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Introduction to Game design & development

Want to turn your passion for video games into a career? These online courses in game design and development could be your door into Australia’s fast-growing digital games industry.

Master topics like scripting, animation and game coding so you can create immersive player experiences. Through Open Universities Australia, you can access online game design courses with providers from across the country.

We can also help you get into the course of your choice if you don’t have the necessary ATAR.

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What do you learn in a game design and development course?

Game design courses cover all aspects of the video game production process, so you can make the leap from gamer to designer. Depending on the qualification, you’ll cover topics like: 

  • Design and development using game engines like Unreal Engine and Unity3D
  • Game scripting
  • Programming and computer science
  • Animation and motion graphics design
  • 3D modelling and rendering using industry software like Autodesk Maya
  • Special effects compositing 
  • User experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design
  • IT project management

You can expect to graduate with a portfolio of work, which is essential for getting a job with game studios.   

If you're exploring this field for the first time, a Bachelor of Game Design (or similar) will give you a solid foundation of knowledge, with the opportunity to study elective subjects in your area of interest. 

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