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    We welcome applications for 2023 throughout the year.

    We recognise that times have changed, especially over the past two years. You might need more flexibility when applying to university and that is fine with us. Our admissions process continues through until August.

    The process for submitting your application is different depending on your study level and where you’re applying from. Read on for more information about key dates and steps to applying to Norwich University of the Arts.

    Looking for postgraduate application steps? View our specific MA and MArch application information.

    Apply for an undergraduate course at Norwich University of the Arts

    Looking to apply for an undergraduate course at Norwich?

    For most courses in 2023, we will ask applicants to submit a portfolio.

    You can also attend either an online or in person portfolio review if you would like to. Once you have applied to us, we will send you information about this.

    For our BA and BSc (Hons) Degrees in Fashion Communication and Promotion, Fashion Business and Management, Games Development, Creative Coding and Creative Technology we review your application by UCAS application only. No need for a portfolio.

    Looking to apply for an undergraduate course at Norwich?

    Applications for all our undergraduate courses, BA or BSc courses should be made via UCAS. We welcome applications throughout the year.

    You’re welcome to contact us to find out more.

    For our BA (Hons) Acting course we will be holding in-person auditions.

    Applying for Years Two or Three

    If you wish to join a course at Year Two or Three you’ll need to demonstrate that you have achieved a level equivalent to students who have been studying with Norwich University of the Arts from Year One.

    Please see our Accreditation of Prior Learning Policy and Procedures document for more information. We advise you to contact our Admissions team at prior to submitting your application.

    International applications

    Looking for information on how to apply to Norwich University of the Arts as an international student? We have dedicated advice available on the process.

    Applicants with Disabilities or Specific Learning Difficulties

    Norwich welcomes applications from all groups in the community including those with disabilities or specific learning difficulties. The University encourages applicants to disclose information about a disability as early and as fully as possible as this allows us to put appropriate support in place. Failure to disclose a disability, or to give full information, may lead to a delay in the provision of that support.

    Norwich University of the Arts is housed in a range of buildings that date from the medieval period onwards. While students with a variety of disabilities and specific learning difficulties have successfully studied at the University, the inaccessibility of some of our buildings may cause difficulties for wheelchair users, or those with mobility difficulties.

    Wherever possible, we’ll arrange for you to visit the University to assess the learning environment first-hand. The University is fully committed to continuing its policy of improving and extending access where practicable and to increasing awareness of the requirements of people with disabilities and special needs.

    Please contact our Student Support team for advice on +44 (0) 1603 610561 or email

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    Transparency Data

    View our Office for Students Transparency Data

    Consumer Protection Law

    View our Consumer Protection Law statement

    Need help? Chat to our friendly recruitment team

    Book a place on an Open Day, or to find out more about how to apply for a course at Norwich University of the Arts, please give us a call.

    Appeals and complaints

    The University has procedures in place to allow applicants to make an appeal against a decision on their application or to make a complaint about procedures involved in the application process.

    Please see the following documents for details

    NUA Applicant Complaints and Procedure – 10/01/18

    NUA Applicant Appeals Procedure – 17/09/19

    For further information, contact


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