Norwich University of the Arts

Institution Profile

Norwich University of the Arts

Look around our award-winning city centre campus and you will find studios, media labs, and creative spaces in 12 buildings that sit among the cafés, bars, independent galleries and shops of Norwich's cultural quarter.

Norwich sparks with creativity. It’s one of Britain’s greenest cities, safest places, and with a thriving arts, music and cultural scene. Behind its medieval architecture, award-winning outdoor market, and vintage style of the Norwich Lanes, lies a history of radicalism, of innovators, creators and makers. The Sunday Times ranks Norwich as one of the best places to live in the UK: “A fashionable city with a growing sense of cool and a reputation for architecture, style and innovation. Cool, comfortable, relaxed and at one with itself.”

We’d love to meet you

Our Open Days are the perfect way to speak to our academics, current students and to discover what being a Norwich University of the Arts student is really like. We open bookings a minimum of two months prior to the event. View our event listings at the bottom of this page for the next open day.

Campus Tours

Joining us on campus for a tour of our facilities is a great way to find out about life on our creative community. You’ll have the chance to meet current students and we will aim to match you with a student from your course of interest where possible. See the events at the bottom of the page to book.

On demand event

Watch pre-recorded courses and information talks to get info on your course of interest as well as portfolio advice, support and wellbeing, accommodation, career support and much more. Click here to find out more.

Information for schools and colleges

Norwich University of the Arts works closely with teachers and advisers to champion and nurture creativity both within the UK and internationally. Join our mailing list to be kept up-to-date with events and activities.

Bespoke sessions

We are able to offer a wide range of bespoke and exclusive sessions for schools and colleges on request. Many of our activities can take place in your classroom, online or here at Norwich University of the Arts. A number of Gatsby Benchmarks are embedded into every delivery.*

Our list of activities is constantly evolving and includes:
    Introductions to Creative Higher Education
    • Why Creative?: A presentation on the benefits of studying a creative subject including job prospects, creative courses and graduate case studies.
    • Introduction to Norwich University of the Arts: Looks at who we are and what we make! This touches on our community, facilities, industry connections and how we set up our students for the next stage in their career.
    Application Advice
    • Stand Out Portfolio Advice: Get hints and tips to show off your work at its best.
    • Audition Advice: Discover strategies for delivering a great audition whilst also looking at Norwich University of the Arts’ audition process for our new Acting course.
    • Personal Statement Advice: Three innovative processes to help you draft a standout personal statement!
    • Portfolio reviews: 15-20min 1-1s to support and encourage students with their applications (only open to those that have Norwich University of the Arts as a UCAS choice)

Multidisciplinary workshops

We have a wide range of workshops available that cover all courses taught at Norwich. These workshops include, critique workshops, photography, collage, sculpture, life drawing, documentary filmmaking, game design and much much more. These workshops can often be delivered online or in person. For more information just get in touch with us via email: [email protected]

Workshop worksheets, videos and other useful resources

We have a wide range of worksheets, videos and resources available for you to download and use in the classroom or for CPD. These include worksheets from our Summer School workshops and Teacher, Technician and Adviser workshops. To find a full list of the resources available, just follow the link.

Network of East Anglian Art Teachers (NEAAT)

Network of East Anglian Art Teachers is a network of teachers of art working together, with support from Norwich, to celebrate, support and promote art in schools. Network of East Anglian Art Teachers believe the arts are special in our region and that art teachers need to be part of an empowering and enriching network of fellow educators that can support and help develop an exciting provision for students. You can find out more about the Network of East Anglian Art Teachers group on their Facebook page.

Get in touch

If you are interested in any of the above or any activities that are not listed, please do get in touch with us at [email protected]

Forthcoming events

Events without a specific start date

No Bespoke Events

Regional Contacts based at Norwich University of the Arts

Gavin Spoors

Regional Student Recruitment Officer

7 Upcoming events

A dynamic and creative community providing arts, design, architecture and media education.