feeling lonely at University is more common than you think…But you don’t have to suffer alone.

Confetti award for Access Creative College students

For a short period of time, L3 Confetti students applying to university can benefit from an exclusive progression award.

Hayley Williams producer, Steph Marziano, teaches production masterclass for Confetti students

Steph worked with the student’s to transform a demo into a fully produced song, with a focus on showing them her process.

Helping bring out science from behind closed doors: Confetti students lend their expertise

From Monday 6 to Friday 17 February, the Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity returns and this year Confetti students have designed the Festival magazine!

Industry tips and tricks from top music professionals

Throughout February and March 2023, we’re providing lots of opportunities for music students to learn from industry professionals, including Kasabian, Paramore producer, Steph Marziano!

Confetti students work Notts legendary Playhouse panto

Oh no it isn’t! Oh yes, it is! Confetti BSc (Hons) Event Production students recently completed work placements with Nottingham Playhouse

Confetti students benefit from progression award

For a short period of time, L3 Confetti students applying to university can benefit from an exclusive progression award.

Beat the Streets 2023: Confetti students set to support

The award-winning event returns on Sunday 29 January, raising awareness and funds for the rising homelessness crisis. In partnership with the festival organisers, we’re proud to have Confetti students involved supporting the planning and delivery of this year’s event.

Esports in Education Summit returns to Confetti this February

We’re excited to be hosting the “Esports in Education Summit” for the second year in a row! The event will take place on Friday 10 February in Confetti X.

‘Time to Talk’ Day – 2 February 2023

‘Time to Talk’ day 2023 will be held on Thursday 2 February. Time to Talk day is ran by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness.

Production Futures: Confetti to host world-leading media production experts

As part of its continuing programme of ON TOUR live events, Production Futures will visit our campus on Monday 23 January. We’ll have lots of world-leading experts exhibiting and providing talks on a range of interesting topics, including virtual production.

Mission Impossible and Marvel: Film Production alumni shares all with current students

Confetti alumni Cameron Furnival-Watling recently came in to talk with current BSc (Hons) Film Production Technology students about his experiences within the industry since graduating in 2021.

Confetti mini documentaries air on Notts TV

We caught up with one of the documentary makers, Film & TV Production – BTEC Level 3 student, Gabi Petrenaite. Gabi produced her story with her Dad, whose passion for sustainability and water conservation has clearly inspired her.

New York, New York! Confetti students visit the Big Apple

Twelve of our BSc Film Production Technology students recently went to New York City for a trip with staff to explore the culture and the film world across the Atlantic!

Tileyard Education partner with Confetti to provide Scholarships!

Following on from the success of last year’s scholarships, we are pleased to run them again for our final year music degree students.

Apply to take part in NTU Music’s Vocal and Instrumental competitions 2023

Applications are now open for NTU Music’s annual Vocal and Instrumental competitions

Confetti London appoints its new Campus Director!

We’re delighted to announce our Campus Director for Confetti London, Darius Khwaja. Having Darius onboard will really help us to hit the ground running when our new campus in East London opens its doors this September!

Free Creative Workshops in early 2023

Is your New Year’s Resolution to try something new in 2023? Well look no further, our friends at Young Creatives Nottingham are delivering a series of workshops in January and February.

Supporting your mental health in January

With the festive period now over and ‘Blue Monday’ (16 January) approaching, it’s important to recognise how to support your mental health during this time.

Content creation students meet MOBO-winner Bru-C

Four lucky Content Creation students documented the recent “This is Nottingham” Teenage Cancer Trust show at our live events venue, Metronome. We caught up with first year students, Ria Reddy, and Aidan Douglas to find out what the opportunity meant to them.

Martin Audio Visit Confetti

This week, Confetti had a visit from Martin Audio, as part of a guest lecture and workshop on the science and use of their PA systems.

Focusrite scholarship scheme returns to Confetti for 2023

In 2022, the scheme saw four lucky students win £600 worth of music equipment each. We’re pleased to announce the return of the scholarship this year in partnership with the Focusrite Group. Find out how you can get involved.

TV and Film students create a series of documentaries for Notts TV

The documentaries will be airing on Notts TV’s evening news programme, Notts Today, over the holiday period beginning Friday 16 December 2022.

Event Management students help usher in the festive season

Our students recently helped organise and deliver a series of Christmas lights switch on events in Nottinghamshire.

Binks Yard: Students support Notts new canal-side entertainment destination

BSc (Hons) Event Production and BA (Hons) Music Business students worked a series of live events at Binks Yard between October and December 2022 as part of their work-like experience industry placements.

Richard Perrotta (Marvel, DC Comics) joins Confetti as Games Art Lecturer

Armed with years of experiences working for the likes of Marvel and DC Comics, Richard Perrotta is now teaching the next generation of aspiring young artists on our BA (Hons) Games Art course. 

Confetti Student Christmas Party returns for the first time in 2 years!

Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s Student Christmas Party

Amazon UNIVERSITY Esports: free tickets to see the Winter Finals

Confetti students can get free tickets to see the Amazon UNIVERSITY Esports Winter Finals on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 December. Find out about this year’s event and how to bag yourself some tickets.

Rise Work Experience funding

NTU’s Rise bursary supports eligible degree students to take on unpaid work experience, from short term stints working one-off activities to long-term spells like volunteering.

Confetti students team up with NHS and Nottingham Forest to film 10,000 steps campaign

Three Confetti BSc (Hons) Film Production Technology students created a video advertisement for the ‘October Step Challenge’ on behalf of Nottingham Forest Community Trust.

Confetti to broadcast ‘rising stars’ women’s esports tournament

The League of Legends tournament will be held online on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 November, and is open to women from across Europe.

Event Production students Do It For Real in award-winning venues

In October, eleven of our students began their work experience placement at DHP Family. The opportunity provides them the chance to put the technical skills into action.

Remembrance

In the build up to Remembrance Sunday, on Friday 11 November we will mark Armistice Day with a two-minute silence at 11am

How we celebrated Black History Month 2022

Confetti students and staff did us proud in showing appreciation of the contributions that people of African and Caribbean backgrounds have made to the UK over many generations.

Confetti Students get the chance to meet Ezra Collective

BA (Hons) Music Performance students got the chance to hear all about the career of Ezra Collective, as they came to Confetti HQ whilst on a record store tour.

Jake Bugg returns to Nottingham for intimate Q&A with Confetti students

We welcomed Nottingham’s very own Jake Bugg to Metronome, Confetti’s commercial live and events venue.

Do the Hustle! Notts festival of music, art and fundraising

Over 50 Confetti students supported this year’s Hockley Hustle Festival, racking up 400 hours of work experience. Learn more about the day and our students’ contributions.

Rollin’ in the Deep – Film Production Technology students visit specialist underwater SFX studio

Film Production Technology students visit Tank Space

Wire – Summer 2022

This issue is packed with some great features – interviews with the amazing Becky Hill, updates on our alumni, as well as news on splendour and the Degree Showcase.

Williams Resolve esports team to train at Confetti

Williams Resolve, a partnership between Formula 1 team Williams Racing, Williams Esports and UK esports organisation Resolve, will be training players for their 2022/23 Rocket League Championship Series campaign.

Notts TV and Confetti students to create a new tv show

Our Television Production Technology degree students will be creating an hour long show for the local TV channel, based just around the corner from Confetti.

Hockley Hustle 2022: Confetti students to help raise funds for Notts charities

350 artists, 30 venues, 5 charities, 1 wristband, and lots of Do It For Real opportunities for Confetti students!

Content Creation students get off to a flying start!

Our BA (Hons) Content Creation students are having a great time developing their skills in video production, image manipulation and editing!

Amazon UNIVERSITY Esports to host European qualifiers at Confetti X

Brought to Confetti by our friends at NUEL, our students will be involved in planning and running the events!

Confetti celebrates Black History Month

Throughout October we are marking Black History Month (BHM) with a range of events and activities that inform, entertain and provoke discussion.

