Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) has established itself in arts, design and media education for over 170 years. But while our history can be traced back to 1845, our outlook is forward-thinking.
From a city centre campus that boasts cutting-edge facilities, to an approach to teaching which saw us awarded Gold under the Teaching Excellence Framework and ranked 10th in the UK for teaching quality by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, our reputation for excellence is well-earned.
NUA has thrived as an established University, developing a national reputation as an innovative and creative academic community, with a firm commitment to offering vocational, practice based courses that afford students space to develop their skills and pursue their passion.
At the heart of it all, our students. Artists, designers, makers. Bringing diverse interests and unique perspectives, they share a desire to be challenged and inspired. To learn from the past and shape the future.
Our mission statement: NUA’s mission is to be the best specialist university for arts, design, architecture 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.
Study at NUA
Realise your creative potential at a TEF Gold university that provides exceptional education in arts, design, architecture and media.
Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) campus is a vibrant hub of invention, home to a dynamic and creative community located in the heart of Norwich’s cultural quarter.
The rich variety of art and culture in Norwich saw NUA voted one of the top Universities for creative scene by Which Student Survey 2018. An ever-growing number of independent galleries, museums, theatres and events, including the oldest international arts festival in the UK, reflect the diversity of creative interests represented in the city. In 2012, Norwich was named as England’s first UNESCO City of Literature, recognising the city’s celebrated literary tradition.
The NUA Campus is in the centre of Norwich, in the heart of the city’s cultural hub. Students find a warm welcome awaits them in one of the safest cities in the UK.
You’ll work in dedicated studios and fully equipped workshops that have been designed to help you build specialist knowledge and flourish in your chosen discipline.
You’ll have the chance to develop essential skills, from traditional craft and contemporary digital design to print and media production techniques. You’ll graduate ready to pursue your ambitions with passion and knowledge.
The NUA campus is made up of ten buildings and facilities in and around St. Georges Street in the centre of Norwich. In 2018, our buildings won a THELMA Award for outstanding buildings. Each space has its own identity, but together they form a unique and inspirational creative environment.
From the traditional high ceilings and imposing windows of St. Georges – the ideal studio space for Fine Art – to our world-class Monastery Media Lab, a state-of-the-art digital design centre. From The Garth, a converted 13th century monastic remain and the centre for photography at NUA, to RIBA award-winning Boardman House as well as East GalleryNUA.
Wherever you find yourself, you’ll find yourself inspired.
Student support, health and welfare
Your health and welfare during your studies at NUA are a top priority for us. To ensure your university experience runs smoothly we offer help and support with a range of educational, practical, personal and financial matters.
For many students, university offers a first taste of independence. Whatever your background, it can be a challenging and sometimes overwhelming experience. NUA Student Support offers information, advice and guidance to any student who needs it while studying at the University.
Student Support staff are available to speak to face-to-face through confidential appointments or during regular drop-in times.
Discover student life at NUA: #WeAreNUA brings together the many different and exciting aspects of student life at Norwich University of the Arts. Here you will find student takeovers, blogs, video diaries and inspo from industry experts so that you can familiarise yourself with the sights and sounds that make studying here an unforgettable experience.
Work at NUA
Join a thriving academic and professional community at a university that’s renowned for outstanding teaching quality, industry-standard facilities and high rates of satisfaction among the 2,000+ students currently studying a wide range of arts, design, architecture and media subjects. Find out more and take a look at our latest vacancies here.