• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Learn to harness your creativity and get set to push the boundaries of games making by studying in the thriving city that spawned Grand Theft Auto (GTA). Gain a degree from one of the most prestigious game design schools in the world.

Developed for creative and technically minded people with a desire to become a key part of the games industry, this Game Design and Production degree at Dundee Business School is designed to make you work-ready, teaching you game concept and asset creation, game prototyping, and production and leadership skills.

As a student on this Game Design and Production (Hons) programme at Abertay University, you will:  

  • Work alongside artists, programmers and audio specialists in small development teams to design and develop computer games
  • Study the historical context and fundamentals of game design, interaction and narrative theory
  • Develop professional skills in level design, concept development, project management and entrepreneurship
  • Learn how interactive entertainment products are designed, developed and marketed

You’ll be encouraged to work creatively and professionally as a game designer, communicating concepts through prototypes, game assets, documentation and presentations, in addition to honing your communication and management skills through multidisciplinary projects.

Careers 

We work closely with leading game developers such as 4J Studios, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Microsoft and Ubisoft, making graduates from this course highly employable within the games industry. 

Previous Abertay graduates have found employment as: 

  • Game designers 
  • Associate producers 
  • Quality assurance testers 
  • Community managers 

These roles are spread across a variety of projects, including AAA games, independent, mobile and online marketplaces. The production and leadership theme of the programme has also thrust entrepreneurial graduates towards forming their own companies in the games or media sectors. 

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Developing Game Concepts
  • Pre-Visualisation 
  • Game Engines and the Principles of Programming
  • Quality Assurance & User Experience
  • Game Studies and Criticism 
  • Gameplay and Narrative Design 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    78

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

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General Requirements

  • Higher - AABB
  • A-Level - BBC
  • Irish Highers - H2H2H3H3
  • International Baccalaureate - 30 Points
  • BTEC Extended Diploma - DDM

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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