Diploma of Screen and Media (Animation, Gaming and Visual Effects specialisation)
TAFE Queensland - Mooloolaba

Course outline

Activate your career in screen and media with this diploma qualification. Learn the specialist skills needed to be a game designer or game developer. This course is ideal for creative people seeking employment in the film, television, games industry, and screen and media industries. In this course student will gain a diverse range of skills in technical and theoretical Game Development. Students will be able to expand on their creative talents through practical exercises in Game Design, 3D Modelling, Programming, and Game Art, all while working in a collaborative, and simulated studio environment. Students will have access to industry standard equipment and the opportunity to develop close industry contacts through our leading educators.


Applicants offered a place in this course who are not eligible for a subsidised enrolment will pay full fee. Fee subsidies and VET Student Loans may be available to eligible applicants, refer to tafeqld.edu.au/study-with-us/what-it-costs/index.html for information.

Fee notes

For information regarding TAFE Queensland course fees, VET Student Loans, FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP visit tafeqld.edu.au/study-with-us/what-it-costs/index.html or telephone 1300 308 233. For combined TAFE Queensland/university courses, refer to entry under university for higher education component.


Completion of Year 12 or attained Year 12 leaving age

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Career opportunities

Game designer, 3D game animator, 3D game modeller, game concept artist, game texture artist, UI designer, game developer, junior programmer.

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Level of Qualification
Study Area
Creative and Performing Arts
Study Mode
Classroom based learning
Course Duration

1 year Classroom based learning

Sunshine Coast