NUA Blogs is where staff and students share their experiences, opinions and insights.
What can you find on NUA Blogs?
- Hear what our student and graduate bloggers have to say about being part of a vibrant creative community in the heart of Norwich.
- Read informed opinion on the latest issues and debates in art, design, architecture and media, from academic staff who are leading practitioners and researchers.
- Get advice and tips to build your own creative future from our specialist Employability Team.
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Making it as a contemporary artist
NUA alumni and sculptor Paul Digby shares what it takes to make it as a contemporary artist.
We are Makers and Creators: Professor of Animation, Suzie Hanna
Get a glimpse into Suzie's creative practice in her home-made animation studio.
Life on MA: Communication Design
MA Communication Design student Richard Wood shares his experience of study at NUA.
Two months in Copenhagen: my internship at Oak Publishing
Third year BA (Hons) Design for Publishing student Rowan Collins reflects on her internship abroad.
The value of creative collaboration
Illustration student Pippa Kane reflects on a recent collaboration with UEA students
Touring America’s print studios
Printmaking technician Jo Stafford furthers her print knowledge by touring the USA.
Catching up with BA Film and Moving Image Production graduate TP Hyland
TP runs a social video agency & directed Ida Mae's video for 'If You Don't Love Me'.
Catching up with BA Illustration graduate Tom Abbiss Smith
Tom Abbiss Smith has worked with Häagen-Dazs, Propercorn and Pinterest amongst others.
What will differentiate your photos from everyone else’s?
The key elements of any good photo are just like in any good story.
Growing ‘Norridge’ – our hygge inspired pop-up business
BA Design for Publishing students Rowan & Liv run Norridge Porridge, a hygge inspired business.
Exploring street food on Norwich Market
Watch a student vlog on Colleen & Shirmaine's favourite spots on Norwich Market.
My Interior Design work placement at NPS
Amy Charter completed a work placement with NPS designing a children's hospice for EACH.
Delving into the independent shops in the Norwich Lanes
Read a blog by student Justine on her top 6 independent shops on the Norwich Lanes.
My work placement at Rob Ryan studio
Interview with BA (Hons) Textile Design student Sarah Venn about her Rob Ryan Studio work placement
My favourite places in Norwich
South Korean student Lisa Yong documents her exploration of Norwich through photography.
Meet Storehouse – the NUA student publication, all under one roof
What is Storehouse? Read about the NUA Students' Union magazine, created by students for students.
The sky’s the limit for NUA graduates
Graduates Josh and Simon launch Night Zookeeper, now a TV series on Sky Kids.
From Student to Graduate, Intern to Animator
An inside story on interning by Daisy Morgan, BA (Hons) Animation.
6 things to do in Norwich this winter
From vintage markets, games nights to freelancers meet ups, plus more!
MA Curation graduate Rosie Smith on hands-on curating fully realised public exhibitions.
A monster start up – meet Studio Goblin
Discover all about 'Studio Goblin', set up by graduates Fraser Brown & Luke Green.
A Portrait of Britain – alumni Joe Lang on his selected image
Joe Lang's image selected for the British Journal of Photography's Portrait of Britain book.
What it takes to run an art gallery
BA Fine Art alumni Gabriel Loy shares what it takes to run art gallery, '1961' in Singapore.
In review: MA Fashion Degree Show 2018 by Amy Ollett
Read a review of the MA Fashion Degree Show 2018 by MA Fashion alumni, Amy Ollett.
In review: MA Degree Show 2018 by Henry Driver
Read a review of the 2018 MA Degree Show by alumni Henry Driver.
Moving past tradition – a case for redesign
Read a short interview with alumni Philip Carter about the redesign of our Degree Certificate.
3 top tips from Computer Animation and Visual Effects Trainer Jahirul Amin
Jahirul Amin shares his top 3 tips for budding visual effects artists.
Five reasons to study at Norwich University of the Arts
Read a blog by BA Film and Moving Image Production student Dan on his reasons for picking NUA.
What I learnt on my graphic design internship
Read a blog by Graphic Design student Lauren on what she learnt on her design agency internship.
In review: Graphics Degree Shows
BA Graphic Design, BA Graphic Communication & BA Design for Publishing Degree Shows review.
In review: BA (Hons) Photography Degree Show
Read a review by photographer and graduate, Andy March on the BA Degree Shows 2018.
In review: BA (Hons) Illustration Degree Show
Read a review by Illustrator and Digital Collage Artist, Tom Abbiss Smith.
In review: BA (Hons) Fashion Communication and Promotion Degree Show
Read a review of the Degree Show by Fiona Burrage of The Nor-Folk.
