Why study Abertay's BA (Hons) in Game Design and Production?
Learn to harness your creativity and get set to push the boundaries of games making by studying in the UK’s first UNESCO City of Design. Get your 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 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.
This course gained an impressive 96% Overall Student Satisfaction rating in the 2020 National Student Survey and Abertay University ranked in the top three Scottish Universities for Student Satisfaction. In addition, the prestigious Princeton Review rankings show our undergraduate games degrees in the world Top 15, while the University remains the best placed European institution for the fifth year in a row. And in the Guardian Good University Guide for 2021, Abertay ranked 3rd in the UK for student satisfaction with teaching, and 8th in the UK for overall student satisfaction.
Abertay is widely regarded as THE place to study for a games degree.