NUA at #NGF2016

NUA at the Norwich Gaming Festival

28th March - 2nd April

We are delighted to be part of Norwich Gaming Festival for the third year running and look forward to exhibiting more of what the BA (Hons) Games Art and Design course offers at Norwich University of the Arts (NUA). Building on last year’s programme there will be a daily series of student demonstrations exploring how art for games is developed.

Through presentations academic staff, students and alumni will explore themes surrounding games art, development and the approach to games education at NUA. Students will also exhibit work in the festival’s gallery space during the event.



Games Art & Design at NUA

Norwich University of the Arts

BA (Hons) Games Art and Design is Creative Skillset accredited, part of the PlayStation®First Academic Development Programme and holds Apple University Developer Status.

Through workshops and practical projects you will master industry standard game engines to create assets using 2D and 3D game development software, while exploring the art of making games, analysing their artistic and cultural value and gaining a critical appreciation of the mainstream and indie sectors.


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Student Gallery & Demonstrations

29th -30th March, 1st - 2nd April

Building on last year's programme, there will be a daily series of student demonstrations exploring how art for games is developed at the NUA stand.

Visit the NUA student gallery which will be present throughout the Norwich Gaming Festival; displaying artwork from NUA Games students.

Talks & Workshops

Development Workshop

March 30th - March 31st. 12pm - 4pm

Join professional games developer and NUA lecturer, Dr. Scott Grandison as he takes you through a two day introduction to game design and development. You’ll be shown the inner workings of a game from graphics to program code and then be encouraged to come up with your own ideas and implement them.

Stuart Ashen

2nd April, 11am

Stuart Ashen, guest lecturer and local YouTube celebrity, will be talking about terrible old games in the wake of his recently published book Terrible Old Games You've Probably Never Heard Of.

Concept Art

1st April, 4pm

Jordan Grimmer, Games Art & Design alumnus, will be presenting his experience as a professional concept artist and digital painter.

The Greenlight Process

1st April, 12pm

Dr Scott Grandison,Teaching Fellow in Digital Transformation and Creative Coding, will be delivering his insight into the Steam Greenlight process. His studio, Outsider Games, continues to develop Wailing Heights which was recently greenlit in an impressive 6 days.