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 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
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.
"As an East GalleryNUA 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."
How the NUA community is responding to Covid-19
How we are responding to the Covid-19 pandemic as a community.
NUA creates 400 NHS face shields in a single day
Four hundred face shields made in a single day for the NHS by NUA staff.
Student Emily Saunders wins last ever Anne Tyrrell Student Design Award 2020
Second year BA Fashion student Emily Saunders won £4,500 in the last ever awards
Grayson Perry: The Vanity of Small Differences
Tuesday 18 May - Saturday 3 July 2021 | Free entry
An Arts Council exhibition of Grayson Perry’s tapestries exploring the “taste tribes of Britain”.
Online Undergraduate Open Day
Tuesday 20 April 2021
Find out what life is like at NUA, meet staff & students and discover how we are Teaching Excellence
5 Valentine’s Day gifts you can buy from our makers & creators
We've selected 5 items that you can buy from our Makers & Creators whilst supporting local.
7 things I learnt in my first term at NUA
Year 1 student Mila blogs about starting university in September 2020.
Student blog: Norwich’s Covid-19 safety in the city centre
BA Acting students Abigail and Daniella explore Norwich's Covid safety measures.
8 things to do in Norwich this September
Norwich activities that are socially distanced, safe and yet fun & creative.