Are you ready to take the first step in your creative career? 

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 NUA

Looking to apply for an undergraduate course at NUA?

Applications for all our undergraduate courses, BA or BSc courses should be made via UCAS. We welcome applications throughout the year but please be aware that places may be limited after the main UCAS deadline on 26 January.

You’re welcome to contact us after the deadline to find out more.

For most courses in 2022, we will ask applicants to submit a digital portfolio and answer four questions which will help us get to know you.

You will receive more information about how to submit your digital portfolio and the four questions once we have received your application.

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 NUA from Year One.

Please see the NUA 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

NUA 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.

NUA 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

Terms and conditions

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 NUA, 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

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