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Campus Facilities

The campus comprises seven buildings in and around the pedestrianised St. Georges Street, in the centre of Norwich.

Each space has its own identity including the recently renovated Duke Street Building, which houses the library; the Monastery Media Lab, a world-class digital design centre; The Garth, a converted 13th century monastic remain and now the new centre for photography; the Guntons Design and Fashion studios; and St. Georges with the traditional high ceilings and huge windows making it the ideal studio space for Fine Art. The result is an extraordinary, inspirational and unique creative environment.

Campus life

A snapshot of campus life at Norwich University of the Arts.

Textiles workshop


Workshops provide specialised resources and are staffed by experienced, enthusiastic professionals, including graduates and practising artists, committed to ensuring you can realise your own creative aspirations. The workshops are a central resource, organised and managed to provide a professional and supportive environment, maintained with highly competent and knowledgeable staff.

The workshops include:

  • Animation

  • Digital 3D

  • Digital Design

  • Digital Video Editing

  • Drawing
  • Etching
  • Fashion
  • Laser Cutting
  • Metal
  • Photography

  • Printed and Constructed Textiles

  • Printmaking and Photomedia 

  • Sound
  • Wood
Fine Art studio


Individual studio space is provided for all full-time students in the Faculties of Art and Design, while students in the Faculty of Media have extensive access to digital media workstations.

Sculptures in the window of The Gallery at NUA

The Gallery at NUA

The Gallery has a respected reputation for its annual programme of exhibitions and events. It is at the heart of the cultural life of the University and the city, while attracting a wide national and international audience. Not only is it an important touring venue that has hosted national and international exhibitions such as Colin Self, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Jerwood Contemporary Painters and Jake & Dinos Chapman, it also provides students with Degree Show space and is a valuable resource for installation and curating experience. Find out more about The Gallery.

Student reading book in the library


The library houses the largest specialist art, design and media collection in the Eastern region, including 33,000 books, subscriptions to over 400 journals, over 800 DVDs and an extensive bank of electronic resources. Workspaces include access to networked computers and group study areas. The Library staff are on hand to provide support via the help-desk, orientation sessions and through an active intranet presence. Find out more about the Library’s resources.

Media Lab

Digital Media

The University has invested significantly in hardware and software that is professionally relevant and suitable for its diverse range of academic opportunities. IT resources can be accessed in the workshops, library, computer-teaching rooms, seminar rooms, and at numerous terminals available throughout the campus. A centrally located Student IT Helpdesk provides advice and support for using IT resources, including email.

Digital darkroom

Online Resources

Wi-fi internet access is available across the campus. Library catalogues and study guides are accessed online and students are subscribed to an expanding number of web-based arts, design and media databases. The intranet, available both on and off site, provides access to course and student support information, and the virtual learning environment facilitates interactive online learning. Through the managed learning environment students have access to a developing range of information sources, including personal assessment results. Every student is provided with a web email address to use during their studies.

Students picking up equipment from the media resource centre

Media Resource Centre

Portable equipment for location filming including lighting sets, dolly kits, film and digital video and audio recording kits with relevant accessories.

Students in the NUA Lecture Theatre

Teaching Resources

The Lecture Theatre, seminar rooms and computer teaching suite offer a comprehensively equipped suite of facilities optimised for the teaching delivery and presentation requirements of all courses.

Student in the shop

The Shop @ NUA

NUA has its own art materials shop, open daily, which sells a wide range of basic and specialist art supplies at discounted prices.