Norwich University of the Arts

Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) is an independent specialist arts, design and media University with a 170 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. Whilst the institution’s history can be traced back to 1845, it is contemporary and forward thinking with industry standard facilities in its city centre campus.

Head of School

As Course Leader of the BA Fashion Degree at Norwich University of the Arts Sue Chowles bring over 20 years of extensive teaching and industry experience. The new BA Fashion programme started in September 2010 and has been her first year of final students graduated in June 2013. The degree at NUA has been written to have a unique focus and delivery emphasising the ‘pushing of creative boundaries’ craftsmanship and the mastering of technique. The degree combines conceptual and directional Fashion design practices with a strong emphasis on creative pattern cutting methods, professional garment construction and couture levels of craftsmanship.

Courses Overview: Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Bachelor of Fashion
Bachelor of Fashion Communication
Bachelor of Textile Design
Master of Arts Fashion
Master of Arts Textile Design

Noteworthy Alumni

Stuart Craig, OBE, Three times Oscar winner; Glenn Brown, Artist and Turner Prize nominee'

Life in Norwich

Norwich combines a rich heritage and history with an exciting and contemporary atmosphere. 1,500 historic buildings, including the 900-year-old cathedral and Norman castle, share the city with modern developments such as The Forum, Norwich’s state-of-the-art central library and media centre.

Norwich is a thriving cultural centre with a number of galleries, museums, theatres and events, including the oldest international arts festival in the UK. One of the top 10 shopping centres in the UK, Norwich is a major regional focus for business and commerce. It is a city with a warm and welcoming attitude to its student population.

Tuition and Scholarship Information

There is lots of financial support available to make this affordable and a valuable investment in your future. For further information on financial aid and tuition fees click here.

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