Game design

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 20.3 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 20.3 k / Year(s)  
301–350 place StudyQA ranking:1214 Duration:3 years You need IELTS certificate

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Become skilled in producing rich interactive experiences by developing your conceptual game design and specialist art skills.

This unique program provides specialist training in computer-generated design with particular emphasis on game studies and art practice. You'll study design, narrative, imaging, modelling and animation (2D and 3D), concept art and game environments.

RMIT has developed two dedicated games research groups with a specific focus on international world-leading research, attracting expert staff who teach the most up-to-date and cutting-edge ideas.


Year 1

You will be introduced to the unique and world-class game design studio courses including:

  • critical game studies
  • game history
  • imaging and 2D artwork
  • game engines.

Year 2

You’ll grow your understanding of game studies and games production through the main studio courses and will find modules focussing on:

  • concept art and advanced imaging
  • 3D character design
  • sound design for interactive environments
  • experience design.

Additionally, you will begin your journey as a broadly educated designer by taking electives across the School of Media and Communication (in areas such as journalism, film, cultural studies, sound or animation) and from the wider university.

Year 3

You’ll study in studios that address games design and analysis, games industry and professional portfolio skills. You’ll produce a major team project aimed at a completed and publically-available game at the conclusion of the year, launching your career either within games, or as a games graduate using their craft to expand the definition of games in other areas.

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) with a minimum 70% average (check calculator below).

Equivalent qualifications may also include completion of the RMIT Foundation Studies program or a recognised post-secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades.

Meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee entry. Your application will still need to be assessed and accepted. 


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Study mode:On campus Languages: English
Local:$ 32.3 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 32.3 k / Year(s)
Deadline: Aug 31, 2023 31 place StudyQA ranking: 2481 You need IELTS certificate