Confetti college students headline sold out BBC Introducing show

Indie-rock band, The Public Eye, rocked their way through an unforgettable set, headlining BBC Introducing at Metronome. 

Confetti win Women in Games Award

Confetti has won a Women in Games award in the ‘Games or Esports Diversity Initiative in Education’ category.

NTU named as Modern University of the Year 2023

Once again, NTU has been awarded the prestigious Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide Modern University of the Year Award.

Confetti and NTU to launch London campus

Building on the international reputation of our Nottingham campus, we’re creating a new campus in the heart of London.

Confetti partners with NUEL: students to work on international event broadcasts

Together with NUEL, and their international partner, GGTech, our new partnership will raise the standard of opportunities for Confetti students interested in a career in esports.

Her Majesty The Queen – Vice-Chancellor statement

On behalf of our parent company, Nottingham Trent University (NTU), we’d like to communicate a statement about the passing of Her Majesty The Queen.

Women in Games award: Confetti’s been shortlisted!

Thank to the efforts of our Confetti tutors, course leaders and curriculum team leads, we’ve been shortlisted in the ‘Games or Esports Diversity Initiative in Education’ category! 

Upcoming events for young creatives

From animation and film screenings, to live music and poetry, and outdoor photography and fashion exhibitions. Check out these upcoming events and grab some free tickets.

Confetti graduates land their dream jobs in industry

Several of our latest class of graduates have secured themselves positions with award-winning companies, including Milk VFX, children’s TV animators, Blue Zoo, and video games production company, Double Eleven!

NUEL esports opportunities: My trip to Alicante!

Thanks to our friends at NUEL, several of our degree students got the opportunity to support a live esports broadcast abroad. Find out what it was like first hand from our guest vlogger and BSc Esports Production student, Rebecca Green.

Confetti and NTU hosted the Commonwealth Esports Championships qualifiers

134 competitors from 20 Commonwealth nations took part in a week-long series of matches, hoping to claim coveted spots at the CEC finals.

Commonwealth Esports Championship Qualifiers get underway

International esports teams arrive on campus to compete and train ahead of Commonwealth Esports Championships Final.

Splendour Festival 2022: our best year yet!

This year marks the ninth time we’ve supported Nottingham’s premier outdoor music festival, with over 150 students and staff working hard to pull off Splendour’s best year yet!

Confetti and Nottingham Contemporary exhibit student-made video games

Students studying on the Industry Practice module of our BA (Hons) Games Art course created a series of eight visual novel games which examine society through the idea of play.

Counting down to Splendour Festival

With not long to go until Splendour Festival once again rocks Wollaton Park, we look back through our photo archive from 2012 – 2019.

Confetti college graduates ‘celebrate’ with a showcase of their work

Confetti college students showcased outstanding work at Celebrate event.

Graduation Day: Congratulations to our class of 2022

Our Confetti Class of 2022 graduates arrived on campus to celebrate their achievements alongside family and friends.

Confetti students enjoy placement at Mantic Games

Known as ‘the lead belt’, Nottingham is home to many tabletop games developers. Our students learnt about the industry in practice and applied their skills to the workplace.

NTU scores above sector average in the 2022 National Student Satisfaction Survey

NTU has performed above the sector average in almost every aspect of the survey and both NTU and Confetti have courses rated 100% satisfaction.

Student Champs Grand Finals came to Confetti X

We were delighted to host the finals of this year’s British Esports Student Championships on Saturday 2 July and Sunday 3 July.

Students do it for real and learn about esports in education

Accomplished speakers came from across the UK to discuss the impact, developments and opportunities available in esports in schools and colleges.

Confetti partnership brings the Commonwealth Esports Championship to Nottingham!

This year, for the first time ever, the Commonwealth Games will feature esports as a pilot event. Better yet, we’re hosting the qualifying rounds of the Commonwealth Esports Championship right here on campus!

Confetti congratulates Young Creative Award Winners

The winners of the 2022 Young Creative Awards were announced on Friday 17 June and 33 young creatives (aged 11 to 24) were selected by judges as the most exciting creative talents of the year.

Confetti Degree Showcases 2022

We showed off our degree students best work and celebrated their achievements with not one but two showcases this year!

Confetti students Do It For Real with creative agency

We caught up with a couple of students currently on placement at STENCIL Creative Agency to find out what the opportunity means to them.

Confetti students team up with ADAM Audio to launch new A series

Here’s how Confetti students assisted with the launch of ADAM Audio’s latest monitors

Students support Dot to Dot Festival 2022

Our students are teaming up with one of the UK’s leading companies in the entertainment sector to put on a day of live music, with a shed-load of artists on the bill!

We’re still rated Ofsted ‘Good’!

Alongside our partners at Access Creative College, we are delighted to announced that we’re still rated Ofsted ‘Good’!

Countdown to British Esports Student Champs Final

We are looking forward to Saturday 2 July when we’ll be hosting the Student Champs grand finals on campus.

Confetti winners of the Grads in Games Awards 2022

The votes are in for this year’s Grads In Games Awards and our students and tutors are among those being recognised!

Confetti and NTU students head to this year’s Notts County Show

The County Show will return for the first time in 2 years on Saturday 14 May. Confetti and NTU students are delighted to be supporting events production and the Notts TV broadcast.

Adrian Bushby to teach mixing masterclass for Confetti students

Two time Grammy Award winning music producer, Adrian Bushby, will be hosting an online mixing masterclass for Confetti students on Friday May 20.

‘Esports in Education Summit 2022’ to take place at Confetti

Our friends at British Esports have today announced the return of the annual Esports in Education Summit this year – And, we’re hosting it!

Vocal harmonies incoming! Confetti launch its first ever student/staff choir (and we’re recruiting)

We are excited to be launching the first ever Confetti Choir and we need our student’s help to get it off the ground!

INTERVIEW: Graphic Design students team up with emerging Notts artist to promote diversity

Several of our talented Graphic design students teamed with with local artist, Emily Catherine, to give Confetti a brand new look.

Recording Rock: Foo Fighters/Muse producer, Adrian Bushby, teaches production masterclass for Confetti students

Two time Grammy Award winner, Adrian Bushby, visited Confetti to teach a masterclass in the art of recording and production.

Industry Week 2022 Photography Competition – Student Vote

Vote for this year’s best student submitted Industry Week photo.

Students enjoy creative industries festival

The annual Confetti Industry Week served up over 200 inspiring hours from 102 industry experts across just five days.

Become a Confetti (NTU) CERT Student Mentor

Do you want to give back to your Confetti community and get paid for doing so?

Meet the Confetti Music students with a spot on this year’s Splendour Festival lineup

Four bands featuring Confetti music students will be joining the stacked lineup at this year’s Splendour Festival!  

Confetti Music degree students win £600 worth of music equipment each with Focusrite Scholarship

Four Music degree students have bagged their selves over £600 worth of professional music equipment following successful applications to a partnered scholarship with Focusrite.

Working positively with autism: Student placement raises awareness

Graphic design student, Daniel, designed new marketing materials for a local charity supporting disabled children to live independent lives.

ROCK’S NOT DEAD: Marvin’s Revenge win spot at Splendour Festival 2022

The three-piece blew the roof off Metronome, winning over a sold-out crowd and impressing a panel of judges to secure their selves a spot at this year’s Splendour Festival.

IW22 Final Day Highlights

Industry Week 2022 wraps up with superb masterclasses from esports gurus, VFX giants, impassioned MP, Nadia Whittome, and Brit winner, Becky Hill!

IW22 Day 4 Highlights

Read our Industry Week 2022 day 4 highlights, including Kevin Cheung, our annual Games Expo, and a Live Lounge masterclass from the BBC!

IW22 Day 3 Highlights

Read our Industry Week 2022 day 3 highlights, including BBC filmmaker, Basma Khalifa, esports guru, Jacky, and music from BBC Introducing!

IW22 Day 2 Highlights

Read our Industry Week 2022 day 2 highlights, including Laura Rankin, Linda Perry and the Confetti Fighters Championship esports tournament!

