Abertay University Games Courses Achieve TIGA Accreditation

Abertay University Games Courses Achieve TIGA Accreditation

PR Newswire

LONDON, December 4, 2018

LONDON, December 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

TIGA, the trade association representing the video games industry, is excited to announce the accreditation of the following game development courses at Abertay University in Dundee:

  1. BA (Hons) in Game Design and Production
  2. BSc (Hons) in Computer Game Application Development
  3. BSc (Hons) in Computer Games Technology
  4. BA (Hons) in Sound and Music for Games
  5. MProf in Games Development
  6. MSc in Computer Games Technology
  7. BA (Hons) Computer Arts

The following areas of exceptional good practice were identified by the accreditation team:

Dr Richard Wilson OBE, TIGA CEO, said:

"TIGA Accreditation system accredits undergraduate and postgraduate university and college courses, highlighting excellence and disseminating best practice. The TIGA Accreditation system enables students and developers to find great courses that are educating great graduates.

"TIGA is confident that the game development courses at Abertay University deliver a range of skills at an appropriate depth and breadth for the games industry. Further, TIGA is confident that Abertay University is playing a significant role in supporting and improving game development in the UK."

Dr Mark Eyles, Educational Advisor to TIGA and Principal Lecturer, School of Creative Technologies, University of Portsmouth, said:

"Abertay University game development graduates are ready for working worldwide in game development studios and not only have a solid core of relevant skills, but also the ability to extend and renew those skills as new technologies and industry demands arise.

"Of particular note at the site visit was the collegiate attitude not only amongst the staff, but also between the staff and students. This exemplary approach to engaging with students is probably one of the reasons for the continuing success of Abertay University's game development graduates."

Dr William Huber, Head of Centre for Excellence in Game Education, School of Design and Informatics, Abertay University, said:

"Receiving this accreditation from TIGA is a significant achievement, and a demonstration of Abertay's status as a world-leading centre for game education: the oldest in Europe, now in its 21st year. We are honoured by TIGA's recognition of our commitment to prepare students for rewarding careers in this fast-changing and dynamic industry. TIGA took particular notice of our collegial and supportive environment, as well as our focus on creating future-oriented and adaptive graduates. We look forward to continuing to work with TIGA in maintaining the UK's world-leading role in game development."

For more information about the TIGA University Accreditation System and our accredited courses, see: http://tiga.org/education/tiga-university-accreditation

About TIGA 

TIGA is the network for games developers and digital publishers and the trade association representing the video games industry. Since 2010, TIGA has won 24 business awards and commendations. TIGA focuses on three sets of activities:

This enhances the competitiveness of our members by providing benefits that make a material difference to their businesses, including a reduction in costs and improved commercial opportunities. It also means our members' voices are heard in the corridors of power and positively represented in national, broadcast and UK video game trade media.

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