Norwich University of the Arts

NUA is dedicated to providing vocational, practice based courses which allow students to enter an exciting and challenging community of artists, designers and makers who share their passions and interests. Whilst the institution’s history can be traced back to 1845, it is contemporary and forward thinking with industry standard facilities in its city centre campus.



The Norwich School of Design is founded in 1845 by the artists and followers of the Norwich School of Painters, the only provincial British group to establish an international reputation for landscape painting.


The ethos of a specialist academic culture underpins NUA’s strategy for research, which focuses on generating new forms of creative practice informed by critical and cultural perspectives.

Research produced by NUA staff, students and collaborators interrogates the contexts in which art, design, architecture and media are produced, understood, used, exchanged and sustained, setting out to challenge conventions, provide new insights and develop original applications.

Their outcomes provide audiences with access to creative disciplines, innovative practices and cultural heritage.


The Careers Service provides support for all registered students as well as graduates for up to three years after graduation or for life if alumni members. The service offers personal advice sessions, workshops and in course training throughout your time in the University.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (5)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Computer Science & IT (1)


Student services

NUA understands that when arriving from outside the UK you may need a little extra support to help settle into your new community. The University provides a dedicated support service including advice on visas, working in the UK and registering with police, doctors and banks as well as support on cultural differences. Student Support, which is responsible for the personal welfare of all students studying at the University, can also help with any welfare issues.

Housing services

Norwich University of the Arts offers students a range of accommodation options to suit all requirements and budgets.

From the University’s high specification halls of residence at All Saints Green in central Norwich, to its budget-friendly halls at Beechcroft just a short bus ride from the campus, NUA students are extremely well catered for.

Library services

The Library is located in the Duke Street Building, a delightful nineteenth century former school building which also houses studios, the Student Union Office, a Lecture Theatre and seminar rooms. The building is designed to be accessible by users with mobility issues.

Student Life

Campus life

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.

Norwich, England, United Kingdom