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Norwich University of the Arts

  • Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) is an independent specialist arts, design and media University with a 170 year reputation for excellence.

    NUA is dedicated to providing vocational, practice based courses which allow students to enter an exciting and challenging community of artists, designers and makers who share their passions and interests. Whilst the institution’s history can be traced back to 1845, it is contemporary and forward thinking with industry standard facilities in its city centre campus.

    Today NUA continues to thrive as an established University sector institution, with a national reputation for excellence and a strong ethos as a creative academic community.

    Mission Statement
    NUA’s mission is to be the best specialist university for arts, design and media study in Europe, producing graduates of the highest quality and inspiring students and staff to achieve excellence in the creative and cultural spheres.

    BA Games Art and Design overview
    The course boasts among recent graduates three BAFTA-winning games designers, the V &A;’s first ‘Games Designer in Residence’, three teams of ‘Dare to be Digital’ finalists and employees at Apple, Sony and EA.

    Tutors will help you to master fundamental art and design techniques and digital applications using industry-standard game engines and to create assets using 2D and 3D game development software. You will develop a critical appreciation of mainstream and indie games, the ‘casual’ sector and cutting edge advancements.

    We support you to develop art, design and technology skills in preparation for employment in a fast changing and growing sector.

    The course has been awarded Creative Skillset accreditation, was recognised with a nomination for ‘Best Education Institution’ in the TIGA Games Industry Awards and has an academic team with strong industry experience. Sony Computer Entertainment provide internships to selected students in the final year.

    Key Personnel Keith Bartlett, Dean of Media, Marie Claire Isaaman, Course Leader, Games Art and Design

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