48 months
15500 GBP/year
1820 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


This professionally-accredited Computer Arts (Hons) programme from 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.

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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 Computer Arts (Hons) programme from Abertay University 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.

All of which ensures you’ll graduate with the skills and knowledge you need to develop a successful career in the creative art industries. 


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 IJI 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Digital Media Concepts 
  • Elementary Animation 
  • Life and Observational Drawing 
  • Illustration and Communication 
  • 3D Visualisation 
  • 3D Production Methods 
  • Digital Media Contexts
  • Concept Design and Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Essential requirements: Applicants are required to submit an ePortfolio of work. You can find the Computer Arts ePortfolio Guidelines here. 
  • Cambridge FCE/CAE/CPE - overall score of 169 on Cambridge Grading Scale
  • International Baccalaureate - English B at S5 or H4, English A no specific grade required
  • European Baccalaureate - English Language 1 at grade 6 or English Language 2 at grade 7
  • You do not need to prove your knowledge of English language if you are a national of certain countries. Please see English Language Requirements for the full list of accepted qualifications and further details.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15500 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 48 months.

England, Northern Ireland, Wales and the Republic of Ireland: £9250

Living costs for Dundee

787 - 1494 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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