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Research Environment

A vibrant and forward-looking subject specialist environment supports our research.

Our exceptional resources include cutting edge technologies for practice-based research into moving image and sound. Our East GalleryNUA hosts thought-provoking exhibitions, which contribute to our research into the interpretation and curation of contemporary art, design, architecture and media.

Exciting programmes of exhibitions, events and symposia – linked to our Research Themes – showcase our research activities. Regular research seminars, critical discussion groups and research forums underpin our research training. Our thrice-annual research days bring our whole research community – including academic staff and postgraduate research students – together to debate topical issues and share best practice.

From its inception as the Norwich Gallery in 1997, our Gallery has presented over 90 exhibitions including solo and group shows of established and emerging artists, staff and students. Individual Gallery programmes have been toured to a range of exhibition venues throughout Europe, Australia and North America. The renowned open submission exhibition EASTinternational has been held at the University since 1991, and 2015 will see us host the British Art Show 8.

Alongside an important collection of historical artworks, the University holds a range of contemporary resources relating to the East GalleryNUA and EASTinternational. These include materials featuring the work of over 700 artists, including many prominent figures in the international contemporary art world. Our animation archives include a significant volume of unique materials drawn from our rich history of animation education and international festival production.

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NUA Research Online

Visit NUA’s online research archive which provides public access to a digital snapshot of the research, enterprise and practice generated by research-active staff and postgraduate students.


Research Degree Supervisors

Find out more about the staff currently supervising research at Norwich University of the Arts.


Academic Staff Profiles

All academic staff at NUA are practising artists, designers, media makers and academics. Read their profiles to find out more about their research and practice.

Work with us

We welcome enquiries about applied and collaborative research activities and opportunities. If you are interested in working with us, or if you would like further information about our research environment, please contact:

email research@nua.ac.uk