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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
Saturday 30 September 2017
Saturday 7 October 2017
Friday 27 October 2017
Saturday 4 November 2017
Friday 10 November 2017
Friday 1 December 2017
Friday 5 January 2018
Postgraduate Open Days
Saturday 2 September 2017

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Places available for 2017

Places for undergraduate courses still available.

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“Top 10 for academic experience”

Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017

MA Degree Show identity 2017 with work by Amy Ollett

MA Degree Show 2017: 1-6 September 2017

Our MA Degree Show 2017 opens on Friday 1 September showcasing postgraduate students from arts, design and media courses. Discover more about NUA’s MA Degree Show.

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Find out from our student bloggers 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.

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NUA gets gold for Teaching Excellence

NUA has been awarded ‘Gold’ by the Department for Education in recognition of its excellent standard of teaching. Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Panel have identified teaching, learning and outcomes for students at NUA as being consistently outstanding. It is of the highest quality found in the UK, with only 26% of all providers awarded this accolade.
Find out more about NUA’s Gold rating.

NUA Awards Honorary Doctorates for 2017

NUA is delighted to announce the recipients of their prestigious Honorary Doctorates for 2017. The four esteemed individuals have been selected in recognition of their outstanding contribution to their respective fields within the creative industries.

Graham Linehan, creator of the much-loved television comedies Father Ted and the IT Crowd, Betty Jackson CBE, internationally acclaimed fashion designer, Sir Peter Bazalgette, TV Producer and Non-Executive Chairman of ITV and Tess Jaray, renowned for her public art installations received their Honorary Doctorates and had their success celebrated at this year’s NUA’s graduation ceremonies. Read more about NUA’s Honorary Doctorates 2017.

Campus life

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

Upcoming exhibition

In Quotes Collage at Norwich University of the Arts

In Quotes: collage and assemblage in contemporary art

30 August – 7 October 2017

Tim Davies / Jorge De La Garza / Cristina Garrido / Susan Hiller / Rowena Hughes / Ann-Marie James / Sharon Kivland / Linder / Alex March / Cornelia Parker / John Stezaker / Holly Stevenson

IN QUOTES will present works by an exciting range of contemporary artists working with collage and assemblage across generations.

Discover more about In Quotes at East GalleryNUA.

Scholarships at NUA

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Find out about scholarships available to NUA students.

Drawing inspired by Cathedral congregation wins Bishop’s Art Prize

Final year MA Fine Art student, Elizabeth Monahan, has won this year’s Bishop’s Art Prize. Elizabeth was awarded the prize for her charcoal drawing entitled When music sounds, gone is the world I know which is inspired by a congregation listening to an organ recital at Norwich Cathedral. Steph Kedik, also studying MA Fine Art, was Highly Commended for her piece entitled A Point of Coordination. Find out more.

Graduate Commissioned by Virgin to complete mural at Gatwick Airport

2016 BA (Hons) Textile Design graduate, Ali Cottrell has completed a commission from Virgin Holidays for a space at Gatwick Airport. Whilst exhibiting her degree show work at New Designers 2016 in London, Ali was offered the commission, to provide imagery to fit an 11-metre wall in their new ‘v-room’, a private lounge space at the airport. Matthew Davies, a Senior Designer at Virgin Atlantic said, ‘Ali’s work is a perfect blend of interesting details, flashes of colour, and references to our destinations.’ Find out more about Ali’s work on her website.

Rated as a top 5 UK university for creative scene

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Norwich University of the Arts is a member of the Creative Industries Federation.

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

Sir John Hurt
NUA Chancellor 2012 – 2017

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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