Scholarships and awards
  • Scholarships and awards

    Here you will find information about the scholarships, prizes, and awards available to Norwich University of the Arts students.

    Scholarships and Bursaries

    These awards are designed to provide financial support to students throughout their studies. Unless stated otherwise, eligible students will receive an email from NUA encouraging them to apply.

    BAFTA Scholarships

    BAFTA Scholarships are available for BA Games Art and Design and MA Moving Image and Sound applicants.

    More information about BAFTA Scholarships

    The BAFTA Scholarship Programme aims to assist talented students in need of financial support. Applications for 2023/24 are expected to open in the new year, usually closing in May.
    Recipients receive up to £12,000 to cover their annual course fees, an industry mentor, and free access to BAFTA events around the UK.

    The NUA Chancellor’s Scholarship Fund

    The Chancellor’s Scholarship supports students of Black or Mixed Black heritage who demonstrate talent and potential in a creative discipline and have applied to study at NUA.

    More information about The Chancellor’s Scholarship

    The NUA community is innovative and distinctive but needs to be more diverse, like the industries it supports.

    To encourage talented students from diverse backgrounds to study at NUA, with the support of our Chancellor, film director Amma Asante MBE, we have set up the NUA Chancellor’s Scholarship Fund.

    Financial concerns are one of the primary barriers to Black people progressing into Higher Education. The NUA Chancellor’s Scholarship Fund empowers students to continue their education and gives them the freedom to access resources and support they might not otherwise have.

    The Scholarship of £9,250 a year for three years of study was first awarded in 2021. It is granted as nine termly payments and can be used to cover tuition fees, accommodation, living costs and course materials.

    Applicants must be of Black or mixed Black heritage, domiciled in the UK, and hold an offer to study an undergraduate degree at NUA.

    Chancellor’s Scholarship 2022

    Applications for this year’s Chancellor’s Scholarship have now closed. Applications for 2023 entry will open around May/June 2023.

    For more information on how to apply for the Chancellor’s Scholarship, please email awards@nua.ac.uk.

    Dubery & Brogden Scholarships

    The Dubery and Brogden scholarships are presented by East Anglia Art Fund (EAAF), awarding £2500 to undergraduate and postgraduate students on the following courses: Fine Art, Illustration, Textile Design and Fashion.

    More information about Dubery & Brogden Scholarships

    The Dubery and Brogden scholarships were established in 2016 following a substantial bequest to EAAF from the Estate of artists Fred Dubery and Joanne Brogden.

    These scholarships acknowledge emerging talent and respond to financial needs, providing significant support for NUA students throughout their degrees. Scholars are presented with membership of EAAF, providing networking opportunities and peer support.

    All postgraduate and eligible undergraduate students will be invited to apply in September of their starting year. For more information, please email awards@nua.ac.uk.

    The Heathfield Accommodation Bursary

    The Heathfield Accommodation Bursary is awarded to an international student who holds an offer to study a postgraduate degree at NUA. It provides accommodation at Heathfield Student Community Home for an academic year.

    More information about The Heathfield Accommodation Bursary

    Heathfield Student Community Home is a privately-owned 44-room hall of residence. The owners are keen to support NUA’s commitment to diversity by offering one year’s free accommodation to a postgraduate international student.

    Heathfield promotes a welcoming and supportive community among its residents, who are students from the UK and around the world. To broaden the range of interests and backgrounds among residents, Heathfield accepts students from NUA, UEA and other institutions.

    The successful candidate will be required to sign a tenancy agreement directly with Heathfield.

    For further information on how to apply for the Heathfield Accommodation Bursary, please contact international@nua.ac.uk.

    Lanpro Architectural Bursary 2022

    To support the development and expansion of their practice, Lanpro Architecture are providing financial support in the form of a £3000 bursary for a postgraduate student at NUA on the Master of Architecture (MArch) Part II course.

    More information about Lanpro Architectural Bursary 2022

    Upon successful completion of the course, the student will undertake a two-month paid work placement at Lanpro, following which and subject to review, there may be the opportunity for a full-time position.

    The Bursary will be issued as nine termly payments of £500 over the two-year course. Students on the MArch course will be invited to apply for this Bursary at the beginning of their starting year.

    For more information, please email awards@nua.ac.uk.

    Awards and Prizes

    Through philanthropic support of NUA, the university is able to offer the following awards to students who have shown excellence through their studies. For further information on any of the following awards, please email awards@nua.ac.uk.

    The Helen Hoyte Award

    The Helen Hoyte Award was established in 2020 and is open to all second year BA (Hons) Textile Design students.

    The prize is awarded by the Costume & Textile Association (C&TA) at the end of BA2a to a student who has effectively used research to inform their practice.

