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Year One

Graphic Design at NUA has a strong reputation in the industry. Students find their NUA credentials are well respected when it comes to moving into their first design job.

Lucy Blazey
Senior Lecturer

  • Year One
  • In Year One all Graphics students work together as you develop an understanding of universal design principles
  • Focus on type, image creation, print, layout, moving image and photography
  • Software inductions
  • Lectures on the history and context of design
  • Explore publishing, packaging, identity, advertising, web, editorial and interactive communication
  • Year Two
  • Gain the skills required to excel in your chosen area
  • Become increasingly familiar with industry approaches and terminology
  • Opportunities to become involved in live projects from real clients
  • Professional skill development, including client presentations
  • Opportunity for work placements
  • Year Three
  • Building an industry-ready portfolio developing a range of projects
  • Research Report
  • Tutor and peer feedback helps you to strengthen your ability to communicate your ideas effectively
  • Further development of your business and professional skills in preparation for a career in the creative industries

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 including a talk with internationally renowned Graphic Designer, Fraser Muggeridge. Discover more about British Art Show 8 at NUA.

Visiting Lecturers

  • Jim Sutherland
    Studio Sutherland
  • Phil Carter
    Carter Studio
  • Asa Cook
    Design Bridge
  • Jack Renwick
    Jack Renwick Studio
  • Stefan Sagmeister
    Sagmeister & Walsh
  • Zoe Ballentine-Woods & Chloe Joyce
    B&B Studio
  • John Bateson
    Typographic Circle
  • Lyam Bewry
    Paul Belford Studio
  • Graham Birch
    Radford Wallis
  • James Cann
    Studio Minerva
  • Paddy Carey
    Together Design
  • Beth Drummond & Donna West
  • Samuel Edwards
    TAXI Studio
  • Arron Egan
    Butterfly Cannon
  • Charlie Garrod
  • Keren House
    Freelance Consultant
  • Joe Lion
    Why Not Associates
  • Matt Lurcock & Miles Marshall
    Turner Duckworth
  • Freddie Martin
    Pollitt & Partners
  • Marc Nichols
    Williams Murray Hamm
  • Sean O’Donovan
    Blue Marlin
  • Samuel Povey
  • Ben Taub

Watch a film about Cowbird, NUA’s graphics symposium including interviews with speakers and students.

Learning and teaching

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


Alumni give lecture on Turner Duckworth experience

Graphics alumni Miles Marshall (2009) and Matt Lurcock (2010) returned to the University to deliver a lecture on their work for Award-winning visual identity and packaging design agency Turner Duckworth, whose clients include Coca-Cola, Levi Strauss and Metallica.