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.
Creative thinking and innovation are at the core of the MA philosophy and you will engage with students from across the postgraduate community to share opportunities and debate contemporary issues.
We encourage our students to engage in critical discourse through course specific seminars, lectures and critiques; larger NUA symposia such as Dialogues (Fine Art) and Cowbird (Design); and attendance at national and international exhibitions and conferences.
Media Lab 1
For digital 3D production. Software includes the ZBrush, Silo, Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite, Corel Painter and Adobe Creative Suit.
Media Labs 2 and 4
For video capture, edit, production and 2D animation: Adobe Premiere Pro, Maya and Adobe Creative Suite.
You will have on-hand support from a team of dedicated workshop technicians. During the course, inductions and training for workshops, equipment and software that is identified as appropriate to your course will be provided.
The Ideas FactoryNUA Incubation Hub
You will work on academic projects with access to the University's digital centre, among start-up digital businesses. The Ideas FactoryNUA is equipped with state-of-the-art media facilities and a Digital User Research Lab.
Digital User Research Lab
User Experience testing facility equipped with specialist Morae tracking software and commonly used games platforms, including bespoke Sony testing equipment.
High Speed Internet
The University's network provides an extremely reliable, high speed and high bandwidth internet connection, enabling national and international collaboration and communication.
The largest specialist are, design and media collection in the East of England including 32,000 books, 1,300 journal subscriptions and 3,000 DVDs.
The offer of entry onto a Masters Degree (MA) is based on an expectation that you have the potential to fulfil the aims of the course of study and achieve the standard required to successfully complete the award. Entrants should normally have achieved a BA (Hons)/BSc Degree of 2:1 or above (or its equivalent), in a subject related to your proposed course of study.
Applicants who hold a Degree from another discipline may also be considered for entry, subject to the submission of a satisfactory portfolio of art, design or media-related work in support of their application.
The majority of applicants to courses at NUA will be invited to attend an interview. This provides an invaluable chance to meet face-to-face and is the major factor in determining the success of your submission. The interview is an opportunity to assess your work and the suitability of your application and also provides you with a chance to assess NUA’s staff, campus and facilities and ask questions. The key focus of your application process is on your portfolio. Some courses may require additional entry requirements or passes in specific subjects.
For further information on this course, please visit our website - MA Games.