This page has dedicated information for applicants from the United States of America.
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 in select subjects.
You can apply for undergraduate courses online via UCAS and in some cases the University will accept direct undergraduate applications.
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 completing the application, candidates from the U.S. must submit a digital portfolio of creative work and conduct an interview via Skype. Candidates are supplied step by step guidance throughout the process.
Undergraduate academic requirements
Year 0 entry
We will offer four year degrees across all subjects from September 2020 (subject to validation). They have 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.
Year 1 entry
|International Baccalaureate||27 points|
|Foundation Diploma in Art & Design||Merit|
|High School Diploma||Minimum final GPA of 3.0, as well as one or a combination of the following:
AP Exam score of 4 or higher on three exams
ACT composite score of 24 or higher
SAT 480 or higher in each component
|A levels||For BA courses – B, B, B
For BSc courses – B, B, B
NUA’s College Board code number is 7065. You should use this code number when sending score reports to the institution.
Postgraduate academic requirements
BA (Hons) or BSc Degree with a final GPA of 3 or higher (equivalent to a UK 2:1) in a subject related to your proposed course of study. Contact the International Office to discuss your qualification in more detail.
2020 international tuition fees
|Level||UK tuition fee||Currency conversion**|
|Four year degree||£15,000||$19,260 USD|
|Undergraduate degree||£15,000||$19,260 USD|
|Postgraduate degree||£15,000||$19,260 USD|
NUA is recognised and approved by the US Federal Government. Learn more about applying for FedAid.
**Exchange rate correct at time of publishing according to oanda.com.
"Throughout the international application process the staff have been so responsive to every detail. We would like to thank the staff for all they have done for us. We are thrilled to have a student at NUA."
Tina and Gerard Pearce, USA
"I came to NUA because I wanted to have an experience that was a little bit more hands-on and practical after so many years writing essays. That’s what I’ve got and it’s been great."
"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
"I have the freedom to explore and develop my practice, with the University’s resources, guidance from course staff, and a creative community to support me and to learn from."
BA (Hons) Illustration
Students can choose to live in NUA student accommodation or the private sector for their first year. NUA offers single bedrooms in its new dormitory, All Saints Green and Beechcroft. The all-inclusive cost of student accommodation is between £99 – £176 ($130 – $231). There is abundant private housing available from £75 ($98) per week.
As Norwich is a small city, students generally live close enough to campus to walk or cycle. There are good transportation links to the rest of the country, including London, and students are eligible for discounts on all national road and rail networks.
Exchange rate correct at time of publishing according to oanda.com.
US Federal Aid
United States citizens or permanent residents who have accepted a place at NUA can apply for funds through the U.S. Federal Student Loan Scheme.
International Scholarship Award Winners 2019-20
Congratulations to the 2019-20 international scholarship winners.
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Friday 10 January 2020
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Taster Days – BA Fashion Communication and Promotion & BA Fashion Marketing and Business
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