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Course Content

Tutors are all practising artists and researchers and bring their experience of exhibitions and publication to their teaching. We have specialisms in different areas and can support students’ diverse interests and individuality.

Carl Rowe
Course Leader

  • Year One
  • In your first week you are allocated a studio space and assigned a personal tutor
  • Experimentation through projects Creative technical research
  • Analytical and communication skills
  • Painting
  • Print
  • Sculpture
  • Group project
  • Student Gallery exhibition Statements of intent
  • Year Two
  • Further contextualise your work and think more practically about audience
  • Critical theories such as psychoanalysis and aesthetics
  • Collaborative, collective and socially engaged approaches
  • Exhibit in external venues
  • Year Three
  • Focus on maturing ideas through studio practice and research
  • Planning and curation opportunities for final exhibition
  • Written Research Report Professional practice symposium
  • Degree Show for curators, collectors, buyers and gallery owners

Visiting Lecturers

  • Beatriz Olabarrieta
  • Lucy Clout
  • Milly Thompson
  • Mark Titchner
    Artist working in digital print, wall drawing, video, sculpture and installation
  • David Mackintosh
  • Cosmo Sheldrake
    Multi-instrumentalist Musician, Composer and Producer
  • Jesse Darling
    Artist and Art Editor
  • Bruce McLean
    Performance Artist and Painter

NUA hosts British Art Show 8


Norwich University of the Arts co-hosted the UK’s biggest touring exhibition, British Art Show 8 as part of the Hayward Touring programme from June – September 2016. Recognised as some of the very best of contemporary art in the UK, the exhibition was held in NUA’s St Georges Building, East GalleryNUA, Norwich Castle and Museum and The Forum presenting work from over forty artists including film, sculpture installation and painting and design. Alongside the exhibition, the BAS8 event programme presented a summer of free talks, workshops, roundtable discussions and performances open to the public. Discover more about British Art Show 8 at NUA.

Dialogues 2014

Watch a short film of interviews with the speakers at NUA’s Fine Art Symposium.

Dialogues 2013

Watch a short film of interviews with the speakers at NUA’s Fine Art Symposium.

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Students work with artist Evan Ifekoya at Wysing Arts Centre

A small group of BA (Hons) Fine Art students participated in a performance workshop, specially arranged for NUA on 1st March, working with the artist Evan Ifekoya. Evan gave a talk at NUA back in January 2017, and students were able to submit proposals for the workshop after her talk. The 1-day workshop took place at Wysing Arts Centre where Evan is currently showing her work in the group exhibition All Channels Open. Students spent the day generating experimental writing, performing spoken word and discussing the outcomes with Evan. Participating students included Year one students Coco O’Brien and Kimberley Warder, and third year students James Tomlin, Gemma Carson, Leonela Helm, Molly Aldous and Holly Priestly. Previous NUA workshops at Wysing Arts Centre have brought BA Fine Art students into contact with the artists Kit Craig, Alice Theobald, Cécile B Evans, Laure Prouvost and Mark Aerial Waller.

Learning and teaching

Find out more about learning and teaching on this course and how NUA courses are assessed.