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BAFTA scholarships for two Abertay students

21 September 2015

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has awarded 30 scholarships for students to study in the UK or US, including Kyle Horwood and Benjamin Luff at Abertay.

Kyle and Benjamin each receive £5,100 towards studying the Professional Masters in Computer Games Development.

As well as financial support, the BAFTA Scholars will gain free access to BAFTA events and receive one-to-one mentoring from BAFTA members, award-winners and nominees.

Kyle said: “It is a very overwhelming feeling getting accepted for this scholarship. It means that I get to advance myself even further with the course and become a better artist. It will also help me push myself further as an indie game developer.”

Benjamin said: “It means a huge amount to me that I have been awarded a BAFTA scholarship. I am hugely excited at the opportunity of advancing the medium of computer games and look forward to what I can learn and contribute through industry contacts, BAFTA events and my MProf in Computer Games Development.

“I believe this scholarship will aid my progress within the industry and allow me to focus on my degree in a way that just wouldn't have been possible otherwise.”

Benjamin previously studied at Abertay and spent the summer working as a research intern at the Microsoft Research Centre in Cambridge.

The BAFTA Scholarship Programmes, managed by BAFTA in the UK, Los Angeles and New York, are part of the organisation’s charitable activity, supporting talented people at all stages of their career in film, television or games.

For more information, please visit the BAFTA website.

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