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Our Collaborative Campus

Our Collaborative Campus

Words and photography by Beth Poulter, BA (Hons) Fashion Communication and Promotion.

In the lead up to the busiest time on campus, the Degree Shows, I spent some time exploring the university campus speaking to students about what Norwich University of the Arts means to them. As a student ambassador, seeing the progression of works from fine art, textiles and other courses is a privilege I already possess.

I made my way through the workshops of every course at the university, speaking to students from all courses. As the only course based at the Duke Street building, Fashion Communication and Promotion students often only engage with each other, a stereotype I was keen to begin to breakdown.

It is no secret that the creative industry is built on connections, and often the best connections we can make as students are each other. Via this blog post, I was able to meet and engage with students from other courses whom I may never have approached unprovoked. It gave me an opportunity to get inspired by the incredible work being produced around campus around this time, which has in turn driven my own desire to be more creative in my approaches to briefs.

I asked a series of questions to students across the campus, provoking a response to ‘what NUA means to them’ and what the future holds for them.

Where will you be in five years time? - Owen, BA (Hons) Photography
Where will you be in five years time? - Drucilla, BA (Hons) Architecture
What facility do you feel at home in? - Iga, BA (Hons) Textile Design
 What are you doing over the summer before third year? - Beth, BA (Hons) Fashion Communication and Promotion
What are you working on at the moment? - Evan, BA (Hons) Fine Art
What are you working on at the moment? - Cairo & Leonor, BA (Hons) Interior Design
What will you miss at NUA? - Savio, BA (Hons) Fashion
What will you miss at NUA? - Jack, BA (Hons) Fashion
What has been the best course trip so far? - Amy, BA (Hons) Graphic Design
Any advice to your first year self? - Megan, BA (Hons) Illustration
What does NUA mean to you? - Dominic, BA (Hons) Animation
What does NUA mean to you? - Laura, BA (Hons) Games Art and Design
What does NUA mean to you? - Jihad, BA (Hons) VFX
portrait photo of alum Beth Poulter standing and smiling while looking away from camera with long hair and a thick fabric open coat

Beth Poulter

"It is no secret that the creative industry is built on connections, and often the best connections we can make as students are each other."