Image credits


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 28 November 2014
Thursday 8 January 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.

Coming Up in the Gallery

Staff Show

Hidden in Plain Sight

27 January – 28 February 2015

The Gallery at NUA

An exhibition of work by NUA staff curated by Professor Nichola Johnson, former Director of the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, and Hannah Higham, from Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery.

What’s on in the Gallery

Anne Sleeping

About Life: John Wonnacott and John Lessore

The Gallery at NUA
4 November – 10 January 2015

Curated by Professor Lynda Morris.

John Wonnacott and John Lessore taught at Norwich School of Art from 1978 to 1986 and in that time made a distinguished set of drawings and paintings of the city and their teaching. The paintings were bought by Tate, the Arts Council Collection, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery and private collectors. Since then the reputation of Wonnacott and Lessore has grown internationally.



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



NUA has been named as the winner of the Excellence and Innovation in the Arts Award at the Times Higher Education Awards. Read the press release.


New courses launched for 2015

BA Fashion Communication and Promotion and BA VFX will be full-time, three year courses, with students acquiring the necessary creative and vocational skills to embark upon careers in the fashion and visual effects industries. Both courses will be practice-based and offer opportunities to collaborate on projects with existing courses. Read the full press release on the new courses launch.

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.

Vince Cable at NUA


Students and staff met the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills Vince Cable who visited the city centre campus. Read the press release.

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.

THE logo


Times Higher Education magazine has published a Campus Profile feature on NUA. Read it online.

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.

International scholarships



NUA has extended the financial support it offers to students by funding three new international scholarships. The scholarships have been awarded on the basis of academic merit and to students who demonstrated a standard of excellence at their interview with their current portfolio of work and their creative potential and enthusiasm for their chosen course of study. Click here to find out about the recipients.

JJ  Award


John Jarrold Trust Scholarship 2014/15 Awarded for First Time

An undergraduate scholarship sponsored by the John Jarrold Trust, has also been awarded for the first time. George Gray, Year 1 BA Illustration, received the scholarship on the strength of his portfolio and enthusiasm for his subject at his interview.

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.

John Hurt CBE
NUA Chancellor