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 Fine Art
MA Moving Image and Sound
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.
NUA is an ambitious and forward-thinking university with a rich history of providing arts-based education for over 170 years. It is recognised as a leader and a centre for excellence in arts and design education.
Students who undertake a postgraduate course at NUA will leave with an in-depth critical understand of their subject, plus a professional portfolio that shows a high standard of skill and a complex understanding of their discipline.
The university’s postgraduate courses are delivered by expert practitioners, who will challenge and inspire students to push their creative boundaries and explore new ideas, new technologies, and new ways of working – with the aim of finding their artistic voice and developing the pieces that showcase it. There are also numerous opportunities for students to engage with industry professionals.
All courses at NUA are vocational in nature, with plenty of practical project-based work. Students are also actively encouraged to cross-collaborate with other students, not just those on their course, but from the wider student community. This is to ensure students have the practical and interpersonal skills they need to succeed in the world of work.
Supporting this learning are the university’s world-class teaching facilities. Students will have access to a wide array of cutting-edge digital and technological equipment in a dedicated studio and workshop spaces.