University of the Arts Theatre

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From Broad Street to Broadway and beyond, Musical Theater graduates can be found not only on every stage in Philadelphia, but also on and off Broadway, in Hollywood, in London’s West End and across the globe.

In addition to running their own theater production companies, our alumni perform in such shows as “Hair,” “Wicked” and “Sister Act,” which featured alumna Sarah Bolt BFA ’03 (Musical Theater) as Sister Mary Patrick in its year-plus run on Broadway.

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Other Musical Theater alums tour with national productions like “Shrek the Musical” and “Young Frankenstein,” while others star in such TV shows as “The Office” and “Private Practice.” Graduates of the program can also be found on the big screen in movies like “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.”

Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) is a public university, based on a single site in the centre of Norwich, in the United Kingdom. It is a higher education specialising in art, design and media.

Norwich University of the Arts was founded as Norwich School of Design in 1845 and has a long history of arts education. It celebrated its 170th anniversary in 2015.

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

Organisation and structure

The Vice-Chancellor is Professor John Last and the first Chancellor, appointed on the promotion of the institution to university status in January 2013, Sir John Hurt.

Academic profile

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. Four year degrees are offered in the fields of Film and Moving Image Production, Fine Art, Games Art and Design, and Graphic Design.

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.