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Diploma of Interactive Media

Study Game Design at AIT Sydney & Melbourne

Outcomes

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Create engaging games for various platforms and audiences with industry tools and techniques

Storytelling and Design Fundamentals

  • Compel audiences using storytelling elements such as plot and character in games.
  • Fundamental design principles of form, colour, tone, shape, rhythm & texture & techniques for application across a range of contexts.
  • Production and editing of photography & videos for multiple modern screen media platforms.

Game Development

  • Learn the concepts and craft of character design such as animation, timing, movement, composition and background art, as well as texturing and lighting.
  • Principles for effective sound design plus how to record, process and implement sound.
  • Design and program engaging and effective 2D and 3D games and create virtual worlds using world’s best-practice principles.
  • Learn industry-standard software and applications.

Software

Learn industry-standard software

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Unity Game Engine
  • Z Brush
  • Mudbox
  • Toonboom
  • 3DSmax
  • Autodesk Maya

Careers

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A market worth nearly $100B, Australia accounts for 47% of the global market.

Australian digital games industry has earned a reputation for quality and continues to make an international impact disproportionate to its size, accounting for 47% of the global market – so the career opportunities for graduates are extraordinary!

From world-class game development studios in Australia to the excitement of launching your own indie studio, to helping brands across a variety of sectors navigate gamification to engage with their customers. You could find yourself creating the next viral hit for people to play on the train to work!

Specific Roles

  • 3D Artist
  • Creative & Art Director
  • Creative Technologist
  • Game Designer
  • Game Developer
  • Illustrator / Cartoonist
  • Interactive Designer
  • Interface Designer
  • Level Designer
  • Mobile App Developer
  • Modeller
  • Motion Graphics Designer
  • Multimedia Director
  • Product Designer
  • UI/UX Designer
  • Visual Artist
  • Visual Effects Artist

Curriculum

Year 1

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Understanding the principles of story telling and design

Digital Storytelling

Learn how to use storytelling elements such as plot and character to make engaging films and games. Students will learn the steps of developing an idea to a point that it can be produced. These steps include development of logline, treatment, script, storyboard and animatic. Students will also discuss interactive digital storytelling and the opportunities different types of media can offer.

Creative Drawing

Learn the elements of all art creation such as line, form, colour, texture, value and shape as well as different creative drawing styles using various techniques. Students will also be challenged to venture out of their comfort zones and broaden their understandings of styles and mediums, as well as develop their knowledge of theory and research on successful creative drawing.

Shooting and Editing

The key focus of this subject is the fusing of three elements: photography, cinematography and editing. In engaging with best practice and widely used industry techniques, ‘Shooting & Editing’ challenges students to take a quick glimpse of screen production. A key learning outcome is that students produce their own material, photographs and videos, and edit them for multiple modern screen media platforms.

Animation

Learn the processes used in animation. Explore the basic concepts and crafts of character design such as character animation, timing, movement, composition and background art.

Screen Language

Analyse and critique digital media using a theoretical framework of ‘Entertainment’. Learn how to differentiate genre and forms of narrative communicative meaning, and how to critique narrative structure and visual style in depth. Elements of storytelling (e.g. theme and motif, design elements, mise en scene) are incorporated into the studies as well visual coding within digital media.

Digital Images

Acquire a solid foundation of skills using industry standard graphic applications that include vector, pixel and image & text layout software applications such as Adobe CS products including Illustrator and Photoshop.

Game Design

Learn the principles of game design and how to apply these effectively to your own games. Review case studies of traditional and electronic games to modern games and contemporary industry standards. The outcome will be the ability for the student to design engaging and effective games and game mechanics.

Student Work

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The next intake date for 2017

Monday 19 March

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