About School

Norwich University of the Arts is a dynamic, modern and creative community providing arts, design, architecture and media education from a unique campus at the heart of the city. Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) has established itself in arts, design and media education for over 170 years. But while our history can be traced back to 1845, our outlook is forward-thinking. From a city centre campus that boasts cutting-edge facilities, to an approach to teaching which saw us awarded Gold under the Teaching Excellence Framework and ranked 10th in the UK for teaching quality by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, our reputation for excellence is well-earned. NUA has thrived as an established University, developing a national reputation as an innovative and creative academic community, with a firm commitment to offering vocational, practice based courses that afford students space to develop their skills and pursue their passion.

At the heart of it all, our students. Artists, designers, makers. Bringing diverse interests and unique perspectives, they share a desire to be challenged and inspired. To learn from the past and shape the future. Courses at the University emphasise learning and discovery through specialist studio and workshop practice. Experimentation with ideas, processes and materials is informed by critical reflection and contextual awareness of the subject. Teaching methods include lectures, demonstrations, project briefs, individual and group tutorials, placements, seminar presentations, work-related learning and exhibition practice.

General Info

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Courses

BA (Hons) Games Art and Design

Our BA (Hons) Games Art and Design degree has an international reputation for producing graduates who excel in a constantly evolving industry.

The course is a member of the Sony PlayStation First Academic Partnership Programme and is accredited by ScreenSkills and the games industry body TIGA, which also crowned NUA the best educational institution in 2017.

You will follow in the footsteps of:

  • BAFTA-winning games designers
  • The V&A’s first Games Designer in Residence
  • Dare to Be Digital finalists.

Our graduates have gone on to become employees at Rockstar Games, Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe, Foundry 42, Rebellion, Crytek, Frontier Developments, Splash Damage, Ubisoft, and many more.

BSc (Hons) Games Development

Our BSc (Hons) course is all about hands-on games development and you’ll explore the mechanics of playful interaction, whether you are building your technical expertise in 2D, 3D or forms of artificial intelligence.

You will see what it takes to create software engineering that delights, excites and challenges users.

You’ll develop your skills through workshops, technical demonstrations and live briefs.

And your understanding of professional practice will grow through engagement with our network of digital creative business that helped shape the course.

With an established reputation for excellence, NUA was ranked as the UK’s best educational institution by the games industry body TIGA in 2017.

BA (Hons) Film and Moving Image Production

We will encourage you to explore a variety of filmmaking mediums and platforms to become an accomplished and creative storyteller.

You’ll learn by doing as you become a flexible, multi-skilled collaborator with technical and craft skills highly-prized by industry.

You’ll explore how the production skills you use and creative choices you make can shape and change the story you are telling.

BA (Hons) Animation

Our BA (Hons) Animation degree will help you to develop core creative and production skills as an animator.

We’ll encourage your individual creative exploration and development.

You’ll choose which specialism to focus on in this diverse, dynamic and growing industry and its wide-range of careers.

You will build a distinctive showreel and online portfolio to impress employers with your skills, creativity and readiness for work – whatever your choice from a wide range of specialisms, including:

  • Character-based animation
  • Motion graphics animation
  • Technical 2D compositing
  • CG rigging
  • 3D modelling and beyond!
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