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Welcome to the world of game design and development. This Diploma will be your introduction to the full spectrum of game art and design. From visual design fundamentals to illustration, game design conception and introductory development processes. You will graduate with the necessary technical skills and exposure to game development to walk into an entry level Game Designer role or continue your studies into the Bachelor.
Careers in Information Technology and Design have evolved significantly in the past decade to include new and emerging fields and specialisations that reflect the digital world we now live in. The emergence of Game Development as a highly significant and growing industry requires the expertise of several well established skills sets namely, game programming, game design and game art. The Diploma of Game Design and Development is specific to the development of game artists and designers and specific to the computer games sector which includes online, mobile and console platforms for electronic games. Students studying this diploma will be introduced to the full spectrum of game art and design from visual design fundamentals including visual communication and illustration to game design conception and introductory game development processes. Game Design for computer games requires a high level of technical skill development. In this diploma, students will be introduced to the technical tools and 3D construction techniques that are integral to the collaborative story construction that creative technology products require. At the completion of the diploma, students will have the necessary technical skills and exposure to game development processes to enable entrepreneurial endeavours in game development or provide a clear pathway and scholarly techniques for further study and skills development.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT WHEN YOU GRADUATE?
As a graduate you’ll have a wealth of career opportunities available to you:
- Junior Games Designer
- 2D Game Artist
- 3D Game Artist
DOMESTIC ADMISSIONS CRITERIA
Year 12 with ATAR 50 or equivalent OR speak to a Course and Career Advisor for special entry. If you do not meet the ATAR requirements Demonstrated ability to undertake study at this level:
- Relevant work experience, and/or other formal, informal or non-formal study attempted and/or completed, written submission to demonstrate reasonable prospects of success OR
- Design portfolio (6-10 pieces of original creative work)
INTERNATIONAL ADMISSION CRITERIA
- Australian Year 12 or equivalent; and
- Academic IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent.
International students seeking student visas must comply with regulations from the Department of Home Affairs.