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BA Architecture overview

Study in an architecturally captivating city and bespoke studios in the beautiful Boardman House, designed in 1879 by renowned architect Edward Boardman and refurbished to house NUA’s School of Architecture in 2015 by RIBA award-winning architect and NUA Visiting Professor Anthony Hudson.

BA (Hons) Architecture has been developed under EU guidelines to provide you with a grounding in architecture, design and construction within a creative arts, design and media context. You will develop your design skills with an understanding of cultural and urban conditions, making use of the wide range of facilities on-site (such as the foundry, mould-making, metal, wood and plastic fabrication, laser cutting and model making workshops) and generating speculative design propositions at a range of scales.

Study visits to European cities such as Belfast, Berlin, Prague and Santiago de Compostela will aid your understanding of local and global concerns and you will develop your commercial awareness of the architecture industry through a series of lectures by architecture professionals from firms such as Purcell, Caruso St John and Ash Sakula. You will graduate with a portfolio of design projects which displays critical thinking, spatial awareness and engages with diverse social-political sites and situations.

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Architects Registration Board

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

Boardman House

Campus Resources

See the inspirational new studio environment provided for students in Boardman House.

Student Work

“Creativity is so needed in the profession. The NUA course is definitely taking students in the right direction.”

Andrew Gibbs
Chartered Architect
Studio UrbanBlu
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts


Documenting all the success stories to come out of NUA.

Watch a film about Cinematic Landscapes – an exhibition of work in progress by BA Architecture students.

Architecture student


“Our studio has the perfect atmosphere — it feels like a working practice and with a city centre campus it’s easy to immerse yourself in the historic and inspirational buildings of Norwich.”

Edd Mitchem
Architecture graduate

Course content

  • Visiting Lecturers include
  • Jane Wernick
    Jane Wernick Associates
  • Robert Sakula
    Ash Sakula
  • Rod Heyes
    Caruso St. John

Find out about how the course combines practical making and professional skills in Years 1, 2 and 3 and more about the programme of Visiting Lecturers.

Reenie Elliott

Teaching Staff

Read about the achievements of the practitioners who teach on this course.

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