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Norwich University of The Arts

Address: Francis House, 3-7 Redwell St, Norwich NR2 4SN, United Kingdom

Description Norwich University of The Arts

  • Established: 1845
  • Location: Norwich, UK
  • Age of students: from 17 years
  • Program Type: mixed
  • Type of accommodation: in residences, private accommodation
  • Language learning: English.

Founded by the followers of the Norwich school of landscape painting in 1845, Norwich University of The Arts is today a private university where they teach art, design and work in the media. Famous names such as Stuart Craig (producer of Harry Potter films), Ryan Bolland (creator of the Batman comic) , Adam Adler (illustrator of The Times) are associated with the university. Due to the high quality of education and the good reputation of the educational institution, its graduates manage to occupy high positions in museums, galleries, leading art organizations of the public and private sectors.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Norwich University of The Arts

Program name


  • Dates: September 24 - December 14
  • Age of students: from 17 years old
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Language of instruction: English.

Features of the program:

  • In operation since 1965
  • You can study in one of the eighteen undergraduate specialties
  • The most popular courses: art, game design, architecture, filmmaking
  • Self-study is encouraged: in the framework of program projects and on students' own initiative
  • Guest lectures of artists, designers, artists are held, workshops are organized.
  • For foreign students free classes are offered from English twice a week.
  • 6 specialties provide 4 years of study, including zero (such a preparatory year is necessary for students with a low level of knowledge of basic subjects). Requirements for applicants entering the zero year are significantly lower than when applying for a three-year program.


  • Dates: September 24 - September 06 of the following year
  • Age of students: from 21 years old
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Language of instruction: English.

Program specifics:

  • Accredited for the first time in 2007
  • There are 8 programs to choose from.
  • Intensive courses are valid for foreign students, allowing them to get a master's degree in one academic year.
  • There are practice in the studios and classes that promote the development of critical, creative thinking.
  • Experiments with textures, ideas, and processes are encouraged.
  • Designers and artists are invited as mentors for undergraduates
  • The Peer Assisted Learning system has been implemented, in which undergraduates share their experience with first-year students, support them and help
  • All courses provide the opportunity to practice.

The main areas of study:

  • Art
  • Photo art
  • Illustration
  • Graphic design
  • Visual component of games
  • Architecture
  • Fashion
  • Interior design.

Accommodation, housing and food

Features of accommodation and meals at Norwich University of The Arts:

  • The university is a ten minute walk from the train station.
  • The campus is located in the city center near major attractions and monuments.
  • 2 own residences for students living in the city center (10 and 25 minutes walk from the campus)
  • There is a university housing search service that helps to find private apartments and choose a neighbor to rent an apartment together.
  • You can eat in the university canteen for a fee
  • It is possible to cook on their own in equipped kitchens.

Residences equipment:

  • 345 single rooms
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Secure parking for bicycles
  • Laundry
  • Common bathrooms for 4-11 rooms
  • Living room and seating area
  • Canteen
  • Kitchen (hob, microwave, fridge)
  • Equipped studios for classes.

Events Norwich University of The Arts

Living in the historical cultural center of Great Britain Norwich, students have the opportunity to:

  • Explore the architecture of 1500 historic buildings
  • Visit the norman castle
  • Go to exhibitions in galleries, museums, theaters
  • Participate in the UK's oldest oldest art festival.

Features of student life on campus Norwich University of The Arts are as follows:

  • Students help to organize full-fledged exhibitions and events that are held on the basis of the art gallery of modern art.
  • There is a career center that helps students in finding a job or on further admission to other institutions.
  • The university has a business incubator for digital companies and a support center for creative start-ups. They create a common interaction space and advise graduates who want to start their own business or become freelancers.


  • 10th place in the ranking of top universities in the UK according to The Times and The Sunday Times (2018)
  • Gold award from the National Department of Education for high standards and quality of education
  • Included in the top five creative universities in the country
  • One of the leading British universities in the field of painting, art history and design according to the ranking Research Excellence Framework 2014
  • High level of student satisfaction with the quality of education according to the results of independent monitoring of the National Student Survey
  • 95% of graduates are employed in the specialty for six months after completing their studies
  • University status assigned in 2013.

Equipment Norwich University of The Arts

On the Norwich University of The Arts campus there are:

  • Educational buildings
  • World class media lab
  • Engraving and printing studios
  • Foundry
  • Professional sound recording and processing equipment
  • Contemporary art gallery
  • Woodworking workshops.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The academic year at the University of Arts consists of trimesters:

  • Autumn September 24 - December 14
  • Spring January 7 - April 5
  • Summer April 29 - June 28.

An indicative week is provided for freshmen from September 17 to 21, as well as 3 vacation periods:

  • Christmas December 17 - January 4
  • Easter 08 - 26 April
  • Summer June 28 - September 20.

In addition to paying for a program, it is also important to consider additional expenses:

  • So-called “home” fee for non-UK or EU students
  • Air flight
  • Accommodation
  • Nutrition
  • Personal spending, shopping.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

For admission to Norwich University of The Arts you must provide:

  • Diploma of school education (for bachelor degree)
  • Bachelor's degree (for graduate)
  • IELTS 6.0 certificate (from 5.5 in each section)
  • Creative portfolio.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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