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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
A 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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Our 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.

  • Diploma of Game Design and Development
  • Bachelor of Game Design and Development
  • Bachelor of Software Engineering (Game Programming)
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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..

Choose a campus to suit your lifestyle

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

Ultimo Campus Sydney New South Wales | Torrens University Australia
Ultimo campus

Design and Creative Technology

46-52 Mountain Street
Ultimo, NSW 2007

Flinders Street Campus Melbourne Victoria | Torrens University Australia
Flinders Street campus

Business, Design and Creative Technology, Health, Hospitality, English Language Centre

196 Flinders Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Fortitude Valley Campus Brisbane Queensland | Torrens University Australia
Fortitude Valley campus

Business, Design and Creative Technology, Health, Hospitality, English Language Centre

90 Bowen Terrace
Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006

Explore our Game Design and Development Courses

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.
Diploma of Game Design and Development
Introduces game art and design, from visual design fundamentals to illustration, game design conception and introductory development processes.
Course code DGDD19 | CRICOS 102263F
Full-time Part-time Accelerated
Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Online
Online On campus Blended
Bachelor of Game Design and Development
Expands your design, artistic and technical skills for creating modern games and interactive projects.
Course code BGDD19 | CRICOS 095346K
Full-time Part-time Accelerated
Sydney Melbourne Online
Online On campus Blended
Bachelor of Software Engineering (Game Programming)
A Bachelor of Software Engineering (Game Programming) teaches the coding and crafting skills required to create commercially viable games.
Course code BASEGP19 | CRICOS 093341J
Full-time Part-time Accelerated
Sydney Melbourne Online
Online On campus Blended
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