NUA Experience

Experience NUA

This is NUA

Where Curiosity Leads

to freedom to explore ideas, be yourself and learn through making

Radha Jones, BA Photography

Big enough to be dynamic

Small enough to know your name

University of the year For student retention

Top 6 University For creative scene

Sherlyn Goh,
BA Photography

Top 5 UK University For university facilities

175 years of creating, making and pioneering

Experience NUA

“Art and design often speak where other voices cannot be heard”

Amma Asante MBE, Chancellor

Annabel Gaelle, MA Fashion | Photography by Kev Foster

City life in a fine city

A friendly city

A vibrant city


A foodie city

A buzzing city



7th safest city in UK – Admiral Insurance, 2019

Crime rated ‘low’ 2020 –, 2020

Top 10 for student safety –


Rent Prices in Norwich are 65% lower than in London –, 2020

33% cheaper than London for cost of living –

Top Ten city affordable for students – Natwest Student Living Index 2020


Award-winning careers and employability advice – NUA Profile Employability Game – Guardian University Award in 2019

Creative industries contributed more than £111bn to the UK economy – DCMS Sectors Economic Estimates, 2018

“Norwich is a fashionable city with a growing sense of cool and a reputation for architecture, style and innovation. Cool, comfortable, relaxed and at one with itself.”

The Sunday Times Best Places to Live

90 mins from London by train
80 mins from cambridge by car
30 mins from Amsterdam by plane

Norwich SHHH Guide, by Eye Films

A love letter to Norwich

Explore Norwich Market

Welcome to Norwich

Find out more about the culture and history of Norwich

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Our Campus

Where history

meets high-tech

“I really like how the university is incorporated within the city, it’s not separate or remote.”

Jillian Ballas, USA, BA (Hons) Fine Art

NUA by air

Outstanding Estates Strategy

The Times Higher Leadership and Management Awards 2018

Given to fly

Buildings That Inspire Finalist

Guardian University Awards 2018




Sir Alfred Munnings Drawing Studio

Sir John Hurt Film Studio

Textiles Workshops

Animation Production Studio

Digital Design Studio

Print Making Workshop

Fashion Studios

Media Labs

Make Space

“I came here because of the facilities.They’re modern and up to date – and we’re always getting more.”

Leona Heung, BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Photography Workshops

The 3D Workshop

Architecture and Interior Design Studios

Sound Studios

Find out more about our city centre campus

City skyline

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Discover Courses









Year 0 explained

A head start in
creative exploration

And our award-winning
tutors are also renowned


Molly Brown, BA Textile Design


Ella Smith, BA Graphic Design


Thom Rollett, BA Fine Art


Jess Anderson, BA Fashion Communication and Promotion

We Are Makers and Creators

Makers and Creators discover more about Student life at NUA

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Student Voices

“From the beginning of the first year, having hands-on workshop experience has been the best way for me to develop new skills but also make mistakes, learn from them and have fun.”

Brandon Tan

“It's amazing being able to work in an environment where everyone is creating their own work, and helping each other to develop through crits and just generally chatting has been so beneficial to my own practice.”

Florence Poppy Dennis

Meet Leona - BA Graphic Design

Meet Carl – BA Fine Art

Meet Tom - BA Graphic Design

Meet Dhru – BA VFX

    Professor Richard Sawdon Smith by BA Photography graduate Chris Roberts.

    Repost @chrisrobots Richard Sawdon Smith - Artist, Photographer, author and professor of photography and dean of media at Norwich University of the Arts.

    Shot at Richards home studio for part of NUA’s ‘Makers and Creators’ campaign.

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starts here

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