Your time at Norwich University of the Arts will be an unforgettable experience. You’ll meet people who inspire you and visit places that feed your creative imagination. You’ll learn and develop, exploring your passion and discovering new things about yourself.
Our campus is a vibrant and creative hub in the heart of Norwich’s cultural quarter, nestled among 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, so whether you choose to live in our 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 – a dedicated incubation space for creative and digital startups.
"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
"NUA means opportunity. An opportunity to engage with something you desire to explore; in every way possible through the support of the university"
BA (Hons) Architecture
"Norwich is a beautiful fusion of modern and historic buildings; there’s an endless list of cafes and restaurants, modern shopping complexes and a river running through the heart."
BA (Hons) Photography
"I have the freedom to explore and develop my practice, with the University’s resources, guidance from course staff, and a creative community to support me and to learn from."
BA (Hons) Illustration
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Undergraduate Open Day
Friday 27 September 2019
Explore our studios. Meet our staff and students. Find out how we are Teaching Excellence.
Norfolk Art & Design Competition 2019
Saturday 13 July - Thursday 15 August 2019
Celebrate creative student talent from sixth forms & colleges in this free touring exhibition.
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