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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

Book a place online now.

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.

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Fierce Light

Current Show

Fierce Light
Tuesday 10 May –
Saturday 4 June 2016

A major national co-commission by 14-18 NOW, Norfolk & Norwich Festival and Writers’ Centre Norwich brings together poets and filmmakers for the next East GalleryNUA exhibition.


British Art Show 8

From 24 June – 4 September 2016 NUA will co-host the British Art Show, the biggest touring exhibition of contemporary art in the UK. Over 40 contemporary artists will exhibit at NUA, Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery and the Forum. Find out more.

RIBA President visits NUA students

BA (Hons) Architecture students and staff welcomed Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) President Jane Duncan to campus. Find out more about the visit.


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.

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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.

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.

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.


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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