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Norwich University of the Arts is a dynamic, modern and creative community providing arts, design and media education from a unique campus at the heart of the city’s cultural quarter.

Open Days

Open Days

MA Open Day: Thurs 17 July

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. Book a place online now.

NUA Chancellor John Hurt awards a student their degree certificate


NUA Chancellor John Hurt has awarded degree certificates to the largest ever cohort of NUA students at the graduation ceremonies.

NUA student receiving award


BA Illustration student Ellen Rockell has been named as the winner of the Penguin Adult Prize at the Penguin Random House Design Awards for her submission of a reimagined cover of Jonathan Coe’s contemporary classic What A Carve Up. She wins £1,000 plus a four week placement. See Ellen’s winning design.

Enlivened by dramatic moments, thrilling sequences and pleasurable spaces in the skies above the city


Work by students of BA Architecture has gone on show in the NUA Architecture Studios. View some of the student’s work.

Art installation at firstsite in Colchester


BA Fine Art student MKLK has been selected on the roster of artists for Bloomberg New Contemporaries and will participate in an exhibition of work at the Liverpool Biennial. Find out why MKLK was picked from 1,400 submissions.

(L – R) Lord Bishop of Norwich, The Rt Revd Graham James; competition judge and 2003 Bishop’s Art Prize winner Susan Gunn; third place winner Olivia Thomas; NUA Chancellor John Hurt; NUA Vice-Chancellor Professor John Last; winner Greg Thurling; second place winner Rhona Fleming; NUA BA Fine Art Course Leader Carl Rowe


MA Fine Art student Greg Thurling has won the Bishop’s Art Prize 2014. The artist received a £1,000 prize and his work will be on display to the public with the other finalists until Saturday 28 June. Read more about the Bishop’s Art Prize 2014.

Dare to be Digital Finalists with Course Leader Marie-Claire Isaaman (bottom step)


Three teams of students from BA Games Art and Design have reached the finals of international video game competition Dare to be Digital. They will compete against 12 other teams from around the world for a prestigious BAFTA award. Read a press release about the Dare to be Digital finalists.

National Student Survey

NUA scored higher than all other specialist higher education institutions providing creative arts focused degrees nationwide.

A national survey of students has placed Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) as the most highly rated specialist arts, design and media university in the UK.

Work in British Art Show 7


NUA has been named as the lead partner bringing the British Art Show 8 to the city of Norwich in 2016. Read the press release.

Work by Gemma Marshall-Savage at the NUA Fashion Show 2015, photo by Neil Piper (BA Photography)


The public were joined by VIPs from the British fashion trade to see the work of Norwich University of the Arts students in an industry-standard catwalk show at Open 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.

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Times Higher Education magazine has published a Campus Profile feature on NUA. Read it online.

MA courses

Join NUA’s community of artists, designers and media practitioners for postgraduate study.

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NUA Degree Shows 2014

View reports and work from the Degree Shows, a free public exhibition of the work graduating students across all arts, design and media courses.



Find out how NUA participated in Universities Week 2014.

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NUA Research Online

Visit NUA’s online research archive which provides public access to a digital snapshot of the research, enterprise and practice generated by research-active staff and postgraduate students.

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

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

Student Work

View work by students in the relevant course pages, such as BA Games Art and Design student work.

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ideasfactory@NUA can provide a team of students and academic staff, of any number from 2 – 100 from fashion to fine art, graphic design to games design, illustration or textiles.



Our students are our greatest advocates. Read about Beatrice Heuvel’s experience of MA Textile Design at NUA.

Norwich City FC vs Manchester United FC

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.

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.

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.

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Like the NUA Facebook page to stay in touch with news at NUA.

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Course news

MA Fine Art graduate Richard Brookes has been selected by MAstars as one of the stars of the future UK art scene. The programme, through which art professionals select the artists to watch from MA degree shows across the UK, will present his work on Axizweb a platform for promoting selected artists which is seen widely within the art community.

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Course news

BA Illustration graduate Tom Richardson and MA Fine Art graduate Verónica Domingo Alonso have been selected as artists in residence at the BilbaoArte Centre for Contemporary Art in Spain through a joint proposal.

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

John Hurt CBE
NUA Chancellor