Abertay’s reputation for educational innovation is longstanding and this includes being a global leader in computer games education for over 20 years.
Abertay was the first university in the world to offer a degree in computer games and remains the only university in Europe listed in the Princeton Review’s ‘World’s Top 25 Games Universities’.
The UK’s first Centre for Excellence for Computer Games Education sits within the School of Arts, Media and Computer Games at Abertay. This provides our students with ready access to expertise in every aspect of what makes a great computer game:
• Games Design
• Computer Arts
• Games Programming
• Sound Design
• Mathematics and Physics of Games
• Social and Cultural Contexts of Games
• The Business of Games
Abertay sits at the heart of the thriving computer games community in Dundee. The University works closely with local, national and global games industry partners to offer our students a unique learning experience. One that combines a diverse and dynamic curriculum with challenging coursework and opportunities for placements in the games industry.
The UK National Student Survey (NSS) for 2016 rated Abertay as the best modern university in Scotland in recognition of the strong sense of community within the University and across Scotland’s City of Discovery.
Abertay University Courses
Game Design and Development: A Bit-by-Bit History of Video Game Music