Our campus is a vibrant and creative hub in the heart of Norwich’s cultural quarter, nestled amongst an exciting cluster of galleries and museums, cafes and bars, independent and high street shops.
Our own city centre gallery space, East GalleryNUA, showcases the best modern and contemporary art. You’ll find everything here you need to thrive artistically and creatively.
Home is where the art is
As well as being a city with an intoxicating blend of heritage, history and exciting contemporary atmosphere, Norwich is also ranked in the top 10 safest towns and cities for students.
Whether you choose to live in our newly-opened Duke Street Riverside residences, high-spec All Saints Green halls in the heart of the city, a short bus ride from campus at Beechcroft, or in private rental accommodation, you’ll feel right at home.
Equipped for success
You’ll hone your practice working in dedicated studios and fully equipped workshops that have been designed to help you build specialist knowledge and flourish in your chosen discipline.
You’ll have access to an array of cutting-edge and industry equipment throughout your studies.
Our employability team, who deliver a specialist creative careers service and will help you develop skills that make you stand out, can be found in Ideas FactoryNUA — our creative agency, which provides opportunities for students to work on real-world commercial projects with local, national, and international organisations.
"As an East Gallery Assistant you get first hand insight into how people look at art - you are literally a fly on the wall, so getting feedback on other people's art is really useful, because it's basically a big group crit."
BA (Hons) Fine Art
"Clocking-up hours in the workshops is absolutely essential. From the beginning of the first year, having hands-on workshop experience has been the best way for me to develop new skills but also make mistakes, learn from them and have fun."
BA (Hons) Textile Design
"Being in a design studio is a great experience. You’re working on different aspects of the same project, so everything must be consistent and you also get to learn from each other."
BA (Hons) Graphic Design
"I have really developed as a designer, learning how to make logical choices to enhance my designs by using my strengths as well as other techniques that NUA has taught me. The course has also really allowed me to develop my own style for my designs. "
BA (Hons) Interior Design
"NUA is surrounded by this warm creative atmosphere that is filled with quirky bars, shops, galleries and spaces fitting every mood and style."
BA (Hons) Fine Art
"Norwich is great. It kind of reminds me of my neighbourhood back home in Singapore: quiet but lots of people and you have everything you need."
BA (Hons) Graphic Communication
"University was a chance to be creative. It gave me an opportunity to produce work that I wouldn't have been able to, had I just gone straight into the work place."
Top 10 for
by the Times and Sunday Times 2022
Top Two UK
by The Complete University Guide 2023
for Student Retention -
The Times and Sunday Times 2020