Our course trip – BA Fashion Communication students visit Berlin
Read a blog by BA Fashion Communication and Promotion student Amy on their visit to Berlin.
How I curated my own exhibition, ‘U2Opia’.
Read a blog by Fine Art student, Bethany who recently curated the exhibition, 'U2Opia'.
What is a crit and how do they work at NUA?
Hear from student, Jack on his experience of a creative feedback session.
Our course trip – BA Textile Design students explore Paris
Shannon Jode, Year 3 student blogs on the Textile Design trip to Paris & Première Vision.
VFX Students Collaborate with London Zoo to save Gibbons
VFX & Animation students visit London Zoo to see gibbons and meet gibbonologists and PhD students.
An interview with Yee Ki Ng
Hear from Fashion graduate Yee Ki Ng, from Hong Kong on studying BA Fashion.
An interview with Stephanie Wong
Interview with BA (Hons) Textile Design graduate, Stephanie Wong, from Hong Kong
An interview with Lucas Yeung
Interview with MA Communication Design graduate Lucas Yeung, from Hong Kong
An interview with Kazz Morohashi
Interview with MA Communication Design graduate Kazz Morohashi, from Japan
An interview with Photography Lecturer Juneko Haga
Interview with BA (Hons) Photography lecturer Juneko Haga, from Japan
An interview with Karla Alcazar Martinez
Interview with BA (Hons) Illustration graduate Karla Alcazar Martinez, from Mexico
An interview with Anastasia Shokhina
Interview with BA (Hons) Graphic Communication graduate Anastasia Shokhina, from Russia
An interview with Melissa Lim Shuen
Interview with BA (Hons) Graphic Communication graduate Melissa Lim Shuen, from Singapore
An Interview with Mark Ng
Interview with BA (Hons) Graphic Communication graduate Mark Ng, from Singapore
Interview with Sinae Park
Interview with BA (Hons) Illustration graduate Sinae Park, from South Korea
An interview with Hanhee Shin
Interview with BA (Hons) Fine Art graduate Hanhee Shin, from South Korea
An interview with Kaelin O’Hare
Interview with BA (Hons) Illustration graduate Kaelin O’Hare, from California
An interview with Jillian Fosten
Interview with BA (Hons) Film & Moving Image graduate Jillian Fosten, from the USA
An interview with Dennis Hoang
Interview with BA (Hons) Games Art & Design graduate Dennis Hoang, from Vietnam
Graduate interview with Creative Director Fiona Burrage
"NUA was a great start for me and really championed creativity."
What does it take to run a papercut studio?
Read about graduates Emily and Grace who run Rhombus & Pineapple studios.
Industrial Light and Magic Pro Shares Top Tips With NUA VFX Students
"NUA stands out as the place to be if you want to hear from people in the industry"
Interning at Vivienne Westwood
Read about Beth's summer internship at iconic fashion brand, Vivienne Westwood.
In Review: In Quotes at East GalleryNUA
"‘IN QUOTES’ offers commentary on how we often share videos, images and music online"
In review: BA (Hons) Fine Art Degree Show 2017
"No matter, the future is there, it lies amongst the shadows of those microcosms"
In review: BA (Hons) Architecture Degree Show 2017
"Isaac Read's annotations of the battle between valour and chaos was a fine example of penmanship."
In review: BA (Hons) Animation Degree Show 2017
"I would recommend getting down to the Degree show, no matter if you are in the industry"
In review: BA (Hons) Fashion Degree Show 2017
"From trendy political slogans, to skirts for men, to intricate embellishments, to bright colour"
Things I wish I’d known about my Degree Show
Hear from two Norwich University of the Arts graduates on their Degree Show experience.
Ten tips on how to make the most of your Degree Show
BA Fine Art Course Leader, Carl Rowe shares his top tips for a successful Degree Show.
In review: Rear View at the Norfolk & Norwich Festival
"Experiencing Norwich in such a unique way made the cityscape part of the performance"
Marissa Lim – First Year as an International Student
"I met people who are the closest friends I have right now"
Industry Guest Lectures at NUA
"Industry lectures offer an insight into the varied professional practice of architecture"
Alumni Interview with Josh Allen, Senior UX/ID Designer
"The games industry is everything I wanted for my career"
Alumni Interview with Laurence Berry, Interaction Designer
"At NUA, I realised design can positively affect the real world"
Alumni Interview with Amy Shore, Senior User Experience Consultant
"Being able to communicate your ideas in a clear and interesting way is key"
Creative Spaces of Norwich
Hear from Fine Art student Ruby to see where our students find their creativity across Norwich.
A Day in the Life of a Masters Student at NUA
What is an average day in the life of a Masters student at NUA?
Norwich as a first year international student
"I manage to almost always find inspiration across the city"
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