Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) offers three year undergraduate BA and BSc courses and one year postgraduate MA courses in a range of creative subjects. There are also four year undergraduate degree courses available in select subjects. You can apply for undergraduate courses online via UCAS and in some cases the University will accept direct undergraduate applications.
For MA courses you can apply directly to NUA; please contact the International Office for all direct application forms. NUA will accept applications up to 5 weeks before the start of term. Courses commence in September only.
After completing the application, candidates from China must submit a digital portfolio of creative work and conduct an interview via Skype. Candidates are supplied step by step guidance throughout the process.
Chinese students are required to hold an English language qualification. BA and MA applicants are required to have a minimum UKVI approved IELTS exam score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each section. Equivalent English language qualifications are acceptable, IB English language syllabus A or B/English Literature (Grade 4).
Year 0 entry
We offer four year degrees in six disciplines: Fine Art, Film, Games, Graphics, Illustration* and Photography*. They have lower academic requirements to the typical three year degrees. If you would like to discuss the entry requirements for Year 0 entry contact the International Office to discuss in more detail.
Year 1 entry
|International Baccalaureate||32 points|
|A levels||For BA courses – B, B, B: including art & design
For BSc courses – B, B, B: including a science/technical subject
|Foundation Diploma in Art & Design||Merit|
|Bachelor Degree||An average of 75% or above in the first year|
BA (Hons) or BSc Degree with an overall average of 80% or GPA 3.0 or above (equivalent to a UK 2:1) in a subject related to your proposed course of study. Contact the International Office to discuss your qualification in more detail.
|Level||UK tuition fee||Currency conversion**|
|Four year degree||£13,700||120,278 CNY|
|Undergraduate degree||£13,700||120,278 CNY|
|Postgraduate degree||£13,700||1120,278 CNY|
|Research degree||£15,000||131,736 CNY|
Students can choose to live in NUA student accommodation or the private sector for their first year. NUA offers single bedrooms in its new dormitory, All Saints Green, and accommodation blocks elsewhere in the city. The all-inclusive cost of student accommodation is between £98 – £136 (837 – 1,161 CNY*). There is abundant private housing available from £70 (598 CNY) per week.
As Norwich is a small city, students generally live close enough to campus to walk or cycle. There are good transportation links to the rest of the country, including London, and students are eligible for discounts on all national road and rail networks.
*Subject to validation
**Exchange rate correct at time of publishing according to oanda.com.
To find out more about how to apply for a course at NUA, talk to Rhian, International Officer in the following ways:
|Call||+44 (0) 1603 756249|
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