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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-21

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Computer Games Design Graphic Arts

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Combine creative flair and technical skill on the MA Games Masters degree course at the UK’s Best Educational Institution (2017 TIGA Games Industry Awards).

As a postgraduate student at NUA you’ll collaborate with likeminded 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.

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

Modules

You will undertake a major independent project specific to your course and chosen specialism. The Masters degree culminates in a public exhibition of work in the final September of study.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£8,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£15,900

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

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.

University information

Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) has been providing highly innovative, practical-based education in the arts, media, and design since its founding in 1845. It has built a reputation for being ambitious and progressive and for providing a space in which its diverse student community can pursue their creative passions. Postgraduate students at NUA are stimulated and encouraged to reach their full potential, to be forward-thinking, and to...more