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Dare Academy

Dare Academy:

Dare Academy is a new initiative developed under the Dare to be Digital umbrella. The aim of the Academy is to provide learning and skills development for anyone who wants to enhance their education in order to pursue a career change or for continued professional development.

All the courses will be held in Dundee as part of a wider hub of faming activities during the summer.

Course Timetable:

Course: Duration: Target: Dates: Venue: Cost:
Games Testing & QA 2 Days Age 17+ Abertay University £199
Video Game Studio 3 Days Age 11 -16 12 - 14 Aug Caird Hall £60

Please note that a minimum enrolment is necessary to make each course viable.


If you require accommodation during the courses, the University have a number of rooms at the University Residences available. These room are subject to availability and £13.05 per night. For availability and further information contact


ILA (Individual Learning Account)

If you are resident in Scotland, you may be eligible for £200 towards the cost of your training, if you are over 16 and earning under £22,000. For more information on how to apply for an ILA Scotland account, please contact ILA Scotland on 0808 100 1090 or visit

Some funding may be available - check here:

Career Development Loans

Payment Terms:

Payment for all courses and accommoation must be received before the start of the course. Bookings will not be confirmed until payment has been received.

Payment can be made online using the secure PayPal system. Major debit and credit cards are accepted.


By the University:

A minimum enrolment is necessary to make each course viable. We reserve the right to cancel the course at any time and offer an alternative date or refund.

By the Student:

If you cancel a course, the following cancellation fees apply.

Number of days before the course starts:

15-20 working days - 25% of the course fees
11 - 14 working days - 50% of the course fees
0 - 10 working days - 100% of the course fees

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