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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”. 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.

Delve headfirst into the world of gaming and examine all elements of game creation, including character design, artwork and game production.

You will collaborate with your peers to bring your imagination to life through the creation of your own game. Take advantage of entrepreneurial opportunities and create and distribute games, both individually and in teams.

Taught by staff with international connections, you will develop professional relationships and become part of a thriving industry.

Unreal Academic Partner - Epic Games

Major (8)

For a major in Games Design, students must successfully complete 8 courses:

CourseSemester of offerUnitsRequisites
DES101 Elements of Design
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 1
  • Online: Semester 1
12 
SGD103 Introduction to Game Production
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 2
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 2
  • Online: Semester 2
12 
DES231 Animation Principles, Process and Production
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 1
  • Online: Semester 1
12 
SGD200 Experimental Game Design
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 1
  • Online: Semester 1
12 
SGD202 Video Game Analysis and Design
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 2
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 2
  • Online: Semester 2
12 
SGD230 Game Art: Virtual Environments
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 1
  • Online: Semester 1
12 
SGD305 Game Studio: Polish and Publish
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 2
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 2
  • Online: Semester 2
12 

PLUS select 1 course from:

CourseSemester of offerUnitsRequisites
SGD211 Game Art: Characters & Vehicles
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 2
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 2
  • Online: Semester 2
12 
SGD213 Professional Games Programming
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1, Semester 2
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 1, Semester 2
  • Online: Semester 1, Semester 2
12Pre: SGD102 or ICT112 or SGD203

Minor (4)

For a minor in Games Design, students must successfully complete 4 courses:

CourseSemester of offerUnitsRequisites
SGD100 Introduction to Game Design
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 1
  • Online: Semester 1
12 
SGD103 Introduction to Game Production
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 2
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 2
  • Online: Semester 2
12 
SGD230 Game Art: Virtual Environments
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 1
  • Online: Semester 1
12 
SGD305 Game Studio: Polish and Publish
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 2
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 2
  • Online: Semester 2
12