Bachelor of Games and Interactive Design

University of Canberra

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00212K

In this degree students will gain experience in the design and creation of games and interactive digital media. This will include the theoretical and practical skills and knowledge required to work in either a technical or creative role. Students will develop an understanding of the game design and production process from concept development and idea generation through to the production methodologies that are applied in today's leading game studios. Students will gain a thorough understanding of games and interactive design developing skills in areas such as game design, game art, and computer programming. This will include key concepts such as game mechanics, artificial intelligence, 3D graphics, animation and real-time technology. These areas of expertise will be enhanced by exposure to essential knowledge required to participate and engage with the games and interactive design industry. This will include areas such as teamwork, problem-solving strategies and contemporary production methodologies. Learning will be achieved through activities such as creating interactive works, engaging with the games industry and its members, reviewing both historical and contemporary creative work and literature. All students that complete the qualification will be given the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge to the development of creative works.


72 credit points


  • Subjects include: 3D Character Animation
  • Advanced Games Programming
  • Advanced Real-Time Production
  • Experimental Game Design
  • History, Culture and Foundation of Games
  • Introduction to Computer Programming
  • 3d Graphics
  • Animation Production and Practice
  • Introduction to Games Design
  • Introduction to Games Production
  • Creative Career
  • Creative Life
  • Creative Project
  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Marketing and Innovation
  • Drawing for Games
  • Virtual Environments.

Standard entry requirements

Normally Year 12 or equivalent. Admission in 2020 is not available for first year entry, only for applicants who are articulating with a 1 year Diploma. English Language Requirements: An overall Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0.

Study pathways

Students with an eligible Diploma may receive up to 24 credit points (1 year) credit.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
TAFE QLD Brisbane - South Bank International: $77,100 No information available No No information available

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