IW22 Launch Day Highlights

We kickstarted the first day of Confetti Industry Week with some incredible and inspiring guests, including Sarmad Masud, William Orbit and Don Letts! Read on to see our top picks…

INTERVIEW: Saul and Elizabeth on studying a Games Production degree at Confetti

Find out first-hand what’s it’s like studying a Games Production degree at Confetti.

Confetti confirms Splendour partnership

Splendour Festival is back and Confetti will be playing its part for the eighth year!

Industry Week 2022 – website is now live!

We are pleased to announce that the Industry Week 2022 website is now live!

Foo Fighters/Muse producer to teach recording masterclass at Confetti

On Friday 25 March, Adrian Bushby will visit Confetti to teach a masterclass in recording for our Audio and Music Technology students.

Why it’s time for musicians to learn business

The music industry is changing and is full of opportunities, but musicians are going to need to be business savvy to take advantage. Here’s why.

Do It For Real at the Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity

The Festival of Science and Curiosity (7-16 February 2022) featured a range of science-related activities across Nottinghamshire. Find out how Confetti students supported this year’s fantastic line-up of events.

Confetti Degree Students Volunteer at Beat the Streets Festival

Confetti students team up with industry veterans at DHP Family to put on a day of live music with all proceeds donated to charity.

Confetti graduates celebrate VFX industry success

Graduates from our Visual Effects courses are celebrating after landing jobs with notable VFX companies working on upcoming blockbusters like “the Batman”, and a new Tom Hardy Netflix film, “Havoc”.

Confetti esports students help raise £5,000 for cancer care charity

Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies recently hosted two international esports tournaments, including the first in-studio Halo Infinite esports broadcast. Thanks to the efforts of Confetti students, their tutors and the Confetti Tech Team, the activities raised over £5,000 for Maggie’s cancer care charity.

Confetti graduate supports Vicky McClure TV production “Without Sin”

Left Bank Pictures have recently wrapped production on a new ITV drama, “Without Sin”, featuring Line of Duty star Vicky McClure. Confetti graduate, Ben Raven, talks about his experiences being part of the production team.

Learn by doing: The Rolling Stones Producer Hosts Masterclass For Students At Confetti

Chris Kimsey shares his studio and production knowledge with Audio and Music Technology students at Confetti.

Famous musical family film their TV special at Metronome

Famous musical family from Nottingham, the Kanneh-Masons, have recently filmed their Christmas TV special at Confetti’s live performance venue, Metronome. “A Musical Family Christmas with the Kanneh-Masons” has been produced for BBC Two and will air on Christmas Day at 8.35pm.

Confetti 2022, a ground-breaking year for UK esports

Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies is set to make Nottingham an emerging UK centre for esports through its world-class esports production facilities. In January 2022 Confetti will be hosting two exciting esports events: ‘Halo Clash Series’ and the Rainbow Six Siege ‘Memevitational’.

Confetti students to support local tabletop games publisher

Games Art students from Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies are set to provide research and development support to Stone Sword Games in early 2022. The support comes fresh off the back of their £1 million crowdfunding campaign for their new tabletop duelling game, Senjutsu.

Confetti students do it for real this Christmas

Students from a range of Confetti courses have been supporting local events on “Do It For Real” opportunities in the build up to Christmas.

Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney producer to host masterclass at Confetti

The legendary Chris Kimsey will be visiting Confetti to run a special session on recording to straight to tape.

How Confetti is supporting Women in Games

Part of Nottingham Trent University, Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies has become an Education Ambassador for community interest group, Women in Games. Confetti will work together with Women in Games to champion diversity in what is the most gender imbalanced of all creative industries.

Guest Blog – Rebecca talks studying esports at Confetti

Find out exactly what’s on offer at Confetti from one of our current esports students.

Confetti students learn about the virtual production behind Star Wars: the Mandalorian

Tutors at Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies recently took over 70 students studying film and visual effects to Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF), where they learnt about the virtual production behind Star Wars: The Mandalorian.

Confetti students gain work experience at Nottingham’s Dot To Dot Festival

Through our longstanding partnership with DHP, our students regularly have the chance to get hands-on work experience at music festivals across Nottingham.

Confetti esports students meet the NUEL

Our BSc (Hons) Esports Production degree students had the very exciting chance to attend a guest lecture by the National University Esports League (NUEL).

Level 3 Games students take part in virtual work experience week with Into Games

Our Level 3 Games Art and Games Technology students have had the opportunity to work on a live brief for Spilt Milk Studios during this summer’s Into Games Virtual Work Experience.

New scholarship setup for Confetti students in partnership with Tileyard Education

A new Songwriting Camp scholarship has been created for our 3rd year BSc (Hons) Audio & Music Technology and BA (Hons) Music Performance students in partnership with our friends at Tileyard Education.

Denizen Records – The Hunt for New Young Professionals to Join the Team

Denizen Records – Confetti’s record label and artist management company – is on the hunt for young music professionals to join its team.

Games students tour Warlord Games

It has been a great start to the year for our Games courses – our friends at Warlord Games kindly invited a selection of our college and degree students to their first Open Day event since 2019

Confetti graduate secures job at The Farm Group

BSc Film Production graduate Victoria Ralph has recently secured a role as a production runner, for post-production house The Farm Group

Calling all Confetti gamers

We’re on the hunt for the next set of players to represent Confetti in the British Esports Association Student Champs.

Confetti student wins ChalleNGe design

Confetti student celebrates after her “cultural rucksack” wall planner is to be displayed in schools across the city.

Tom Dale Company work with Confetti undergraduate students

Our degree-level students have been working alongside our partners at Tom Dale Company to help them produce innovative routines and performances.

Music Performance student Freddie invited to play during panto at Derby Arena

After impressing his tutors during the academic year, our Level 3 Music Performance student Freddie has been asked to join play in the Derby Arena panto this Christmas.

Ready player one: Confetti is the new centre for esports

We are bringing over 20 years of expertise in the creative industries to host, inspire and educate the next generations of esports professionals.

There’s never been a better time to join the VFX industry

Our degree-level VFX courses have been supporting the development of the next generation of visual effects specialists.

Live & Tech Events students work on sold out Easy Life show

Two of our students were given the opportunity to work alongside the touring crew for Easy Life as they made their return to the stage.

Confetti students raise over £200 for Framework charity

Confetti games students have finished the academic year by taking part in a Complete-A-Thon and raised over £200 for local charity Framework in the process.

Confetti students secure industry jobs following work placement

Two Confetti Students have been offered employment with Design Agency Stencil following their work placement.

Join the Tileyard Songwriting Camp this summer

Our partners at Tileyard have announced plans for their 2021 songwriting camp and we have a discount for Confetti students.

Countdown to British Esports Association Student Champs Final

We are looking forward to Saturday 3 July when Confetti hosts the BEA Student Champs Final at Metronome.

Confetti students triumph at Young Creative Awards

Our students were nominated for awards in four categories at this year’s Nottingham Young Creative Awards. Find out who won what.

Our 10 tips to help and support your own wellbeing

World Wellbeing Week is taking place between Monday 21 – Wednesday 30 June 2021. Here are some tips from our Student Support team to help you feel happier and look after your own wellbeing.

A new Android game is launched for Learning Disability Awareness Week

A new Android Game has been created by two Level 3 Games Technology students in collaboration with Nottingham Mencap.

Latest Government Covid-19 announcement

Read the latest update from Confetti following the Government’s announcement.

Men’s Health Week 2021 – 14 – 18 June

This year’s Men’s Health Week is looking at what we can all do, as we emerge from the pandemic, to improve men’s overall health and wellbeing.

Confetti Album 2021 is out now!

This week, the Confetti Album 2021 went live featuring 11 original songs from our very own students.

Confetti Single 2021 – The Crying Violets

Student band The Crying Violets has been working on this year’s Confetti Single – check out their preview.

Confetti student bands announced to play Splendour

Two Confetti bands take to the stage for Splendour Festival 2021

Another week of inspiring talks and live performances

It’s been another exciting week here at Confetti with an inspiring industry talk and more real-life experiences for our students.

