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Digital Screen Arts

The Digital Screen Arts industry is growing exponentially. Merging the creative with the technical, our courses are equipped with industry-expert staff and the latest technologies, setting you up for a highly skilled career in games art and design, visual effects art and direction, and animation.

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Study Digital Screen Arts at NTU

Our exciting Digital Screen Arts courses are designed to reflect the rapidly growing industry and include animation, games design, games art, VFX technical direction, and VFX art.

Situated within the Nottingham School of Art & Design, our future-thinking Digital Screen Arts courses equip you with industry-relevant creative and technical skills preparing you for the animation, games, and visual effects industries.

Our brand-new purpose-built building in the centre of Nottingham will accommodate a range of creative technology spaces that support our ambition to offer real-world work-like experiences, where students can explore and play with the latest production techniques.


17th in the UK for animation and game design (The Guardian University Guide 2024)


11th in the UK for art and design (The Complete University Guide 2024)

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What facilities are available in our new Design and Digital Arts building?

We envisage the new Design and Digital Arts building being used by industry and students alike as an experimental centre for production and discovery. Resources include an LED virtual studio combining real sets with CG environments, a VFX green screen studio, OptiTrack motion capture, and a black box studio supporting immersive projection mapping and for developing virtual reality experiences.

New Design & Digital Arts Building

Launching in 2024, the new Design & Digital Arts Building will place Nottingham as a UK hub for film, television, animation, UX design, games design, graphic design, and more.

What opportunities are available while studying at NTU?

From our network of organisations, you’ll gain commercial insight through guest lectures from Aardman Animations, Blizzard, Blue Zoo Animation, DreamWorks, DNEG, EA Games, Framestore, ILM, Jellyfish Pictures, Locksmith Animation, Moving Picture Company, Sony Pictures Animation, Walt Disney Animation. You’ll build expertise through live briefs, and competitions, building on your learning through trips to events, exhibitions and festivals.

Recent NTU graduates have been selected for international awards including the Royal Television Society Student Television Awards and screenings at Manchester Animation Festival.

Co Lab

Want real-world experience alongside your degree? Our Co Lab module provides an opportunity for students to showcase their talent through industry live briefs.

Student Showcase

Introducing the designers, makers, influencers and disruptors who represent the future of the creative industries.

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