Norwich University of the Arts
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Norwich School of Art and Design
Norwich University College of the Arts
Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) is a
NUA is the smaller of two universities in Norwich, the other being the
The history of the university dates back to 1845 when the Norwich School of Design was established to provide designers for local industries. Its founders were the artists and followers of the '
Degree-level provision has been offered since 1965, when it was approved to offer the Diploma in Art and Design, validated by the
National Council for Diplomas in Art and Design (NCDAD). After 1965 the School of Art made its own mark on the national art and design scene when twin strengths in Painting and Graphic Design emerged under a group of exceptional practitioners and teachers. From 1975, after NCDAD's merger with the Council for National Academic Awards (CNAA), the School offered its first BA Honours degree courses in
In 1989 the School merged with
In 1994 NIAD was incorporated as a Higher Education Institution (HEI), renamed as Norwich School of Art and Design and re-launched with a new corporate identity.
In November 2007 the School was granted the power to award its own degrees up to Masters level and was renamed Norwich University College of the Arts.