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Norwich University of the Arts is a dynamic and creative community providing arts, design and media education.


Open Days

We’d love to
meet you

The best way to experience what NUA has to offer is to see for yourself at one of our open days for undergraduate or postgraduate courses.

Undergraduate Open Days
Friday 3 June 2016
Friday 30 September
Saturday 8 October
Friday 14 October
Friday 28 October
Saturday 5 November
Friday 9 December
Friday 6 January
Postgraduate Open Days
Thursday 7 July 2016
Thursday 6 August 2016

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BA Degree Shows

BA Degree Shows 2016

The NUA Degree Shows 2016 open on Wednesday 1 June with work on display from students from our art, design, architecture and media courses. Find out more.

Bishop’s Art Prize 2016

Epistle by Natalie Moles-Smith

BA (Hons) Fine Art student, Natalie Moles-Smith has been awarded 1st prize in the annual Bishop’s Art Prize competition. The piece entitled Epistle responded to the brief of ‘Unexpected Blessings’ with a collection of letters, bound together so to remain as a ‘whole embodiment of conversation’. Find out more about the Bishop’s Art Prize 2016.

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Dubery And Brogden Scholarships Announced for 2016

A substantial bequest has been made to the East Anglia Art Fund from the Estate of artists Fred Dubery and Joanne Brogden providing two scholarships for NUA students studying in two sets of course categories; BA (Hons) Fine Art and BA (Hons) Illustration and BA (Hons) Textile Design and BA (Hons) Fashion. The scholarships of up to £2,500 will be available for two Undergraduate students beginning courses in September 2016. Read more here.


Textiles and paint at NUA

Textile Design students win best ever results in industry competitions

Year two Textile Design student, Lizzie Kimbley has won first prize at the Bradford Textile Society awards in the ‘Woolmark Company Award’ category. Further prizes were awarded to NUA Textile Design students in various categories. Read more about recent Textile Design student success.

Fashion 360°

Orla Kiely meets NUA students

Internationally renowned designer, Orla Kiely, discussed the inspiration behind the patterns and colours of her iconic designs and how she established herself as a global brand at a special Q&A at NUA as part of Norwich Fashion Week on Wednesday 16 March. Find out more.

Sarah Horton

New Show

Sarah Horton: Disruptive Decoration
Tuesday 19 April –
Saturday 30 April 2016

PhD Student and Fine Art Lecturer Sarah Horton presents an exhibition based on her practice-based PhD.

Boardman House

Campus Resources

See the inspirational new studio environment provided for BA (Hons) Architecture students in the RIBA award winning Boardman House.

NUA tops student poll


Students have voted NUA as the best specialist arts, design and media university in the UK in the National Student Survey 2015 for the third year running.

Brainchild winner 2016 - Tales Magazine


MA Communication Design student, Kathrina Wainstok, and BA Photography graduate, Sam Holden, win NUA Brainchild 2016 award for their ‘Tales’ magazine. Find out more.


Year three student announced first runner-up at London Fashion Week Competition 2016

Year three student Alice Potts was announced first runner-up in the prestigious FAD Competition final, organised by Fashion Awareness Direct. The event is hosted by Fashion Scout, as part of their official schedule for London Fashion Week, and featured designs by 17 undergraduate designers from 16 different UK universities. Find out more.

NUA Films

The Class of 2015 talk about this year’s Graduation Ceremonies.

  • Three students talk about their Degree Show experiences at NUA.
  • Students visit their favourite spots in Norwich.

Watch more NUA films on our Youtube channel.


Building illustration


NUA significantly increased its student accommodation provision this year with the addition of All Saints Green in Norwich city centre. Find out more about accommodation at NUA.

“A great arts scene depends on a very strong relationship with universities and Norwich University of the Arts are a really incredibly important part.”

Sir Peter Bazalgette
Chairman of Arts Council England

Campus life

A snapshot of campus life at Norwich University of the Arts.

Student in fashion studio


All you need to know about coming to NUA from outside the UK.

Living in Norwich

Consistently rated as one of the safest and ‘greenest’ cities in the UK, Norwich combines a rich heritage and history with an exciting and contemporary atmosphere. Find out more about living in Norwich.


Discover how NUA works with universities, museums, galleries, and creative and cultural industries throughout the world to develop exciting and relevant research.


Find out about the services provided to graduates of NUA.

“NUA is going to be the most impressive arts university in the world.”

Sir John Hurt
NUA Chancellor