Norwich University Of The Arts

Norwich University of the Arts is a dynamic, modern and creative community providing arts, design and media education from a unique campus at the heart of the city.


United Kingdom

Francis House, 3-7 Redwell Street
Phone: +44 (0) 1603 610561
Fax: +44 (0) 1603 615728

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Our Aims

NUA's mission is to be the best specialist university for arts, design and media study in Europe, producing graduates of the highest quality and inspiring students and staff to achieve excellence in the creative and cultural spheres.  

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Location and Getting there

Norwich University of the Arts
Francis House
3-7 Redwell Street
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 4SN UK  

Academic Staff and Description  

News and Events

Norwich University of the Arts holds a number of events throughout the year, such as end of year Degree Shows, Open Days and exhibitions both touring and curated in The Gallery at NUA.  

Information For  Undergraduates

Norwich University of the Arts offers creative undergraduate courses in the arts, design and media.

BA (Hons) Animation provides a professionally focused degree which will enables students to take advantage of the wealth of opportunities available to qualified animators. Working in the specialist workshops within the Media Lab they develop expertise in all aspects of traditional and digital 2D and 3D animation, sound design and editing.

BA (Hons) Architecture encourages students to investigate the local as a means to understanding the global. The course offers students the opportunity to study the subject within an art and design faculty in an architecturally distinguished location. The course addresses the key processes relevant to the planning, design and construction of buildings and other architectural structures and spaces.

BA (Hons) Fashion balances its focus between creativity and the development of the technical skills needed for a range of employment opportunities within an exciting and diverse fashion industry. The course combines conceptual and directional fashion design practices with a strong emphasis on creat...  [ Read All ]

Information For  Postgraduates

Creative thinking and innovation are at the core of the MA philosophy and you will engage with students from across the postgraduate community to share opportunities and debate contemporary issues.

MA Communication Design touches on every aspect of 21st century life. It is of fundamental importance to the way we relate to each other and our environment. This ideas driven, industry focused course supports students' intellectual curiosity and equips them with the relevant skills to become an outstanding practitioner in the international design community.

MA Curation provides a direct experience of developing and managing the process of mediation and creative thinking. This course is distinctive in that it will appeal to applicants who are creative practitioners and historians of art, design and media as well as those from a humanities or even a science background, who have interests in communicating visually through traditional and alternative spaces.

MA Fashion emphasises the strong interdependence between creative skills, craft technique, attention t...  [ Read All ]

Information For  International Students

Norwich University of the Arts has an international reputation of excellence and is committed to the development of an international community. Overseas students enrich the cultural and academic life of the University.

Norwich is the arts and cultural capital of the east of England and fosters a warm and welcoming attitude to its student population, as well as a positive attitude to the arts and culture. NUA thrives in this vibrant, creative city and provides a supportive and stimulating environment for students. The University is justly proud of its enthusiastic and experienced teaching staff and its specialised high quality facilities that support and encourage a wide range of creative activity.

Chat to our friendly recruitment team to find out more about how to apply for a course at NUA.
Tel: +44 (0) 1603 610561


Former students are the University's most important ambassadors. All students automatically become members of the Alumni Network when they graduate.

There are many benefits to being part of the Alumni Network including: Careers Advice Appointments and Workshops; Alumni Magazine; Events and Networking; and Reunions.  

Student Facilities

The campus comprises seven buildings in and around the pedestrianised St. Georges Street, in the centre of Norwich.

Each space has its own identity including the recently renovated Duke Street Building, which houses the library, the Monastery Media Lab, a world-class digital design centre, The Garth - a converted 13th century monastic remain and now the new centre for photography, the Guntons Design and Fashion studios and St. Georges with the traditional high ceilings and huge windows making it the ideal studio space for Fine Art. The result is an extraordinary, inspirational and unique creative environment.  

Student Support

Students may receive help and support with a range of educational, practical, personal and financial matters to ensure an enjoyable and rewarding experience at the University.

Programmes of Assistance include: Welfare; Counselling; Accommodation; Disabilities and Dyslexia; and International Students.  

Student Life

Consistently rated as one of the safest and 'greenest' cities in the UK, Norwich is alive with creativity.

An easily walkable city-centre houses six theatres, a flourishing music scene, a permanent six-day market, the vintage and independent shops of the Norwich Lanes, two shopping malls and four cinemas all against the backdrop of uniquely preserved and inspirational medieval architecture.

Norwich is the capital of a county famed for its natural beauty with vast sandy beaches, The Broads National Park and attractive countryside on its doorstep. Under two hours from London and with its own international airport connecting it via Amsterdam with hundreds of destinations worldwide, Norwich is a well connected hub.  

Student Testimonials

"One of the great things about NUA – and there are many, from the terrific and generous studio spaces that many art colleges could only dream about, to the wonderful SU cafe/bar, NUA Bar, where serious ideas are exchanged all day – is the first rate help and expertise of the technical support staff. The amount of one-to-one help you get is truly amazing and it's opened new possibilities for me in terms of materials and scale." - Greg Hayman, BA Fine Art

"A great deal of emphasis is placed on developing business and professional skills through a number of live project briefs. These teach the need for meeting deadlines and help develop communication and presentation skills, vital in today's industry. Lectures and workshops have inspired me, prepared me and helped me focus on the direction I want to pursue." - Andrew Jackson, BA Animation

"You're expected to be experimental in the medium in which you work and you are encouraged to find the correct tone or way of communicating the idea. This allows for great variation in your portfolio. The pace of work at NUA gives you a better work ethic and students are encouraged to do int...  [ Read All ]


Harvard Court and Rochester Court are small groups of high quality, furnished houses a short bus journey or cycle ride from the University. Furnished and maintained to a high standard, each house has between 4 and 6 bedrooms with either en suite facilities or sole use of a bathroom, giving a total of 88 bedrooms. There are PC compatible workstations in each house with live network broadband. Outside there are enclosed private parking areas, cycle shelters and security lighting. Other key features are telephone and TV points, modern kitchen and living room and double doors opening onto a large patio and maintained garden. There is limited parking available with priority given to students with mobility difficulties. Harvard Court and Rochester Court are all self-catering.

Beechcroft is a self-catering halls of residence accommodating 77 students, a short bus journey from the University. Accommodation is in units of between 4 and 12 bedrooms with shared kitchen, eating area and shower rooms. The bedrooms are furnished with a single bed, mattress, handbasin, wardrobe, desk and chair, with blinds at the windows. There are also a limit...  [ Read All ]

How To Apply

The majority of applicants to courses at NUA will be invited to attend an interview. If you apply before the UCAS deadline in January the University guarantees to invite you to an interview. This provides an invaluable chance to meet face-to-face and is the major factor in determining the success of your submission. The interview is an opportunity to assess your work and the suitability of your application and also provides you with a chance to assess NUA's staff, campus and facilities and ask questions. The key focus of your application process is on your portfolio. Some courses may require additional entry requirements or passes in specific subjects.  

Visit us (open days)

To find out more about our creative community, visit our world-class facilities, meet course leaders and current students come to an Open Day this term.  

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