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Build immersive, interactive experiences for a range of audiences across genres and platforms.

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What is a Game Design and Development course?

Game Design courses offer the skills used by industry to craft interactive worlds and tell immersive stories. This includes knowledge of key software as well as collaboration with other creatives in pursuit of a shared vision. Video game 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.

Tarik Tabet - Bachelor of Game Programming student testimonial
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.
Tarik Tabet
Bachelor of Software Engineering (Game Programming)
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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


Scott has more than 20 years of academic experience, leading various programs, schools and faculties across Europe, Asia and Australia. Trained as an industrial designer, he moved into design management and later acquired a master's degree and PhD in design leaderships. Scott is a strong advocate for internationalisation, industry-engaged teaching, high-quality student outcomes and interdisciplinary research, and brings those passions to his role at Torrens University. 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


In her 25-year design career, Robyn has owned a studio, directed a company and led countless community projects. Having worked in magazines and advertising, she specialised in publishing before progressing to education, which was a natural fit. She advocates for equity of access to lifelong learning and online education. In 2010, Robyn received a NSW Volunteer of the Year Award, and in 2018, an Order of Australia Medal.

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

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