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Our students are our greatest advocates. Read about their opinions on their courses.


MA Moving Image and Sound

– Andrew Logie

What I’m learning at NUA is having a big practical impact on what I teach and how I teach. I’ve taken tons of stuff from the course and implemented it in the classroom.

Read Andrew’s story.


MA Fine Art

– Barbara Taylor

What was fantastic for me was the workshops and technical support which enabled me to learn loads and to completely change my work two thirds of the way through the course.

Read Barbara’s story.

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MA Communication Design

– Lucas Yeung

I studied for my BA in Hong Kong and was keen to study abroad for MA. I was looking for a course that was professionally focused. Initially I was looking at US universities but the fees were very high. I decided on the UK and looked at university league tables.

Read Lucas’s story.


MA Curation

– Alice Lee

The course at NUA appealed to me because it has a practical emphasis, other courses I looked at were more theory-based.

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MA Curation

– Alison Humphrey

I was attracted to MA Curation because of the quality and experience of the tutors including Lynda Morris and Krzysztof Fijalkowski. I had been so passionate about my 10,000 word extended dissertation for BA that writing was taking a front seat in my practice and it was something I wanted to explore further in the MA.

Read Alison’s story.

Erin Patel

MA Photography

– Erin Patel

I knew NUA had a reputation for challenging students to broaden their practice within a supportive and professionally focused environment. Having come back into academia from industry I have found the faculty, tutors and facilities have all helped me to develop my visual identity. I am thoroughly enjoying integrating within the academic community.

Read Erin’s story.

“There are excellent external speakers and the tutors on the course have a lot of industry experience.”

Andrew Logie
MA Moving Image and Sound

Read Andrew’s story.


MA Textile Design

– Beatrice Heuvel

The first project we did was research based and all postgraduate students were taught together. We worked on manifestos which culminated in group presentations. This project opened the door to interdisciplinary collaborations.

Read Beatrice’s story.

Some people think you have to be in London to study Fashion but you don’t, the quality of teaching here is so good and you get so much more one-to-one time.

Kate Cooper
MA Fashion, Part-time


MA Fashion

– Kate Cooper

I love the industry guest lecturers. A duo from the label INSIDEOUT came to talk to us and they were brilliant, they talked us through their journey and how they made it in the industry.

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I am not at NUA by chance. My decision to come here initially as an Erasmus student was based on my deep research looking at the level of professionalism at different and famous universities.

Veronica Domingo Alonso
MA Fine Art


MA Fine Art

– Veronica Domingo Alonso

The facilities at NUA are very good. I make a lot of use of the print making facilities and I’ve also had an induction in the 3D workshop in case I need to use it

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“The work I produced during the MA course really benefited my portfolio and career progression. But more importantly than this it changed my way of thinking and I hope that this will stay with me for the rest of my career.”

Luke Burroughs
MA Communication Design


MA Communication Design

– Luke Burroughs

One of the most valuable aspects of the course was the absolute freedom to pursue projects on a much larger scale both in terms of complexity and timeframe. The MA course tutors focused a great deal on asking us to be critical of our work within the design framework.

Read Luke’s story.