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Norwich University of the Arts plays a vital role as part of the local creative economy, providing expertise and resources to help local businesses grow, discover new talent and tackle creative challenges.

Ideas Factory is the focal point of our outreach into the creative and artistic sector, offering services for startups and established businesses alike, as well as providing unique and valuable opportunities for our students to develop and learn.

Design and brand consultancy at Norwich

Ideas Factory is where exciting creative ideas come to life. A creative consultancy within the University, Ideas Factory accepts commissions across all our course areas.

Find out more about design & brand consultancy

Incubation centre and facility hire at Norwich

There’s a lot to think about if you’re a digital creative start-up. At the Ideas Factory Incubation Centre for creative digital businesses, you can surround yourself with like-minded businesses that are also seeking to build and grow.

Find out more about the incubation centre & facility hire

Commissions and art hire

Ideas Factory allows students and staff at the University to undertake fine art commissions as part of their coursework or in their capacity as individual artists.

Find out more about commissions & art hire

Client work

The Lab – BA (Hons) Graphic Design

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Speak with us to find out more about how you can work with Ideas Factory

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Norwich graduate Szymon Garczynski wins Outstanding TIGA Graduate of the Year: Designer at the TIGA UK Games Education Awards 2023
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East Gallery in partnership with Autograph presents the solo exhibition of Indian transmedia artist and activist Poulomi Basu’s powerful series Fireflies
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Top 10 for
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Top Two UK
Creative Arts

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