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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.

Postgraduate Open Days
Thursday 5 March 2015
Thursday 21 May 2015
Thursday 23 July 2015
Saturday 5 September 2015

Book a place online now.

Student Experience at NUA

Explore the student experience at NUA by watching a short film featuring our students visiting their favourite spots in Norwich.


NUA tops student poll


Students have voted NUA as the best specialist arts, design and media university in the UK in the National Student Survey 2014 for the second year running.

Current Exhibition

Staff Show

Hidden in Plain Sight

27 January – 28 February 2015

The Gallery at NUA

An exhibition of work by NUA staff curated by Professor Nichola Johnson, former Director of the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, and Hannah Higham, from Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery.

N170 Postgraduate Student Scholarships


NUA is offering eight £10,000 scholarships for 2015 entry. For eligability criteria and information on how to apply for N170 scholarships visit the Scholarships page.

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A Fashion Showcase: Creativity & Craftsmanship

As part of Norwich Fashion Week, Norwich University of the Arts hosts an evening of talks, discussion and display of work that addresses issues of tradition, craftsmanship and innovation. Find out more and book your ticket here.

Upcoming Exhibitions


Ana Maria Pacheco Sculpture: Norwich 2015

17 Mar – 25 April 2015

Four separate but simultaneous exhibitions, in four different Norwich locations, bring major sculptural work from Brazilian-born artist, Ana Maria Pacheco, to Norwich for the first time. The Gallery at NUA will show an early work, The Banquet, made in 1985 and completed in Norwich, along with a related contextual work and large scale prints.

N170 Digital Projection

From 16 February – 1 March 2015 a screen projection is showcasing student work from across all courses and years in the Gallery at Norwich University of the Arts window from 5pm until 10pm every day. Find out more about the work and the projection here..

View daily posts at n170.today to stay up-to-date with the celebrations for the 170th anniversary of Norwich University of the Arts.

Tate Lecture Series

Tate Lecture Series @ NUA: Incredible Artists

Tate Modern Curator of Access Marcus Dickey Horley will present Incredible Artists, the final lecture in the spring series which takes place on the 30 April, 6pm. Incredible Artists looks at what happens to artwork when the artist’s credibility is compromised by their commercial or popular success. Find out more..



NUA has been named as the winner of the Excellence and Innovation in the Arts Award at the Times Higher Education Awards. Read the press release.



NUA praised for world leading research in the Research Excellence Framework 2014. Read the press release.

Building illustration


NUA will significantly increase its student accommodation provision after signing an agreement for its students to have exclusive occupation of the new All Saints Green development in Norwich city centre. Find out more about accommodation at NUA.


Graham Rawle Inaugural Lecture

As part of NUA’s 170th Anniversary celebrations the University presents an inaugural lecture from Illustration Visiting Professor Graham Rawle, a British novelist, artist and designer. Find our more and book a place here.

Sir John Hurt, Chancellor of NUA


NUA Chancellor John Hurt has been knighted in the 2015 New Years Honours List.

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.

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All you need to know about coming to NUA from outside the UK.

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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.

NUA 170 Years and Counting

Norwich University of the Arts begins a year-long celebration of its 170th anniversary. This film includes interviews with its Chancellor John Hurt CBE, Vice-Chancellor Professor John Last, students and alumni including Rastamouse co-creator Genevieve Webster.

Still from 'Hands'


Two short films created by BA Film and Moving Image Production students have been commissioned by sun protection cream brand IKAROS through ideasfactory@NUA.

Installation from a research exhibition


Discover how NUA works with universities, museums, galleries, and creative and cultural industries throughout the world to develop exciting and relevant research.

International scholarships



NUA has extended the financial support it offers to students by funding three new international scholarships. The scholarships have been awarded on the basis of academic merit and to students who demonstrated a standard of excellence at their interview with their current portfolio of work and their creative potential and enthusiasm for their chosen course of study. Click here to find out about the recipients.

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John Jarrold Trust Scholarship 2014/15 Awarded for First Time

An undergraduate scholarship sponsored by the John Jarrold Trust, has also been awarded for the first time. George Gray, Year 1 BA Illustration, received the scholarship on the strength of his portfolio and enthusiasm for his subject at his interview.

Air Asia identity by Kevin Lan, Design Director at The Partners, BA Graphic Design graduate


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