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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 30 September 2016
Saturday 8 October 2016
Friday 14 October 2016
Friday 28 October 2016
Saturday 5 November 2016
Friday 9 December 2016
Friday 6 January 2017
Postgraduate Open Days
Dates to be announced – please contact our Student Recruitment Team for more information.

Book a place online now.

Artwork by Ken Cox depicting Performing no Thingness

Upcoming show

Performing No Thingness

27 September – 29 October 2016

An exhibition of work by artist and monk Dom Sylvester Houedard including some of his concrete poems and work by his contemporaries, Ken Cox and Li Yuan Chia.

Find out more about Performing No Thingness at East GalleryNUA.

NUA Graduation 2016

A snapshot of our 2016 Graduation ceremonies featuring international designer Orla Kiely and graphic designer and alumni Phil Carter receiving Honorary Doctorates.


Henry Driver, Jade Anderson, Becky Showell, Kirstin Bicker at the Norwich Shoe Factory pose for photo

Graduate residency at St Mary’s Works

Four NUA graduates have taken part in a unique month long residency at St Mary’s Works, a redundant shoe factory in the heart of Norwich. MA and BA Fine Art graduates shared free studio space allowing them to develop their creative practice and receive specialist mentoring advice. The residency culminates in a public exhibition at St Mary’s Works from Thursday 29 September. Find out more about this free exhibition.

VFX crew on set of Ex Machina

NUA interviews academy award winning VFX artist

BA (Hons) VFX Course Leader, Saint Walker hosted a live webinar with Mark Ardington, CG Lead at VFX agency Double Negative about his Oscar winning work on Alex Garland’s ‘Ex Machina’. Streamed to a live audience, Mark gave exclusive details on the visual effects behind Ex Machina and Alicia Vikander’s character. Playback the stream on the VFX course page.

Illustration staff and students at New Designers in front of stand, 'An Element Of_'

NUA Illustration scoop award at New Designers 2016

BA (Hons) Illustration graduates and course staff won the award for ‘Best Stand’ at the esteemed industry showcase, New Designers 2016. Staff and recent Illustration graduates were presented with the award in front of exhibition guests at London’s Business Design Centre. Find out more about the Illustration winning stand.

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 this year with the addition of All Saints Green in Norwich city centre. Find out more about accommodation at 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

Campus life

A snapshot of campus life at Norwich University of the Arts.

Student in fashion studio


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.

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

Sir John Hurt
NUA Chancellor