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#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.
“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 →
“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 →
Discover our creative city through the eyes of our staff and students.
Explore the city that will become your home. Scroll left and right to see images from Norwich.
Graduate-run company, OddBug Studios have launched their first game. Martin Reimann, Dan Robinson and Jack Bennett (all BA Games Art and Design, 2013) have created The Lost Bear, a cinematic 2D VR platformer, with a hand painted art style. Set in a strange, abandoned world, the story follows a little girl called Walnut, who has to venture out to save her teddy from the clutches of the Toy Snatcher. Watch the trailer of The Lost Bear.
Image credit: OddBug Studios
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.
It’s not often that a student gets to destroy a university Building, but when NUA’s BA (Hons) VFX and BA (Hons) Architecture students collaborated on a project during March 2017, looking at how buildings in Norwich might be changed by animals or insects after some kind of apocalypse, they decided to research how the University itself might deteriorate and collapse after 300 years. Architecture students researched how the building’s underlying structure might be stressed and disintegrate, whilst VFX students incorporated textures and 3D digital projections into photographic documentation of contemporary spaces. Nick Rollason, Year Two BA (Hons) VFX student said “It was really useful to see how Architects and VFX artists see space differently. I learnt a lot about the underlying structures and how things like laths or metal fittings might corrupt or corrode over decades, and I think the Architecture students got some new ideas about visualisation techniques too.”.
The University is based in beautiful city centre buildings dating from medieval times to the present day, all of which have been redesigned to provided bespoke spaces for learning and practising your work.
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 Students’ Union offers →.