Joining a creative science degree course; Games Development, Interaction Design or User Experience Design at NUA is your opportunity to explore an ever-changing world of digital technology and become one of tomorrow’s innovators.
Ever wondered what makes some websites and apps a pleasure to use and others a pain? Do you dream of creating something other people will love or a game they can’t stop playing?
If that sounds like you, our three new undergraduate courses will help you find the answers to those questions and more.
We’ve designed our three new BSc courses with the help of industry professionals to help fill a gap in the jobs market and the need for graduates who combine technical and analytical skills with creative flair.
You’ll have the opportunity to engage with projects from design and programming to testing – from concept to release. Your time will be spent creating cutting edge games or web designs, app designs, digital engines, animations, virtual reality, augmented reality, artificial intelligence and more.
Typical jobs that will follow a BSc course include:
The three BSc courses share the same teaching in their first year with a focus on strengthening best practice design and development skills which you can apply to all kinds of digital projects.
You’ll specialise in your preferred path in years two and three as you develop your skills. Throughout your studies, you’ll hear from visiting lecturers from industry and discover live (real world) projects.
The BSc courses will suit those interested in a combination of creative and technical skills and careers. Related pre-degree (Level 3) subjects include: ICT, Psychology, Maths, Physics, Design, Graphics, Animation and Games Design. You may be interested in a combination or a single one of these subjects.
Find out more about the full entry requirements.
Discover how our students utilised digital creative innovation in their 2016 Degree Show final pieces.
1 million new creative jobs needed in the UK by 2030
Source: NESTA – The Innovation Foundation
5% growth in creative tech jobs per year
NUA was awarded ‘Gold’ by the Department for Education in recognition of its excellent standard of teaching on the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
Find out more about NUA’s Gold rating.
The best way to experience what NUA has to offer is to see for yourself at one of our open days for undergraduate or postgraduate courses.
To find out more about how to apply for a course at NUA, talk to Lynne, Tom or Tori in the following ways:
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“At NUA, I realised design can positively affect the real world. As more of us expect to be able to access services digitally, the demand for people who can design simple, useable experiences will continue to grow.”
Interaction Designer, Government Digital Service,
MA Communication Design, 2012
“My practice improves the lives of millions of people around the world. A bold statement but a true one.”
User Experience Consultant, Foolproof,
BA (Hons) Graphic Communication, 2014
Head of UX Design at Aviva Charles Reeves presents a Lecture at NUA. Charles, who has previously worked on Call of Duty and in roles at Yahoo! and Hulu, discussed UX strategy at Aviva and the importance of the user experience in today’s creative industry.
“The games industry is everything I wanted for my career. I’m surrounded by amazing, talented people that inspire me every day.”
Senior UX/UI Designer, Splash Games
BA (Hons) Games Art & Design, 2013