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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Computer Games Design

Course type


Course Summary

In this course 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. 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.

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.

Different course options

Full time | Norwich University of the Arts | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The Masters Project is an opportunity for you to engage in a sustained period of self- directed study. You will complete a Masters Project Proposal Form at the start of the unit which should identify: current practice and research in the relevant field of study, an analysis of intended research methodology, an outline of ideas and/or creative intentions, the proposed format and method of communication for the work. Guidance will be provided on how to draft the Proposal Form and tutors will support you to formulate a programme of work that is appropriately challenging and reflects the expectations of this unit which is the culmination of your Masters study. Tutorials, seminars and critiques will provide opportunities to critically reflect on progress through discussion with tutors and your peers. Continuing to develop skills in proactivity and resourcefulness that were encouraged in the SelfNegotiated Unit, the Masters? Project helps you to extend your understanding and engagement with the creative industries associated with your practice. You will be expected to nurture links with businesses, institutions and individuals whose work relates to your own and to negotiate sponsorship and collaborations as appropriate to your project and discipline.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students 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. Students 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.

University information

Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) is one of the great British art schools: a specialist arts, design and media university that draws on more than 170 years of history but with a focus on the future. Postgraduate students come to NUA from diverse backgrounds and with a range of hopes for their future. But they share a passion for creativity. They share a pioneering spirit and determination to explore their creative practice. PG study at...more