Diploma of Game Design and Development
A hands-on intro to the video game industry
Start making games from day one. Follow development processes to bring your game to life. You’ll use visual design fundamentals to produce a game with your team. Use industry-standard software, developing on the PlayStation 5 platform and working in Adobe.
Australian Higher Education Loan Program (HELP)
- No dates available
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.
Learn more about Torrens.
Explore Torrens courses.
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:
- Develop your individual artistic style and technical skills.
- Learn the art of building stories with other people.
- Work with industry-standard tools, software and 3D construction techniques.
- Gain a practical grounding in the real-world game development industry.
On successfully completing this qualification, you will have specific skills, knowledge and experiences to pursue employment in the game development industry in a variety of entry-level roles or develop your own entrepreneurial projects. You’ll also have the necessary foundation to pursue further study in related design and technology undergraduate degrees.
Potential career paths include:
- Character Artist
- Game Designer
- Environment Designer
Professional recognitionHoudini SideFX Certified School Gain free access to the award-winning industry-standard Houdini SideFX platform.
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.
English Proficiency Requirements
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.
Torrens University offers pathway opportunities to further your learning. If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against a degree with Torrens University, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. Under Torrens University's Recognition of Prior Learning policy, you may be eligible for a reduction in tuition costs if you have previous study and/or work experience.
Our Future Student Advisors will happily walk you through the application process.
This course introduces the full spectrum of game art and design, from visual design fundamentals to game design conception and introductory game development processes. You will be exposed to the technical tools and 3D construction techniques that are integral to the field.
This diploma develops the necessary technical skills and exposure to game development processes to begin working in game development, or provide a clear pathway for further study.
Course duration: 1 year full time, 2 years part time, 6 months accelerated