Design

DIPLOMA OF GAME DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT

Cricos Code: 102263F

What is a Diploma of Game Design & Development?

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.

Billy Blue College of Design courses are delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd, ABN 99 154 937 005, RTO 41343, CRICOS 03389E.

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Key Information

Where can I study

Where can I study

Sydney, Melbourne

Available online. International students must not enrol into any more than a third or 33% of online subjects over their course and must study at least one subject that is face to face in each trimester. All face to face courses are also available for online mode of delivery. Please note that due to COVID-19, authorities have provided assurance that exceptions will be made to the usual face-to-face learning requirements.

Start Dates

Next intake is on 02 Nov 2020

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Workload

10 hours per subject, per week. International students on a student visa are required to study full time, i.e. the student must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year.

Course Duration

Full-time: 1 year

Part-time and accelerated options available

WHY STUDY AT TORRENS?

It’s study that suits you, with flexible online delivery taught by leading industry experienced lecturers, to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to achieve your career goals.

FLEXIBILITY TO SUIT YOUR SCHEDULE

You control your workload, choose to study full-time, part-time, or accelerate your study to graduate sooner. You will always be supported, whether you are studying on-campus or online.
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
SET FOR SUCCESS
We focus on giving you the skills and the knowledge to ensure your long-term success in your career or entrepreneurial venture. Our academics are highly qualified and include practising industry leaders, while our Success Coaches are available for industry coaching and strength capability. We will support you in every step of your study with us.

Course Overview

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.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the distinction between ethical and unethical game art practice and articulate the impact of the game art and design profession on in immediate game development teams, local and global communities.
  • Describe the game art and design profession in the contemporary global environment, recognising and reflecting on the historical, social, cultural, material and technological contexts of local and international practice.
  • Illustrate a knowledge of research principles, and technical skills required to evaluate game development problems anticipating user behaviour and preferences.

What you'll study

How you'll study

Fees & Scholarships

Find out more about course fees and financial support – and for personalised advice, just ask.

Check the Domestic Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences.

HOW CAN I PAY?

PAYMENT OPTIONS

1. Upfront payment via Credit Card, BPAY, cheque or overseas bank account transfer
2. Full or partial payment via FEE-HELP Government Assistance (domestic students only)

FEE HELP

Eligible students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.
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SCHOLARSHIPS

Talented student? Apply for a scholarship, with options for school leavers, post graduates and more.
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Check the International Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended option however the fully online option is available for offshore international students.
HOW CAN I PAY?
PAYMENT OPTIONS
1. Upfront payment via Credit Card, BPAY, cheque or overseas bank account transfer
2. Full or partial payment via FEE-HELP Government Assistance (domestic students only)
SCHOLARSHIPS
Talented student? Apply for a scholarship, with options for school leavers, post graduates and more.
VIEW SCHOLARSHIPS
Check the Domestic Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences.
HOW CAN I PAY?
Check the International Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended option however the fully online option is available for offshore international students.
HOW CAN I PAY?

Can I Apply

Before you get started with your course application, check you meet all the requirements listed below.

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)
  • 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.
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)
  • 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.

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Applying to Torrens is easy. Pick your start date, decide how you’d like to study, then apply online or give us a call and we’ll do it for you.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

We prepare international students with the skills and knowledge to be employment-ready, communicate and collaborate with diverse cultures and graduate with a perspective to gain global learning experiences. Learn more

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