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What is Game Design and Development?

Game Design is the art of crafting interactive worlds for entertainment purposes. It requires knowledge of key software as well as collaboration with other creatives in pursuit of a shared vision. Videogame Design courses also cover ethical game design and its impact on the industry, within the context of commercial awareness.

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Master industry-standard software
Learn the tools and game development processes used by leading studios.

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Start making games from day one
Collaborate with other designers, artists and programmers to bring your game concepts to life.  

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Study local, work global
Our bachelor-level qualification can help open career doors at AAA studios around the world.

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Master industry-standard software
Australia’s only Higher Education PlayStation® First Academic Development Program. 

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Billy Blue design courses are industry-driven, delivered by designers for designers. All higher education courses include real-life industry experience helping you graduate with a shining portfolio and critical industry contacts.

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Why study with us?

With dynamic, cutting-edge courses, Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia fosters the next generation of innovative, independent thinkers. Our passionate experts equip you with the tools to thrive and prepare you for the creative industry. Thanks to our partnerships, you will collaborate with some of the most influential brands in the world, building a portfolio that will help you secure your dream career.

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Tarik Tabet
Bachelor of Software Engineering (Game Programming)
As a lifelong gamer I asked myself, ‘Why not make games?’ Torrens University offers the opportunity to make games for Sony Playstation, which played a huge part in my decision.
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A dedicated Success Coach
An ally to encourage, inspire and guide, your Success Coach will help you achieve your goals and create the right trajectory for your career.
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Love the way you learn
Our fresh approach to teaching allows you to explore your passion.
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Learn from industry-connected experts
Our academics are the best in the business. With their expertise and guidance, you can find a placement in the field you love.

Your teachers and academics

At Billy Blue all academic staff are leading design professionals who have industry experience, valuable contacts and stories that connect you straight to the design industry.

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Professor Scott Thompson-Whiteside
Executive Dean, Design and Creative Technology


Professor Scott Thompson-Whiteside is the Executive Dean, Design and Creative Technology and provides overall academic leadership to staff and students in the vertical. Scott has over 20 years of academic leadership in design across Europe, Asia and Australia with experience leading a number of programs, schools and faculties. Originally from the United Kingdom and trained as Industrial Designer, Scott soon moved into design management gaining a Masters degree in design leadership. He acquired his Phd from the Centre for Studies in Higher Education at the University of Melbourne. Scott is a strong advocate of internationalization, industry engaged teaching, high quality student outcomes and interdisciplinary research. Scott’s own research interests intersect the disciplines of design education, higher education policy, design strategy and innovation.

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Robyn Latimer
OAM Associate Dean of Design and Creative Technology


Practising design in multiple sectors for 25 years, Robyn has owned a studio, directed a company, managed and designed countless community projects and for the past 15 years has maintained a governance role at Tourette Syndrome Association of Australia. She advocates for equity of access to lifelong learning through online education, and attaches importance to global perspectives and transferable knowledge. She received a 2010 NSW Volunteer of the Year Award and Order of Australia Medal in 2018.

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You decide where to study. We have campuses in central locations across Australia.

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