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March 5, 2015

National tailoring prize highlights Norwich excellence

The “Oscars of the tailoring world” has shortlisted three fashion students from Norwich University of…read more

James Quinn

March 4, 2015

National prize selects four Norwich artists for finals

Three students and one recent graduate from Norwich University of the Arts have been named in the finals of…read more

February 16, 2015

NUA Launches Anniversary Building Projection

Norwich University of the Arts is celebrating its 170th anniversary with a year-long programme of special…read more


January 27, 2015

Celebration of Norwich’s creative talent at exhibition by NUA staff

An abundance of creative works are challenging, intrigue and delight visitors to read more

January 22, 2015

Games industry highlights NUA impact

Digital games trade publication MCV has named four industry luminaries with connections with Norwich University…read more

Sir John Hurt, Chancellor of NUA

December 31, 2014

NUA Chancellor knighted in New Years Honours List

Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) Chancellor John Hurt has been included in the 2015 New Years Honours…read more

computer room

December 23, 2014

NUA launches new postgraduate course in Games

Norwich’s national reputation as a source for highly talented video games creators and designers is to receive…read more


December 18, 2014

NUA praised for world leading research

Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) has been recognised for its outstanding research. The 2014 national research…read more

Gingerbread house

December 10, 2014

NUA student works with Cats Protection on three year art awareness project

Norwich shoppers visiting Cats Protection on Plumstead Road are in for a visual treat this Christmas thanks…read more

Times Higher Education award ceremony

November 28, 2014

NUA receives Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts

Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) has been recognised for its pioneering approach to promoting arts, design…read more

Vince Cable at NUA

Business Secretary visits NUA

Students and staff at Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) met the Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP this morning when…read more

November 12, 2014

NUA scoops website award

Norwich University of the Arts has won ‘Best Website’ at the Prospects Postgraduate Awards 2014, a national…read more

John Wonnacott, Watching the Beautiful Woman, oil on board © the artist

October 29, 2014

NUA launches anniversary celebrations with gallery show of internationally reputed painters

NUA launches anniversary celebrations with gallery show of internationally reputed painters Celebrations…read more

October 28, 2014

NUA launches new courses in Fashion Communication and Promotion and VFX

Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) has announced two new undergraduate degree courses which will begin in…read more

October 9, 2014

NUA makes senior appointments in media and research

Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) has announced two new appointments to its senior management team with…read more


October 3, 2014

Norwich academic to build ‘soft’ robots

A senior lecturer in textile design at Norwich University of the Arts is collaborating with the Crafts Council…read more


September 25, 2014

Gallery show explores the art in technological advances

From the development of the camera obscura, through ready-made oil paint in tubes, to the growing presence…read more

Marie-Claire Isaaman with WIGJ

September 17, 2014

Norwich academic receives European accolade

A prominent Norwich academic has been inducted into the European Women in Games Hall of Fame. Marie-Claire…read more

Building illustration

September 12, 2014

New NUA Student Accommodation in Norwich City Centre

Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) will significantly increase its student accommodation provision after…read more


September 4, 2014

NUA hailed for excellence, innovation and welcoming early experience

Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) has received two accolades in one day, as the University was ranked by…read more

Grid poster

September 3, 2014

Be inspired by the breadth and unique insight of Norwich’s creative postgraduate community

A free public exhibition of artworks, textile designs, animated/film shorts, fashion concepts, photographs…read more

Students descend the staircase in the atrium

August 15, 2014

Record demand for places at Norwich University of the Arts

Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) has received a record number of applications for places on its undergraduate…read more

Team photo

Graduate’s game studio wins £25,000 innovation prize

An independent game studio co-founded by NUA graduate Phil Barrowclough (BA Games Art and Design 2011) has…read more

Window into NUA campus building

August 12, 2014

NUA placed top of specialist arts, design and media universities in national survey

Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) has again been voted as the best specialist arts, design and media university…read more

Hannah lawrence

August 10, 2014

BA Fine Art Graduate wins Sculpture Competition in Norwich

A unique new sculpture, designed as part of collaboration between a prestigious housebuilder and Norwich University…read more

Nan Reid

August 5, 2014

Exhibition of Arts Council Collection works to be curated and shown in Norwich

An exhibition of post-war British art held by the Arts Council Collection will be shown at the Gallery at…read more

Still from ‘Naked’

July 22, 2014

Sun cream brand commissions advert from Norwich film students

A new advertising campaign promoting a sun protection cream to outdoor workers has been masterminded by creative…read more

Honorary Doctor at the NUA Graduation Ceremonies 2014

July 5, 2014

Honorary Doctorates for art charity director, design non-profit president and Sony academic development programme head

