Abertay University, situated in the city centre of Dundee, Scotland was founded in 1888 as the Dundee Technical Institute and later in 1994 became known as University of Abertay Dundee. Located in Scotland – one of the most beautiful places in the world – Dundee is an outstanding place to live and study and offers a very affordable lifestyle.

The University has excellent infrastructure with over 30 sports clubs and societies ranging from traditional sports such as rugby, football and golf through to new exciting sports such as skydiving and ultimate Frisbee. There is also a revitalised gym that is on campus, making it ideal to use in-between classes. The award-winning ‘Bernard King Library’ has set the standard for all British Universities and part of the building has been designed to operate 24 hours a day and combines IT and study facilities and a time-out area where students can relax.

Abertay University has a GameLab set up to teach students all about game technology and game application development at undergraduate and postgraduate level. It consists of two main teaching areas, an octagonal pod area housing 40 computer stations, and an advanced development areas housing 50 computer stations used for the high-end game and graphics development. In 2015, Abertay University degrees in computer games were listed among the top 25 undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the world by the prestigious Princeton review.

Study Path

BSc Computer Games Application Development

Abertay was the first University in the world to offer a computer games degree and the first in the UK to be recognized as a Centre for Excellence in Computer Games Education. In 1999 Abertay University developed and continues to host ‘Dare to be Digital’ the international competition for computer games students. Students learn about game technology and game application development in the game lab that consists of two main teaching areas, an octagonal pod area and an advanced development areas housing with tens of computer stations used for the high-end game and graphics development.

BSc Computer Games Application Development

BA Computer Arts

BA Computer Arts at Abertay University is an internationally-acclaimed course in which student will study a range of subjects including visual literacy, animation, video and visual effects production, audio design, interactive media design and 3D production techniques for computer games and animation. Student will develop artistic skills through the production of visual and audio digital media content for computer games, animation, visual effects and interactive media. Students will work in an interdisciplinary studio environment with industry professionals to develop a portfolio of work in preparation for a career in digital media.

Articulation Pathway for Advanced Diploma in 3D Animation Students who have qualified MAGES Advanced Diploma in 3D Animation are eligible to enroll into Year 3 of BA in Computer Arts of Abertay University. Please enquire for other terms & conditions.

BA Computer Arts

Articulation Pathway for Advanced Diploma in Game Arts Students who have qualified MAGES Advanced Diploma in Game Art are eligible to enroll into year 3 of BA. in Computer Arts of Abertay University. Please enquire for other terms & conditions.

Advanced Diploma in Game Arts

MSc Computer Games Technology

This course is aimed at students who wish to update and enhance their existing programming skills for the development of computer games. Designed and maintained in close association with games companies, the course also will provide the students with access to a range of state-of-the-art facilities at the university. Abertay graduates have gone on to work for leading computer games companies including Realtime Worlds, Sony, Electronic Arts and Rockstar North, or set up their own companies. The students will leave Abertay with confidence and skills to work in one of the most demanding industries in the world and at a distinct advantage over other computing graduates intending a career in the games industry.

Articulation Pathway for Post Graduate Diploma in Game Design Students who have qualified MAGES Post Graduate Diploma in Game Design (9 Months) are eligible to enroll into M.Sc. Computer Games Technology of Abertay University (4 Months). Please enquire for other terms & conditions.

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