Bachelor of Game Design and Development
Develop commercial games for mobile, online or console platforms
Build skills in 2D and 3D animation. Design environment and character art. Explore the user experience. You’ll learn with industry professionals and experience what it’s like in a real-world studio. Get ready to craft and launch your own games.
Australian Higher Education Loan Program (HELP)
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At Torrens University Australia you can tailor your study to suit your lifestyle. Thanks to their innovative digital learning system you’ll gain the ultimate in flexibility, and still receive personalised guidance from academics and access to work placement, mentorship and internship opportunities. Online you can attend live classes or view recorded sessions, connect with lecturers and fellow students, and access content on-demand 24/7.
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What you'll learn
As one of Australia’s fastest growing universities, we take a progressive approach to learning. Our courses are co-designed, developed and delivered with industry, giving you confidence that you’ll graduate job-ready. During this course you will:
- Gain practical industry insights from working professionals.
- Develop your artistic style and technical skills at the same time.
- Work with other game artists and programmers towards a common goal.
- Operate within a games studio, in a real-world context.
Everything you create during this course can go towards a high-quality portfolio of games-related assets, including a published professional-level game, to impress future employers and secure you a career in one of the many exciting fields of game development. Potential career paths include:
- Character Artist
- Game Designer
- Environment Designer
- 2D, 3D, 4D Animator
- Texture Artist
Professional recognitionPlayStation® First Academic Development Partner Develop games using the PlayStation® 5 Platform with exclusive access to Professional Development Kits and Tools.
Torrens University Australia offers flexible entry options and study pathways, whether you’re finishing school, pursuing career progression or looking for a change. Entry requirements for this course includes:
- Successful completion of a Higher Education qualification.
- Year 12 (Australian secondary school certificate) or equivalent.
- Successful completion of a Vocational qualification (AQF Level 4), or above.
Work and Life
- Work life experience demonstrating the ability to undertake study at the required level.
Standard English language requirements apply.
Don’t meet the entry requirements? We have numerous pathway programs to get you started. Contact our Future Student Advisors to learn about alternative entry options.
Credit for previous study or work
Throughout this game design degree you will work alongside lecturers who’ll offer practical industry insights while you develop enhanced skills in 2D, 3D, animation, environment art, character art and an understanding of user experience in games.
Working in teams, you’ll develop electronic games across various platforms, including online, mobile and console in a similar environment to a real-world studio.
As well as giving you practical skills, knowledge and design capability, the Bachelor of Game Design and Development also encourages a holistic approach, enhancing your soft skills such as communication, commercial acumen and an understanding of business realities.
Tailor your study to your lifestyle thanks to our innovative digital learning system, accessible from anywhere with 24/7 personalised support. With all your course materials online, and the option to study full or part time, on-campus, online or a blend of both it's all about flexibility.
Course duration: 3 years full time, 6 years part time, 2 years accelerated