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NUA applications increase again and buck the national trend

Norwich University of the Arts, rated the top specialist arts, design and media institution in England (The Guardian University Guide 2012: Specialist Institutions League Table), is reporting an increase in demand for places to study on its undergraduate degree courses for 2012. The institution has received a 12.78% growth in the number of applicants over last year’s total by this stage in the recruitment process, thus bucking the national trend for the sector, especially within Arts, Design and Media subjects and proving that NUA is one of the most popular higher education institutions in the country.

UCAS will release national application figures for all institutions later in the month.

The initial deadline for applications for guaranteed interviews to the specialist arts, design and media institution passed yesterday, although NUA Vice-Chancellor Professor John Last confirmed that applications are still welcomed.

He says: “The increase in applications to NUA is a reflection of high standards of teaching, excellent resources and overall level of student satisfaction. We will make offers of places to students after we have viewed a portfolio of their work and seen them for an interview. With the government capping growth in the higher education sector, competition for places at NUA remains strong, but we would encourage students who are confident in the quality of their work to apply as soon as possible to get the best chance of securing an interview.”

NUA offers degree courses in Fine Art, Architecture, Fashion, Graphic Communication, Graphic Design, Illustration, Textiles, Animation, Film & Moving Image Production, Games Art & Design and Photography.

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