MA Games at NUA is centred on exploring the exciting territory of games development, enabling you to scrutinize and define your place within this increasingly important economic, commercial and cultural field.
The course will accelerate your creative skills, in an institution that has gained an international reputation for innovative practice and artistic excellence in games education. This industry-focused course combines the rigour of studying full-time at Masters level, with the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills to develop industry standard outcomes.
Seeking to nurture intellectual, personal and professional achievement as a basis for a sustained career, during the course you will be encouraged to develop independent research projects, and to explore professional contexts and opportunities within the field. Through the development of advanced technical skills and an individual creative approach, you will identify your own commercial practice in terms of innovation, market awareness, professional experience and enterprise.
The course provides industry-standard resources in a facility which has been selected as one of only 12 partners worldwide in Sony’s PlayStation®First Academic Development Programme. A core programme of academic workshops and technical sessions support the development of individual research projects and the application of advanced skills.
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Read about the achievements of the practitioners who teach on this course.
“Seeing how creative professionals work has greatly improved my technical skillset. I can now dedicate time to furthering my grasp of industry software.”
Bradley Morgan Johnson
MA Moving Image and Sound student (specialising in games)
Applications to all postgraduate courses should be made directly to the Norwich University of the Arts using an MA Application Form. Find more about entry requirements for postgraduate courses.
Games development studio, Shark Infested Custard, founded by NUA Lecturer Steven Huckle has been selected as one of the 10 Future Leaders; a list that Creative England believe showcases some of the best creative talent in England’s regions. Ten companies from this year’s CE 50 report have been voted by a panel of creative industry judges to be part of Creative England’s Future Leaders list.
These companies are leading the charge for the creative industries, showcasing the best of what England’s regions have to offer and transforming the country’s economic future. As part of the report Creative England asked a panel of judges to choose their 10 Future Leaders, who have demonstrated innovation, strong growth promise and the potential to disrupt their sector with true innovation. The Judges were Nicola Mendelsohn (Facebook), Saul Klein, Rory Cellan-Jones (BBC), Rebecca Burn-Callander (Telegraph), Julie Richards (Deloitte), Isaac Densu (Channel 4) and Stuart Rock from the Business is Great government campaign. Read a report about the news on the Telegraph website.
The Norwich Gaming Festival is returning to The Forum for its third year and organisers have today announced the festival dates for 2016: Monday 28 March to Saturday 2 April. Organised and hosted by The Forum with support from local partners, the festival celebrates all aspects of video games and their development, bringing a mix of education, entertainment and technology to Norwich. Find out more.
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