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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.

Postgraduate Open Days
Thursday 21 May 2015
Thursday 23 July 2015
Saturday 5 September 2015

Book a place online now.

Student Experience at NUA

Explore the student experience at NUA by watching a short film featuring our students visiting their favourite spots in Norwich.


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 2014 for the second year running.

Brainchild winning concept by Kazz Morohashi


NUA student business ideas competition Brainchild has announced Kazz Morohashi’s blogging sausage dogs as the winner for 2015.

Student artwork

01/07/15 – 07/07/15
Degree Shows 2015

The Degree Shows are an annual event which provide an opportunity for the public to see the work of over 500 new graduates.


Current Exhibition

Ana Maria Pacheco Sculpture: Norwich 2015

17 Mar – 25 April 2015

Gallery closed Friday 3 April – Wednesday 8 April inclusive

Four separate but simultaneous exhibitions, in four different Norwich locations, bring major sculptural work from Brazilian-born artist, Ana Maria Pacheco, to Norwich for the first time. The Gallery at NUA will show an early work, The Banquet, made in 1985 and completed in Norwich, along with a related contextual work and large scale prints.


Upcoming Exhibition

John Craske: Threads

12 May – 6 June 2015

Co-curated by Norwich University of the Arts and Aldeburgh Music. The Gallery at NUA is very pleased to be working alongside the writer Julia Blackburn to bring a unique exhibition of John Craske’s beautiful paintings and tapestries to NUA, which will then travel to the Peter Pears Gallery as part of the Visual Arts Programme of the Aldeburgh Festival in 2015.

N170 Postgraduate Student Scholarships


NUA is offering eight £10,000 scholarships for 2015 entry. For eligibility criteria and information on how to apply for N170 scholarships visit the Scholarships page.


Win an iPad

As part of our 170th anniversary celebrations, NUA is running a creativity competition for students in years 10-12.



NUA praised for world leading research in the Research Excellence Framework 2014. Read the press release.

Building illustration


NUA will significantly increase its student accommodation provision after signing an agreement for its students to have exclusive occupation of the new All Saints Green development 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.

Students at cafe


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

Norwich City FC vs Manchester United FC

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.

NUA 170 Years and Counting

Norwich University of the Arts begins a year-long celebration of its 170th anniversary. This film includes interviews with its Chancellor John Hurt CBE, Vice-Chancellor Professor John Last, students and alumni including Rastamouse co-creator Genevieve Webster.

Still from 'Hands'


Two short films created by BA Film and Moving Image Production students have been commissioned by sun protection cream brand IKAROS through ideasfactory@NUA.

Installation from a research exhibition


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

Air Asia identity by Kevin Lan, Design Director at The Partners, BA Graphic Design graduate


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