Diploma of Screen and Media (Animation, Gaming and Visual Effects specialisation)
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.

Note

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 more information.

Combined diploma/degrees

The Diploma of Screen and Media (Animation, Gaming and Visual Effects specialisation) can be combined with other programs as listed below to attain the awards of Diploma of Screen and Media (Animation, Gaming and Visual Effects specialisation) from TAFE Queensland and the relevant degree from the university. Students undertake initial study at TAFE Queensland and complete the degree at the relevant university. Duration, location, mode of study, semester intake, electives and specialisations may vary. All mandatory university admission and English language requirements must be met before university enrolment is finalised. For more information contact the relevant university. Note: TAFE Queensland students making transition to the degree may need to wait six months to start with the semester one university intake.

To apply for a combined diploma/degree, applicants must select the Diploma of Screen and Media (Animation, Gaming and Visual Effects specialisation) for the relevant TAFE Queensland location on their application and nominate their preferred degree/university (one only). Applicants can list the stand alone diploma or the combined program but not both. Listing more than one is not needed because they have the same eligibility and ATAR/rank requirements.

D Screen and Media (Animation, Gaming and Visual Effects specialisation)/B Film and Screen Production:

511796 Mooloolaba/University of Southern Queensland (1C & 2F or 4P)

555869 South Bank/University of Southern Queensland (1C & 2F or 4P)

Combined program

UniSQ – B Film & Screen Production

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

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

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, 2024

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.

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.

Course Code
555869
Start Date

Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

Fee

Sub *See notes

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

1 year On campus

Location
Brisbane