Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) has received a record number of applications for places on its undergraduate degree courses this year. The University has announced applications have risen by 16% over the total received by the same point in 2013. The NUA increase is four times the national average, with applications for university places overall up 4% nationwide according to figures released by UCAS. After A-level results were announced on Thursday, the University has also seen a record number of students meet its requirements, which will lead to the 2014 intake of undergraduate students representing its largest ever cohort.
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Four of the courses in high demand at NUA have reached record highs in terms of applications. The BA Film and Moving Image Production course has seen an incredible applications surge of 76%, ahead of the opening of a new suite of film studios and media labs at the University in 2015. BA Games Art and Design has received a 21% increase in applications this year, BA Illustration is 14% up on 2013, and the University’s three Graphics courses combined saw 12% growth in demand for places.
Professor John Last, Vice-Chancellor of NUA, says: “The past five years have seen applications to Norwich University of the Arts courses rise by 52% with a significant increase in the University’s national status. For the last two years the University has topped the National Student Survey for specialist arts, design and media universities. “We continue to invest in our infrastructure and develop new areas of course provision to provide a state-of-the-art environment in which creative students can flourish. NUA has become recognised as one of the very best destinations at which to study the creative arts.”
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