Norwich University of the Arts

Norwich | East Anglia

Creative City

Ucas code: N39

Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) is an independent specialist arts, design and media University with a 165 year reputation for excellence. 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.
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What students say about this university

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    • Academic Experience

      illustration BA - A LOT of studio time with about 8 hours a week (minimum) of activity-esque teaching and a lecture once a...

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      2013, 1st year, Illustration

      Academic Experience

      illustration BA - A LOT of studio time with about 8 hours a week (minimum) of activity-esque teaching and a lecture once a week. Other than that the tutors are wandering around the studio usually. - the content is very much down to what you do with it, every project has a good research basis and interesting topic, but you have to delve into them yourself and be creative. I personally loved every project because i found interest and challenge in all of them. - The academic writing side of the course is very basic/dumbed down. I found this very annoying at first but I took it as something that only needed a small bit of my attention. Otherwise you are required to do a lot of development work research towards your final ideas. - at the end of every week you have a group crit with a tutor some of your peers, you have 1 individual tutorial with a tutor per unit but you can ask for more. After every unit has been marked you then have a session to discuss how it went with a tutor. - Very good, especially for print-making.

      2013, 1st year, Illustration

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    • Creative scene

      We're the best specialist arts uni in the UK, a few of the 'greats' attended here.

      2014, 3rd year, Creative Arts & Design Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Everyday expenses

      I find it very easy to manage my costs. I shop at several supermarkets in order to minimise my spending on food and my...

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      2013, 1st year, Photography

      Everyday expenses

      I find it very easy to manage my costs. I shop at several supermarkets in order to minimise my spending on food and my university shop provides materials at a very low cost. I wish I had known at the beginning of my first year just how cheap the university shop was. I think this should definitely be stressed as it saved me heaps of money.

      2013, 1st year, Photography

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    • Facilities

      The su bar is really friendly and has a lot of themed evenings. It's quite relaxed and artsy. There's a great bar opposite the...

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      2012, 1st year, Directing Motion Pictures

      Facilities

      The su bar is really friendly and has a lot of themed evenings. It's quite relaxed and artsy. There's a great bar opposite the main buildings which has bands and comedians all the time too. In the summer there are loads of outdoor areas to chill out in the sunshine.

      2012, 1st year, Directing Motion Pictures

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    • Academic Experience

      I really like the course I am on (illustration). There are workshops, tutorials and group crits pretty much every week, and...

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      2013, 1st year, Illustration

      Academic Experience

      I really like the course I am on (illustration). There are workshops, tutorials and group crits pretty much every week, and there is always an ongoing project. The intensity of the course really depends on how much you put into it. Some students don't put much effort into their work and don't always turn up. It is easy to do this and get away with it, but of course you don't do as well. If you are someone who is good at organizing yourself, then the course is perfect.There are plenty of opportunities to book yourself into extra workshops, e.g. screen printing, etching.

      2013, 1st year, Illustration

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    • The downside

      The campus buildings are shut and i would like the uni to be open 24hrs Mon to Fri

      2013, 1st year, Architecture Not Elsewhere Classified

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 12,500 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Creative

We haven't been able to speak to enough students to get reliable descriptions of this institution yet, but we have labelled it 'creative' because it specialises in one or more areas of the arts.

HIGH

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 93% MED
Average graduate salary £15k LOW
Student score 83% HIGH

Overall student satisfaction

89%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

1,750

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

96%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

3%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

60%

of students are female

Young / Mature

6%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

4%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

58%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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  • St Georges and Guntons buildings

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    The Norfolk coast

  • Student work at a degree show

    Student work at a degree show

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    Student nightlife

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