The BA (Hons) Game Design and Production Management degree provides students with a holistic education in games, encompassing game design and conceptualisation, game asset creation and game development processes, game production and quality assurance, leadership and project management, and game studies. Students will be expected to fulfil game design and production roles, to create game prototypes, to deliver pitches and presentations, and to produce appropriate documentation. Within team projects, students will develop professional communication and management skills, and engage with visiting industry professionals.

Abertay University is the only university outside of North America to be identified by the Princeton Review as a top university for Game Design, having been listed in the top 25 international institutions in both 2015 and 2016. The university works closely with leading industry partners, including Ubisoft, Microsoft, Sony, and a network of smaller and independent studios, making students of this programme highly employable within the international games industry. Graduates of this programme have progressed to roles such as game designers, level designers, associate producers, quality assurance testers, and community managers at AAA studios, independent studios, companies that focus on online and mobile gaming, and technology companies. Furthermore, the programme has facilitated entrepreneurism, with many graduates going on to form their own games and media companies.

Course duration:

4 years (full-time) or 3 years (accelerated)