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Bachelor of Game Design

About This Course

Get ready to join a like-minded community of passionate game enthusiasts where every day you have the opportunity to design and develop commercially viable digital games, suitable for multiple platforms, using state of the art game engines.

Unlike most outdated universities, we've developed this degree with loads of industry input so you can be rest assured we are teaching you all the professional, technical and personal skills contemporary game design studios are looking for. 

Enter the realm of game design, discovering how to design characters, levels and environments, and model 3D assets for deployment in game engines, using all of the same software and processes your favourite games have been designed with.

Learn 3D modelling, game design, bio-mechanics, movement, rigging, surfacing, high-level technical digital art as well as how to present and pitch your ideas to an industry panel - giving you the confidence and skills you need to step straight into your dream role. 

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Bachelor of Game Design

Year 1

LEARN

Learn the strategy behind game mechanics and create new worlds of adventure.

Year 2

EXPERIMENT

Experiment and become a double threat developer as you learn the art of console and multi-player game design.

Year 3

PROPEL

Prepare to propel yourself into the industry as you learn to manage your own business, promote your expertise and produce high-quality games.

We'll get you job-ready!

Our exclusive industry preparation programs prepare you for day 1 of your dream gig!

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THE FORGE

The Forge runs across 2 terms in the 3rd year. It is structured as a major final project that you develop with peers as a professional team, under workplace-like pressure. During The Forge, you will plan, design and complete your project to contemporary industry standards, demonstrating the deep level of skills you have developed throughout the course. You then present your final project to a panel of industry experts who provide specialised feedback - and some of our past alumni having been hired on the spot.

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INDUSTRY LAUNCHPAD

In the Industry Launchpad, we help you with everything you need to launch into the creative industries and make your mark, such as building your personal brand, an internet and social media presence, and how to produce effective presentations of your work.

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INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Our Professional Internship Program matches you with an industry studio aligned with
your creative interests, where you will help with their real-life projects for the duration
of the unit. You will be actively mentored, receive feedback and experience a real-world studio, learning about the latest emerging trends and technology.

Careers in Game Design

Right now global gaming revenue is worth more than the film and music industries combined!

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Currently, the revenue generated from game development in Australia is estimated to be $184.6 million, an increase of 20% since 2019 (IGEA 2021), despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Australia's gaming industry as a whole is valued at $3.4 billion, up 6% from 2019, with increased government funding and programs like, "The Games: Expansion Pack" which will allow Australian independent game development studios to access Screen Australia funding for the first time in eight years. It is expected that this will underpin a new wave of Australian video game development and employment opportunities.

There's a world of career opportunities waiting for you! 

  • Video Game Designer
  • Game Tester
  • Level Designer
  • 3D Artist / Designer
  • Concept Artist
  • Mobile Developer
  • Visual & Interaction Designer
  • Game Mathematician
  • Environment Artist
  • 3D Modeller
  • 3D Rigger
  • 3D Visualiser
  • VFX Designer
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Course Guide now!


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Bachelor of Game Design

Year 1

LEARN

Learn the strategy behind game mechanics and create new worlds of adventure.

Year 2

EXPERIMENT

Experiment and become a double threat developer as you learn the art of console and multi-player game design.

Year 3

PROPEL

Prepare to propel yourself into the industry as you learn to manage your own business, promote your expertise and produce high-quality games.

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Get the 2023
Course Guide now!

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