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BA Architecture overview

Our specialist arts environment at NUA nurtures inventiveness and provides a forum for exploration and collaboration, while the wealth of inspiring historical and contemporary architecture in the City offers a stimulating backdrop to your study.

This ARB Part 1 prescribed course supports you in making the first step towards becoming a registered architect or embarking on a related career. In the inspiring and historical spaces of your Boardman House studios we will help you to become raconteurs of the past and future; salvagers for sustainability; manipulators of materials; appropriators of spaces and disseminators of critical debate.
Most importantly, you will be asked to challenge assumptions about what architecture can be through studio sessions; critiques with architects such as RIBA award-winning Anthony Hudson; talks by inspirational speakers such as Stirling Prize winner, Will Alsop OBE and field trips to cities such as Prague, Belfast, Berlin, Porto and Santiago de Compostela.
By year three you will develop a portfolio of projects that display critical thinking, spatial awareness and an engagement with diverse social-political situations – all of which provide a firm foundation for your future career.
An aptitude for 3D making, artistic abilities and an interest in how people interact with their environment are the key ingredients to becoming an inquisitive and imaginative architecture student.

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Boardman House

Campus Resources

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

Student Work


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.

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