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Bachelor of Games Design
Griffith University - South Bank

Course outline

Fusing the artistic and technical, this degree explores techniques to engage and excite traditional gamers and broader audiences alike. Game development relies on the skills of a range of specialists to bring projects from concept to realisation. In this degree, you can choose a major that aligns with the aspect of games design that most suits your ambitions. You will also have the freedom to explore a range of other subjects, including computer programming, real-time environments, games history and culture, narrative and character development, audio and more. Choose to focus on concept art, 3D computer imagery, interactive animation and interactive player experience design, while having the freedom to explore contemporary developments in the practice of interactive game design and related disciplines. You will learn the fundamentals of game design and related production disciplines. In the third year, you will embark on a major team-based capstone project where you’ll create a production to commercial standards, which will be the cornerstone of your early-career portfolio. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Games Design at GU.


Griffith University will commence making offers on 17 November 2023, and additional offers may be considered in subsequent rounds should places still be available.


Animating; art direction; computer generated imagery (CGI); player experience.

Fee notes

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Other requirements

Important offer advice: Should you receive an offer into this program you will be required to enrol into classes* within a short timeframe. This information will be included in your Starting@Griffith email and expressed in the number of days from the day of issue of your email and is in line with the offer response date in your QTAC offer email. Please note that the number of days can vary depending on when the offer was made. This requirement applies irrespective of whether you accepted conditionally or unconditionally. If you do not enrol* into at least one class for your program by 5pm on the response day your offer will lapse. Lapsed offers are not automatically reinstated and reinstatement is subject to available places. *Enrolling into classes means that you are advising when you are attending class/es. Enrolment must be submitted.

Admissions Criteria

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Applicants must meet the minimum age requirements for admission, see the QTAC website for details.

Fixed closing date

Applications for the first round of portfolio offers closed on 6 September 2023. Applicants who wish to be considered for later portfolio offer rounds must apply to QTAC, pay the portfolio fee, and submit their portfolio by 20 October 2023. Applicants will still be able to apply after this date and be considered for ATAR/Rank admission.

Additional entry requirements

Applicants may be considered for admission via: Portfolio and interview or ATAR/Rank.

Admission via portfolio requires applicants to submit a portfolio and attend an interview. Portfolios are submitted directly to Griffith University via an online submission portal. A shortlist of candidates will be invited to interview following portfolio assessment. The first round of interviews will take place at the Griffith Film School, South Bank from 25 – 29 September 2023, with a further round of interviews to be held in November. Visit for details of portfolio and interview requirements including how to pay for and submit your portfolio. Applicants should also refer to the Portfolios website for the most up to date advice and messaging. Griffith University will commence making offers on 17 November 2023, and additional offers may be considered in subsequent rounds should places still be available. Applicants must nominate if they wish to be considered via ATAR/Rank and/or Portfolio and interview admission on their QTAC application. Portfolio applicants must submit their portfolio and pay the $55 non-refundable portfolio submission fee to Griffith University. Guaranteed Admission Schemes do not apply to this program.

Assumed knowledge

Any General or Applied English subject (Units 3 and 4, C)

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

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ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors




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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.

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Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

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Career opportunities

Graduates may find opportunities as prop, environment, character or technical artist; gameplay, level, system or combat designer; gameplay programmer; 3D modeller; 2D or 3D animator; or motion capture animator; mining and medical simulation and training; educational software development; or form your own independent game development studio.

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Start Date
Offer rounds

21 Dec 2023

CSP/$9000 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Creative and Performing Arts
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time

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