NORWICH SCHOOL OF ART

1845 - ?

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS

Norwich School of Art is one of the earliest of the provincial schools having been established in 1845 to provide designers for local industries. Its founders were the artists and followers of the 'Norwich School of Painters', the only provincial British group to establish an international reputation for landscape painting. During the second half of the 20th century the school achieved degree level status when in 1965 it was approved to offer the Diploma in Art and Design. In 1989 the school merged with Great Yarmouth College of Art to form the Norfolk Institute of Art and Design and in 1991 it was given the name of the Norfolk Institute of Art and Design becoming an Associate College of the new Anglia Polytechnic. In November 2007 the School was granted the power to award its own degrees and was renamed Norwich University of the Arts. Alumni have included Alfred Munnings and Charles Mayes Wigg.
Website: https://norwichuni.ac.uk