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


Open Days

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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
Dates to be confirmed for 2017/18
Postgraduate Open Days
Thursday 19 January 2017
Thursday 23 March 2017
Wednesday 17 May 2017
Thursday 13 July 2017
Saturday 2 September 2017

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How do you crack the formula for a winning portfolio?

Having an awesome portfolio is essential in getting you onto your preferred course. Find out how you can ensure your portfolio stands out and get you a place at NUA.


Campus life

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

Student Accommodation

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

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NUA alumnus scoops triple BAFTA nominations

Norwich University of the Arts alumnus Peter Middleton (Art & Design, 2002) has scooped three EE British Academy Film Award nominations for his role as co-director on the film ‘Notes on Blindness’. The film, based on the audio diaries of John Hull who lost his sight, is nominated alongside ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ and ‘I, Daniel Blake’ in the ‘Outstanding British Film’ category and nominated in ‘Outstanding Debut’ and the ‘Documentary’ category. Watch the trailer for Notes on Blindness.


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 student films.

Image credit: Lila Babington.

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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.


Wellbeing Week at NUA

As part of Wellbeing Week all NUA students and staff can take part in a range of free events designed to invigorate and revitalise the body and mind. In conjunction with the NUA Student Union, NUA has organised Spark, a week of exciting events including Powerhooping, Norwich City Ghost Walk, Neon Zumba and more.

Dean of Arts and Media, Professor Richard Sawdon Smith

Lecturer photographs NUA Dean for Jocks & Nerds Magazine

BA (Hons) Photography Lecturer Ross Trevail has photographed NUA Dean of Arts and Media Professor Richard Sawdon Smith for the Winter edition of Jocks & Nerds Magazine. The shoot took place on the NUA Campus and students had the opportunity to assist. Read more about the Jocks & Nerds shoot.

Boardman House

Campus Resources

See the inspirational new studio environment provided for BA (Hons) Architecture students in the RIBA award winning Boardman House.

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.


Find out about the services provided to graduates of 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