Apply for postgraduate study
Join a community of creative practitioners, guided and informed by academic experts and visiting specialists from the creative industries. Apply now for an MA course.
Apply for a postgraduate course
Applicants for Masters (MA) study at NUA are typically expected to have a BA (Hons ) / BSc degree of 2:1 or above (or equivalent) in a subject related to their proposed course of study.
Applicants who hold a degree from another discipline may also be considered, subject to the submission of a satisfactory portfolio of art, design or media-related work in support of their application.
Most MA course applicants will be invited to attend an interview. The interview is our opportunity to evaluate your work and application, and your chance to ask us any questions and assess NUA’s staff, campus and facilities.
There’s no formal deadline for applying for postgraduate study but we recommend you submit your application by 25 August in the year you wish to start. This will allow time for your interview to take place and the necessary paperwork to be processed if you are offered a place.
Apply for an MA course
Applications to MA courses should be made directly to Norwich University of the Arts by completing an MA Application Form, below.
Detach the Reference Form and forward it to your chosen referee with a request to complete and return to NUA at the address indicated.
Email your completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to:
Norwich University of the Arts
3 – 7 Redwell St
We will endeavour to contact you within two weeks of receiving both your application and a reference from your nominated referee. If your application is acceptable we will arrange for a date for interview.
Please return your MA application to email@example.com.
If you’re invited to interview we’ll ask you to bring a portfolio of recent work. You’ll be interviewed by one or more members of the MA course team, who will ask you about your work, your applicant’s statement and your motivation for postgraduate study.
Interviews normally last around thirty minutes and you’ll have a chance to ask the course team questions. We will endeavour to let you know if you have been successful within ten days of your interview.
You can find out more about what to include in a portfolio on the MA course pages.
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Appeals and complaints
The University has in place procedures to allow applicants to make an appeal against a decision on their application, or to make a complaint about procedures involved in the applications process. Please see the following documents for details:
For further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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