Interactive Media @ AIT

Game Design Courses

Create the games you want to play

Press play on a career in game design. From Indie to AAA, learn the skills that will see you creating the kind of games you want to play.

About This Course

From scripting and storyboarding to character design, animation, audio and graphics, the Bachelor of Interactive Media with electives in Game Design will arm you with an in-depth skill set to enable you to conceptualise, design, develop and take a game to market. You’ll create your own portfolio of games, learn programming methods and you’ll become proficient in cutting-edge design engines. Games have quickly become the dominant sector of the entertainment world, and this sophisticated and competitive field has plenty of opportunities for a rewarding career. If you’re an aspiring interface designer, 3D artist or simply want to redefine interactive storytelling, there’s never been a better time to get on board.

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Connect to the future

I've always loved video games, which in time led me to programming. I would always find myself playing a game and wanting to know what was going on behind the scenes and how everything worked.

Jack O'Shea

Full-Time Programmer, Red Cartel

AIT Course Studied:
Bachelor of Interactive Media (Games Design)

Now employed at:
Red Cartel

Current position:
Full-Time Programmer

How did AIT help you achieve success?

I wouldn’t have started my internship if it wasn’t for AIT. The Industry Liaison Officer, Tamara Popper did everything she could to help me. I also found all other members of staff to be incredibly supportive. All of my teachers throughout my course were extremely helpful and accessible, which overall sped up my learning and knowledge. All in all, AIT provided a terrific support network for the duration of my course.

Advice for future AIT students

Be willing to try everything! You want to give yourself every opportunity when moving on from university, and having a core knowledge in multiple areas of game development is so crucial. You’re going into an industry where there’s so many other people wanting the same jobs as you so it’s up to you to put in the hours and make yourself as well equipped and versatile as possible.

Year 1
Storytelling & Design Principles

Learn how to use storytelling elements such as plot and character to make engaging content and games.

Year 2
Interactivity and Development

Build on your design skills and use advanced logic and work on problem solving activities to develop interactive games.

Year 3
Real-world Immersion

Begin the transition to a career in Games Design with advanced game subjects and immersive studio program to help you be you job-ready.

Take a look at the subjects and curriculum for the Bachelor of Interactive Media: Games Design and the Diploma of Interactive Media

Careers in Games

Endless possibilities in a booming market.

In a market hungry for new content, games are big business – with the worldwide gaming market worth nearly $100 billion whilst mobile games is booming, valued at $36.9 billion! The 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!

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