Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) is a public university in Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom that specialises in art, design and media. It was founded as Norwich School of Design in 1845 and has a long history of arts education. It gained full university status in 2013.

NUA is the smaller of two universities in Norwich, the other being the University of East Anglia.

Academic Profile

National rankings
Complete (2022) 76
Times / Sunday Times (2022) 62
Global rankings
British Government assessment
Teaching Excellence Framework Gold

Undergraduate courses are offered in a range of art and design fields, including Animation, Architecture, Design for Publishing, Fashion, Fashion Communication and Promotion, Film and Moving Image Publishing, Fine Art, Games Art and Design, Graphic Communication, Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography, Textile Design and VFX.

Postgraduate courses include MAs in Communication Design, Curation, Fashion, Fine Art, Games, Moving Image and Sound, Photography, and Textile Design.

MPhil and PhD research degrees are also offered in many arts, design, and media areas.