University life
  • University life

    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.

    Inspiring surroundings

    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.

    Experience NUA

    Students
    East Gallery NUA and Norwich University of the Arts Fine Art student sits in the gallery wearing a blue top and trousers smiling

    Maddie Exton

    "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

    photo of alum Brandon Tan leaning over a desk and holding a spoon and smiling at camera with swept black hair and a denim buttoned shirt in a design studio with white walls and a window

    Brandon Tan

    "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

    BA Graphic Design student Leona sits in graphics studio at Norwich University of the Arts

    Leona Heung

    "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

    Leah Walker, Interior Design student at Norwich University of the Arts standing outside Boardman House

    Leah Walker

    "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

    photo of alum Ruby Jaye-Wood sitting in chair holding pen smiling away from camera with tied back hair and long thick knit jumper

    Ruby Jaye-Wood

    "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

    Mark Ng wearing a white shirt and smiling

    Mark Ng

    "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

    Image of alumni Stephen Ong in his studio

    Stephen Ong

    "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."

    #WE
    ARE
    NUA

    Top 10 for
    Teaching Quality

    by the Times and Sunday Times 2022

    Top Two UK
    Creative Arts
    University

    by The Complete University Guide 2023

    Uni of
    the Year

    for Student Retention -
    The Times and Sunday Times 2020

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