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Undergraduate | MUR-GAD375 | 2024

Games Design Studio

Course information for 2024 intake

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Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
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Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks

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Games Design Studio

About this subject

  • On successful completion of the subject you should be able to:

    1. understand key ideas, common heuristics, and basic principles used in the field of game design (student can define them in theoretical context, and apply them in practical contexts)
    2. build a foundational knowledge of interactive game design through tabletop game design
    3. improve knowledge and skills within genre-specific: platformer, 3D action, 2D casual, etc.
    4. gain a basic understanding of design as an craft: Tools, Processes, Methods.
    5. explore the varying roles of a game designer: from facilitator in a team setting to lone maker
    6. effectively and efficiently convey game design concepts: writing, speaking, illustrating
    7. gain experience developing a video game idea into a viable concept, then a playable prototype.

Entry requirements

To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted into a degree.


This subject is CSP only and cannot be taken as open access. The correct CSP fee will be displayed once you begin the enrolment process.
Note: Level 3 subjects normally assume a moderate level of prior knowledge in this area, eg from studying related Level 1 and 2 subjects or other relevant experience.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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