Work begins on Confetti’s contemporary music education hub

Tuesday July 11, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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