Information for schools

Information for schools

NUA works closely with teachers and advisers to champion and nurture creativity both within the UK and internationally.

Supporting schools and colleges

During this uncertain time, we want to support you and your students to keep making and creating!

Summer School 2020

We’re running a series of workshops throughout the Summer for ages 14 – 19. These sessions will be led by NUA alumni, staff and practising artists. Students will be able to explore a wide range of creative practices from designing album covers and expressive painting through to creating their own 3D characters on free software like Blender.

We’ll be offering participants the opportunity to receive an official NUA certificate if they complete the following: 

  • Attend 6 workshops
  • Send us outcomes from at least 3 workshops 

For more information please visit our Summer School page. 

Bespoke sessions for schools

We are also able to offer a range of bespoke and exclusive sessions for schools and colleges on request, these include:

  • Sculpture Matters: Discover why 3D making is important through a series of live making exercises. Sculpture is a foundational practice which embodies a range of skills that can be applied across different practices.
  • Creative Stress Management: Identify key stress factors in our lives and use your creativity to identify how to overcome some of life’s challenges.
  • Audition Advice: Discover strategies for delivering a great audition whilst also looking at NUA’s audition process for our new Acting course. 
  • Photographing 2D and 3D Artworks: Professional and freelance photographer Jeremy Webb covers the basics of capturing the best image of your 2D and 3D artworks.
  • Personal Statement Advice: Three innovative processes to help you draft a stand-out personal statement!
  • Repeat Pattern Workshop: Textile Media Artist Nikkita Morgan looks at creating repeat patterns through observational drawing.
  • Fine Art Workshop: A look at how artists use instruction as a method of making and creating.
  • Architecture Workshop: A look at how building design can be reflected in its function.
  • Fashion Illustration Workshop: Explore fashion illustration through drawing and mark-making, in response to NUA’s BA (Hons) Fashion collection at Graduate Fashion Week 2018.
  • Collage Zine Workshop: Using magazines, images, photographs, newspapers and your imagination, create a Collage Zine about a theme/subject you are passionate about!
  • Why Creative?: A presentation on the benefits of studying a creative subject, including job prospects, creative courses and graduate case studies.
  • Documentary Filmmaking (3 Sessions): This series of workshops covers storytelling, conducting interviews and piecing together your documentary film.
  • Introduction to Game Design (2 Sessions): Learn about the UK game industry, character design methods and techniques used by Nintendo developers to create your own 2D video game level!

(Workshops are designed with students from Year 8 – Foundation level in mind. They are typically 20-60 minutes and can be tailored to suit your needs)

Get in touch

If you are interested in any of the above or any activities that are not listed, please do get in touch with us at

Need help? Chat to our friendly recruitment team

Book a place on an Open Day, or to find out more about how to apply for a course at NUA, please give us a call.