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University life

University life

Your time at Norwich University of the Arts will be an unforgettable experience. You’ll meet people who inspire you and visit places that feed your creative imagination. You’ll learn and develop, exploring your passion and discovering new things about yourself.

Inspiring surroundings

Our campus is a vibrant and creative hub in the heart of Norwich’s cultural quarter, nestled among an exciting cluster of galleries and museums, cafes and bars, independent and high street shops. Our own city centre gallery space, East GalleryNUA, showcases the best modern and contemporary art. You’ll find everything here you need to thrive artistically and creatively.

Home is where the art is

As well as being a city with an intoxicating blend of heritage, history and exciting contemporary atmosphere, Norwich is also ranked in the top 10 safest towns and cities for students, so whether you choose to live in our high-spec All Saints Green halls in the heart of the city, a short bus ride from campus at Beechcroft, or in private rental accommodation, you’ll feel right at home.

Equipped for success

You’ll hone your practice working 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 access to an array of cutting-edge and industry equipment throughout your studies.

Our employability team, who deliver a specialist creative careers service and will help you develop skills that make you stand out, can be found in Ideas FactoryNUA – a dedicated incubation space for creative and digital startups.

Experience NUA


photo of alum Ruby Jaye-Wood sitting in chair holding pen smiling away from camera with tied back hair and long thick knit jumper

Ruby Jaye-Wood

"NUA is surrounded by this warm creative atmosphere that is filled with quirky bars, shops, galleries and spaces fitting every mood and style."

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Mark Ng

"Norwich is great. It kind of reminds me of my neighbourhood back home in Singapore: quiet but lots of people and you have everything you need."

BA (Hons) Graphic Communication

photo of alum Margaret Belle standing on path and smiling at camera with street in background with shaved head and round black frame glasses and an open fleece coat

Margaret Belle

"NUA means opportunity. An opportunity to engage with something you desire to explore; in every way possible through the support of the university"

BA (Hons) Architecture

Jordan Hudson, blogger at Norwich University of the Arts standing on London Street

Jordan Hudson

"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."

BA (Hons) Photography

photo of alum Kaelin O Hare sitting on wooden bench in grassy park and holding sketchbook while smiling at camera with long brown hair and a knitted scarf and a medium length green coat

Kaelin O’Hare

"I have the freedom to explore and develop my practice, with the University’s resources, guidance from course staff, and a creative community to support me and to learn from."

BA (Hons) Illustration

Need help? Chat to our friendly recruitment team

Book a place on an Open Day, or to find out more about how to apply for a course at NUA, please contact Lynne, Sam, Tom, or Tori:

Call: +44 (0) 1603 610561

Email: studentrecruitment@nua.ac.uk

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