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Computer art is everywhere in today's culture, from film and advertising to computer games and gallery installations. Abertay's BA (Hons) in Computer Arts will prepare you for an exciting career in a rapidly expanding industry. Accredited by Creative Skillset, this programme will ensure you graduate with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the creative industries. Design and undertake practical projects in concept development, 2D design, 3D art production, animation and game art development. Build team-working and interpersonal skills during collaborative projects with students from across Abertay's School of Design and Informatics. Work on project briefs set by media and computer games companies.
Core modules (subject to change over time) - Art Practice & Visual Literacies; Elementary Animation; 3D Digital Design; 3D Production Methods; Narrative & Animation; Interactive Media Production; Professional Project Planning & Prototyping; Computer Arts Practice; Professional Project Development & Delivery and Honours Project. Other modules that may be offered (subject to change over time) - Digital Media Practice; Interactive & Augmented Places; Digital Media Contexts; Arts & Technology; Technical Art Applications; Spatial Constructs; Critical & Contextual Studies; Advanced Animation & Dynamics.
Much of your time will be spent in lectures and practical tutorials where you work with staff, peers and industry mentors, to develop solutions to project briefs. Tutorial sessions focus on developing ideas, process and technique to lead to a final outcome. Portfolios of creative work form the majority of assessment, often submitted with supporting documentation to underpin creative practice. Academic writing contributes to many assessments, often in the form of critical analysis or reflective reports. Verbal presentations are core to assessment, exposing your research and development process to the programme team and industry mentors. Assessment on the programme is in the form of portfolios of creative work, academic writing of critical and reflective form, and through verbal presentation of own and others work in critical and/or reflective modes. There are no formal examinations on the programme.
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How to apply
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|Campus name||Abertay Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|A level||BBC||To include Art or Graphic Design or Design and Technology: Production Design For entry into Year 2 we would look for AAB to include Computing and Art|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||Art and Design Creative Digital Media Production Creative Media Production|
|Scottish Higher||AABB||To include Art or Photography or Graphic Communication or Production Design|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AAB||Entry into Year 2 to include Computing and Art|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||30 points||To include Visual Arts or Fine Art at S5 or H4|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2, H2, H3, H3||To include Art|
|Scottish HNC||Pass||Entry into Year 2 with HNC Computer Arts & Design - Graded Unit A Entry into Year 1 with an HNC in one of the following:- 3D Computer Animation - Graded Unit A 3D Design - Graded Unit A Art & Design - Graded Unit A Contemporary Art Practice - Graded Unit A Digital Design & Development - Graded Unit A plus an essential subject at B Games Development - Graded Unit A plus an essential subject at B Illustration - Graded Unit A Interactive Media - Graded Unit A Media Analysis & Production - Graded Unit A plus an essential subject at B Visual Communication - Graded Unit A|
|Scottish HND||Pass||Entry into Year 3 with HND Computer Arts & Design - Graded Unit A Entry into Year 2 with an HND in one of the following:- 3D Computer Animation - Graded Unit A Contemporary Art Practice - Graded Unit A Creative Print Making - Graded Unit A Illustration - Graded Unit A Entry into Year 1 with an HND in one of the following:- Art & Design - Graded Unit A Digital Design & Development - Graded Unit A plus an essential subject at B Games Development - Graded Unit A plus an essential subject at Higher B Visual Communication - Graded Unit A|
|HNC (BTEC)||M||Entry into Year 1 with one of the following:- 3D Design Creative Media Production Graphic Design Interactive Media|
|HND (BTEC)||M||Entry into Year 2 with Creative Media Production|
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Additional entry requirements
You will be required to submit an e-portfolio of your work
English language requirements
We look for applicants to have achieved an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no individual test lower than 5.5. Some degrees have higher requirements - refer to the 'entry routes' tab of each degree for more detail.
List of English Language Requirements
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|