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BA (Hons) Game Design and Production

Abertay University
Program overview
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
English
Start dates
Dundee
15,500 GBP
September 2021

Dundee
15,500 GBP
September 2022

Dundee
15,500 GBP
September 2023

Program description

BA (Hons) Game Design and Production

Developed for creative and technically minded people with a desire to become a key part of the games industry, this degree 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 programme, 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.

Admission requirements

General Requirements

  • All applicants must have passes in English and Maths - National 5 grade C or GCSE grade C/4 or equivalent. National 5 ESOL is accepted in lieu of National 5 English. National 5 Lifeskill Maths is not accepted in lieu of Maths.

Subjects that are accepted for entry

  • One of the following: Business Management; Classical Studies; Economics; English; ESOL; Geography; History; Media Studies; Modern Studies; Philosophy; Politics; Psychology; Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies; Sociology

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Year 1

  • Developing Game Concepts
  • Game Art Production
  • Game Engines and Programming
  • Quality Assurance & User Experience
  • Game Studies and Criticism

Year 2

  • Gameplay and Narrative Design
  • 3D Design for Games
  • Level Design and Scripting
  • User Interfaces and Interaction Design
  • Interactive Media Production

Year 3

  • Production and Leadership
  • Professional Project
  • Game Design Practice

Year 4

  • Honours Project Proposal and Development
  • The Creative Industries
  • Honours Project
  • Honours Project Dissertation
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Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

  • Scottish & EU Students: £1,820
  • English, Welsh & Northern Irish Students: £9,250
  • International Students: £15500

Qualification

Award Title: BA (Hons)

Career opportunities

We work closely with leading game developers such as 4J Studios, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Microsoft and Ubisoft, making graduates of 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 program has also thrust entrepreneurial Graduates towards forming their own companies in the games or media sectors.

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About this institute

Abertay University

Abertay University, in Dundee, is the UK University of the Year for Teaching Quality (The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021) and a UK top 10 institution for both student satisfaction and teaching (Guardian University Guide 2021). Having...


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Abertay University

Abertay University
Bell Street
DD1 1HG Dundee
United Kingdom

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www.abertay.ac.uk

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