Confetti student mag – WIRE Spring 2021

New edition of Confetti student magazine – WIRE – is out now! Take a look at what our students have been up to here at Confetti.

Wire – Spring 2021

This issue is packed with some great features – we’ve been visited by some incredible guests during Industry Week, wowed by student work, and announced our brand new esports venue – Confetti X!

Latest Government Covid-19 announcement

Read the latest update from Confetti following the Government’s announcement.

World Day For Cultural Diversity

In support of world day for cultural diversity we’re asking students to get creative and submit a piece of work in celebration of cultural diversity – music, film, games, graphics, animation.

Live and Technical Event Showcase

Live and Technical Event student organise an exclusive livestreamed showcase

2020-21 British Esports Championships hosted at Metronome

Confetti is once again partnering with the British Esports Association.

Confetti supports Mental Health Awareness Week

To support Mental Health Awareness Week, we’re discussing ways to promote positive mental health.

Confetti graduate signed to prestigious record label

Confetti graduate Josh Wheatley has been signed to prestigious record label Saulty Songs.

Confetti supports Stress Awareness month

To support Stress Awareness Month, we’ve put together some tips to help manage and reduce your stress.

Latest Covid-19 announcement – Blended learning continues for Confetti students post Spring break

Read the latest update from Confetti following the Government’s announcement.

Young Creative Awards 2021

Make sure to enter the Young Creative Awards 2021 – it’s a great opportunity for all students.

Students compose soundtrack for Industry Week 2021

A group of students produced the fantastic soundtrack heard throughout events during Industry Week 2021.

Confetti Games Art collaboration with Multiplayer Guys

Multiplayer Guys created an eight-week module for Confetti’s Games Art students.

Campus safety at Confetti

Read how to keep safe when travelling between Confetti sites.

Student review – Russell T Davies at Industry Week

Some of the students here at Confetti have produced reviews about events at Industry Week 2021

IW21 draws to a close

As Industry Week 2021 draws to a close, have a look through some of the week’s highlights.

IW21 Day 4 Highlights

Read our Industry Week 2021 day four highlights and view the OnDemand footage!

IW21 Day 3 Highlights

Read our Industry Week 2021 day 3 highlights and view the OnDemand footage

IW21 Day 2 Highlights

We are pleased to announce that the Industry Week 21 website is now live!

IW21 – Mark “Garvey” Candella delivers a great talk on all things esports

Mark “Garvey” Candella from Twitch delivered a great talk to students on day one of Industry Week 2021.

Self-Injury Awareness

Self-injury awareness is very important and we hope if you have any concerns about your own self-injury/harm you will reach out to student services.

IW21 Launch Day Highlights

We kickstarted the first day of IW with some incredible and inspiring guests, read on to see the highlights!

World Book Day – check out our competition

To celebrate World Book Day we are launching a Confetti-wide competition to find our most creative minds.

Get the most out of Industry Week 2021 with the OnDemand service

We are pleased to announce that the Industry Week 21 website is now live!

Latest Government Covid-19 announcement – face-to-face teaching to resume in March

Read the latest update from Confetti following the Government’s announcement.

Metronome Sessions – a series of events this March

Metronome Sessions are free for all Confetti students.

Industry Week 2021 – website is now live!

We are pleased to announce that the Industry Week 21 website is now live!

Confetti students produce musical composition and video for Wollaton Watch

Some Confetti students have been taking part in a remote placement, working on the Wollaton Watch programme for Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity.

Confetti students enjoy placement at Ignite! working on Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity

Some Confetti students have been taking part in a remote placement at Nottingham’s Ignite Futures, working on Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity.

The National Student Survey is ready to complete

National Student Survey

Confetti supports Safer Internet Day

Read the latest tips for staying safe online.

Industry Week 2021 – lineup announcement!

This year’s Industry Week promises to be our best one yet with an exciting lineup of guests we’re pleased to announce.

Confetti’s students continue to Do It For Real

Confetti’s students continue to Do It For Real with some amazing guest speakers.

Confetti students enjoy remote placement at STENCIL agency

Some Confetti students have been taking part in a remote work placement at Nottingham’s STENCIL agency.

NTU and UPP rent waiver extended

Read the latest update from NTU regarding accommodation fees.

Industry Week 2021 countdown begins!

This year’s Industry Week promises to be our best one yet with exciting guests from across the globe joining us for our digital festival!

Latest Government Covid-19 announcement – National Lockdown restrictions continue

Read the latest update from Confetti following the Government’s announcement.

Rents for accommodation run by Nottingham Trent University, or under partnership by UPP, will be waived for the duration of the current lockdown.

Read the latest update from NTU regarding accommodation fees.

Latest Government Covid-19 restrictions – National Lockdown

Read the latest update from Confetti following the Government’s announcement.

COVID-19 restrictions – Nottingham to move into Tier 4

Read the latest update from Confetti following the Government’s announcement.

Sounds of the Season – Christmas party highlights

See what our students got up to as they hosted and ran the first ever live-streamed Christmas party from Metronome.

Students work on project for Nottingham’s Pulp Friction

Confetti Level 3 VFX students have been working on a handwashing project for Nottingham’s Pulp Friction.

Live & Tech Events students getting live-stream experience with the BBC

The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t stopped our Live & Technical Events students from working hard behind the scenes and continuing their training.

Sounds of the Season – your Christmas party lineup announced!

Get ready for Confetti’s 2020 Student Christmas Party!

Confetti Single 2020 – James Burt

Student James Burt has been working on this year’s Confetti Single – check out his preview.

Sounds of the Season – your student Christmas party

Get ready for Confetti’s 2020 Student Christmas Party!

COVID-19 restrictions – Nottingham to move back into Tier 3 following lockdown

Read the latest update from Confetti following the Government’s announcement.

Music degree students invited to have their mixes heard by Andrew Scheps

Mixing engineer Andrew Scheps will be delivering an online session for degree-level music students this winter.

Music degree students invited to online session with A&R legend Colin Barlow

A&R Industry Executive Colin Barlow will be delivering an online session for degree-level music students this winter.

COVID-19 restrictions – degree students end-of-term travel plans

Read the latest update from Confetti following the Government’s announcement.

VFX online guest speaker series

Our guest speakers have been delivering great online VFX talks for students this year.

COVID-19 restrictions – students returning home for Christmas

Read the latest update from Confetti following the Government’s announcement.

Music guest speaker series headlined by Roger Linn

Our guest speakers will be delivering great online music talks for students this year.

Nottingham Poetry Festival moves online from 13 – 22 November

Nottingham Poetry Festival is happening online from 13 – 22 November, with free tickets for all.

COVID-19 Restrictions – National Lockdown

Read the latest update from Confetti following the Government’s announcement on Saturday 31 October.

COVID-19 Restrictions in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire – National Lockdown

Read the latest update from Confetti following the Government’s announcement on Saturday 31 October.

COVID-19 Restrictions in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire – Tier 3

All you need to know on how Tier 3 restrictions will impact on teaching and learning at Confetti.

Covid-compliant training for our media degree students

Our film and TV degree students will learn about Covid safety during productions in a new module this year.

COVID-19 Restrictions in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

All you need to know on how Tier 2 restrictions will impact on teaching and learning at Confetti.

Student opportunity to become part of a record label at Confetti

Inter Music have teamed up with Confetti to offer a student opportunity to become part of a record label.

Confetti partners with Vision West Nottinghamshire College in Mansfield

Confetti has partnered with West Nottinghamshire College to offer aspiring musicians at the college places on our music degree courses.

Tileyard London alumni story – Nicola Aliotta (NIXO)

Tileyard London have had some real success stories from their popular postgraduate degree, including musician Carrie Baxter.

The BAFTA Albert Education Partnership celebrates its first year of graduates

The BAFTA Albert Education Partnership celebrates its first year of graduates

Clearing 2020 | A-Level Results Day – What should I expect?

We want to help get you ready for the day to make it as calm as possible. So read on and make notes!

