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Student experience – #WeARENUA

NUA is unique – our campus, our studios, our city, our community, find out about our vibrant student experience.

#WeAreNUA brings together our vibrant student experience to reveal what it’s really like to study here and be a student in Norwich. From exploring our fine city’s best cultural spots to what its like to deliver a design concept to a Creative Director, find out about our creative community through student and staff blogs, video diaries and Instagram takeovers let us show you what NUA is all about.

Ruby Jaye Wood, Norwich University of the Arts Fine Art student sat in her studio


“NUA is surrounded by this warm creative atmosphere that is filled with quirky bars, shops, galleries and spaces fitting every mood and style.”

Ruby-Jaye Wood, London
BA (Hons) Fine Art. Get inspired in Ruby’s blog on her top 5 Norwich creative spaces →

Portrait of Norwich University of the Arts student Jordan Hudson


“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.”

Jordan Hudson, Manchester
BA (Hons) Photography. Check out Jordan’s photo series on coffee and cafe culture in Norwich →

Margaret Belle, Norwich University of the Arts Architecture student


“NUA means opportunity. An opportunity to engage with something you desire to explore; in every way possible through the support of the university.”

Margaret Belle, London
BA (Hons) Architecture. Read Margaret’s blog on Industry Lectures at NUA →

Students’ Union

Student Union Office at Norwich University of the Arts

NUA Students’ Union is the link between students and the institution, representing the voice of our students as priority. As well as responsibilities for your student experience, learning & teaching, welfare and support, the SU organises events and co-ordinates societies and clubs and always have tea and biscuits on hand when you need a chat. Find out what Clubs and Societies the SU offers →.

Creative City

Speigeltent at Norwich and Norfolk Festival

Discover our creative city through the eyes of our staff and students.

Gary Lawrence black line drawing on bright yellow background of townscape and hilly landscape

Upcoming exhibition

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017

14 November 2017 – 20 January 2018

East GalleryNUA is the first venue on the national tour of the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017. The exhibition shows the breadth of contemporary drawing practice and includes work by 65 artists, including NUA graduate Jade Montserrat.

Discover more about the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017 at East GalleryNUA.

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Explore the city that will become your home. Scroll left and right to see images from Norwich.

Norwich University of the Arts staff

NUA crowned Best Educational Institution in prestigious TIGA games industry awards

Judges of the renowned TIGA games industry awards have crowned NUA the UK’s Best Educational Institution 2017. The accolade was announced at an awards ceremony in London in November as TIGA played host to big name brands, studios and professionals from across industry.

Now in their fifth year, the awards honour the best games, businesses and practitioners in the UK games sector. NUA was one of eight universities around the UK in the running for the best institution award, and was also a finalist in the Best Education Initiative and Talent Development category.

Discover more about the TIGA win.

Amelia Ellwood NUA student winning award at New Designers 2017

Textile Design student scoops 2017 New Designers Prize

Annually, NUA Textile Design students have the opportunity to showcase their final work at emerging design exhibition, New Designers in London. Third year Textile Design student, Amelia Ellwood was awarded the Kalopsia Associate Prize for her abstract and bold interior and fashion prints. Amelia was presented the Award at the Industry Private view in London, June 2017. Find out more about NUA’s Textile Design awards and news.

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NUA graduate’s work selected for three film festivals

A short documentary by NUA graduate Laura Wadha has been shortlisted for three film festivals. Laura’s film, Flight, follows the story of her two cousins’ journey from Syria to Europe. It will be shown at the Aesthetica in York and Norwich Film Festival in November and the London Short Film Festival in January. Laura, who graduated from BA Film and Moving Image Production in 2017, said: “I have been working on this short documentary for the past four years and the process has been both rewarding and difficult. When I began developing the film, my main goal was to make something that would show a different perspective of Syria. I wanted to generate empathy for my family and a place which has been so widely covered in the media.”

Watch the trailer for Flight

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