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Ideas FactoryNUA

Ideas FactoryNUA is a business focused creative consultancy providing specialist advice, services and skills in art, design and media.

It is a commercial outlet for students’ innovative thinking and talent, led by staff with significant experience of the creative industries.

Work with us

Call +44 (0)1603 610561
email ideasfactory@NUA.ac.uk
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Platform is a series of workshops open to all NUA students and graduates from the past 3 years interested in starting a creative business or becoming a freelancer. From initial ideas, to marketing, covering the legal and financial aspects, researching your idea, networking and pitching yourself. Students and graduates will hear from NUA alumni successfully running their own businesses and each week meet industry experts for guidance and advice. For more information please contact Beth Sowersby.

Client design project

Design and Brand Consultancy

Ideas FactoryNUA works with established brands looking for a fresh perspective and with start-ups requiring a full suite of collateral to launch their brand identity.

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Art Commissions

Ideas FactoryNUA allows students and staff at the University to undertake fine art commissions as part of their coursework or as individual artists.

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Media Commissions

Ideas FactoryNUA has been commissioned to create media such as short documentary films, animations used in idents and games for building brand relationships with consumers online.

The Bull sculpture

Creative Problem Solving and Idea Generation

Ideas FactoryNUA can provide a team of students and academic staff, of any number from 2 – 100 from fashion to fine art, graphic design to games design, illustration or textiles.

Meeting room

Venue Hire

Norwich University of the Arts offers a range of space facilities for hire in the city centre, suitable for meetings, conferences and formal or informal gatherings.

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Corporate Art Hire

NUA holds an extensive and impressive collection of works for hire by graduates and local artists in its collection.

IT software workshop

Bespoke Training and Staff Development

We are always interested in discussing professional training needs with external organisations.

Brainchild winner 2016 - Tales Magazine

MA Communication Design student, Kathrina Wainstok, and BA Photography graduate, Sam Holden, win the Ideas FactoryNUA Brainchild 2016 award for their ‘Tales’ magazine. Find out more.

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Our Clients

Read case studies of projects carried out for corporate clients through Ideas FactoryNUA.


Published Hourly Charge Out Rates

Business Director £98.60
Lecturer / Manager £51.00
Administrator £42.70

These rates are intended for use in external projects where NUA is competing in a commercial context, include full staffing costs, an element of overhead recovery, and profit margin.

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