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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 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.


British Art Show 8

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

Horse drawn parade delivering British Art Show work, photo by Emily Buchan

The History Train delivers British Art Show 8 to NUA

British Art Show 8 was delivered to Norwich in an impressive parade of horse drawn carts this June. Celebrating the arrival of the exhibition to Norwich, the heavy horse parade was decorated in a series of horse brasses created at NUA by contemporary artist, Alan Kane. The parade started at Chapelfield Gardens winding through the city of Norwich, delivering BAS8 artworks to NUA, The Forum and Norwich Castle Museum Art Gallery. Find out more about The History Train.


Phil Carter smiling after NUA Graduation ceremony

NUA awards Honorary Doctorates at 2016 Graduation

Internationally acclaimed fashion designer, Orla Kiely, award winning graphic designer Phil Carter (pictured), The Right Revered Graham James, Bishop of Norwich and Director of The Photographers’ Gallery, Brett Rogers were presented Honorary Doctorates at NUA Summer Graduation. Find out more about 2016 Honorary Doctorates.

NUA Graduation 2016

A snapshot of our 2016 Graduation ceremonies featuring international designer Orla Kiely and graphic designer and alumni Phil Carter receiving Honorary Doctorates.

NUA connects in China

In April Professor Hilary Carlisle, Dean of Design and Architecture, and Amanda Monfrooe, International Marketing and Recruitment Manager, visited the Mathias International Design College, a specialist centre within Chongqing Jiaotong University in the Chinese city of Chongqing. During their visit they met senior staff from the College to discuss collaboration opportunities, as NUA and CQJTU share an approach to art and design education that connects highly skilled students directly to the creative industries throughout their studies.

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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.


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