• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

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

                                  You only need to take one of these language tests:

                                  • 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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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                                  • 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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                                    Studyportals Tip: The UK government has confirmed new English-language testing requirements for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more

                                  Academic Requirements

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

                                  Tuition Fee

                                  • International

                                    14600 GBP/year
                                    Tuition Fee
                                    Based on the original amount of 14600 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.
                                  We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                                  English, Welsh and Northern Irish Students: 9,250 GBP

                                  Living costs for Dundee

                                  • 787 - 1500 GBP/month
                                    Living Costs

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

                                  Funding

                                  • If you're a Scottish or EU domiciled undergraduate student studying full-time at a Scottish University, then the Students Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) will pay your undergraduate tuition fees providing you are not repeating a period of study, or currently hold a first degree qualification.
                                  • If you're a student from England, Wales or Northern Ireland, you can apply to Student Finance Online Services for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees. The loan is not means tested.
                                  • If you're an international student from outside of the EU, then you're likely to pay overseas tuition fee rates and will not be entitled to help with tuition fees. 

                                  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.

                                  The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

                                  Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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