Research at Norwich University of the Arts aims to transform and enrich lives, ensure sustainable futures and support inclusive communities by addressing real-world issues locally, nationally and globally.
Our research in art, design, architecture, media and performance is structured into three cross-disciplinary research themes: Created and Contested Territories; Pattern and Chaos; Human Interfaces.
Visit our Online Research Repository to search and access research outputs produced by NUA staff.
The research environment includes a wide range of resources to support creative work: The Sir John Hurt film studio, Animation, Photography, Fashion and Sound studios, facilities and workshops for digital printing, laser printing and cutting, printmaking, textiles. The EASTinternational archive, features the work of over 700 contemporary artists.
East GalleryNUA forms an important part of our campus infrastructure and is a focus for NUA’s research environment, attracting internationally renowned researchers, practitioners and critics to our community.
NUA is a founding member of GUILDHE Research, a flourishing network of Universities and Colleges engaged in collaborative interdisciplinary research and training.
Work with us
Students and graduates selected for the Assembly House Summer Open 2021
The Assembly House Summer Open runs from 4-10 June 2021.
NUA alumni Dr Katherine Hewlett awarded MBE
NUA alumni Dr Katherine Hewlett is awarded an MBE services to Further Education and Charity.
We are Makers and Creators: Professor Richard Sawdon Smith
Richard Sawdon Smith is the Dean of Arts & Media, but also an internationally renowned photographer.
For the love of making: artist Antony Gormley
Yuyu shares her love for Antony Gormley's work and the experience of hearing his NUA lecture.
10 minutes with Bob the Builder creator and graduate Keith Chapman
We find out about Keith Chapmans education in Norfolk and what advice he might give to students.
In Strength & Positivity – Pantone Colours of the Year 2021
Grey and yellow? We couldn't resist reviewing the perfecr colour pair.
Student blog: Art Deco by the Sea at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
In review: BA Architecture student Sean transports to a bygone era of coastal art deco.