Computer Arts

Immerse yourself in a world where art, media and games join forces to deliver one of the most distinguished Computer Arts degrees in Europe.

Course detail

Start Date



4 years

Award Title

BA (Hons)



Why Study Abertay's BA (Hons) in Computer Arts?

This professionally-accredited programme develops your skills and understanding in the diverse domain of digital arts and design through stimulating subjects such as animation, media design, 3D modelling, concept development and character design.

Join a progressive programme that equips you with the necessary practical skills, theoretical knowledge, and creative tools you need to explore and build your digital arts and design practice. You’ll lead the design and production of a range of creative content for computer games, digital illustration, concept art, animation, visual effects and much more.

You’ll discover how to develop your critical and contextual understanding of the digital arts and  expand your knowledge base. Additional to your menu of lectures and classes, you’ll have opportunities to engage with industry practitioners, attend visiting lectures, participate in masterclasses and receive project mentoring. 

Our open plan studios are designed to cultivate interdisciplinary study. This means you’ll have the opportunity to use cutting-edge technology and entertainment production techniques  as you work collaboratively with students in game design, games technology, and sound production.

This degree is accredited by Creative Skillset, the UK Sector Skills Council for Creative Media Industries, which ensures you’ll graduate with the skills and knowledge required for a successful career in the creative industries. 

Open Days 2019

A day full of talks and tours, questions and answers, courses and accommodation.

Open Days are busy, fun and full-on. You’ll definitely want to go to a course talk, tour the facilities for the subject(s) you’re keen on, speak to tutors and students, and check out the accommodation.

We'd love to tell you all about Abertay, and show you why we're the right university for you.

Entry Requirements

Essential requirements: Applicants are required to submit an ePortfolio of work. You can find the Computer Arts ePortfolio Guidelines here

Please visit our Entry from College pages for suitable College courses.

Qualification Type Grade Requirements Essential Subjects
Higher AABB Art or Photography or Graphic Communication or Production Design
A-Level BBC Art or Graphic Design or Design and Technology: Production Design (3D Design)
Irish Highers H2H2H3H3 Art
International Baccalaureate 30 Points Visual Arts or Fine Art at S5 or H4
BTEC Extended Diploma DDM Art & Design or Creative Digital Media Production or Creative Media Production
Qualification Type Grade Requirements Essential Subjects
Advanced Higher AAB Computing and Art
A-Level AAB Computing and Art
HND - Our Entry from College pages list approved HND courses

Non-country specific qualifications


International Baccalaureate

English B at S5 or H4 (If doing English A – no need for any result)

European Baccalaureate

6 (English L1) or 7 (English L2)


Country Specific Requirements

We accept a wide range of qualifications from applicants from over the world. Select your country from the below options.