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


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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 June 2017
Further dates to be confirmed for 2017/18
Postgraduate Open Days
Thursday 23 March 2017
Wednesday 17 May 2017
Thursday 13 July 2017
Saturday 2 September 2017

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John Hurt at Norwich University of the Arts graduation

Norwich University of the Arts is very saddened to learn of the death of our Chancellor, Sir John Hurt, CBE.

Sir John Hurt, CBE has been Chancellor of NUA since 2012. During that time he acted as ambassador for the University, presiding over official events, attending university exhibitions and events, and representing and promoting the University in the context of specialist arts education.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor John Last says, “The University is so sad to learn of the death of our Chancellor, Sir John Hurt, CBE. Sir John was not only an award-winning actor of international stature, he was also an inspiring champion of the arts and of Norwich University of the Arts. Before becoming an actor, Sir John trained as a fine artist and so had a unique insight into the creative process and the work we do at NUA. He was passionate in his support for the University and incredibly generous in the time he spent with students and staff. His visits to the campus generated a buzz of excitement that was almost tangible. He was unstinting in his encouragement of our students and their creative aspirations.”

“We will all greatly miss John, his support and his presence on campus, especially at our Graduation ceremonies. Our thoughts and sympathy are with Lady Hurt and John’s family and friends.”

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Find out from our students and staff about NUA’s vibrant student experience to reveal what it’s really like to study here and be a student in the heart of Norwich.

Campus life

A snapshot of our creative campus at Norwich University of the Arts.

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Jerwood Painting Fellowships

7 February 2017 – 1 April 2017

East GalleryNUA is delighted to present fresh new works by the three outstanding early career painters chosen as the 2016 Jerwood Painting Fellows: Francesca Blomfield, Archie Franks and Dale Lewis.

Discover more about the Jerwood Painting Fellowships.

Interchange 2017 Poster

Year 2 students invited to collaborative campus events

14 March 2017 – 15 March 2017

Year 2 students across all courses are invited to take part in the annual Interchange Programme, an opportunity to try something new, experience new ways of thinking and creating outside of their degree course. This annual collaborative programme gives students a chance to try something over and above their own degree course through workshops, talks, visits and off-site trips. Events this year range from Japanese Stub Book Binding, Fashion Masterclasses with Norwich Fashion Week Directors, Night Time Photography and an Introduction to User Experience. Interchange takes place across campus on 14 & 15 March 2017 with sign up information on the Intranet.

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NUA Alumnus Stuart Craig OBE triumphs at BAFTAs

Norwich University of the Arts alumnus Stuart Craig, OBE has won a BAFTA for ‘Best Production Design’ on J.K Rowling’s ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’. Up against industry completion from ‘La La Land’ and ‘Doctor Strange’, Stuart and Set Decorator Anna Pinnock scooped the award at 2017’s BAFTA ceremony. Stuart also previously won BAFTAs for ‘Best Production Design’ for ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ and ‘The Elephant Man’.


NUA Animation student films streamed on Random Acts Ignition Network

Two animated films created and directed by BA (Hons) Animation students have been selected for screening on the Channel 4 ‘Random Acts’ website in partnership with Arts Council England & Channel 4 as part of ‘First Acts’. The two films, ‘Panoramic’ (Directed by Animation Year 3 student James Ivett) and ‘Tunnel Vision’ (directed by Animation Year 3 student Lila Babington) bought together NUA’s collaborative community to deliver the animations, led by Animation students and staff with production partners Screen South. Find out more about the films →

Image credit: Lila Babington.

Scholarships at NUA

Rafael Viegas Ramos shaking hands whilst winning RIBA East award

Find out about scholarships available to NUA students.

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Graduates create AW16 ‘Urban Poetry’ collection for John Lewis

BA (Hons) Fashion graduates have seen their designs hit the stores of John Lewis nationwide as NUA launches an exclusive collaboration with John Lewis’s fashion line Kin. The three 2016 graduates Daina Ecaite, Alice Potts and Yee Ki Ng collaborated with the Kin design team whilst studying at NUA to create garments for the AW16 collection which takes its inspiration from Brutalist architecture, urban monochromatic prints and dramatic silhouettes. Discover more about the collaboration.


Textile Design Students present made at Craftco Gallery

Eight students from BA (Hons) Textile Design Course at NUA will be exhibiting new work at Craftco gallery in Southwold. The students were tasked with the exhibition project to develop their practice and create items that could be considered ‘objects of desire’ and perhaps be shown as part of their Degree Show in the summer of 2017. Find out more about made →

Student Accommodation

Take a tour of our city centre student accommodation All Saints Green.

Rated as a top 5 UK university for creative scene

Which? University Survey


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NUA significantly increased its student accommodation provision in 2015 with the addition of All Saints Green in Norwich city centre. Find out more about accommodation at NUA.

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

Sir John Hurt
NUA Chancellor

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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.


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“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