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Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) is one of the great British art schools: a specialist arts, design and media university that draws on more than 170 years of history but with a focus on the future.

Postgraduate students come to NUA from diverse backgrounds and with a range of hopes for their future. But they share a passion for creativity. They share a pioneering spirit and determination to explore their creative practice.

PG study at NUA is a launchpad for entrepreneurship, academic research, intellectual inquiry and creative employment.

Postgraduate courses available are:

  • MA Communication Design
  • MA Curation
  • MA Fashion
  • MA Fine Art
  • MA Games
  • MA Moving Image and Sound
  • MA Photography
  • MA Textile Design
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education


The University holds a high reputation for its courses, and has been recognised for its high-quality teaching, having been awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework. It was also ranked at number 10 in the UK for teaching quality (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018). 


The postgraduate courses are practice-led and students are encouraged to develop their creative ideas and ambition. One of the defining characteristics of the master’s programme is working with creatives from other disciplines – mirroring what postgraduates find in the workplace.

The University has impressive facilities for students to take advantage of. These include a photography studio, Macs equipped with industry standard software, a 3D workshop, a film studio and a fashion workshop, all designed for students to unleash their creativity and feel inspired as they work.

The University has many talented creatives in their alumni, many of which have gone on to do great things. These include Turner Prize nominee Glenn Brown, Bafta winners, GFW winners, D&AD Pencils, Monty Python writer Neil Innes and Batman comic artist Brian Bolland.

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About the Norwich University of the Arts

Norwich University of the Arts (NUA), founded in 1845, is Rated Gold by the Teaching Excellence Framework. It offers postgraduate degrees in Communication Design, Curation, Fashion, Fine Art, Games, Moving Image and Sound, Photography and Textile Design.

Postgraduate student body breakdown
Source: HESA, 2018

Study mode
Source: HESA, 2018

This University

43% Part Time
57% Full Time

All universities (avg)

48% Part Time
52% Full Time

Student Nationality
Source: HESA, 2018


UK students


Non-UK students

Study level
Source: HESA, 2018

2,070 Undergraduate
115 Postgraduate

New students
Source: HESA, 2018


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