    Clancy Consulting Award for Structural Excellence

    The Clancy Consulting Award for Structural Excellence is a £200 prize presented annually to a final year student studying BA (Hons) Architecture.

    More information about Clancy Consulting Award for Structural Excellence

    The Award was established in 2019, and is given to a student who produces the most outstanding project according to the following criteria:

    1. Demonstrates excellence in the consideration of structure 
    2. Shows an innovative approach to solving structural problems

    David Thorpe Memorial Prize

    The David Thorpe Memorial Prize is awarded annually by Linda Thorpe in memory of her late son, David Thorpe, a former BA (Hons) Design for Publishing student.

    This £25 prize is awarded to the student who has shown the most significant improvement over their three years on the course.

    Elsie Cole Prize

    Elsie Cole studied at Norwich School of Art between 1908-1910 and her prize, worth £100, is awarded to a final year BA (Hons) Graphic Communications student.

    More information about the Elsie Cole Prize

     

    The Elsie Cole Memorial Prize is a historical legacy, generously left in Elsie Cole’s will to NUA. The prize is awarded to a student who has created the most outstanding work in their final year and showed the most improvement over their three years on the course.

    Hamson Barron Smith Award for Sustainable Design

    This £200 prize is presented annually to a final year student studying BA (Hons) Architecture whose project work shows the most promising approach to environmental considerations.

    More information about the Hamson Barron Smith Award for Sustainable Design

     

    The prize is awarded according to the following criteria:

    1. The student demonstrates a sustained approach to environmentally aware architecture and urbanism.
    2. Their work illustrates a considered approach to environmental design for cities, landscapes, public spaces, materials, industrial, retail and residential architecture.

    The High House Residency

    The High House Residency is a month-long summer residency offered by sculptor Sir Antony Gormley and painter Vicken Parsons. Applications are open to all graduating BA (Hons) Fine Art students.

    More information about the High House Residency

    The residency includes use of a studio, access to the abundance of resources on the High House estate, accommodation and a final crit with Antony and Vicken.

    Students are invited to submit a proposal. These are then reviewed by the team at High House, who select two students.

    John Alston Prize for Fine Art

    This £500 prize was first awarded in 2022 and is given to a final year BA (Hons) Fine Art student.

    The prize is awarded by East Anglia Art Fund, in memory of John Alston CBE. Selection is based on the student’s final year work.

    LSI Architects Drawing Prize

    This £200 prize is presented annually to a final year BA (Hons) Architecture student who produces the most outstanding architectural drawing.

    More information about the LSI Architects Drawing Prize

    The prize is awarded according to the following criteria:

    1. The drawing communicates clearly without needing to reference other images or texts and evokes what it intends to portray.
    2. The drawing comprises drawn lines, tones, planes etc. (i.e., not formed from a photographic collage or produced by another ‘painterly’ process).
    3. The drawing displays excellence in the medium used, whether manual, CAD-assisted, or a combination of the two.
    4. The drawing has distinct qualities that could be described as engaging, winsome or whimsical.

    Norfolk Contemporary Art Society Prize

    The Norfolk Contemporary Art Society (NCAS) Prize is generously awarded each year to a graduating BA (Hons) Fine Art student.

    The £500 prize is presented by members of the NCAS Committee to a student who has excelled in their final year of study, and demonstrated this in their outstanding final exhibition.

    Purcell Research Report Prize

    This £300 prize is presented annually to a final year student studying BA (Hons) Architecture who produces the most outstanding Research Report.

    More information about the Purcell Research Report Prize

     

    The prize is awarded according to the following criteria:

    1. The topic is contemporary and relevant to issues pertinent to the broader architectural community
    2. The report has a clear argument and demonstrates strong analytical skills and the use of evidence.
    3. The report is engaging and articulate in style and has been designed professionally with clear consideration of aesthetics and layout.

    RIBA East Student Award for Outstanding Design

    This £300 prize is presented annually to celebrate the talent of final year BA (Hons) Architecture students in the region and reward them in the pursuit of excellence in the study of Architecture.

    Robert Boyall Prize

    This prize was established in 2016 by Keith and Kay Boyall in memory of their son, Robert Boyall. Robert was a BA (Hons) Graphic Design student at NUA from 2011-2015, who developed a special interest in Typography.

    Keith and Kay generously award £250 each year to a graduating Graphic Design student who demonstrates a shared passion for Typography.

    Vernon Crowther Prize for Fine Art

    The Vernon Crowther Prize for Fine Art is awarded to a graduating BA (Hons) Fine Art student who has demonstrated excellence during their final year of study.

    The award, generously gifted by Sylvia Ackling, is worth £500.

    Walter Scott Prize

    This £100 prize is awarded to a BA (Hons) Graphic Communications student who has created outstanding work in their end of year show and demonstrated the most improvement over the course.

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