Creative thinking and innovation are at the core of the MA philosophy and you will engage with students from across the postgraduate community to share opportunities and debate contemporary issues.
We encourage our students to engage in critical discourse through course specific seminars, lectures and critiques; larger NUA symposia such as Dialogues (Fine Art) and Cowbird (Design); and attendance at national and international exhibitions and conferences.
MA study is comprised of five units. Units are taken sequentially, culminating in the final Masters Project. Students can choose to undertake study on a full or part-time basis.
All of our MA courses are taught programmes of study. We use a range of approaches to maximize opportunities for learning and teaching, and to provide a stimulating and rich environment in which to study.
Much of our teaching is focused on nurturing and supporting the development of individual research projects, encouraging students to focus their creative thinking towards innovative practice-based outcomes.
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. Discover more about British Art Show 8 at NUA.
The NUA philosophy is that subject area knowledge is advanced by engaging with and critically challenging the individual’s creative work.
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