Study at NUA
Learning through making
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.
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19 undergraduate courses.
9 postgraduate courses.
Never Underestimate Art
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