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NUA crowned best educational institution in prestigious TIGA games industry awards

NUA crowned best educational institution in prestigious TIGA games industry awards

BA (Hons) Games Art & Design Team

Judges of the renowned TIGA games industry awards have crowned Norwich University of the Arts the UK’s Best Educational Institution 2017.

The accolade was announced at an awards ceremony at the V&A in London on Thursday (November 2) as TIGA played host to big name brands, studios and professionals from across industry.

Now in their fifth year, the awards honour the best games, businesses and practitioners in the UK games sector.

The judges were looking for a “world-leading” educational institution with a track record of “delivering high proportions of its students into graduate level jobs” and with “strong links with industry”.

NUA was one of eight universities around the UK in the running for the best institution award, and was also a finalist in the Best Education Initiative and Talent Development category.

BA (Hons) Games Art & Design Course Leader Mark Wickham said: “TIGA was looking for a ‘world-leading’ education institution for this award and we’re delighted that Norwich University of the Arts was the judges’ choice. We’re really proud of the innovative work by both NUA staff and students. Most of all, this award is welcome recognition of our track record in helping graduates launch successful careers in the games industry.”

TIGA Chief Executive Officer Richard Wilson added: “At the largest TIGA awards ceremony so far we highlighted excellence in games and business, education and technology, diversity and creativity. I would like to offer huge congratulations to all of our winners and finalists, whose innovation, creativity and excellence is driving the games industry forward.”