The UK games industry is the fourth largest in the world with a third of the population accessing digital games. The BA (Hons) Games Art and Design degree course at NUA develops highly-skilled graduates in art, design and technology for AAA and indie studios.
The curriculum focuses on the art of games and the idea of game form, enabling students to become confident in the core elements of digital game development and production – art, design and technology.
The course uses industry-standard game development software including level editors to explore ideas and creativity and boasts Apple University Developer Status which provides access to cutting edge software to create apps and games for iOS platforms.
Industry advisors help to ensure that students graduate with a professionally relevant qualification and graduates are working for studios such as Blitz, Crytec, Jagex and Mindshapes. The strengths of the course were confirmed when a group of graduates won a BAFTA in the ‘Ones To Watch’ category of the 2012 British Academy Video Game Awards.
Through studio practice, seminars, workshops, group critiques and lectures, students gain a critical appreciation of mainstream and indie games, the ‘casual’ sector, mobile technologies and cutting edge advancements in art, documentary and persuasive games.
Watch NUA graduates pick up the BAFTA Ones to Watch Award after winning Dare to be Digital.
Creative Skillset‘s course accreditation scheme, devised in consultation with industry and education providers, recognises courses within the UK that provide exceptional standards of training.
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