Just The Tonic event at Metronome a resounding success

Just The Tonic held a Government-backed pilot event at Metronome which was a great success.

Clearing 2020 | A-Level Results Day – DOs and DONTs

Results Day can be a stressful day – but don’t worry. We’ve put together a DOs and DONTs guide for you!

Our highlights from Splendour Festival over the years

Confetti partners with Splendour Festival each year to support the festival and put on some great events of our own.

Celebrate 2020 – showcasing our Games students’ work

This year’s Celebrate is all about showcasing our students’ amazing work online.

Tileyard London alumni story – Carrie Baxter

Tileyard London have had some real success stories from their popular postgraduate degree, including musician Carrie Baxter.

Confetti Album artist interview series – Kunle Babinson

We interviewed some of the students involved in the fantastic Confetti Album 2020.

Confetti Album artist interview series – El Brown

We interviewed some of the students involved in the fantastic Confetti Album 2020.

Confetti Album artist interview series – Daveann Paddy

We interviewed some of the students involved in the fantastic Confetti Album 2020.

Confetti Album artist interview series – Pixie Styx

We interviewed some of the students involved in the fantastic Confetti Album 2020.

Confetti Album artist interview series – Sam Barker

We interviewed some of the students involved in the fantastic Confetti Album 2020.

Students enjoy online talk from guest speaker Peri Birtles

Live and Technical Events students enjoyed a great online talk from industry legend Peri Birtles during lockdown.

Confetti Album 2020 goes live

This week, the Confetti Album 2020 went live featuring 20 original songs from our very own students.

Confetti students produce successful app for charity during placement

Students Kacper and Oliver have produced a fantastic app for Nottingham Mencap as part of a work placement.

Confetti graduate Kat Brown has success with coronavirus short film

Former Confetti student Kat Brown worked on a successful short film about the current pandemic

Working together to do better

We don’t tolerate racism within Confetti and always strive to promote values of openness and inclusivity.

Degree Showcase 2020

Launching this July, we’ll be celebrating the latest crop of graduates from our degree-level courses.

Visual effects events during Confetti’s Media Masterclass – our students’ reviews

Our VFX students have been busy reviewing the online events held during the Media Masterclass earlier in May.

Notts TV celebrate their sixth birthday

Notts TV – part of Confetti Media Group – have been inspiring audiences across Nottinghamshire for six years.

Former Music Performance student interviewed about musical career

Susan Reby – a former Confetti student – spoke to LeftLion about her career as a musician and how Confetti helped her on her way.

Confetti students complete successful placement at STENCIL

A group of Confetti students have completed a successful work placement at Nottingham creative agency STENCIL.

Wire – Spring 2020

This issue is packed with some great features – we’ve been visited by some incredible guests during Industry Week, wowed by student work at both the Degree Showcase and Celebrate, and inspired by some fantastic live performances at the now one year-old Metronome.

Games Art degree students create exhibition in aid of gaming charity SpecialEffect

Our second-year Games Art degree students have put together this fantastic exhibition of industry-inspired artwork.

Light Hustle organisers create Nottstopping – an online festival

Light Hustle organisers create Nottstopping – an online festival taking place on 23 – 24 May

Confetti student secures a job with Nottingham City Council following placement

Student Matthew has secured a job with Nottingham City Council following a work placement.

Enjoy videos and photography from Industry Week

Our Industry Week 2020 website is here to stay – and there’s a lot of great content for you to enjoy.

Music Performance student Lucy releases single ‘Feet’

This week, Music Performance degree student Lucy Crisp released her debut single ‘Feet’.

Circle of Light and Hockley Hustle team up for online concert

Light Hustle – a collaboration between the Circle of Light and Hockley Hustle – is taking place online on Saturday 4 April

IW20 photo competition results – plus highlights from the week

Industry Week 2020 was a great success – check out the highlights here!

“It was fascinating to hear how the band started”

Student, Michael Kane gives us the scoop on Portico Quartet after attending their Q&A and performance in February.

An Interview with Nottingham Rapper and Mental Health Advocate Scorzayzee

Nottingham rapper, actor and mental health advocate, Scorzayzee comes to Metronome on Wednesday 11 March to host CRS Presents… ‘Mental’

Vote for your favourite #IW20 photo…

With so many images to choose from we couldn’t pick a clear winner, so we asked you all to vote for your favourites – closes Monday 16 March

Industry Week 2020 – Day 5

Industry Week 2020 is live, and here’s what’s happened in today’s events…

Industry Week 2020 – Day 4

Industry Week 2020 is live, and here’s what’s happened in today’s events…

Industry Week 2020 – Day 3

Industry Week 2020 is live, and here’s what’s happened in today’s events…

Industry Week 2020 – Day 2

Industry Week 2020 is live, and here’s what’s happened in today’s events…

Industry Week 2020 – Day 1

Industry Week 2020 is live, and here’s what’s happened in today’s events…

Industry Week 2020 kicks off with Portico Quartet’s Q&A

Industry Week 2020 kicked off this afternoon with a fantastic Q&A with band Portico Quarter who are performing at Metronome later this evening.

Confetti alumni return for Do It For Real panel talks at Industry Week

From the 2-6 March, Industry Week will be in full force – and some of our alumni are coming back to deliver great talks for students about their experiences since graduating.

Students take part in SFX workshop with prosthetics expert Steve Best

This week, Level 2 Media students took part in an SFX workshop hosted by Steve Best where they learned all about the art of prosthetics – with some seriously gory results!

Industry Week events are live – here’s how to import Eventbrite events into your calendar

Industry Week is approaching and we recommended you import the events you have signed up to into your mobile calendar so you don’t miss a thing!

Confetti Television Production Technology Students Filmed NTU Christmas Carol 2019

In December 2019, some of our degree-level students studying Television Production Technology filmed the NTU Christmas Carol.

Stephen Graham to talk at Industry Week 2020

From the 2-6 March, Industry Week will be in full force – and we’ve got some exciting guest announcements to share with you!

Confetti students work on ‘Sustainable Solutions’ project at Nottingham Trent University

In January, Confetti students worked on the ‘Sustainable Solutions’ project at Nottingham Trent University

Confetti Return to the Big Apple!

In January 2020, some of our degree-level students studying games and film courses visited New York City for a week of exploring, learning, and enjoying new experiences.

Industry Week 2020 announcements

From the 2-6 March, Industry Week will be in full force – and we’ve got some exciting guest announcements to share with you!

British ESports and Twitch visit Confetti

British Esports Association and Twitch visited Confetti on Wednesday 22 January for a tour of the facilities and to give a great talk to students and staff.

The Brand New College-level Music Studios Are Open

FE Music Performance students have started using the brand new new FE music studios in Metronome.

The first UCAS deadline has passed – so what’s next?

The first UCAS deadline has now passed, so you may be wondering what’s next – have a read of this blog to find some helpful links and information.

Industry Week 2020 is coming

From the 2-6 March, Industry Week will be in full force – for a week, Confetti students will be given a taster and real insight into the most exciting and competitive creative industries in the world.

Bring Me The Horizon producer Al Groves works on student’s single at Confetti

Producer Al Groves came to work with students on a brand new single at Metronome earlier this week.

Confetti founder awarded MBE in New Year’s Honours List

Confetti founder Craig Chettle has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List 2020

Confetti students Do it for Real at Rough Trade

The latest example of our students doing it for real saw our BTEC Level 3 Music Performance & Songwriting students perform live at Rough Trade’s Nottingham store.

Confetti students added to the Beat the Streets line-up

Beat the Streets will be taking over some of Nottingham’s biggest venues once again in January, to raise money for Framework, and Confetti students are on the line-up.

VFX guest speaker from Framestore inspires students with industry talk #ConfettiSpeaker

Maxwell Smith from Framestore came and spoke to VFX students, giving them some great advice about success within the industry.

‘Out of this world’ Christmas party – the highlights

Many of you went to this year’s ‘out of this world’ Christmas party and had an amazing time; so let’s have a look at some of the highlights.

