Games Development with Diploma in Creative Computing (including Year 0) at Norwich University of the Arts - UCAS

Course summary

OVERVIEW Games Development at Norwich University of the Arts (Norwich) has a reputation for producing graduates who excel, creatively and technically, in a constantly evolving industry. Our award-winning industry-led course focuses on developing technical understanding of software and design processes while deeply engaging with contemporary practice-based theoretical concepts to level up your knowledge and experience as a games developer. YEAR 0 This course includes a Year 0, which promotes developing practical, technical and creative skills and confidence. Building on your prior experience, you will be introduced to some of our workshops to assist your skill development, with an increasing emphasis on professional standards and independent study. The course places emphasis on your personal commitment to study, while supporting you in your progression. KEY FEATURES

  • Study the fundamentals of game development and be introduced to formative theoretical concepts from contemporary academics and practitioners while developing your critical thinking, analysis and communications skills
  • Develop critical thinking, analysis and communications skills key to allowing you to fortify your design choices within contemporary contexts
  • Learn how to use computational logic to generate interactivity in the creation of game prototypes
  • Collaborate with students on BA (Hons) Games Art and Design to make games that bring your technical abilities together with their artistry using content creation software for a range of platforms
  • Work with a broad range of professional software and tools such as Visual Studio, Unreal Engine, and LaTex Editor, with opportunities to build your own graphics engine and physics engine
  • Be involved in collaborative projects such as Games Jams, both within Norwich and with external events
DIPLOMA IN CREATIVE COMPUTING The year-long Diploma in Creative Computing year takes place between Year 2 and 3 of the course and is designed to introduce you to creative computing and gain an understanding of how you can use coding skills to advance and complement your creative practice. You do not need any prior experience of coding to participate, just a curiosity about creative computing and a desire to push your own practice digitally. YOUR FUTURE Games at Norwich has received international acknowledgement and recognition celebrating our innovative teaching methods and approaches. In recent years we have been ranked in the top 50 Best Creative Media & Entertainment Art Schools in the World by The Rookies, and seen students awarded the Graduate of the Year Award 2022 by TIGA. Our students have also seen success in their careers and pursuits while studying and beyond. Graduate employers include Rebellion North, Flex foil, Free Radical Design, Magicave and Creative Assembly. OUR STUDENTS’ WORK Explore our online Graduate Showcase – celebrating the very best Norwich University of the Arts graduate work. Scroll each reel to explore at


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Assessment method

The University assesses you through the coursework you produce as you complete each unit. Each unit will require you to present a portfolio of work which may include finished pieces of work, written work, your research, and a reflective journal which allows you to evaluate your learning and highlight your strengths and areas for further development. You can find out more information about our assessment methods at

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Norwich welcomes applicants of all ages from all backgrounds. Your application will be primarily assessed through your portfolio, responses to questions asked and personal statement, so even if you have no formal qualifications or do not meet our typical offers it can still be worth applying. If you are studying at the time of your application and your application is successful it is likely that you will receive a conditional offer. If the qualification that you are studying is not shown, do not worry as we are able to accept other pre-entry qualifications as well as combinations of different qualifications.

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Additional entry requirements


Once you have applied to BSc (Hons) Games Development with Diploma in Creative Computing (including Year 0) at Norwich, we will ask you to prepare a portfolio. This will be used to assess your suitability for the course. Your portfolio should clearly demonstrate your passion for the subject and your individual creativity. For more information please visit our website at

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £18000 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £18000 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Games Development with Diploma in Creative Computing (including Year 0) at Norwich University of the Arts - UCAS