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Norwich University of the Arts is a dynamic and creative community providing arts, design and media education.

Open Days

We’d love to
meet you

The best way to experience what NUA has to offer is to see for yourself at one of our open days for undergraduate or postgraduate courses.

Undergraduate Open Days
Friday 3 June 2016
Postgraduate Open Days
Thursday 21 April 2016
Thursday 7 July 2016
Thursday 6 August 2016

Book a place online now.

Current show

Alison Wilding, Tooth and Claw, 2014, Oriental plane and acrylic, tow parts 480

Extra Terrestrial: Tess Jaray and Alison Wilding
Tuesday 26 January –
Saturday 19 March 2016

An exhibition including new works by the artists. Tess Jaray and Alison Wilding remain two of the most distinctive, talented and compelling figures in contemporary British art, inspiring more than one generation of artists and entrancing audiences for decades with their respective playful geometries and material eloquence. Find out more.

Fashion 360°


Wednesday 16 March 2016

As part of Norwich Fashion Week, Norwich University of the Arts hosts an evening with international designer Orla Kiely and an exhibition of work to celebrate fashion’s heritage and future.

Boardman House

Campus Resources

See the inspirational new studio environment provided for BA (Hons) Architecture students in Boardman House.

1010 NGF

The Norwich Gaming Festival is back for 2016

The Norwich Gaming Festival is returning to The Forum for its third year and organisers have today announced the festival dates for 2016: Monday 28 March to Saturday 2 April. Organised and hosted by The Forum with support from local partners, the festival celebrates all aspects of video games and their development, bringing a mix of education, entertainment and technology to Norwich. Find out more.

NUA tops student poll


Students have voted NUA as the best specialist arts, design and media university in the UK in the National Student Survey 2015 for the third year running.

Launch of free visual effects course

NUA launches free online visual effects course

NUA and film software developers, FXHOME, have created and launched a free online course, “Visual Effects for Guerrilla Filmmakers”, showing how visual effects can be created without big budgets. Find out more.

Victoria Miller garments


Two NUA graduates were both selected among the top six graduate designers of 2015 to show collections at The Clothes Show, held at the NEC Birmingham in December.



Researchers at NUA will partner with the Broads Landscape Partnership to explore the Norfolk Broads through illustrative practice after the University was awarded funding to support the project.

NUA Films

The Class of 2015 talk about this year’s Graduation Ceremonies.

  • Three students talk about their Degree Show experiences at NUA.
  • Students visit their favourite spots in Norwich.

Watch more NUA films on our Youtube channel.


Building illustration


NUA significantly increased its student accommodation provision this year with the addition of All Saints Green in Norwich city centre. Find out more about accommodation at NUA.

“A great arts scene depends on a very strong relationship with universities and Norwich University of the Arts are a really incredibly important part.”

Sir Peter Bazalgette
Chairman of Arts Council England

Campus life

A snapshot of campus life at Norwich University of the Arts.

Student in fashion studio


All you need to know about coming to NUA from outside the UK.

Living in Norwich

Consistently rated as one of the safest and ‘greenest’ cities in the UK, Norwich combines a rich heritage and history with an exciting and contemporary atmosphere. Find out more about living in Norwich.


Discover how NUA works with universities, museums, galleries, and creative and cultural industries throughout the world to develop exciting and relevant research.


Find out about the services provided to graduates of NUA.

“NUA is going to be the most impressive arts university in the world.”

Sir John Hurt
NUA Chancellor