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Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) has been providing highly innovative, practical-based education in the arts, media, and design since its founding in 1845. It has built a reputation for being ambitious and progressive and for providing a space in which its diverse student community can pursue their creative passions.

Postgraduate students at NUA are stimulated and encouraged to reach their full potential, to be forward-thinking, and to use their creativity to shape their own careers. They are supported in conducting individual research and to develop their creative skills at an advanced level.

Taught 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
  • MA Performing Arts Enterprise 
  • MA Textile Design

In addition, the university encourages applications from students wishing to undertake a research degree in artistic disciplines.

The university’s taught postgraduate courses are vocational in nature and students are encouraged to develop their creative ideas through practical projects and to develop their own portfolio. One of the defining characteristics of the Master’s programmes is working with creatives from other disciplines – mirroring what postgraduates will experience in the workplace.

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. The university also 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.

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, 2019

Study mode
Source: HESA, 2019

This University

50% Part Time
50% Full Time

All universities (avg)

47% Part Time
53% Full Time

Student Nationality
Source: HESA, 2019


UK students


Non-UK students

Study level
Source: HESA, 2019

2,115 Undergraduate
105 Postgraduate

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Source: HESA, 2019


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