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Take gaming to a whole new level

Launch your gaming career and graduate ahead of the pack with our degree pathways.

Delivered in partnership with the University of Canberra, this degree develops key practical and technical skills in the design and creation of games and interactive digital media.

This option means you can complete a diploma and bachelor degree in the time it takes to complete a degree. In the diploma pathway, you will develop skills in animation, XHTML, HTML, CSS, human computer interaction, and interface design and development.

Enrich your practical skills with tertiary studies through the creation of interactive works and engaging with the games industry and its members. You will review both historical and contemporary creative works and idea generation through to the production methodologies that are applied in today’s leading game studios. Course details

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LOCATION/S

Gold Coast - Coomera

Key dates and info

DURATION

Full time: 3 years

Course details

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Blake Houlihan

State of the art equipment channels creative expression

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast has provided me with so many opportunities to build my portfolio and kick start my career. It has allowed me to express my creative desires and see them form into a polished product through the guidance of my instructors and state of the art equipment.

Blake Houlihan
Diploma of Screen and Media

Multi-million dollar Creative hub

This location is the quintessential home for the creators, innovators, entertainers and movie makers. This $26 million state-of-the-art facility offers the best possible creative learning experience in the region. State-of-the-art technologies such as sound recording and music rehearsal studios, digital video and editing suites and 3D motion capture and production control facilities.

Learn more about TAFE Queensland's Coomera Campus

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Thank you

A thank you to all our amazing students. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with TAFE Queensland Gold Coast.

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Gold Coast - Coomera 29 Jan 2018 Full time Classroom

Entry requirements

Successful completion of:

  • CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media - Interactive Media
  • CUF50207 Diploma of Interactive Digital Media
  • ICA50711 Diploma of Software Development
  • ICT50715 Diploma of Software Development

Location/s

Gold Coast - Coomera
198 Foxwell Road
Coomera QLD 4209

Resources required

No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course.

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access the University of Canberra’s online learning system, 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.

Timetable

Full-time classes are held over 3 years at Coomera. Timetables are subject to change.

Units

Year 1 - CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media - Interactive Media - TAFE Queensland Gold Coast
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CUADIG501 Coordinate the testing of interactive media products Elective
BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts Core
BSBPMG522 Undertake project work Elective
CUAANM302 Create 3D digital animations Elective
CUAANM502 Create 3D digital environments Elective
CUAANM303 Create 3D digital models Elective
CUADIG403 Create user interfaces Elective
CUAIND502 Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge Core
CUADIG404 Apply scripting language in authoring Elective
CUAPPM407 Create storyboards Elective
CUADIG504 Design games Elective
CUADIG506 Design interaction Elective
CUADIG507 Design digital simulations Elective
ICTWEB505 Develop complex web page layouts Elective
CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice Core
Year 2 - Semester 1 - 307JA.1 Bachelor of Games and Interactive Design
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
9701 Creative Life Core
9702 Creative Project 1 Core
9745 3D Graphics Core
9751 History, Culture and Foundation of Games Core
Year 2 - Semester 2 - 307JA.1 Bachelor of Games and Interactive Design
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
9703 Creative Project 2 Core
9752 Introduction to Computer Programming Core
9747 Advanced Real Time Production Core
9754 Introduction to Games Production Core
Year 3 - Semester 1 - 307JA.1 Bachelor of Games and Interactive Design
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
9700 Creative Career Core
9704 Creative Project 3 Core
9744 3D Character Animation Core
9746 Advanced Games Programming Core
Year 3 - Semester 2 - 307JA.1 Bachelor of Games and Interactive Design
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
9705 Creative Project 4 Core
9707 Marketing and Innovation Core
9750 Experimental Games Design Core
9755 Virtual Environments Core

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

What are my financial options?

No matter what your circumstances, there is a financial option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, or just want someone to talk it over with, call us. We're here to help.

Annual indicative cost of $6,349 - based on the cost of two full-time semesters.

Annual international student cost: $22,470 - the cost of two full-time semesters.

Scholarships:

The University of Canberra offers a wide range of undergraduate scholarships to suit different needs, situations and study interests. They have scholarships available in Semester One and Semester Two of each year. Scholarships can be applied for by both new and continuing students up until census date of each semester.

To enquire about or apply for a scholarship, please follow this link:  http://www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/scholarships-and-financial-support

Annual Indicative Cost:

The Annual indicative cost is the fee that applies to a standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. 

This is a Commonwealth Supported Place and you may be eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

Study Now Pay Later:

HECS-HELP is an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that helps you pay for higher education qualifications, such as associate degrees or bachelor degrees.

You are eligible for HECS-HELP if you:

  • are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa
  • are enrolled in an associate degree or above on, or before the census date
  • have not exceeded the HECS-HELP limit
  • have an Australian Tax File Number (TFN) or Certificate of Application for a TFN.

More information about HECS-HELP visit Study Assist.

Additional costs

All students are required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Outcome

307JA.1 Bachelor of Games and Interactive Design

Job prospects

  • Animator
  • Web Developer
  • Games/interactive Media Programmer
  • Software Engineer
  • 3D Modeller/Environment Artist
  • Concept Artist
  • Game Reviewer
  • Game Tester
  • App Developer
  • Web Designer
  • Games/Interactive Media Designer
  • Simulation Developer/Designer
  • Animator/Character Animator
  • Screen and Media Artist/Visual Effects Artist
  • Game Artist
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Studio Production Manager
  • Visual Communications Designer

Alumni connections
When you complete your studies at TAFE Queensland and graduate with a University of Canberra degree you automatically become part of our dynamic, inspiring and talented alumni community. As an alumnus, you can access the range of benefits and services that TAFE Queensland and the University of Canberra alumni office provides, including lifelong learning, personal and professional development, events, and volunteer opportunities.

Job prospects

  • Game Designer
  • Interactive Media Developer
  • Studio Production Manager
  • Software Engineer
  • Animator/Character Animator
  • Screen and Media Artist/Visual Effects Artist

Blake Houlihan

State of the art equipment channels creative expression

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast has provided me with so many opportunities to build my portfolio and kick start my career. It has allowed me to express my creative desires and see them form into a polished product through the guidance of my instructors and state of the art equipment.

Blake Houlihan
Diploma of Screen and Media

Enrol now

You're ready if you have:

  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the student rules and refund policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland

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All done? Then head to the link below to complete your enrolment:
tafegoldcoast.edu.au/study-with-us/enrolment-fees/enrol

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

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.

More about RPL

More info:
http://tafegoldcoast.edu.au/study-with-us/career-changers-jobseeker/recognition-prior-learning

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Note: 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.

Last updated on 17 July 2017

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