Resources to explore before starting at NUA

Resources to explore before starting at NUA

We spoke to our undergraduate Course Leaders for their recommendations on what resources to take a look at ahead of starting your place at NUA in September.

BA (Hons) Acting

Find stage shows, musicals and opera to watch online for free at What’s On Stage

BA (Hons) Animation and BA (Hons) Animation and Visual Effects

Have a watch of The 12 Principles of Animation.

BA (Hons) Architecture

Take a look at Frank Ching’s Seeing.Thinking.Drawing blog

BA (Hons) Fashion

Explore the Elsa Schiaparelli collection highlights on the V&A Museum website and watch the film The True Cost, available on Netflix

BA (Hons) Fashion Communication and Promotion and BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing and Business

The Business of Fashion is an invaluable resource, a one-stop source of up-to-date news and opinion pieces on the ever-changing fashion industry. Prefer to listen or watch? Don’t forget to check out their Podcasts, Instagram Lives and Youtube too!

BA (Hons) Film and Moving Image Production

Have a watch of the films The Lighthouse, Uncut Gems and Escape.

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Visit Project Space X, a 3D virtual gallery that has been set up in response to the temporary distancing from the project spaces in NUA’s St George’s building.

BA (Hons) Games Art and Design and BSc (Hons) Games Development

Explore work on ArtStation, as well as the potential for sharing your portfolio or blog. 

BA (Hons) Graphic Communication, BA (Hons) Graphic Design and BA (Hons) Design for Publishing

Have a read of the book A-Z of Visual Ideas by John Ingledew and check out It’s Nice That, which showcases lots of new and emerging work.  

BA (Hons) Illustration

Look up and have a read of Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling.

BA (Hons) Interior Design

Explore the popular design trend of tiny living by watching the documentary We The Tiny House People

BA (Hons) Photography

Browse contemporary photography, articles and conversations on Photoworks.

BA (Hon) Textile Design

Explore the Elsa Schiaparelli collection highlights on the V&A Museum website and or take a virtual tour of the British Museum for some inspiration.

BA (Hons) User Experience Design

Have a watch of Johannes Ipen’s TedX Talk Humans, not Users: Why UX is a Problem.