Overview

As a postgraduate student at NUA, you’ll collaborate with like-minded peers and be guided by subject specialist staff. You’ll enjoy interdisciplinary sessions with students from across our range of MA courses as you work towards your ambition of a career in the games industry or wider creative sector.

Refine your industry-ready skillset

Ensuring you graduate ready to meet the demands of a rapidly-evolving industry, this course will accelerate the development of your games design skillset.

Alongside broader research into the social, technical, economic and cultural context in which games are produced, you’ll specialise in one of three areas, following a clearly-defined path of study in Concept Art (and Sequential Narrative), Asset Production or Indie Development.

Blend theory, practice and creativity

Whatever your choice, your creativity will be informed by theoretical, cultural and historical research – and powered by cutting-edge technology and software.

Graduates of the MA Games postgraduate course at NUA include three BAFTA-winning games designers, the V&A’s first Games Designer in Residence, six teams of Dare to Be Digital finalists and employees at Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe, Foundry 42, Rebellion, Crytek, Frontier Developments, Splash Damage, Ubisoft, Rockstar Games and many more.

NUA at the Norwich Gaming Festival

Graduates work in a broad range of careers including

  • Games Art
  • Games Design
  • Concept Art
  • Creative Direction
  • External Production
  • Project Management
  • Indie Games Development
  • Teaching/Lecturing
  • Research/PhD Study
  • Illustration

Entry requirements

Entrants should normally have achieved a BA (Hons) / BSc Degree of 2:1 or above(or its equivalent), in a subject related to your proposed course of study.

Applicants who hold a Degree from another discipline may also be considered for entry, subject to the submission of a satisfactory portfolio of art, design or media-related work in support of their application.

The offer of entry onto a Masters Degree (MA) is based on an expectation that you have the potential to fulfil the aims of the course of study and achieve the standard required to successfully complete the award.

Program taught in:
English

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Last updated June 4, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2019
Duration
1 - 2 years
Part-time
Full-time
Price
13,700 GBP
non-EU students | UK/EU students: £7,000 (full-time) / £4,500 (part-time)
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