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Year One

Graphic Design at NUA has a strong reputation in the industry. Students find their NUA credentials are well respected when it comes to moving into their first design job.

Lucy Blazey
Senior Lecturer

  • Year One
  • In Year One all Graphics students work together as you develop an understanding of universal design principles
  • Focus on type, image creation, print, layout, moving image and photography
  • Software inductions
  • Lectures on the history and context of design
  • Explore publishing, packaging, identity, advertising, web, editorial and interactive communication
  • Year Two
  • Gain the skills required to excel in your chosen area
  • Become increasingly familiar with industry approaches and terminology
  • Opportunities to become involved in live projects from real clients
  • Professional skill development, including client presentations
  • Opportunity for work placements
  • Year Three
  • Building an industry-ready portfolio developing a range of projects
  • Research Report
  • Tutor and peer feedback helps you to strengthen your ability to communicate your ideas effectively
  • Further development of your business and professional skills in preparation for a career in the creative industries

NUA hosts British Art Show 8


Norwich University of the Arts co-hosted the UK’s biggest touring exhibition, British Art Show 8 as part of the Hayward Touring programme from June – September 2016. Recognised as some of the very best of contemporary art in the UK, the exhibition was held in NUA’s St Georges Building, East GalleryNUA, Norwich Castle and Museum and The Forum presenting work from over forty artists including film, sculpture installation and painting and design. Alongside the exhibition, the BAS8 event programme presented a summer of free talks, workshops, roundtable discussions and performances open to the public including a talk with internationally renowned Graphic Designer, Fraser Muggeridge. Discover more about British Art Show 8 at NUA.

Visiting Lecturers

  • Howard Sooley
  • Professor Laura Jordan Bambach
  • Naomi Games
    Abram Games
  • Sean Perkins and guests
  • Tim Milne
  • Craig Oldman
  • Phil Carter and Phil Wong
    Carter Wong
  • Jim Sutherland
  • David Law
  • Tom Adams
  • Mike Nicholson
  • Rick Banks
  • David Pearson
    David Pearson Design

Watch a film about Cowbird, NUA’s graphics symposium including interviews with speakers and students.

Learning and teaching

Find out more about learning and teaching on this course and how NUA courses are assessed.