Confetti hosts British University Esports Championship Winter Finals

Metronome played host to the University Esports Championship Winter Final this weekend.

Foundation degree or Honours degree – What’s right for you?

When it comes to choosing the degree you’d like to study you might want to know what course is best suited for you.

Esports tournament comes to Metronome

Metronome is hosting the University Esports Championship Winter Final between Friday 6 – Sunday 8 December.

Your Student Christmas Party on Tuesday 10 December – get your tickets!

With Christmas approaching, you get to enjoy our annual student Christmas party when it returns on Wednesday 12 December 2018 at Metronome.

Confetti’s 25th anniversary celebrations

On Tuesday 19 November, Confetti held a 25th anniversary celebration event which was a fun-filled night for all!

We spoke to alumnus and Maximo Park songwriter/vocalist Duncan Lloyd

Find out how Duncan from Mercury-prized band Maximo Park developed as a musician at Confetti from 2000 to 2002 on a foundation degree.

Film degree student works on a short film ‘POP’ starring Stephen Graham

Victoria Ralph gained experience as a behind-the-scenes photographer for a BFI funded short film produced by Lucy Meer of Strive Films. Find out more.

TV Production degree students work at Royal Concert Hall for BBC Children in Need

Our final year BSc Television Production students worked at the Royal Concert Hall for Mark’s Big Sing which aims to raise money for BBC’s Children in Need.

#ConfettiSpeaker Michael League of Snarky Puppy gives talk about the music industry

Snarky Puppy front man Michael League came to speak to students about working in the music industry and succeeding as an artist.

VFX guest speakers inspire our aspiring artists #ConfettiSpeaker

We have invited a number of professionals and alumni who work in the VFX industry to talk to our current students on what it takes to be successful.

Confetti at Hockley Hustle 2019

On Sunday 27 October, a number of Confetti students were involved in Nottingham’s annual Hockley Hustle festival.

TV Production students visit Escapologic as part of their major project

A group of 2nd year TV students got the chance to visit Escapologic in Nottingham this month as part of a project.

#ConfettiSpeaker Gerry Vasbenter gives talk about being a Photography Director

Renowned Photography Director Gerry Vasbenter spoke to students in their industry practice module about what it’s like working behind the camera on some amazing films.

Wire – Autumn 2019

This issue is packed with some great features – we’ve been visited by some incredible guests during Industry Week, wowed by student work at both the Degree Showcase and Celebrate, and inspired by some fantastic live performances at the now one year-old Metronome.

Masters Degree Showcase 2019

Last week, our postgraduate students shared their amazing work at the Masters Degree Showcase 2019.

Nottinghamshire Police carry out audio forensics training at Confetti

Confetti recently partnered with Nottinghamshire Police to provide audio forensics training.

Confetti Photography Club: what you need to know

Find out what photography club is all about, the current theme you can participate in, and how you can attend the next meetup.

Circle of Light album launch

On Thursday 10 October, youth music project Circle of Light will be performing their new album live at its launch at Metronome.

Masters Degree Showcase – Thursday 26 September

You’re invited to our much-anticipated annual exhibition celebrating the stunning work of our Masters students. Take a sneak peak…

Confetti building scoops award at East Midlands Property Dinner

On Thursday 12 September, Confetti’s Digital Media Hub picked up a Design Excellence Award at the East Midlands Property Dinner.

Win big with Firestone’s Road to the Main Stage competition!

Firestone are offering young musicians a chance to win a number of exciting prizes – including the chance to perform at a UK festival – with their competition Road to the Main Stage.

Five Confetti postgraduate students secure £500 Santander grant

In August five Confetti Master’s students each secured a £500 Santander grant to support the development of their Master’s project ideas.

GCSE Results Day 2019 – What to do on the day?

We hope you all get the grades you want but if for any reason things don’t go to plan, it’s not the end of the road, get in touch with us today.

GCSE Results Day Drop-In – discuss your options with us

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UCAS Clearing 2019 Q&A – your questions answered

We answer your burning questions about Clearing 2019, results day and our courses. Read this blog before deciding on your next step.

GCSE Results Day – Don’t worry

Now that you’ve picked up your results it’s time to start planning your next steps. If you’ve received the grades you expected, then we look forward to seeing you in September. If things didn’t turn out quite as you’d expected – DON’T WORRY, it doesn't necessarily mean it's the end of the road! We have spoken to happiness guru Vic Gilgeous who has given us top ten tips to staying positive throughout the situation. Keep in mind that an exam result doesn’t define you Try and stay calm. Clear mindedness helps you navigate difficult situations Attitude is everything. Keep trying …

10 ways to stay positive if things don’t go right on Results Day

We have spoken to happiness guru Vic Gilgeous who has given us top ten tips to staying positive throughout Results Day.

Top tips to help you prepare for university

Getting ready to go to University requires some preparation, so here are our top tips to make the process as smooth as possible.

Confetti at Splendour Festival 2019

Splendour Festival 2019 was a great success and Confetti were a huge part of it.

Splendour Festival 2019: fans, bands and students in pictures

See what we got up to at Splendour Festival 2019 in our pictures from the day.

Experience Splendour Festival 2019 through our eyes

See Splendour like never before with our behind-the-scenes access, student Instagram takeover and mini documentary.

WIRE preview: Catching up with The Coronas before Splendour

Find out what advice The Coronas give to any band who are just starting out.

Who are the Confetti and NTU acts at Splendour Festival this year?

At this year’s Splendour, there will be some Confetti and NTU acts performing – find out more about the acts here.

Our Celebrate 2019 Review

Our college students showcased their amazing work to friends, family and the public. Find out what was on show and what wowed Nottingham.

Women in live and technical events

We’ve been reflecting on the amazing female students and visitors at Confetti who work in live and technical events.

Celebrate 2019 – all you need to know

On Thursday 11 July, we’ll be hosting Celebrate – a showcase of our fantastic FE students’ work.

BRIA single launches on Spotify and vinyl

Student artist BRIA has put out her debut single on Spotify and vinyl today following a launch event held at Metronome.

Degree Showcase Awards Ceremony

This week we’ve held the Degree Showcase 2019, including a fantastic awards ceremony on Tuesday evening.

Clearing 2019 | 5 Tips to Avoid Exam Results Stress

Professional speaker Pam Burrows has given us her top five tips for staying calm and avoiding stress in the days leading up to Thursday morning.

Degree Showcase 2019 awards nominees

Degree Showcase 2019 is almost here, so we’re taking a look at this year’s awards and our nominees. Who will be crowned our 2019 winners?

Where are last year’s Degree Showcase winners now?

We’ve been in touch with last year’s Degree Showcase winners to find out what they’re working on at the moment.

Game of Thrones documentary directed and produced by IW guest

Acclaimed British filmmaker Jeanie Finlay spoke at Industry Week, and now she’s responsible for directing and producing the much-anticipated Game of Thrones documentary for HBO.

Confetti students triumph at Young Creative Awards

Our students were nominated for awards in four categories at this year’s Nottingham Young Creative Awards. Find out who won what.

An Interview with Music Performance student BRIA

We spoke to Music Performance student BRIA ahead of her new single release. She has been supported by our staff, students and producer Gareth Jones.

Degree Showcase 2019 FAQs

Have your questions answered with our Degree Showcase 2019 FAQs.

In WIRE: a chat with BBC Radio 1 host/Industry Week guest Cel Spellman

Confetti invited radio host and actor Cel Spellman to this year’s Industry Week, where he delivered a great talk to students in Metronome.

The Degree Showcase 2019 – all you need to know

The Confetti Degree Showcase brings together the work of our next generation of creative talent, and we’d love to show you what our graduates are capable of. Here’s everything you need to know about the event in June.

Wire – Spring 2019

This issue is packed with some great features – an interview with the creator of Guardians of the Galaxy characters, a feature on BBC Radio 1’s Cel Spellman, alumni profiles and advice on how to get the best out of the opportunities on offer here at Confetti (and trust us, there are a lot).

