• Research

    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.

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    Work with us

    We welcome enquiries about applied and collaborative activities and opportunities. If you are interested in working with us, if you have a question, or, if you would like further information about our research and researchers, please contact:


    Top 10 for
    Teaching Quality

    by the Times and Sunday Times 2022

    Top Two UK
    Creative Arts

    by The Complete University Guide 2023

    Uni of
    the Year

    for Student Retention -
    The Times and Sunday Times 2020

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