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Student experience – #WeARENUA

Find out about our vibrant student experience.

We are NUA. #WeAreNUA brings together our vibrant student experience to show you what it is really like to study here and be a student in Norwich.

Explore Norwich’s best cultural spots and 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.

Textile Design student Shannon in the Textiles studio at Norwich University of the Arts helping other students.


“The architecture was inspiring and left me with plenty of wonderful memories and imagery to kick start my next woven project.”

Shannon Jode
BA (Hons) Textile Design See a blog on Textile Design’s trip to Paris →

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“Coming to NUA to study photography was a very exciting experience – there is so much going on in the city of Norwich and so much to explore.”

Poppy West
BA (Hons) Photography. Read about the places and faces Poppy visits on an average day at NUA→

Portrait of Norwich University of the Arts student Beth Poulter in the Guntons Foyer


“Interning is the way in to almost every creative industry and it will be worth your time.”

Beth Poulter>
BA (Hons) Fashion Communication and Promotion. Read Beth’s blog on her Vivienne Westwood internship →

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 →

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.

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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

Graphic to display Sake Exhibition with red sake base and Japanese text

Sake Branding and Packaging: a Graphic Design Exhibition

24 February – 3 March 2018

Students from Norwich University of the Arts (studying on the Graphic Design and Graphic Communication courses), along with students from Nagaoka Institute of Design (studying on the Visual Communication Design course) have worked on the branding and packaging of Sake. This exhibition brings a selection of these projects together for the first time. Expect a mixture of traditional Japanese graphic design and lettering, along with some more contemporary visual ideas.

The exhibition will be open to the public at Norwich School’s Crypt Gallery, running 11am-4pm daily. Please note the building is not open on Sundays, and there is a 3pm close on Saturdays.

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