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BA Games Art and Design overview

NUA students are a revelation. They take to work quickly and show just the right blend of enthusiasm and professionalism.

Mark Green
Senior Producer, Sony Computer Entertainment
NUA Games Industry Liaison Group


The course boasts among recent graduates three BAFTA-winning games designers, the V&A’s first ‘Games Designer in Residence’, three teams of ‘Dare to be Digital’ finalists and employees at Apple, Sony and EA.

Tutors will help you to master fundamental art and design techniques and digital applications using industry-standard game engines and to create assets using 2D and 3D game development software. You will develop a critical appreciation of mainstream and indie games, the ‘casual’ sector and cutting edge advancements.

We support you to develop art, design and technology skills in preparation for employment in a fast changing and growing sector.

The course has been awarded Creative Skillset accreditation, was recognised with a nomination for ‘Best Education Institution’ in the TIGA Games Industry Awards and has an academic team with strong industry experience. Sony Computer Entertainment provide internships to selected students in the final year.

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Strong for student satisfaction


Students satisfied overall with the course (unistats.direct.gov.uk)

Industry accreditation

Creative Skillset logo

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.


PlayStation®First logo

BA (Hons) Games Art and Design at Norwich University of the Arts is part of the PlayStation®First Academic Partnership Programme offered by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE). The course has been awarded PlayStation®First status by fostering best practices in game related art and design.


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The course is relevant to industry’s needs and will help produce the kinds of skilled, talented graduates who are the lifeblood of the UK’s creative sector.

Martin Lynagh
Producer, Media Molecule



Industry software and high spec computers in the Media Lab have really helped me prepare for my recent internship at Sony.

Kerrie Shreeve
Games Art and Design graduate


NUA gave me a really solid foundation in understanding the game development process and emphasised the importance of collaboration.

Consider your career progression as a NUA graduate and read about the experiences of graduates such as Designer Zoltan Fejes.

Course content

  • Visiting Lecturers include
  • Siobhan Reddy
    Studio Director, Media Molecule
  • Jay Hurren
    Musician, E-Z Rollers
  • Chris Crawford
    Game Design Guru

Find out about how the course combines practical making and professional skills in Years 1, 2 and 3 and more about the programme of Visiting Lecturers.

Mark Wickham

Teaching Staff

Read about the achievements of the practitioners who teach on this course.

Digital lab

Campus Resources

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