Abertay University Game Design

Abertay University Game Design

Course info

This course is aimed at applicants who are interested in opportunities to: 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. The BA (Hons) Game Design and Production Management degree has been designed to develop student’s professional skills and awareness through the creation of game concepts and assets, game prototyping, production and leadership, and the wider cultural and critical contexts of games. Students will be encouraged to work creatively and professionally as a game designer communicating concepts through prototypes, game assets, documentation and presentations. The course further encourages professional communication and management skills through multidisciplinary projects and master classes from visiting professionals.

Why choose this course?

Abertay University is the National Centre for Excellence for Computer Games Education and is the only European university to be ranked in the prestigious Princeton Review’s 2015 list of the ‘Top 25 Schools to Study Game Design’. This international reputation for excellence in computer games education stems from our unique student experience which places students in a workplace simulation model that fosters the creation of innovative games and has led to the creation of many development studios.

The university works closely with leading game developers such as Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Microsoft and Ubisoft, making graduates from this course highly employable within these industries. Graduates have found employment as game designers, associate producers, quality assurance testers and community managers on a wide variety of different projects across the AAA console, independent, mobile and online marketplaces. The production and leadership theme of the programme has also facilitated entrepreneurial graduates towards forming their own companies in the games or media sectors.