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Undergraduate Courses

At NUA you can study for qualifications at a number of different levels. As you read through the course profiles you will notice that some subjects are available at more than one level, so please refer back to the definitions below to help you decide which is right for you.

BA Degrees

BA degrees are qualifications that help you develop a thorough understanding of a particular subject. They usually take three years to complete on a full-time basis and you will find you have much more of an input into the direction your learning takes than you’ve had previously. Upon completion you may decide to continue your education with a Masters Degree (MA) qualification or use your degree to help start your professional career.

Four Year BA Degree (Year 0)

Year 0 is the first year of a four year BA (Hons) degree course. The University College offers a Year 0 learning opportunity for two of its courses – BA Graphic Design and BA Fine Art. You may wish to consider applying for the four year course if you have a strong commitment to your chosen specialist area of study but feel you have yet to acquire the experience and range of skills you would need to successfully undertake degree level study in three years.

Working with subject staff in specialist workshops and studios, alongside peers from all years of your chosen course as well as postgraduate students, Year 0 offers you the additional time to develop the skills and knowledge you need to successfully complete your degree course.

How to Apply

Find out more about applying to undergraduate courses at NUA.

Undergraduate Academic Year 2013/14

New Student Induction Week
30/09/13 – 04/10/13

Autumn Term
07/10/13 – 13/12/13

Spring Term
06/01/14 – 04/04/14

Summer Term
28/04/14 – 04/07/14

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BA Animation

BA Animation provides a professionally focused degree which will enable you to take advantage of the wealth of opportunities available to qualified animators.

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BA Architecture

BA Architecture addresses the key processes relevant to the planning, design and construction of buildings and other architectural structures and spaces.

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BA Fashion

BA Fashion balances its focus between creativity and the development of the technical skills needed for a range of employment opportunities within an exciting and diverse fashion industry.

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BA Film and Moving Image Production

BA Film and Moving Image Production supports students to become original and inspirational storytellers and to develop high levels of creative and technical skill.

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BA Fine Art

BA Fine Art has a strong and well established reputation and students are encouraged to push their practice through experimentation with different techniques and concepts.

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BA Games Art and Design

BA Games Art and Design develops highly-skilled graduates in art, design and technology for AAA and indie studios.

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BA Graphic Communication

BA Graphic Communication will invite you to be creative, adventurous and inventive as you master the skills of visual communication.

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BA Graphic Design

BA Graphic Design places great emphasis on supporting students to not only develop core competences in design but more importantly to be original and creative thinkers.

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BA Illustration

BA Illustration has developed a strong reputation for supporting students to become confident and distinctive professional illustrators and work in other closely linked professions.

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BA Photography

BA Photography is a commercially driven course which provides students with the expert tuition and facilities necessary to pursue a rewarding career in professional photography.

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BA Textiles

BA Textiles provides a combined approach in which you will develop your creativity as a designer and strengthen your technical skills in a range of practices.