My degree has given me a competitive edge when pursuing a career in the games industry. The practical nature of the course facilitates the development of skills in a wide range of areas including production methods, 3D modelling, programming, and interaction design.
As my area of interest is in production, the practical projects throughout my time at Abertay allowed me to build leadership abilities in a team setting, which is a vital attribute for any producer in the games industry.
I am now studying for an MScR in Digital Media and Culture and intend to use my skills from Abertay and the games industry to pursue a career in multi-platform media production.
There are a lot to choose from. Reaching the semi-finals of the Make Something Unreal competition - with a team of fellow students - was particularly memorable as it was my first time acting in the role of producer. Being awarded the Best Dissertation Award was also a wonderful moment, which wouldn't have been possible without the ongoing encouragement of the lecturers throughout my final year.
Abertay is a fantastic university with a friendly atmosphere and community. The lecturers are great - they go above and beyond to ensure each student has the support and encouragement they require to become successful professionals in the industry. Dundee as a city is evolving rapidly, becoming one of Scotland's main hubs for digital creativity, which is really exciting.