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Join our Creative Community – #WeARENUA

NUA is unique – our campus, our studios, our city, our community and we want you to be a part of it.

#WeAreNUA brings together the vibrant student experience to reveal what it’s really like to study here and be a student in Norwich. From exploring our fine city’s best cultural spots to what its like to deliver a design concept to a Creative Director, #WeAreNUA will make you feel part of our creative community the moment you reach our campus doors. Through student and staff blogs, video diaries and Instagram takeovers let us show you what NUA is all about.

Ruby Jaye Wood, Norwich University of the Arts Fine Art student and blogger


“NUA is surrounded by this warm creative atmosphere that is filled with quirky bars, shops, galleries and spaces fitting every mood and style.”

Ruby-Jaye Wood, London
BA (Hons) Fine Art.

Find out Ruby’s top 5 creative spaces in Norwich and at NUA →

Phil Carter in NUA's Graphic Design studio holding chalkboard


The unique atmosphere and warm camaraderie here means that visiting NUA is not unlike coming home.

Phil Carter
Creative Director, Carter Studio, BA (Hons) Graphic Design, 1977

Student Accommodation at NUA

You will live in the heart of one of the safest cities in the UK, either in our high spec student accommodation or budget-friendly halls of residence, or live in private accommodation supported by our Accommodation Team. Watch a video on living in our All Saints Green student halls of residence.

Creative City

Speigeltent at Norwich and Norfolk Festival

Discover our creative city through the eyes of our staff and students.

NUA on Instagram


Explore the city that will become your home. Scroll left and right to see images from Norwich.

Josh Allen, Senior UX/ID Designer


“The games industry is everything I wanted for my career. I’m surrounded by amazing, talented people that inspire me every day.”

Josh Allen
Senior UX/UI Designer, Splash Games
BA (Hons) Games Art & Design, 2013

Discover more about Josh’s role as a Senior UX/ID Designer →

Upcoming exhibition

Hans Peter Feldmann sculpture at Norwich University of the Arts

‘Art Exhibition’ by Hans-Peter Feldmann

6 May – 22 July 2017

East GalleryNUA is delighted to exhibit work by the ground breaking German artist, Hans-Peter Feldmann. Feldmann has exhibited in many major art venues worldwide, he was included in the Venice Biennale in 2009 and was awarded the prestigious Hugo Boss Art Prize in 2010.

Discover more about ‘Art Exhibition’ →.

Boardman house image in its current form, with an adapted version created by VFX

Architecture and VFX students collaborate on building’s visualisation

It’s not often that a student gets to destroy a university Building, but when NUA’s BA (Hons) VFX and BA (Hons) Architecture students collaborated on a project during March 2017, looking at how buildings in Norwich might be changed by animals or insects after some kind of apocalypse, they decided to research how the University itself might deteriorate and collapse after 300 years. Architecture students researched how the building’s underlying structure might be stressed and disintegrate, whilst VFX students incorporated textures and 3D digital projections into photographic documentation of contemporary spaces. Nick Rollason, Year Two BA (Hons) VFX student said “It was really useful to see how Architects and VFX artists see space differently. I learnt a lot about the underlying structures and how things like laths or metal fittings might corrupt or corrode over decades, and I think the Architecture students got some new ideas about visualisation techniques too.”.

Dean of Arts and Media, Professor Richard Sawdon Smith

Lecturer photographs NUA Dean for Jocks & Nerds Magazine

Lecturer Ross Trevail has photographed NUA Dean of Arts and Media Professor Richard Sawdon Smith for the Winter edition of Jocks & Nerds Magazine. The shoot took place on the NUA Campus and Sophie Chittock, Year two BA (Hons) Fashion Communication and Promotion student assisted with styling. Year two BA (Hons) Photography student Kane Layland got the opportunity to assist Ross on the shoot and both students were featured in the magazine. You can find out more on the Jocks & Nerds website. Read more about Ross’s work.

Rhombus & Pineapple, colourful card work at PaperFest

Graduates scoop prestigious design award

Graduate-run paper-cutting studio, Rhombus and Pineapple were announced winners of the Top Drawer Paper Awards SS17 in the Engaging Print category, in January 2017. The Paper Award is an initiative led by PaperFest, a space held at the Top Drawer Design-led event in London dedicated to designers, printers and makers, with the aim to “support and recognise the creativity and innovation of their greetings and stationery exhibitors”. Emily Powell and Grace Thomson of Rhombus and Pineapple (BA (Hons) Fine Art, 2011) produce bespoke designs and witty typography from their studio/shop in Topsham, Devon. Find out more about Rhombus and Pineapple.

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Our city

You will discover a thriving cultural centre filled with galleries, museums and events to keep you busy throughout your time in Norwich. You will explore the rich history of the city and delve into the independent lanes, roaming the coffee houses, shops and bars with your new friends for life. Beyond the city walls you will uncover the county of Norfolk’s great houses, inspirational coastline and national parks.

Boardman House

Your NUA

The University is based in beautiful city centre buildings dating from medieval times to the present day, all of which have been redesigned to provided bespoke spaces for learning and practising your work.

Rated as a top 5 UK university for creative scene

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#WeAreNUA on Twitter

Student Union Office at Norwich University of the Arts

NUA Students’ Union is the link between students and the institution, representing the voice of our students as priority. As well as responsibilities for your student experience, learning & teaching, welfare and support, the SU organises events and co-ordinates societies and clubs and always have tea and biscuits on hand when you need a chat. Find out what Clubs and Societies the Students’ Union offers →.

Have a question?

Any questions about studying at NUA? Talk to Lynne, Tom or Tori in the following ways:

Call +44 (0) 1603 610561
Tweet @NorwichUniArts