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This course was previously titled ‘Bachelor of Creative Technologies (Game Art)’. The name has recently changed as the result of continuous course review in order to optimise student experience and ensure employability, industry relevance, and high academic standards. The name change more accurately describes the course content and industry outcomes (artist, designer and developer) that result from it. While the learning outcomes remain the same, we’ve improved minor aspects of the course based on invaluable industry and student feedback as part of our continuous improvement process.
Become part of one of the biggest industries in the world! If you love games and want to create breathtaking environments and characters, then Game Design and Development is for you. The Bachelor of Game Design and Development will develop your artistic style and technical skills through learning traditional and contemporary art practices and using industry standard software. You will create imaginative and original characters and use these assets to develop immersive experiences in an industry that is bigger than the music and movie sectors put together! As well, you will collaborate with other game designers and programmers to develop an industry-level game.
This Bachelor degree was designed collaboratively with subject-matter experts from Media Design School in Auckland, New Zealand, one of the top 3 digital design schools in the world. It brings together art, technology and people skills, such as collaboration and communication, and from Day One you’ll bring to you it your imagination, ingenuity and passion! Throughout the course you will work alongside lecturers who’ll offer practical industry insights, and you’ll develop enhanced skills in 2D, 3D, animation, environment art, character art, and an understanding of user experience in games. Working in teams, you’ll develop electronic games across multi-platforms, including online, mobile and console in a similar environment to a real-world studio. As well as giving you practical skills, knowledge and design capability, the Bachelor of Game Design & Development also encourages you to take a holistic approach to enhance your abilities in soft skills, such as communication, commercial acumen, and an understanding of business realities. Our graduates’ experiences prove that these skills strengthen your job prospects as you start your brilliant career in Game Design & Development. Everything you create during the course can go towards producing a high-quality portfolio of games-related assets to impress future employers. Plus, you can show that you have published a professional-level game even before you graduated!
- 2D Artists
- 3D Modeller Generalist
- Environment Artist
- Character Artist
- Technical Artist
DOMESTIC ADMISSIONS CRITERIA
Year 12 equivalent with ATAR 60. Special Entry Requirements:
- Demonstrated ability to undertake study at this level
- Work experience, and/or other formal, informal or non-formal study attempted and/or completed, OR
- Design portfolio (6-10 pieces of original creative work)
INTERNATIONAL ADMISSION CRITERIA
- Australian Year 12 or equivalent; and
- Academic IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5) or equivalent.