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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, architecture and media University with a 170 year reputation for excellence. NUA is dedicated to providing practice-based courses which allow students to enter an exciting and challenging community of artists, designers and makers who share their passions and interests.  NUA has launched three brand new creative science BSc (Hons) courses; User Experience Design, Interaction Design and Games Development designed to combine a strong technical and research element alongside a core grounding in creative visual and design skills and a design thinking approach.
Source:Norwich University of the Arts website

What students say about this university

Dialog 314 comments (68 students)
    • Academic Experience

      Work out a weekly budget within your student loan and religiously stick to it. Eg, if your budget is 25 a week, withdraw 15...

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      2016, 3rd year, Photography

      Academic Experience

      Work out a weekly budget within your student loan and religiously stick to it. Eg, if your budget is 25 a week, withdraw 15 at the beginning of the week and try not to spend it all, the more money you can save the better. I set up a second (student) bank account when I started and each term moved all my rent money to that account for that term and then didn't touch it, so I didn't have to worry about not having rent each month.One day a week, 6-8 hours, this will help massively and it looks good to employers to have had a job alongside studies as it shows you can organise your time, etc.

      2016, 3rd year, Photography

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    • The downside

      More support from staff.

      2013, 2nd year, Graphic Design

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    • The downside

      General living costs are fine. The main thing at NUA is the printing and materials costs because it's an arts university.

      2016, 2nd year, Graphic Design

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    • Academic Experience

      The graphic design tutors are amazing! They are always in the studio for constant feedback on both uni work and personal work...

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      2013, 1st year, Graphic Design

      Academic Experience

      The graphic design tutors are amazing! They are always in the studio for constant feedback on both uni work and personal work (they love to know what you are doing outside the course). You get lectures and talks the ought the week as well as weekly tutorials and workshops in projects relevant to current projects. You also receive group critiques that allow you to talk to both tutors and fellow students about your work. The course is extremely challenging and certainly not easy going, but it really pushes you to reach your full potential. There is so much variety within the projects you are always learning. The course is mostly graded from portfolio project work that is graded at the end of each term, but there is also an element of contextual studies that is written or presentation based which is graded alongside your portfolio. The facilities are fantastic. High spec printers and fantastic technicians as well as laser cutters, foiling, vinyl and the ability to diversify into 3D workshops. There is sometimes a problem when it comes to deadline week, but if you are ahead, there is no problem.

      2013, 1st year, Graphic Design

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    • Academic Experience

      Stayed in halls in my first year which is no longer open, looked in Jan of first year and grabbed the first house we saw which...

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      2016, 3rd year, Graphic Design

      Academic Experience

      Stayed in halls in my first year which is no longer open, looked in Jan of first year and grabbed the first house we saw which was perfect. We found it by just browsing online

      2016, 3rd year, Graphic Design

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    • The upside

      The area is beautiful and the university is a safe and enjoyable place to study

      2013, 1st year, Creative Arts & Design Not Elsewhere Classified

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 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.

Varied union activities

42%

LOW

Political

39%

LOW

Sporty

4%

LOW

Creative

95%

HIGH

Diverse local nightlife

75%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 96% MED
Student score 77% MED
Average graduate salary £16.4k LOW

Overall student satisfaction

79%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

1,995

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

96%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

3%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

61%

of students are female

Young / Mature

7%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

6%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

47%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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