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Future proof your gaming career

This creative career pathway begins with the Diploma of Digital and Interactive Games course that will develop your knowledge and expertise to industry standard, enabling you to seek a career in games and interactive media, animation, mobile application or interface design. The Diploma of Digital and Interactive Games will equip you for a career in games design, 3D modelling, animation, games programming, testing, character design and interaction design. This games course explores the creative and technical practices required for producing engaging gaming content. You will develop skills in 3D modelling and animation, concept art, character design, game design and programming. Upon completion of this Diploma you also gain entry into the Bachelor of Games and Interactive Design. The Bachelor of Games and Interactive Design will expand upon the design and creation of games and interactive digital media including areas such as virtual production and motion capture technology. Students will develop the skills and knowledge required to work in either a technical or creative role such as those found in today's leading game studios. Course details

Industry endorsed

Payment options

Student satisfaction

$10000 VET Student Loan available

LOCATION/S

South Bank

Key dates and info

DURATION

Full time: 3 years / up to 3 days per week

Course details

COST

  • Diploma Full Fee $12,500
  • Bachelor Annual Indicative Cost $6,349

Student Loan Available

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How to enrol

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At TAFE Queensland Brisbane, we combine uni thinking with TAFE hands-on learning. With smaller class sizes, state-of-the-art facilities, and partnerships with some of Australia's top universities, TAFE Queensland Brisbane gives you the skills you need for the job you want.

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
South Bank 29 Jan 2018 Full time / up to 3 days per week Classroom

Entry requirements

There are no formal requirements for this qualification however TAFE Queensland Brisbane has the following entry criteria:

  • Completion of Year 10
  • Non school-leavers are selected according to eligibility and merit, vocational experience, previous study and personal competencies

If you’re under 17 years of age, special enrolment conditions may apply.

Location/s

South Bank
Ernest Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101

Resources required

Diploma portion:

  • Portable Hard drive
  • USB Stick
  • Headphones

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, 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.

Bachelor portion:

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

Diploma portion:

View the timetable. Please note, the timetable for future semesters may differ to the current schedule. If you need help or can't find what you're looking for, give us a call on 1300 712 007.

Bachelor portion:

You can access your individual timetable by selecting the class time and day (where applicable) for your lectures and tutorials.

  • Click “2017 Timetable”
  • Teaching Period click “TQB Semester 2”
    • “Find Unit by Name or Code” allows you to search by the unit code or name; or,
    • The “Select Unit(s)” list allows you to find the units you are completing this semester. The control button on the keyboard allows you to select multiple classes.
  • Click “View Timetable”

Units

This is a typical study pattern for the Diploma of Digital and Interactive Games / Bachelor of Games and Interactive Design and may differ depending on credit received. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Year 1 Semester 1 ICT50215 Diploma of Digital and Interactive Games
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
ICTGAM501 Create design concepts for digital games and 3-D media Core
ICTGAM523 Collaborate in the design of 3-D game levels and environments Core
ICTGAM520 Create and combine 3-D digital games and components Elective
ICTGAM514 Design and create models for a 3-D and digital effects environment Elective
ICTGAM517 Produce a digital animation sequence Elective
CUADIG404 Apply scripting language in authoring Elective
CUADIG504 Design games Elective
ICTGAM524 Integrate multiple data sources into interactive 3-D environments Elective
Year 1 Semester 2 ICT50215 Diploma of Digital and Interactive Games
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
BSBWHS403 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes Core
ICTGAM503 Create a complex 3-D interactive computer game Core
ICTICT419 Work effectively in the digital media industry Core
ICTGAM521 Create interactive 3-D environments for digital games Elective
ICTGAM525 Apply digital texturing for the 3-D environment in digital games Elective
ICTGAM516 Animate a 3-D character for digital games Elective
ICTGAM519 Manage technical art and rigging in 3-D animation Elective
ICTGAM507 Develop intermediate 3-D software for games and interactive media Elective
Year 2 Semester 1 307JA.1 Bachelor of Games and Interactive Design
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
9701 Creative Life Core Credit Points: 3
9702 Creative Project 1 Core Credit Points: 3
9749 Drawing for Games Core Credit Points: 3
9751 History, Culture and Foundation of Games Core Credit Points: 3
Year 2 Semester 2 307JA.1 Bachelor of Games and Interactive Design
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
9747 Advanced Real Time Production Core Credit Points: 3
9703 Creative Project 2 Core Credit Points: 3
9754 Introduction to Games Production Core Credit Points: 3
9706 Introduction to Project Management Core Credit Points: 3
Year 3 Semester 1 307JA.1 Bachelor of Games and Interactive Design
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
9744 3D Character Animation Core Credit Points: 3
9746 Advanced Games Programming Core Credit Points: 3
9700 Creative Career Core Credit Points: 3
9704 Creative Project 3 Core Credit Points: 3
Year 3 Semester 2 307JA.1 Bachelor of Games and Interactive Design
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
9705 Creative Project 4 Core Credit Points: 3
9750 Experimental Games Design Core Credit Points: 3
9707 Marketing and Innovation Core Credit Points: 3
9755 Virtual Environments Core Credit Points: 3

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

What are my payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland Brisbane has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 1300 712 007. We're here to help.

Costs

Program Cost Financial Options
ICT50215 Diploma of Digital and Interactive Games

Full Fee: $12,500

VET Student Loan available, up to $10,000

Payment Plan

307JA.1 Bachelor of Games and Interactive Design Annual Indicatice Cost: $6,349

HECS-HELP

Commonwealth Supported Place

VET STUDENT LOAN

VET Student Loans are a loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

PAYMENT PLAN

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

HECS-HELP

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 degress. TAFE Queensland Brisbane receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

COMMONWEALTH SUPPORTED PLACE

The Australian Government subsidises some students' university fees, which makes the cost for those students much lower.  If you receive the subsidised fee rate you are known as a Commonwealth Supported Student (CSS), or as holding a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP).

Additional costs

All students studying the Bachelor of Games and Interactive Design are required to pay a Student Services Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Outcome

ICT50215 Diploma of Digital and Interactive Games
307JA.1 Bachelor of Games and Interactive Design

Job prospects

  • 3D Animator
  • Concept Artist
  • Level Designer
  • Video gamer tester
  • Interactive Media Developer
  • 3D Modeller
  • Game Designer
  • Programmer
  • Software Engineer

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.

Experience the benefits of dual alumni communities.

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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.

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Credit and 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 Credit and RPL

Orientation

At the beginning of each semester we host orientation events across our locations so you can meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule. We also throw in a bunch of free activities, because... why not? We like to have fun.

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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 13 September 2017

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$10000 VET Student Loan available