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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.

Clearing 2016

Are you looking to start in September?

NUA has limited spaces on some courses and we are looking for talented individuals to join our creative community. Find out more about courses available through Clearing at NUA.


Record player showing Simpson and White piece for British Art Show 8

BAS8 Public Roundtable: East or Eden?

Friday 2 September, 4.30-6pm – Free

Join us as part of British Art Show 8 for a public roundtable discussion between artists, curators and academics reflecting on the development of the art scene and what it has meant to the city and East Anglian region. Speakers include British Art Show 8 artists, Ben White and Eileen Simpson and Dr Sarah Lowndes, Curator and Writer. ‘East or Eden’ takes place at our Duke Street Building.

Fraser Muggeridge studio by Jacob Robinson

BAS8 Designer Talk

Wednesday 31 August, 6-7pm – Free

As part of BAS8 free evening talks, join us for an insight into the design identity of British Art Show 8 with internationally renowned designer, Fraser Muggeridge. Discussing the concepts behind the design identity, Fraser will give an in-depth conversation about BAS8 and how he conceived the overall exhibition identity. Attend this free event at Duke Street Lecture Theatre.

Image credit: Fraser Muggeridge studio, 2016 by Jacob Robinson


British Art Show 8

From 24 June – 4 September 2016 NUA co-hosts the British Art Show, the biggest touring exhibition of contemporary art in the UK. Over 40 contemporary artists exhibit at NUA, Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery and the Forum. Find out more.

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.


Gemma Astbury winning photograph at the Fujifilm UK Student awards

Photography students and graduates celebrate multiple award successes

BA (Hons) Photography 2016 graduate Gemma Astbury has been named ‘Fujifilm Student Photographer of the Year’ at the 2016 Fujifilm UK Student Awards for the entry, ‘Happisburgh Fences’ (pictured). NUA Photography also scooped wins at the Association of Photographers Student Awards 2016. Year 1 student Jo Cock won the top prize of Best in Show whilst 2016 graduate Sian Oliver won Best in ‘Things’ category. Read about the winning entries.

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


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.

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