Study at NUA
Learning through making
You will explore your ideas, collaborate with fellow students, and develop your own creative approach at Norwich University of the Arts (NUA).
Our specialist and supportive creative community is a place where everyone is encouraged to imagine, design and make.
If you are looking for an opportunity to explore your creative horizons, think and practise sustainability, and take a bold first step towards a creative career, NUA is the place for you.
Practical and project-based courses
Our courses are practical, project-based and run through studios, media labs and workshops where you will experiment with different techniques and test different formats.
Rather than choose between modules, our curriculum is carefully-constructed so each unit builds on what you have learned in the last.
Every term your portfolio will grow in quality, complexity and professionalism.
Creative assessment not exams
You will be assessed by the quality of work you produce on the course, not by sitting exams.
You will need to hit deadlines just like in the workplace – and we expect you to be passionate about your creative field.
We want to see you build a distinctive portfolio of work that will set you apart from other graduates competing for jobs.
Our teachers: creators and makers
NUA is rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework – providing outstanding teaching in arts, design, architecture, and media.
Our staff share their knowledge and experience of working on commercial projects with brands or preparing their artistic endeavours for public exhibition.
They are supported in our well-equipped workshops by an experienced team of technicians who are qualified practitioners and experts in the array of equipment and technologies available for students to use.
Hear from industry professionals
You will also hear from visiting professionals from industry about the latest practice in the workplace.
Many visiting speakers are acclaimed in their field – whether A-list photographers, to professionals who work on blockbuster Hollywood movies or hit video games, to creatives in London fashion houses or design agencies.
19 undergraduate courses.
9 postgraduate courses.
Never Underestimate Art
How to apply
Everything you need to know about making your undergraduate or postgraduate application to study at NUA.
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Find out about the bursaries we offer at NUA to help with your studies.
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