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  • ICT50215 / 307JA.1

Diploma of Digital and Interactive Games / Bachelor of Games and Interactive Design

In partnership with the University of Canberra
At a glance

At a glance

Go further in digital and interactive games with this university-level dual qualification. Start your career in the digital and interactive games industry.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Game Designer
  • Software Engineer
  • Simulation Developer/Designer
  • 3D Modeller/Environment Artist
  • Studio Production Manager
  • Interactive Media Developer
  • Games/Interactive Media Designer
  • Animator/Character Animator
  • Multimedia Designer
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ICT50215 / 307JA.1 Diploma of Digital and Interactive Games / Bachelor of Games and Interactive Design

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Course overview

Course overview

Take the next step in your career in games design with this bachelor-level dual qualification. This university pathway will give you the advanced skills you need to excel in the digital and interactive games industry. The digital media sector is continually evolving with new and emerging genres, with the government projecting up to 5,000 new job openings in the next five years.

This course will give you specialised knowledge and skills you need to work within the collaborative design sector. You will develop an advanced understanding of the games design and production process — from concept development right through to the production methodologies that are applied in today's leading game studios. Our industry-experienced teaching staff can provide you with real-world skills which can be readily transferred to the competitive digital and interactive games workplace.

Successful completion of this course will give you the necessary skills and attributes to seek employment in a range of technical or creative roles such as online games designer, software engineer, studio production manager, or animator.

Units

This is a typical study pattern for the Diploma of Digital and Interactive Games / Bachelor of Games and Interactive Design and may differ depending on credit received. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 11 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Year 1 Semester 1 ICT50215 Diploma of Digital and Interactive Games
ICTGAM501
Create design concepts for digital games and 3-D media
ICTGAM523
Collaborate in the design of 3-D game levels and environments
Year 1 Semester 2 ICT50215 Diploma of Digital and Interactive Games
BSBWHS403
Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes
ICTGAM503
Create a complex 3-D interactive computer game
ICTICT419
Work effectively in the digital media industry
Year 2 Semester 1 307JA.1 Bachelor of Games and Interactive Design
9701
Creative Life Credit Points: 3
9702
Creative Project 1 Credit Points: 3
9749
Drawing for Games Credit Points: 3
9751
History, Culture and Foundation of Games Credit Points: 3
Year 2 Semester 2 307JA.1 Bachelor of Games and Interactive Design
9747
Advanced Real Time Production Credit Points: 3
9703
Creative Project 2 Credit Points: 3
9754
Introduction to Games Production Credit Points: 3
9706
Introduction to Project Management Credit Points: 3
Year 3 Semester 1 307JA.1 Bachelor of Games and Interactive Design
9744
3D Character Animation Credit Points: 3
9746
Advanced Games Programming Credit Points: 3
9700
Creative Career Credit Points: 3
9704
Creative Project 3 Credit Points: 3
Year 3 Semester 2 307JA.1 Bachelor of Games and Interactive Design
9705
Creative Project 4 Credit Points: 3
9750
Experimental Games Design Credit Points: 3
9707
Marketing and Innovation Credit Points: 3
9755
Virtual Environments Credit Points: 3

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Year 1 Semester 1 ICT50215 Diploma of Digital and Interactive Games
BSBCRT501
Originate and develop concepts
ICTGAM520
Create and combine 3-D digital games and components
ICTGAM514
Design and create models for a 3-D and digital effects environment
ICTGAM517
Produce a digital animation sequence
CUADIG404
Apply scripting language in authoring
CUAACD501
Refine drawing and other visual representation tools
Year 1 Semester 2 ICT50215 Diploma of Digital and Interactive Games
ICTGAM521
Create interactive 3-D environments for digital games
ICTGAM525
Apply digital texturing for the 3-D environment in digital games
ICTGAM516
Animate a 3-D character for digital games
ICTGAM519
Manage technical art and rigging in 3-D animation
ICTGAM507
Develop intermediate 3-D software for games and interactive media

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

Entry to this course is via application through the QTAC Website 

Selection criteria

  • Completion of Year 10
  • Non school-leavers are selected according to eligibility and merit, vocational experience, previous study and personal competencies
  • If you’re under 17 years of age, special enrolment conditions may apply.

Resources required

Diploma portion:

  • Portable Hard drive
  • USB Stick
  • Headphones
  • Sketchbook and pencil

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Bachelor portion:

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access University of Canberra’s online learning system Moodle and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland