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Norwich University of the Arts is a dynamic and creative community providing arts, design, architecture 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 27 October 2017
Saturday 4 November 2017
Friday 10 November 2017
Friday 1 December 2017
Friday 5 January 2018
Postgraduate Open Days
2017/18 dates coming soon

Book a place online now.

Rated as a top UK university for creative scene

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Current exhibition

New, NUA, Newest

18 October – 4 November 2017

‘New, NUA, Newest’ showcases works from some of NUA’s most talented alumni and include pieces acquired for the University Collection over recent years.

Discover more about New, NUA, Newest at East GalleryNUA.

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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.

“Top 10 for academic experience”

Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017

NUA ranked in UK’s top 10 universities for teaching by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018

Norwich University of the Arts is ranked 10th in the annual league table of the UK’s higher education institutions for teaching quality, according to the 2018 edition of The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide. The top 10 national ranking for teaching quality – also the highest in the Eastern region – follows NUA’s gold-rating for teaching in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) earlier this year. Find out more.

Graduate selected for British Journal of Photography Exhibition

The work of 2017 Photography graduate Kerry Curl has been selected to be one of 100 photographs to feature in the prestigious British Journal of Photography’s Portrait of Britain exhibition.
Chosen from more than 8,000 submissions, Kerry’s work will be on show around the country on a network of digital screens in public places: from airports to shopping malls.
The exhibition also features portraits by renowned photographers John Tonks, Jenny Lewis, Laura Pannack and David Severn. Kerry’s portrait came from a creative collaboration with the model, India, and BA (Hons) Fashion Communication and Promotion Lecturer Alex Hill.
Read more about the collaboration.

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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.


Amelia Ellwood NUA student winning award at New Designers 2017

Textile Design student scoops 2017 New Designers Prize

Annually, BA (Hons) Textile Design students have the opportunity to showcase their final work at emerging design exhibition, New Designers in London. Third year Textile Design student, Amelia Ellwood was awarded the Kalopsia Associate Prize for her abstract and bold interior and fashion prints. Amelia was presented the Award at the Industry Private view in London, June 2017. Find out more about NUA’s Textile Design awards and news.

Campus life

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

Scholarships at NUA

Rafael Viegas Ramos shaking hands whilst winning RIBA East award

Find out about scholarships available to NUA students.

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.

“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