• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

This professionally-accredited Computer Arts (Hons) programme at Abertay University develops your skills and understanding in the diverse domain of digital arts and design through stimulating subjects such as animation, media design, 3D modelling, concept development and character design.

Join a progressive course that equips you with the necessary practical skills, theoretical knowledge, and creative tools you need to explore and build your digital arts and design practice. You’ll lead the design and production of a range of creative content for computer games, digital illustration, concept art, animation, visual effects and much more.

You’ll discover how to develop your critical and contextual understanding of the digital arts and expand your knowledge base. Additional to your menu of lectures and classes, you’ll have opportunities to engage with industry practitioners, attend visiting lectures, participate in masterclasses and receive project mentoring. 

Our open-plan studios are designed to cultivate interdisciplinary study. This means you’ll have the opportunity to use cutting-edge technology and entertainment production techniques as you work collaboratively with students in game design, games technology, and sound production.

This degree is accredited by ScreenSkills, the UK Sector Skills Council for Creative Media Industries, and also by TIGA, the trade association representing the UK video games industry.

Careers 

Computer Arts graduates have gone on to work across the globe in computer games, film, television and animation. 

For the last three years, over 10% of graduates have secured related employment before graduation, including roles such as: 

  • 3D artists and Ul artists at leading console game development companies 
  • Character animators and scene prep artists in television animation 
  • Character TD and character animators at leading visual effects companies 

Several of our graduates - in partnership with other games students have successfully set up their own games companies, publishing their creations on mobile, console and online platforms. 

Accreditation

  • PlayStation.First
  • ScreenSkills
  • TIGA

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Visual Literacies
  • 3D Digital Design 
  • Digital Media Concepts 
  • Interactive and Augmented Places 
  • Elementary Animation 
  • 3D Production Methods 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    78

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

International Baccalaureate

  • English B at S5 or H4 (If doing English A – no need for any result)
European Baccalaureate
  • 6 (English L1) or 7 (English L2)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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English, Welsh and Northern Irish Students: 9,250 GBP

Living costs for Dundee

  • 787 - 1500 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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