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  • University of Abertay Dundee

    -- Dundee, Scotland 
  • Bell Street
    Dundee, Scotland DD1 1HG
  • +44 1382 308080
  • +44 1382 308081
  • [email protected]
  • Computer Games Technology (BSc, 4 Years)
    For a position in Programming / Software Engineering

    Computer Arts (BA/BGA, 4 Years)
    For a position in Art / Animation

    Computer Games Technology (MSc, 16 Months)
    For a position in Programming / Software Engineering

    Game Art & Animation (MA/MFA, 16 Months)
    For a position in Art / Animation

    Game Design & Production Management (BA/BGA, 4 Years)
    For a position in Production (Producer)

    Creative Sound Production (BA/BGA, 2 Years)
    For a position in Audio Design

    Computer Game Applications Development (BSc, 4 Years)
    For a position in Programming / Software Engineering

    Games Development (MProf, 1 Years)
    For a position in Other Gaming Disciplines

  • Campus:Yes         Online: No
  • In state: 15152 US Dollars (USD) per Year
    Out of state: 0 US Dollars (USD) per Semester
    Non-US National (Overseas Students): 0 US Dollars (USD) per Semester
  • Yes
  • 20:1
  • The Institute of Arts, Media and Computer Games at the University of Abertay Dundee is a world leader in computer games and computer arts courses.

    The Institute has strong links with major companies and through those links we ensure that people from industry are directly involved in delivering part of all our courses. We offer a wide range of courses, ranging from games programming at the science and technology end, to narrative-based animation at the arts end.

    All our courses are Skillset accredited and AMG itself has been awarded Skillset Media Academy status. In addition, the Scottish Government designated Abertay University as the Scottish University Centre for Excellence in Computer Games Education. This important new centre operates within the Institute.

    Our teaching spaces have been designed to be like the studio environments that modern creative companies use – in those spaces you will see games programmers working alongside animators and visual artists, and sound technologists creating content for computer games and other interactive media products.

    Staff in the Institute are involved in collaborative research with other disciplines at Abertay University. Current work includes applying computer game technologies to create visualisations to aid research investigations in many fields. We are creating visualisation models of the way the environment works, or to help plan health care and delivery systems. We also work closely in using computing games as an educational tool.

    The Institute offers courses built on developing your skills and work experience, and preparing you to step straight into an exciting, rewarding job in the rapidly growing creative industries.


    The Abertay GameLab was opened in September 2008 to provide a modern multi-disciplinary working environment. Its primary function is for the teaching of game technology and game application development students, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

    GameLab consists of two main teaching areas: an octagonal pod area housing 40 computer stations mainly used for the teaching of 1st year undergraduate students, and an advanced development area housing 50 computer stations used for the high-end game and graphics development.

    GameLab is equipped with high specification computers suitable for advanced game development, as well as 40 Playstation Computer Game Development kits.

    Audio programming is also undertaken with a number of PCs being equipped with audio development and recording software. A sound recording studio is also available.

    To ensure all students are catered for GameLab has integrated meeting rooms, seminar and lecture facilities and a social break-out area for relaxation.

    Abertay is also home to international student computer game design competition ‘Dare to be Digital’.   Dare to be Digital is world renowned and recognised as the premier new talent spotting opportunity in the UK computer games industry. See

    Abertay is an exciting and fun place to study, offering challenging courses in cutting-edge technologies.  In 2009, Peking and Shanghai Universities became the first international partners for Abertay’s Centre of Excellence in Computer Games Education.

    The University offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses including BSc(Hons) Computer Games Technology (4yrs), BSc(Hons) Computer Game Applications Development, BA (Hons)Computer Arts, BA (Hons) Game Design & Production Management, BA (Hons) Creative Sound Production (2 Years), MSc Computer Games Technology (16 months), MA Game Art & Animation (16 months), MProf Games Development (12 months).