Study at NUA
  • 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, taking a bold first step towards a creative career.

    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.

    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, with a distinctive portfolio of work that will set you apart from other graduates competing for jobs.

    Our teachers: creators and makers

    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 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.

    International students

    NUA is home to students from over 40 countries. Discover why.


    Find out about the bursaries we offer at NUA to help with your studies.


    Top 10 for
    Teaching Quality

    by the Times and Sunday Times 2022

    Top Two UK
    Creative Arts

    by The Complete University Guide 2023

    Uni of
    the Year

    for Student Retention -
    The Times and Sunday Times 2020

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