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Students

Our students are our greatest advocates. Watch them using their course resources and read about their opinions on their course.

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Tutors respect individuality, so they will advise but allow you to explore briefs with your own style — this support encourages me to produce really unique work

Karla Alcazar Martinez
Illustration graduate
Mexico

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I only considered specialist creative universities because the workshops, facilities, library and teaching will all be geared towards creative subjects.

Lucas Yeung
Communication Design graduate
Hong Kong

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From cameras and computers to software and printers, everything we needed was there to facilitate a professional approach to our projects.

Denisa Ilie
Photography graduate
Romania

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My studio space at NUA was my centre of gravity — an adaptable space that could be used for whatever I need.

Holly Chatburn
Fine Art graduate

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Visiting professionals made me feel closer to the industry. It’s encouraging to hear their experiences, it made me believe that everything is possible.

Simas Balciunas
Games Art and Design graduate

Technical standards are set at a very high level and the quality of my work has improved significantly. I am certain that as a graduate I will be ready and well prepared to enter the fashion world.

Miriam Drnakova
BA Fashion
Slovakia

Alicja Kurek talks about her practice on BA Fashion.

It’s changed the way I think about design. If possible the course has made me appreciate it even more. It covers the couture side of fashion but is also very commercially-focused. I feel I’m being prepared for the real world of employment and the course leader teaches a very disciplined approach to design while remaining open minded.

The teaching staff are very patient covering the technical side of sewing and pattern cutting and the lecturers are able to talk from experience as designers at fashion labels. I’m already thinking about moving on to a Masters degree when I graduate and feel that working in fashion as a career would be the right pathway for me.

Alicja Kurek
BA Fashion
Poland

There is a lot of freedom of choice in the course. Our lecturers encourage and help us to explore and find our own ways to develop our work. In this the technicians are a big help – they are very knowledgeable and interested in the work of the students. I use all textile resources, but also make use of other resources at our University, such as the metal workshop and the photo studio.

Nina Romlin Falk
BA Textile Design graduate
Sweden

Emily Underwood chats about her BA Graphic Communication course.

The course really exposes us to the design industry and provides opportunities to gain proper work experience during our studies. We respond to live briefs and learn how to approach them professionally. I’ve become very confident in my design skills and Adobe Creative Suite, but the strength of this course is that we’re encouraged to explore a range of methods in order to communicate a message or idea in the most effective way. There’s more to it than just graphics.

Emily Underwood
BA Graphic Communication
Luxembourg

Max Boehlen talks about studying BA Film and Moving Image Production.

My skills have increased exponentially through the briefs that are designed to expand our creative thinking and technical abilities. The technical support is an invaluable resource for the most ambitious projects a student chooses to undertake. The access to professional photographers in both staff and guest lecturers provides invaluable ‘insider’ knowledge and inspiration to prepare us to successfully navigate an exciting and competitive industry.

Kelly Colby
BA Photography
USA

It’s a very practical degree and similar to working in the professional design environment. We are encouraged to work independently on the briefs and the lecturers help you to understand why some designs work and others do not. Because of their different professional experiences you gain a variety of opinions and are encouraged to experiment with different methods of working, such as video, animation and photography, meaning you develop different skills and push any that you particularly enjoy.

Laura Carmona
BA Graphic Communication
Spain

Staff lecturers are each specialised in different areas of professional graphic design. We can rely on their different professional opinions when it comes to our approach to different briefs, such as packaging, advertising and visual identity.

Stephanie Kronenberg Aguirre
BA Graphic Design
Ecuador

The fact that most of the staff lecturers are contemporary artists themselves means they can transmit their valuable experiences and are more empathetic with the students’ experiences.

Jeanette Roberts
BA Fine Art
Mexico

I had expected my study to be an individual experience but in fact there is a lot of communication. On set we work with second and third years and that interaction is very helpful. There’s also a great social scene – Norwich offers a young environment and in a short time I found friends on the course. The tutors push you to get the best out of the DSLR cameras and you get in touch with industry early. Next year we pitch a web series to industry people who select the projects that we go forward with. Next I want to study a Masters degree, maybe in another country, and ultimately I want to realise my ambition to direct.

Max Boehlen
BA Film and Moving Image Production

The course prepares you for the real world. We have a lot of guest speakers which gives us direct access to important people from the film industry that one day might become our employers. We are learning the most important thing in today’s business world, and that is how to sell yourself and your product.

Adrian Ardelean
BA Film and Moving Image Production
Romania

Presenting to representatives from industry is scary but rewarding. I’ve learned how to present myself in a professional manner.

Stephanie Brandl
BA Animation
USA