Confetti students provide technical support for TV Workshop’s production at Metronome

A group of our Live and Technical Events students helped out with TV Workshop’s production of Wendy and Peter Pan at Metronome.

Confetti Live Broadcast: A Night at Metronome – meet the guests!

Meet the acts who’ll be performing and interviewed on A Night at Metronome – an event run by our BSc Live and Technical Events students.

Final acts added to Splendour 2019, including Confetti students

The final group of acts have been announced for this year’s Splendour Festival, including Confetti acts BRIA, Velvet Blush and Camille Christel.

Confetti scoops Sustainable Development award at the East Midlands Bricks Awards 2019

Confetti building wins East Midlands Bricks Sustainable Development award.

Music Technology students work on Rob Green’s album with his team

Our BSc (Hons) Music Technology students recorded strings and backing vocals for his album.

Nottingham Poetry Festival is just around the corner

Nottingham Poetry Festival’s website is live, and we’re excited to see what the fantastic line-up holds this year!

Industry Week 2019 – reflecting on a great week

Industry Week 2019 was a real success, here are our highlights…

Vote for your favourite #IW19 photo…

With so many images to choose from we couldn’t pick a clear winner, so we asked you all to vote for your favourites – closes Friday 15 March

Confetti media alumni return for Industry Week 2019

We invited some of Confetti’s top media alumni to talk about their industry experiences since leaving.

Confetti music alumni return for Industry Week 2019

We invited some of Confetti’s top music alumni to talk about their industry experiences since leaving.

Confetti games alumni return for Industry Week 2019

We invited some of Confetti’s top games alumni to talk about their industry experiences since leaving.

Industry Week 2019 – our best moments on social

Industry Week 2019 has been a fantastic week of events, with some great social posts to match!

Industry Week 2019 – Day 5

Industry Week 2019 is live, and here’s what’s happened in today’s events…

Industry Week 2019 – Day 4

Industry Week 2019 is live, and here’s what’s happened in today’s events…

Josh Wheatley releases his single ‘Best of Me’

Former student Josh Wheatley has released his single ‘Best of Me’ today! Find out more about Josh and how to listen online.

Industry Week 2019 – Day 3

Industry Week 2019 is live, and here’s what’s happened in today’s events…

Confetti Community Activities

Confetti Community aims to bring students from all course areas together to socialise inside and outside of class, and we’d like your ideas!

Industry Week 2019 – Day 2

Industry Week 2019 is live, and here’s what’s happened in today’s events…

Industry Week 2019 – Day 1

Industry Week 2019 is live, and here’s what’s happened in today’s events…

Triple Brit Award winner & five times platinum quartet announced for Splendour 2019

Confetti will again be in partnership with the Confetti stage and we’re delighted to announce the next two artists at Splendour Festival 2019.

Meet your future…Confetti alumni return for Industry Week 2019

We’ve invited some of Confetti’s top alumni to talk about their industry experiences since leaving, and answer all your questions.

#IW19 Photo Competition – £50 Amazon voucher up for grabs!

Share your Industry Week with us and you could win big! Just tag your images on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook with #IW19 or @confetti_ICT.

Get ready for Industry Week 2019

For a week, Confetti students will be given a taster and real insight into the most exciting and competitive creative industries in the world. Read our handy tips beforehand.

Importing Eventbrite events into your Calendar

Industry Week is approaching and we recommended you import the events you have signed up to into your mobile calendar so you don’t miss a thing!

Gareth Jones spends a week at Confetti

In January, producer Gareth Jones came to Confetti to work with our students for a week.

Confetti Live | Thursday 21 February | Metronome – Tickets

Confetti Live is YOUR chance to meet up with friends outside of your timetable in Metronome, and to enjoy lots of live music across a variety of styles from our performance students.

Confetti Movie Night

On Friday 1 February, Confetti is hosting a movie night for first-year HE students.

Splendour Festival announces Manic Street Preachers and The Specials as headliners for 2019

On Saturday 20 July, Nottingham’s biggest live music event Splendour Festival returns to Wollaton Park for the 11th year!

Confetti in the Big Apple!

In January 2019, a group of Confetti students were lucky enough to go on an exciting and educational trip to the amazing city of New York.

Want to write for Wire? Blog about Industry Week?

Confetti are looking for students to contribute articles to our next issue of Wire magazine.

Confetti student Melissa Cotton makes debut on BBC Radio Derby

On Wednesday 2 January, Level 3 Music Performance and Songwriting student Melissa Cotton performed live on BBC Radio Derby.

Industry Week 2019 is just around the corner

From the 4-8 March, Industry Week will be in full force – for a week, Confetti students will be given a taster and real insight into the most exciting and competitive creative industries in the world.

Metronome to be the official hub for Nottingham Poetry Festival

Metronome will be the official hub for Nottingham Poetry Festival 2019.

Former Confetti student Will Hollis lands a job at Notts TV

Past media student at Confetti has joined Notts TV as a video journalist.

Confetti prepares for a 2019 to remember!

Have a look at a few events you can look forward to getting involved in throughout 2019!

Metronome to be part of UK Young Artist City Takeover

Metronome will be part the UKYA City Takeover where Nottingham welcomes 250 artists from 25 countries over the course of the week in February.

We’re sponsoring Phoenix Inham FC – a local grassroots football club

We’re glad to be a part of the revamping of this grassroots club to offer better facilities and equipment – as well as a new strip – for players.

Your Christmas party – view our Retronome highlights and photos!

Many of you went to this year’s retro Christmas party and had an amazing time; so let’s have a look at some of the highlights.

Students get involved with BBC Introducing shoot in Metronome

When BBC Introducing came to Metronome, a number of our students supported the stage lighting and sound, as well as the audio and video recording.

Your Student Christmas Party – Retronome – Line Up Announced!

With Christmas approaching, you get to enjoy our annual student Christmas party when it returns on Wednesday 12 December 2018 at Metronome.

We spoke to Jacob – captain of our eSports team Confetti Arrows

Our eSports team are flying high at the moment, so we thought it would be the perfect time to learn a little more about them, from the team captain.

Become a Confetti student ambassador

Think you’ve got what it takes to be a Confetti student ambassador? Find out more and apply now!

Want to help Deep Silver develop their games?

Deep Silver GamesLab at Dambuster Studios in Nottingham needs your help. Confetti students have the opportunity to get involved!

Feel The Beat #2 – Social Analytics and Streaming

We’re welcoming experts from the industry to talk about all things digital! You can expect an insightful Q&A on social analytics and streaming.

Confetti Live at The Maze – Three gigs announced

The first Confetti Live at The Maze is on Monday 3 December – see the next generation of music talent from Confetti. Find out more.

Channel 4 to hold a pop-up event in Nottingham

Fancy kick-starting your career within Channel 4? Eager to find out more about the media industry? This is your chance…

Feel The Beat Pro #001 educates students about the Live and Touring Industry

The first seminar at Metronome happened last month and our students got to hear from experts in the Live and Touring industry.

Wire – Autumn 2018

For our autumn edition of the Wire, we’ve spoken to Kelly Bennaton of DHP (the organisation behind some of Nottingham’s bestloved venues including Rock City and Bodega, and the force behind Splendour festival). We also caught up with Nick Raphael, the President of Capitol Records who’s signed some of the biggest bands during his career, including 5 Seconds of Summer, Sam Smith and Paloma Faith.

Confetti Media Group goes on trade mission to Hangzhou, China

Heading to China together with creative businesses from Nottingham - including Nottingham Trent University, the Creative Quarter and Nottingham City Council - a Confetti Media Group delegation were invited to spend a week in the Hangzhou province of China on a trade mission looking to forge trade links and further strengthen our relationship with the region. Throughout the week, our representatives have exhibited at the 12th edition of the Hangzhou Cultural & Creative Industry Expo (CCIE) - placing particular focus on the commercial businesses within the media group and promoting consultancy services. Visitors at the expo showed a particular interest …

Denizen Records to release Confetti artists!

