Work at NUA
Our ambition is to be the best specialist university for arts, design, architecture and media in Europe. Our overriding commitment is to our students and staff, exemplified through the excellence of our teaching, the rigour and ambition of our research and scholarship, and the quality of our resources.
We are located in a unique campus in the heart of the city of Norwich, Norfolk.
Norwich University of the Arts is committed to being an inclusive community that offers equality of opportunity and enables our staff and students to flourish and succeed, regardless of their background or personal circumstances. Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion is embedded in everything that we do. We celebrate the diversity of our backgrounds, cultures and actions, promoting art and design as a catalyst of social change. As such, we are champions for the creative arts; empowering all of our students to be valued and productive members of society, with ambitions to change the world.
Following a recent structure review we are seeking to appoint a Course Leader, Games Art and Design and Games Development, located within the Computer Arts and Technology programme.
Following a recent structure review, we are seeking to appoint a Course Leader, Animation and Animation and Visual Effects, located within the Computer Arts and Technology programme.
Following a recent structure review, are seeking to appoint to a new role of Course Leader, Graphic Communication and User Experience Design, located within the Communication Design programme.
Following a recent structure review, we are seeking to appoint to a new role of Course Leader, Graphic Design and Design for Publishing, located within the Communication Design programme.
We are seeking to appoint a Course Leader for Fashion who will help us to shape and define the vision for future fashion education in Norwich; debating and contributing to contemporary shifts in the industry and society more widely, including ethical, inclusive and sustainable design and addressing global issues more widely.
To assist us in driving our strategic and creative vision forward, the University is seeking to appoint a Course Leader for Fine Art who will help us to shape and define the vision of Fine Art education in Norwich; debating and contributing to contemporary shifts in society and addressing global issues more widely.
To assist us in driving our strategic and creative vision forward, the University is now seeking to expand our pool of industry-experienced staff to support our accredited BA (Hons) Acting course.
We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join the University as a Compliance Manager to work within the Quality Management and Enhancement Team (QME). The QME team supports the development and enhancement of quality and standards at the University, in line with the regulations and requirements governing the Higher Education sector and those of key stakeholders, professional and other statutory bodies.
We are seeking to recruit an International Officer who will be responsible for all aspects of recruitment and marketing activity within their portfolio of market. They will be tasked with developing relationships in key target countries, with particular emphasis on schools, colleges, overseas agents, and government bodies.
We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Social Media Manager to join the Marketing team in one of the UK’s top creative universities. You will have a real passion for social media and an understanding of targeting youth audiences and associated influencers within Higher Education and reaching new audiences.
Are you creative and have skills working with wood, metal and plastics? We are looking for a 3D fabrication specialist who can provide technical expertise and guidance to students studying across a range of our academic courses including fine art, design, and architecture programmes.
Can you code? We’re looking for a Games Dev specialist to become part of the NUA computer arts community. We want someone who can share their technical expertise in creative coding, programming, and software development with the next generation of games designers on our award winning computer arts courses.
Tracing its history back to 1845 and the Norwich School of Design, NUA is one of the great British art schools. We were granted university status in 2012, with the late Oscar-nominated actor, Sir John Hurt, serving as NUA’s first Chancellor.
NUA alumni have contributed to some of the most iconic companies, brands and designs of the 20th and 21st centuries. Our celebrated alumni include painter Sir Alfred Munnings, Turner Prize nominee Glenn Brown, Bob the Builder creator Keith Chapman, Oscar winning Production Designer Stuart Craig OBE, and Rastamouse creator Genevieve Webster.
Design graduates have founded some of the most successful agencies in the country, including Hat-Trick and Carter Wong. Other students have gone on to work in creative roles in major organisations such as Blitz, BBC, The Sunday Times, Pearlfisher, Design Bridge, Sony, Crytec and Tate Modern.
Former NUA teaching staff include artists Leslie Davenport, Lucian Freud and Michael Andrews.
Take a tour of our campus and you’ll find industry-standard tools, studios and creative spaces in 10 buildings, nestled between the cafes, bars, independent galleries and shops of Norwich’s cultural quarter. You’ll discover medieval buildings with 21st century media labs, and revitalised Victorian factory buildings fitted out with contemporary technology.
NUA was one of three universities shortlisted by the 2018 Guardian University Awards for “Buildings that Inspire”.
Norwich sparks with creativity. Home to a flourishing music and cultural scene, the city’s compact centre houses six theatres, a permanent six-day market, the vintage and independent shops of the ‘Lanes’, two shopping malls and four cinemas. In 2012, UNESCO named Norwich as England’s first City of Literature, recognising a celebrated literary tradition that spans Booker and Nobel prize winners.
Our leadership structure
Strategic Management Group
The Strategic Management Group includes the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Simon Ofield-Kerr, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Angela Robson, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Larra Anderson, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience) and Academic Registrar Angela Beckett, Dean of Creative Education Professor Hilary Carlisle, and starting May 2022: Dean of Research and Knowledge Exchange Professor Louis Nixon.
Senior Management Team
The Senior Management Team includes the members of the Strategic Management Group, Director of Innovation and Engagement Sarah Steed, Director of Human Resources Lynne Warwick, Director of External Relations Sarah Hamilton, and Director of Finance and Planning Stephen Belderbos.
Top 10 for
by the Times and Sunday Times 2022
Top Two UK
by The Complete University Guide 2023
for Student Retention -
The Times and Sunday Times 2020