Foundation Degree of the Arts - Esports and Creative Industries

Course Content

This new 2-year Foundation Degree, (similar to HNC or SCQF level 7 in year one and HND or SCQF level 8 in year two) is the first of its kind in Scotland. With the opening of the Dundee esports arena, this course will help you develop the skills you need to build a career in esports. Esports is not just playing games competitively, this is an exciting multidisciplinary career where a range of skills are required.

In the first year of the degree you will study:

  • Introduction to digital marketing
  • Esports culture and context
  • Gameplay principles and strategies
  • Introduction to esports well-being and performance
  • Working in the creative and digital industries

This Foundation Degree is validated by the University of West London (UWL).

Entry Requirements

Four National 5 qualifications at A or B and one Higher (C or above).


A Foundation Apprenticeship in Software Development OR Creative and Digital Media


Progression from SCQF level 5/6 D&A College Certificate Course passing all credits.


Mature applicants with relevant experience are assessed individually for suitability.

Completion of a strong personal statement explaining your interest in the course. You may be invited to a recruitment workshop to make sure this is the right course for you. 

All applicants may also be asked to provide a reference.

Method of Assessment

Each module will have its own assessment. Methods of assessment will vary depending on the module, and may include:

  • Written reports
  • Exams
  • Production of video and media

Future Prospects

Successful students will be able to progress to various opportunities such as University articulation, industry placements, full-time employment.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Gardyne Campus

  • Start Date

    26 Aug 2024

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    32 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    Computing & Creative Media

  • Tuition fees may be paid for full-time students in Scotland subject to meeting residency requirements, applications should be made to the appropriate funding body. International Students please refer to our International fees page
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