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Norwich University of the Arts is a dynamic and creative community providing arts, design, architecture and media education.


Open Days

We’d love to
meet you

The best way to experience what NUA has to offer is to see for yourself at one of our open days for undergraduate or postgraduate courses.

Undergraduate Open Days
Friday 29 June 2018
Friday 28 September 2018
Saturday 13 October 2018
Friday 26 October 2018
Saturday 10 November 2018
Friday 23 November 2018
Friday 7 December 2018
Friday 4 January 2019
Postgraduate Open Days
Thursday 17 May 2018
Thursday 19 July 2018
Saturday 1 September 2018

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Our student experience

Find out from our student bloggers and staff about NUA’s vibrant student experience to reveal what it’s really like to study here and be a student in the heart of Norwich.

Rated as a top UK university for creative scene

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Graduate work selected for three film festivals

A short documentary by BA (Hons) Film and Moving Image graduate Laura Wadha has been shortlisted for three film festivals. Laura’s film, Flight, follows the story of her two cousins’ journey from Syria to Europe. It was be shown at the Aesthetica Short Film Festival in York and Norwich Film Festival in November and the London Short Film Festival in January.

Read more about Flight.

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NUA crowned Best Educational Institution in prestigious TIGA games industry awards

Judges of the renowned TIGA games industry awards have crowned Norwich University of the Arts the UK’s Best Educational Institution 2017. The accolade was announced at an awards ceremony at the V&A in London in November as TIGA played host to big name brands, studios and professionals from across industry.

Now in their fifth year, the awards honour the best games, businesses and practitioners in the UK games sector. The judges were looking for a “world-leading” educational institution with a track record of “delivering high proportions of its students into graduate level jobs” and with “strong links with industry”. NUA was one of eight universities around the UK in the running for the best institution award, and was also a finalist in the Best Education Initiative and Talent Development category.

Discover more about the TIGA win.

“Top 10 for academic experience”

Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017

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A Place in the World

Upcoming exhibition – East GalleryNUA

9 March – 28 April.

A Place in the World is an exhibition of photography and film by women artists, timed to coincide with the Southbank Centre’s Women of the World (WoW) Festival, hosted in Norwich for the first time.

The works in the exhibition have been assembled as an exploration of the relationship between place and female identity. Place can be taken as location, that of the artist and the subject of the work, or social place and how gender constructs a female artist’s place in society.

Find out more about A Place in the World

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NUA ranked in UK’s top 10 universities for teaching by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018

Norwich University of the Arts is ranked 10th in the annual league table of the UK’s higher education institutions for teaching quality, according to the 2018 edition of The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide. The top 10 national ranking for teaching quality – also the highest in the Eastern region – follows NUA’s gold-rating for teaching in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) earlier this year. Find out more.

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Amelia Ellwood NUA student winning award at New Designers 2017

Textile Design student scoops 2017 New Designers Prize

Annually, BA (Hons) Textile Design students have the opportunity to showcase their final work at emerging design exhibition, New Designers in London. Third year Textile Design student, Amelia Ellwood was awarded the Kalopsia Associate Prize for her abstract and bold interior and fashion prints. Amelia was presented the Award at the Industry Private view in London, June 2017. Find out more about NUA’s Textile Design awards and news.

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NUA gets gold for Teaching Excellence

NUA has been awarded ‘Gold’ by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) in recognition of its excellent standard of teaching. Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Panel have identified teaching, learning and outcomes for students at NUA as being consistently outstanding. It is of the highest quality found in the UK, with only 26% of all providers awarded this accolade.
Find out more about NUA’s Gold rating.

Campus life

A snapshot of our creative campus at Norwich University of the Arts.

Scholarships at NUA

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Find out about scholarships available to NUA students.

Norwich University of the Arts is a member of the Creative Industries Federation.

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“NUA is going to be the most impressive arts university in the world.”

Sir John Hurt
NUA Chancellor 2012 – 2017

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All you need to know about coming to NUA from outside the UK.

Living in Norwich

Consistently rated as one of the safest and ‘greenest’ cities in the UK, Norwich combines a rich heritage and history with an exciting and contemporary atmosphere. Find out more about living in Norwich.

“A great arts scene depends on a very strong relationship with universities and Norwich University of the Arts are a really incredibly important part.”

Sir Peter Bazalgette
Chairman of Arts Council England