Foundation Degree of the Arts - Esports and Creative Industries

Dundee and Angus College


Gardyne Campus


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.

In the second year of the degree you will study:
Digital Marketing - Advanced Skills; Esports Media; Technology for Esports; Esports Wellbeing and Performance - Advance Skills; Introduction to Research.

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

Entry Requirements

1 Higher plus 4 subjects at National 5 at A or B, or relevant Foundation Apprenticeship, or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview.

Progression Routes

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

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years


Computing and Creative Media

SCQF Level


Career Area

Computing and ICT