Bachelor of Design (Game Design) - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Bachelor of Design (Game Design)

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Create games that will change the world

The gaming industry is one of the fastest and most innovative business sectors, with game design being used to create more than “just a game”. With new opportunities emerging in education, healthcare, marketing, and more, this diverse field is one of the fastest growing and most exciting sectors of the games industry. This unique program lets you build and apply skills in game design and development to address a range of real-world problems – using the universal appeal of play.

Study location
  • Sunshine Coast
Refer to the program footnotes
CRICOS code
098465A
Commence
Semester 1, Semester 2
Program length (full-time)
3 years
Annual tuition fee 2021
A$24,400
Estimated total tuition fee *
A$73,200
Footnotes
  • Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
  • * Estimated tuition fees are based on 2021 rates. Refer to international fees for more information.
  • Not all majors/minors and elective options are available at every campus. You should refer to the What Can I Study tab, and the proposed study sequence for your chosen campus and intake for further information.
Study locations QTAC code
  • Sunshine Coast 013151
  • Moreton Bay 014192
  • Online 015010
Minimum selection threshold
ATAR - 54.55 OP - 18 Rank - 64
USC program code
AR312
Commence
Semester 1, Semester 2
Duration
3 years full time or equivalent part time
Study mode
Blended Learning
Recommended prior study
English; General Maths, Maths Methods or Specialist Maths
Total courses
24
Total units
288

In this program you will:

  • Analyse the meanings and cultural implications of gameplay and story, using this knowledge to create emotionally rich and challenging experiences within your own games and simulations.
  • Specialise in game art, interactive narrative, or programming.
  • Have the opportunity to use elective subjects to hone your studies in a particular subject area, from areas as diverse as Indigenous Studies, Health Promotion, or Politics and International Relations.
  • Work as a specialist in multidisciplinary project teams, gaining hands-on experience developing for PC, smart-phones and tablets, augmented reality, and virtual reality.
Career opportunities:
  • Computer programmer/systems analyst
  • Games designer/developer
  • App developer
  • Programmer
  • Web designer/developer
  • Mixed reality designer
  • Augmented and virtual reality developer
  • Video artist/Video editor

Please note:
In 2021, all first-year courses in this degree will be available online. Second-year courses will be offered online from 2022, and third-year courses from 2023. If you wish to study online and are intending to apply for credit for previous studies, please contact Student Central to discuss your options.

 

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