Norwich University of the Arts
No.1 specialist arts, design and media institution in England
Norwich University of the Arts is a specialist arts, design and media institution with a 165 year reputation for excellence. In choosing NUCA for your postgraduate study you will join a 2000 strong community of expert practitioners, creative learners, industry partners and leading researchers.
The hallmark of our postgraduate degrees is an emphasis on practice-based work combined with a demanding level of academic rigour and intellectual stimulus. If you apply and are offered a place to work with us, we will provide a world-class education with outstanding facilities and supportive, expert tuition.
We're a dynamic, modern and creative community of enthusiastic staff, set in the cultural quarter of an artistic, vibrant and friendly city, well placed and resourced to support your creative ambitions.
We have strong links with the creative industries and professional development is integral to our courses. We see it as our responsibility to guide you towards options for future employment or further research, as well as giving you the freedom to develop your individual creative voice.
Our staff are all practitioners themselves and bring this perspective to their teaching and, together with skilled technicians they will ensure that you are able to enjoy an educational experience designed to meet the exacting requirements of postgraduate study, whether you are on a taught postgraduate course or registered on a postgraduate research award.
Postgraduate Open Days
Come and tour our facilities and world-class resources, meet staff and ask your questions:
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MA Communication Design
Communication design touches on every aspect of 21st century life. It is of fundamental importance to the way we relate to each other and our environment. This ideas driven, industry focussed course will support your intellectual curiosity and equip you with the relevant skills to become an outstanding practitioner in the international design community.
NUCA has established a strong reputation for the strength of its graphic and communication design expertise. Graduates find their NUCA credentials are very attractive to potential employers and many former students hold positions in leading design groups. www.nua.ac.uk/macommunicationdesign
This MA is distinctive in that it will attract applicants who are creative practitioners and historians of art, design and media as well as those from a humanities or even a science background, who have an interest in communicating visually through traditional and alternative spaces.
The course team views 'curation' in its widest sense, and will support you in bringing together objects, still and moving images and/or texts in a coherent, contextualised and critical whole. The resulting 'exhibition' may encompass a range of public outcomes from gallery-based displays to film programmes, public art and open access archives.
Course staff are experienced in national and international curation and this is a research strength at NUCA. www.nua.ac.uk/macuration
Achieving innovation in contemporary fashion design requires creativity driven by technical excellence. The MA Fashion at NUCA emphasises the strong interdependence between creative skills, craft technique, attention to detail and refinement. With a focus on preparing you both intellectually and professionally for employment, the course supports students who aspire to become leaders in their chosen field within the creative industries.
A thorough understanding of technical skills such as pattern cutting, bespoke tailoring, haute couture, draping, garment construction and hand and machine finishing techniques are the hallmark of this professionally focused degree which responds to the requirements of the industry. www.nua.ac.uk/mafashion
MA Fine Art
Fine Art at NUCA provides a stimulating and creative environment to help you challenge and define your practice within the context of professional and contemporary possibilities. The course will support you to develop and enhance the skills you require to generate an art practice of high quality.
MA Fine Art will enable you to engage in a range of studio practice and students may elect to specialise in or combine areas such as painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, installation, photography, moving image and sound work and there is potential for students to work collaboratively as well as individually. www.nua.ac.uk/mafineart
MA Moving Image and Sound
The media industries are driven by high energy creative thinking and the potential of evolving technologies. The course is responsive to these industry expectations and will equip students with the professional, practical and conceptual skills to engage in a range of employment possibilities.
The course will focus on developing knowledge and awareness of topical debates in contemporary moving image and sound, to encourage students to advance their own practice while responding to new ideas and to challenge assumptions. www.nua.ac.uk/mamovingimageandsound
MA Textile Design
Textile Design is a future-focused and diverse discipline grounded in traditional crafts. The MA Textile Design course at NUCA concentrates on the fusion of creativity, craft skills and technological innovation, with students being encouraged to stretch the boundaries of the discipline through their creative engagement with materials, processes and concepts.
The course encourages entrepreneurship and innovation, enabling students to consider their practice and the discipline of textiles in a wide context of production and consumption from bespoke artefact to commercial enterprise. Debate and reflection on the environmental, ethical and social impact of textile design and production forms an ongoing theme of the course. www.nua.ac.uk/matextiledesign
International students choosing to study here will receive a rewarding world-class education in one of the most historical, cultural and friendly cities in the UK.
In attracting the vest best students from across the globe our whole campus benefits from different perspectives and fresh ideas. Current international students come from across the world including S.E Asia, Japan, North America and several European countries, and we continue to reach out to new countries and cultures.
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Under two hours from London, Norwich is a thriving city and a creative and unique place to live and study. The 900 year-old Cathedral and Norman castle dominate the skyline, sitting alongside stunning modern architecture such as The Forum, a Sir Michael Hopkins designed media centre housing BBC studios and Europe's largest permanent digital screen.
A bustling independent community inhabits Norwich's cobbled streets and lanes, filled with cafes, delis, shops and galleries, which cater to individual tastes, while England's largest six day a week open market and two modern shopping malls contribute to the city's status as one of the UK's top 5 retail centres. Norwich boasts a lively music scene, an art house cinema and five theatres.
The stunning Norfolk coast is just a 30 minutes drive and Norwich International Airport connects the city to thousands of destinations worldwide via daily direct flights to Amsterdam.
Enjoy this introduction to postgraduate study at Norwich University of the Arts in conjunction with our active online community and resources:
For all the latest course news and activity, staff profiles and research updates, student work galleries and a calendar of events and exhibitions. www.nua.ac.uk/
A showcase of short films depicting guest lectures, student work and events via Apple's iTunesU - a dedicated space for audio and video content for leading educational institutions. www.nua.ac.uk/itunes
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