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Dare Academy Summer School

10 July – 11 August 2017

Please note: the deadline for applications has been extended to Monday 22 May 2017.

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The Dare Academy Summer School is an exciting programme of lectures, workshops, seminars and master classes led both by Abertay faculty and by world-leading visiting designers and artists.

Participants will create original game ideas in experimental workshops and then develop them in team-based projects. Games created in the summer school will be displayed in a showcase at the end of the summer school where the students will receive feedback from industry, peers and the general public. 

Abertay is one of the top universities for games design in the world and ranked #1 in Europe by the Princeton Review 2016. This year Abertay is celebrating 20 years of games; we were the first in the world to offer games courses in 1997, so it will be an exciting time to visit our university and participate in all the 20th anniversary events!

Dundee has been named the best city for students in the UK and Abertay was voted the best modern university in Scotland by the National Student Survey, with the highest student satisfaction rating of all seven Scottish universities (2016). We are also a short train ride away from Edinburgh – a world heritage centre and home of the Edinburgh International Festival, Festival Fringe and Digital Entertainment Festival. As part of the summer school, Abertay provides guided cultural excursions and outings, but you will also have free time to explore all that Scotland has to offer and make Dundee your home. We want you to make the most of every moment in our beautiful country!

Take a look at the video from our 2016 Dare Summer School


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Costs, credits and how to apply

The Dare Academy summer school costs $4,600 (£3,700) per student. 

This fee includes tuition, accommodation, and transportation for all field trips and cultural visits. It does not include flights, airport transfers or food.

Contact us directly to discuss credit transfer information.


To guarantee your space, your application and a 50% non-refundable deposit must be submitted to Abertay University by May 22, 2017.

The deposit must be made via our Online Store. Subsequent payments are due on the following schedule:

June 15: 50%

 *Abertay University reserves the right to cancel the summer school if less than 10 enrolments are registered.


Here is the Dare Academy summer school application 2017

The 50% deposit must be made via our Online Store by May 22 to secure your space


Contact information

International Summer Schools Coordinator

External & Corporate Relations

Abertay University

Bell Street, Dundee


Tel: 0044 1382 308 538