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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.
8th in the UK for animation and game design (The Guardian University Guide 2023)
Top 15 in the UK for art and design (The Complete University Guide 2023)
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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.
Introducing the designers, makers, influencers and disruptors who represent the future of the creative industries. Discover the work of the Nottingham School of Art & Design graduating students.
Image credit: Greta Levickyte, BA (Hons) Animation
Nottingham School of Art & Design Facilities
We’ve built the perfect spaces for you to create in. From dedicated studios to editing suites, wood, ceramic and textile workshops to an onsite supply shop, we have creative spaces to enable you to learn, develop and acquire the skills and knowledge you will need in your career.
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Design & Digital Arts
We have been influencing, inspiring and innovating for over 175 years. We are guided by our past, focused on our future, and proud to be shaping what comes next. We have created the new Department for Design & Digital Arts to provide new and exciting opportunities bringing together art, design, technology and business within a landmark new building.