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Nottingham to become ‘go to’ city for music education after college revamp

Music training facilities in Nottingham are on the up with the redevelopment of the Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies’ campus for music and live events.

Part of the Institute’s current site is being transformed into a contemporary music education hub of “European significance”, according to its design team, White Mark.

The ground floor and basement of the 3,580sqm complex will be transformed into music studios, rehearsal rooms, editing suites, social spaces and a 300-capacity auditorium.

White Mark managing director David Bell said: “Confetti’s new Contemporary Music Hub will be an educational centre of European significance. Its facilities will fully reflect the highest standards of the professional workplace and offer students a learning experience in a context that truly represents the world in which they hope to succeed.”

Students applying to Confetti can study both college-level and degree courses in music performance, music technology and live and technical events production. The Institute hopes it will be ready for students enrolling on courses in October 2017.

Confetti chief executive Craig Chettle said: “Our role is all about harnessing talent and creating the best opportunities for success. 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 ‘go to’ destination for contemporary music education.

“Students learning the nuts and bolts of the music and events industries will be guaranteed the best possible learning opportunities and will acquire the skills required by the industries they want to work in.”

The Confetti developments have been financed by parent company Nottingham Trent University.

Professor Edward Peck, vice chancellor of Nottingham Trent University, said: “All of us at Nottingham Trent University are committed to providing an excellent student experience across our campuses. Combined with continuing work to create Confetti’s Digital Media Hub, these developments will not only provide positive benefits for the students fortunate enough to study there, but will also generate additional economic benefits for creative businesses in the area and further enhance the reach and reputation of Nottingham’s Creative Quarter.”