Diploma of Screen and Media (Animation, Gaming and Visual Effects specialisation)/Bachelor of Digital Design (Game Design)
TAFE Queensland - South Bank

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.. Bachelor of Digital Design (Game Design) students will gain experience in the design and creation of games and interactive digital media. This will include the theoretical and practical skills and knowledge required to work in either a technical or creative role. Students will develop an understanding of the game design and production process from concept development and idea generation through to the production methodologies that are applied in today’s leading game studios. Students will gain a thorough understanding of game design developing skills in areas such as game design and game art. This will include key concepts such as game mechanics, artificial intelligence, 3D graphics, animation and real-time technology. These areas of expertise will be enhanced by exposure to essential knowledge required to participate and engage with the game and interactive design industry. This will include areas such as teamwork, problem-solving strategies and contemporary production methodologies. Learning will be achieved through activities such as creating interactive works, engaging with the games industry and its members, reviewing both historical and contemporary creative work and literature. All students that complete the qualification will be given the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge to the development of creative works.

Note

Applicants offered a place in the diploma who are not eligible for a subsidised enrolment will pay full fee. The degree is delivered by TAFE Queensland in partnership with the University of Canberra. VET Student Loans may be available to eligible applicants for study in the diploma, refer to tafeqld.edu.au/study-with-us/what-it-costs/index.html for information. The degree is a Commonwealth supported place.

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.

Prerequisites

Completion of Year 12 or attained Year 12 leaving age

Recommended study
It is highly recommended students are competent in computer based programs including the Microsoft Office Suite and a creative flair, eye for detail and an interest in Website design, Game Design and Development and 3D Animation.
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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Notes

Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

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

Course Code
555367
Start Date

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Fee

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Level of Qualification
Diploma
Study Area
Creative and Performing Arts
Course Duration

3 years On campus with some online

Location
Brisbane