Three individuals have been rewarded for their contributions in the fields of the arts, design and media with…read more

NUA Chancellor John Hurt awards a student their degree certificate

July 4, 2014

Largest ever cohort of students graduate at NUA

Over 560 students will graduate with degrees in the arts, design and media on Tuesday as Norwich University…read more

NCAS winner with the judges and his work

July 1, 2014

Norfolk Contemporary Art Prize announces NUA student winner

A BA Fine Art student has been announced as the winner of the Norfolk Contemporary Art Society (NCAS) prize.…read more

Book cover design

June 27, 2014

Future stars of creative sector put on public show of work

A festival of the arts, design and media opens in Norwich city centre on Tuesday 2 July as students prepare…read more

The ground of Library gently leading below the train tracks

June 26, 2014

Students put on show of Norwich School of Architecture

A snapshot of work in progress by architecture students has been displayed to the academic community at Norwich…read more

(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

June 23, 2014

MA Fine Art student wins Bishops Art Prize 2014

A piece of portraiture created through an innovative use of laser engraving applied to wood has won the Bishop’s…read more

NUA student receiving award

June 20, 2014

NUA student wins Penguin book design award

A student of illustration at Norwich…read more

Art installation at firstsite in Colchester

June 19, 2014

Norwich student picked for national artist showcase as part of Liverpool Biennial

A fine art student at Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) who practises under the name MKLK has been selected…read more

Still from Proem

June 13, 2014

Norwich University of the Arts features in national campaign to highlight value of university research

Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) is featuring in a UK-wide campaign this week to highlight the value and…read more

Dare to be Digital finalists with Course Leader Marie-Claire Isaaman (L)

May 28, 2014

Three student teams reach international video game competition finals

Of the 15 teams of students to reach the finals of international video games development competition Dare…read more

Chuka Umunna with NUA Vice-Chancellor Professor John Last tours the campus

May 23, 2014

Shadow Business Secretary tours NUA campus

Norwich University of the Arts welcomed Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna for a tour of its campus on…read more

Work by Beth Panter at the NUA Fashion Show 2015

Students present their work on the catwalk at NUA Fashion Show

The public were joined by VIPs from the British fashion trade to see the work of Norwich University of the…read more

Leigh Evans with a student in the NUA Media Lab

May 15, 2014

NUA employee named Media Technician of the Year

A technician at Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) has been named as the national Media Technician of the…read more

Albert Clegg, Brainchild winner

May 9, 2014

Student enterprise competition winner aims to rekindle sincerity of product

A student at Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) is seeking to develop his own ethical illustrated garment…read more

Chloe Fuller, Year 3 student of BA (Hons) Fashion at Norwich University of the Arts, with her outfit which has been selected to be shown at the 2014 Fashion & Textile Awards

May 6, 2014

Norwich fashion course work in UK top 12

An outfit designed by a student of read more

Lucy Kent, BA Fashion student at Norwich University of the Arts and first prize winner in the Bradford Textile Society Design Competition

May 2, 2014

Norwich students win national textile awards

Norwich students have won a series prestigious textile prizes in a national competition. Five students of…read more

Market Notes, 2014, video still, Tim Davies

April 28, 2014

Norwich graduate returns with film about the city

Internationally renowned video artist Tim Davies has made a new work responding to the history, culture and…read more

MA Curation student Laura Dennis

April 16, 2014

National art writing competition names Norwich student winner

Norwich student Laura Dennis has been announced as a winner of a national prize for writing on the subject…read more

British Art Show 7

April 7, 2014

NUA to host British Art Show 8 in Norwich

Norwich will be taken over by a festival of contemporary art in key venues across the city in the summer of…read more

A 2/3 scale Mark V tank guards the entrance to Holkham Hall

April 4, 2014

NUA students recreate Somme battlefield in WW1 centenary commemoration

Two students at Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) have designed, built and painted a two-thirds scale profile…read more

Mustard TV sting by Tara Peak

March 26, 2014

Norwich students create TV stings for broadcast

Animated work by Norwich students will be viewed on television sets across the county as regional freeview…read more

BRIT Awards after-party invite design for Sony Music

March 24, 2014

NUA students work with Sony Music

Students at Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) rubbed shoulders with the music industry elite at a BRIT…read more

Sophia Starling, Fluor Red, 2013. © Courtesy Jerwood Visual Arts. Photography: thisistomorrow.info

March 10, 2014

Exciting new artists bring work to Norwich University of the Arts

The work of three breakthrough contemporary artists has come to Norwich for a public exhibition. Jerwood Painting…read more