Diploma of Creative Arts (Game Design)
South Melbourne, Australia
7 - 8 months
AUD 11,300 *
Earliest start date
* per trimester for international students | $9,000 per trimester for domestic students
As gamification becomes an integral part of the future of this world, some of the most in-demand players in the entertainment industry are game developers and visual effects specialists.
Game Design at JMC feeds this drive, providing the skills and knowledge to create fully immersive digital environments. Learn how to design, develop, and implement an idea, with an emphasis on creativity and expression through concept creation, digital drawing, environment modeling, and game-engine implementation.
Get hands-on expertise in leading industry software like Maya and the Unity game engine, and use our 18-camera leading precision motion-capture suites and VR facilities to create interactive game prototypes and quality game assets, and graduate with the skills demanded by leading developers.
At the Diploma level, design, develop, prototype, and implement an idea, and gain hands-on knowledge of leading industry software and game engines. Explore everything from concept drawing, digital sculpting, visual narrative, and game design to expressive animation techniques, game art development, 3D modeling, asset creation, and building immersive game spaces.
You will begin to understand the core components of visual narrative and game design and will adopt a range of rich, diverse, and expressive animation techniques, which you'll develop into sophisticated outcomes.
A solid foundation in game-art development practice will provide you with the perfect platform upon which to deepen your critical level of knowledge and understanding in a Bachelor's degree.
- Production Art I
- Creative Process
- Game Programming I
- Introduction to 3D
- Game Art I
- Game Studies
- T2 Electives: Production Art II, Motion Design & Design
- 3D Animation I
Program Tuition Fee
Graduates of the Diploma of Creative Arts (Game Design) may move directly into the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Game Design) with advanced standing.
The positive impact of gamification is increasingly being used in a diverse range of roles as a method of communication. Aside from the billion-dollar gaming industry, JMC graduates find work in education and training, planning, corporate business, advertising and many other sectors.
Hit the ground running with a full suite of gaming development tools, from practical hands-on experience, knowledge of all the leading gaming software, strong design capabilities and a savvy and adept gaming portfolio that shows off your skills.
Specific roles may include:
- Game Designer
- Game Producer
- Creative Director
- Level Designer
- Concept Artist
- Texture Artist
- Environment Artist
- Character Artist
- Technical Director
- Interface Artist
- Story Writer