We’re working with our friends at Denizen Records to produce a ‘best of Confetti’ annual and 7″ vinyls for Music Degree students. Find out more…

Award-winning screenwriter and costume designer confirmed for High End TV Boot Camp

We’re delighted to announce that William Ivory and Rosalind Ebbutt have joined our line up for next month’s FREE TV Boot Camp. Find out more.

BBC Three want to find the UK’s best young filmmakers – submit your pitch

BBC Three are looking for stories about young people in your local area, and just want a 100-word pitch with examples of your work.

Splendour Crowned ‘Best Festival’ for its 10th Birthday Bash

We had the pleasure of sponsoring Splendour in its tenth year and are delighted to announce that the event has been crowned ‘Best Festival’ by Live UK.

Student Focus Group – Applications now closed

Here at Confetti, we're always looking to figure out new ways to reach our current students, as well as new ones, and a great way to do that is to speak to you directly. This is why we'd like to invite you to participate in a focus group for current Confetti students. Everyone who attends will receive a £10 Amazon voucher. We want to find out how you consume media; do you still watch live television, what platforms do you use to listen to your favourite bands, where do you go to buy your video games. The focus groups will be …

World class guitarist Luca Stricagnoli gives masterclass to Music Performance students

Our lucky Music Performance degree students are in for a treat. Renowned guitarist Luca Stricagnoli is going to be delivering an exclusive masterclass in Metronome.

Welcome to your new Confetti campus!

With new classrooms, computer suites, a new learning resource centre and new refectory – the five storey Confetti building is the heart of our Creative Quarter Campus.

Industry Weekender boot camp – 3 & 4 November 2018

Interested in pursuing a career in high-end TV? You don’t want to miss this opportunity!

An interview with DHP’s Kelly Bennaton about the progress of Women In Music

We spoke to DHP Head of Marketing Kelly Bennaton again, discussing the success of the first event, the impact of #MeToo, and the future of Women In Music.

Speak up – don’t bottle it up!

If you are feeling lonely or homesick or have any other things you’re worried about and need to talk – don’t bottle it up!

Getting around our campus

To help you make it from place to place as quickly and as safely as possible we’ve created an interactive map to help you find your way around campus.

Confetti Media Group joins the Creative Quarter at creative industries expo in China

This week in Hangzhou, China over 400,000 people will visit the Hangzhou Cultural and Creative Industry Expo one of China’s largest industry shows.

Events to look forward to in Nottingham during first term

Whether you’re about to start your Confetti journey or enter your final year, have a look at a few events you can look forward to getting involved in!

New to Nottingham and Confetti? Discover the perks of both!

Nottingham is a city which thrives on creativity, making it the perfect spot for games, media and music students. Find out what you can do as a student here.

Best Open Mic Nights in Nottingham

We’ve pulled together the best Open Mic Nights in Notts to get you started if you’re coming to study Music Performance with us this September.

TV Production degree student Kyle joins Nottingham Forest’s media team

Our partnership with Nottingahm Forest has provided TV student Kyle an opportunity to work with the football club every match day. Read our interview.

FdSc TV Production graduate Alex Williams scoops a job at ITV

Over 200 hours of volunteer experience, including production roles at Notts TV, have set Alex apart from the rest, and helped him land a prestigious job at ITV.

Technical Events graduate Will Coupland – CAD Designer at Staged UK

We spoke to Will, a former Technical Events student who this year, designed the Confetti Stage at Splendour Festival 2018 for Staged UK. Read his interview.

Metronome – the new venue in town

Metronome is a place to discover the latest music acts from across the globe, alongside a programme of spoken word, film screenings and lectures.

Confetti at Splendour Festival 2018!

Confetti takes on Splendour 2018 for another year and our talented students were at the forefront, gaining real and valuable industry experience.

Baz Warne from The Stranglers talks gigs, developing a fan base and starting a career in music

We caught up Baz Warne from The Stranglers who are headlining the Confetti Stage at Splendour this year.

Our Celebrate 2018 Review

Our college students showcased their amazing work to friends, family and the public. Find out what was on show and what wowed Nottingham.

Meet our games team

Our tutors are active in the gaming industry and their work spans from, mixed reality simulations and published literature to advertisements, board games and video games. Get to know are Games team in more detail below! Gin Rai - Founder and Creative Director at iCandi Media A digital media technologist with a whole-hearted passion for the games and media industry. A mind that is driven logistically and strategically, fuelled by academia, experience and a broad range of professional grade skills including 3D modelling, sculpting, animation, compositing and the design and implementation of emerging technologies. Currently working towards a doctorate in digital …

Get hands-on experience working to real-world briefs

At Confetti, you'll have the chance to do it for real. This means that when you graduate, you'll have the skills, knowledge and experience to set you ahead of the crowd, and show employers what you can do. Throughout your time here, you'll have the chance to get involved with lots of diverse projects, giving you the chance to find your area of interest, and explore the exciting opportunities the gaming industry offers. Here's just a few of the projects that our gaming students will be working on this year: Creative Quarter Campus Digital Media Hub 3D Visualisation (Games Tech/Production) …

Get inspired by exciting trips

There’s plenty to get excited about, right on our doorstep. Nottingham is due to host the GameCity festival in the autumn, which brings together video gamers and big names from the gaming industry for talks, workshops and expos. But that’s not all. We want our students to get inspired by taking part in exciting opportunities across the UK and around the world. You’ll have the chance to go on trips in the UK and abroad as part of your course, to show you the huge career potential you could have as a gaming graduate. Here’s just a flavour of what’s …

Students impress event organisers at RadFest Music Festival

Our Technical Events & Music Performance students gained valuable experience working and performing at Radfest Music Festival in June.

Confetti at Splendour Festival 2018!

Confetti takes on Splendour 2018 for another year and our talented students were at the forefront, gaining real and valuable industry experience.

Celebrate 2018 – What’s On?

On Wednesday 11 July, we are hosting Celebrate 2018, an exhibition of the work of our college-level students – and you’re invited!

Confetti Degree Showcase 2018 Exhibition and Awards

We welcomed guests to watch, listen, test and play the fantastic work of this year’s degree students before ending with an awards evening.

Campus Development Update – June

We’ve been inside the Digital Media Hub and Contemporary Music and Live Events Hub to see the progress made on our new campus buildings.

Confetti Student Events – June

Instead of having to search one-by-one for events with our students involved we thought it would help to put them all in one place – you can thank us later…

Technical Events students raise money for charity at their end of year shows

Our college-level technical events students wanted to give something back to the industry and local community by supporting Safe Gigs For Women and Framework, raising a healthy amount of money.

Degree Showcase Awards 2018

On 7 June we’ll be celebrating the achievements of our students in a private awards ceremony. Here are the nominees for this year’s Degree Showcase Awards.

What do our students get up to working with Notts TV?

Thanks to our close relationship with Notts TV some of our talented degree students get quality hands-on, real industry experience in all aspects of digital television production. Have a look at some of the content our students have recently worked on…

Nine students won awards at the 10th Young Creative Awards

Our students won awards in the Animation & Digital Media, and Music categories. Two students claimed the winner’s spot, while six others were highly commended.

Degree Showcase 2018 – tickets now available!

Tickets are now available for this year’s Degree Showcase taking place Thursday 7 June at our campus in Nottingham. Book yours online now!

A student is launching Speak For Sign – a campaign in aid of deaf awareness

Speak For Sign aims to promote the importance of deaf awareness to those who work in environments providing customer interaction such as cinemas, shops and venues.

The Degree Showcase 2018 – all you need to know

The Confetti Degree Showcase brings together the work of our next generation of creative talent, and we’d love to show you what our graduates are capable of. Here’s everything you need to know about the event in June.

Film, TV & VFX students work with film, SFX & stunt teams on ‘Book Of Shadows’

Our level 3 Film & TV and FdSc Visual Effects students worked with director, actor and stuntman, Adam Collins, on his short film ‘Book Of Shadows’.

Top 5 Bands in Nottingham You Need to Listen to

Nottingham has a thriving music scene full of up-and-coming bands looking to make their mark. Here are a few you should be listening to right now.

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