Games Art & Design

Norwich University of the Arts

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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BA (Hons) Games Art & Design is Creative Skillset accredited, part of the PlayStation® First Academic Development Programme, and holds Apple University Developer Status. Through workshops and practical projects, you will master industry standard game engines to create assets using 2D and 3D game development software, explore the art of making games, analyse their artistic and cultural value and gain a critical appreciation of the diverse mainstream and indie sectors. Our media labs equipped with the latest software provides the setting for working on live briefs, developing professional practice and entering international competitions. Recent graduates include BAFTA-winning games designers, the V&A’s first Games Designer in Residence, six teams of Dare to Be Digital finalists and employees at Apple, Sony and EA. You will graduate with an online portfolio, a digital showreel, a playable demo and the skills to pitch, network and promote yourself effectively to the industry.

Course details

Modules

You can find more information about the content of the BA (Hons) Games Art and Design course at www.nua.ac.uk/study-at-nua/courses/ba-hons-games-art-design/

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 www.nua.ac.uk/study-at-nua/assessment/


How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.

EU

Wales

England

International

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeWL21
Institution code N39
Campus nameNorwich University of the Arts
Campus codeA

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level BBB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D*
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 27 points

Norwich University of the Arts will accept other pre-entry qualifications or combinations of different qualifications. Applications may also be considered from candidates who do not meet these minimum entry requirements. NUA welcomes individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and previous educational or professional experiences, including those with nonstandard qualifications.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.nua.ac.uk/study-at-nua/courses/ba-hons-games-art-design/

Additional entry requirements

Interview

The interview process provides an invaluable chance to meet course tutors face-to-face and is the major factor in determining the success of your application. The interview is an opportunity for us to assess your work and the suitability of your application and also provides you with a chance to assess NUA’s staff, campus and facilities and to ask questions. For more information please visit our website at www.nua.ac.uk/study-at-nua/undergraduate-apply/interview-tips/

Portfolio

Once you have applied to BA (Hons) Games Art and Design at NUA, we will ask you to prepare a portfolio for your interview. This, combined with your interview, 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 www.nua.ac.uk/study-at-nua/courses/ba-hons-games-art-design/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £15000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Games Art & Design at Norwich University of the Arts - UCAS