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Norwich University of the Arts is a dynamic and creative community providing arts, design and media education.

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 2015 for the third year running.

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 Day
Saturday 10 October 2015
Friday 16 October 2015
Friday 23 October 2015
Postgraduate Open Day
Dates to be confirmed in the new year

Book a place online now.



ARB recognises Architecture at NUA

BA (Hons) Architecture recognised as a Part 1 Prescribed Course by the Architects Registration Board. Read the full press release.

NUA Films

The Class of 2015 talk about this year’s Graduation Ceremonies.

  • Three students talk about their Degree Show experiences at NUA.
  • Students visit their favourite spots in Norwich.

Watch more NUA films on our Youtube channel.



FANN15 Events at NUA

As part of this year’s FANN15, NUA’s Architecture staff and students present a range of free events open to the public. Find out more and book tickets here.

Fashion garment on the GFW catwalk


Work by BA Fashion student Victoria Miller was selected for the Gala Show at Graduate Fashion Week 2015.

Student with work


Retailer Optical Express has presented a graphic design student with £150 of vouchers after he researched and redesigned the company’s brand for a final degree show project.


MA Degree Show 2015

View student work from the recent public show of arts, design and media work by Postgraduate students on the NUA campus.

Sir John Hurt CBE and Stephen Frears


Listen to an audio recording of Making The Cut, an exclusive evening with the director Stephen Frears, actor Sir John Hurt CBE and screen industry champion Film London’s Adrian Wootton, presented by Norwich University of the Arts as part of its 170th anniversary celebrations.



Two NUA students have received £10,000 funding for their documentary series after winning the Film and Photography category of the Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Enterprise.

Supercar outside NUA


Textile Design students have contributed concepts and designs for the interiors of a new Norfolk-built supercar. The students were invited to participate in the project headed by Trident Sports Cars Head of Interior Design Rachael Martin, herself a graduate of the University.


NUA to open Digital User Research Lab in Norwich

NUA is to open a Digital User Research Lab in October, to be situated in the Ideas Factory Digital Creative Incubation Centre.

N170 Postgraduate Student Scholarships


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


Schools competition

As part of our 170th anniversary celebrations, NUA ran a creativity competition for students in years 10-12. View the shortlisted and winning work.



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

Building illustration


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.

Students at cafe


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

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.

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.

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.

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