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Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) offers three year undergraduate BA and BSc courses and one year postgraduate MA courses in a range of creative subjects. There are also four year undergraduate degree courses available.


Applications for all our undergraduate courses, BA or BSc courses should be made via UCAS.

For MA courses you can apply directly to NUA; please contact the International Office for all direct application forms. NUA will accept applications up to 5 weeks before the start of term. Courses commence in September only.

After applying

After completing the application, candidates from overseas must submit a digital portfolio of creative work. Candidates are supplied step by step guidance throughout the process.

2021 international tuition fees

You can find the latest academic fees and international scholarships information on our Fees, Finance and Scholarships page.

Naomi Wambugu MA Fashion student at sewing machine in Fashion Workshop

Naomi Wambugu

"As a designer, I now find myself thinking more creatively and, through the course, I am finding new artistic freedom in research and experimentation."

MA Fashion

photo of alum Jose Fernandez looking up and smiling with combed black hair and wearing a black t-shirt with a wide bright window in the background

Jose Fernandez

"I manage to almost always find inspiration across the city, there are many artists and spaces to see every day and find your creativity."

BA (Hons) VFX

Karla Alcazar-Martinez

"The tutors always encourage me to be a bit more confident. They do see the potential in each and every one of us. And that’s really cool."

BA (Hons) Illustration

Jillian Fosten

"The best thing about studying here is that if you’re motivated and passionate, you have the opportunity to go as far as you want."

BA (Hons) Film and Moving Image Production

Dennis Hoang

"I think that community is one of the really good things that you get at NUA… I don’t think I would have had that elsewhere."

BA (Hons) Games Art and Design

Melissa Lim Shuen

"Whilst working on client live briefs, the Graphics course team gave us practical feedback, which helped refine our design proposal to the client."

BA (Hons) Graphic Communication

Undergraduate Year 1 entry

Use the tabs below to find the Year 1 entry requirements for your country qualification. If you do not see your country listed please contact the International Office directly.

Year 0 entry

All undergraduate degrees at NUA will offer a Year 0 option from 2020 (subject to validation). With the exception of BA (Hons) Acting and BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing and Business, which are scheduled for 2021.

The Year 0 option has lower academic requirements to the typical three year degrees. If you would like to discuss the entry requirements for Year 0 entry contact the International Office to discuss in more detail.

Postgraduate academic requirements

BA (Hons) or BSc degree with a 2:1 or equivalent in a subject related to your proposed course of study. Contact the International Office to discuss your qualification.

English requirements

International students are required to hold an English language qualification. BA and MA applicants are required to have a minimum IELTS exam score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each section. We also accept some alternatives to IELTS which you can find on the International Apply page.

Australia – completion of the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education and within top 20% of ATAR.

Brazil – completion of Certificado de Conclusao de Ensino Medio with grade 7 or above.

Brunei – please see our standard A-level entry requirements on the Apply page.

Canada – completion of the High School Diploma with an average of 70% or above in five grade 12 subjects.

China – please see our dedicated China page.

Ghana – completion of Diploma or Higher National Diploma from a recognised university with 60% or above.

Hong Kong -please see our dedicated Hong Kong page.

India – please see our dedicated India page.

Indonesia – completion of Certificate of Graduation from Secondary School (SMK or SMA streams) with a grade of 71 or above.

Japan – please see our dedicated Japan page.

Kazakhstan – completion of Diploma of Secondary Vocational Education with a 3.0 GPA or above.

Kenya – completion of Diploma or Higher National Diploma from a recognised university with 65% or above.

Malaysia – please see our dedicated Malaysia page.

Mexico – please see our dedicated Mexico page.

New Zealand – completion of the University Entrance Certificate and NCEA Level 3 qualification with at least 2 subjects at Merit or above.

Nigeria – completion of a National Diploma from a recognised university withh 3.0 CGPA or above. We can also accept A levels, see our standard Apply page for more details.

Norway – completion of the VVO with average marks of 4 or above.

Philippines – completion of the High School Diploma (Academic or Arts and Design track) with 85% or above OR an Associate Degree.

Russia – please see our dedicated Russia page.

Saudi Arabia – completion of a diploma from a technical college/vocational institute. We would consider the Tawjihiyya certificate on a case-by-case basis.

Singapore – please see our dedicated Singapore page.

South Africa – completion of the National Certificate with 70% or above in at least 5 Higher Grade subjects.

South Korea – please see our dedicated South Korea page.

Switzerland – completion of the Federal Maturity Certificate with a grade of 5 or above.

Taiwan – please see our dedicated Taiwan page.

Thailand – please see our dedicated Thailand page.

Turkey – completion of an Associate Degree with 3.0 GPA or above.

United Arab Emirates – completion of the Higher College of Technology Diploma or completion of one year at university with grades of 3.0/B or above.

United States of America – please see our dedicated USA page.

Vietnam – please see our dedicated Vietnam page.

Zimbabwe – please see our standard A-level entry requirements on the Apply page.