Bachelor of Games Design

Program code

1338

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

3 years full-time
6 years part-time

Credit points

240

Indicative fee

$6,566.00* per year (more)
* 2019 indicative annual CSP fee

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Entry requirements

14

OP 2019

68

Rank 2019

OR VET qualification

Certificate IV

Offered in

Trimester 1

Prerequisites

  • English (4SA)

Assumed knowledge

Nil

OP 1-6 Guarantee

If you receive an OP 1-6 or equivalent and meet subject prerequisites, you are guaranteed a place in this program.

My details

Programs change over time. Course lists and requirements are specific to the year you started studying.

 

For Domestic and those International students not required to complete the English Language Enhancement course

For the award of Bachelor of Games Design (BGamesDes), you must successfully complete 240 credit points, made up of the core courses AND

  • 80 credit points for a major;
  • 60 credit points of free-choice electives.

Other program requirements

You must successfully complete:

  • no more than 100 credit points of Level 1 courses (the first digit of a course code denotes the level);
  • at least 60 credit points of Level 3 courses or higher.

This degree/s may be awarded with Distinction where a student achieves a minimum program GPA of 6.5 with no failed courses. The words 'This award was achieved with Distinction' will be recorded on the testamur and will appear below the conferral date of the award.

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level and Type

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. This qualification is accredited as an AQF Level 7 - Bachelor Degree.

English Language Enhancement

Domestic students enrolled in this program whose first language is not English may complete the following English Language Enhancement (ELE) course as an elective.

Students whose first language is English are not permitted to undertake this ELE course.

Program learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes communicate to the community the value of the Griffith educational experience as benchmarked against national qualification standards.

Program Learning Outcomes for this award describe the knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge and skills you will acquire through studying the Griffith program of your choice.

Note: Students must check the prerequisite and incompatible requirements before selecting any course within this program.

Year 1

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 1105GFS Principles of Games Design 1  10
Tri 1 1111GFS Introduction to Game Development  10
Tri 1 1109GFS Programming for Interactive Media  10
OR
Tri 1 5904LHS Language and Communication for Arts and Social Sciences (see Note 1) 10
Tri 1 1711GFS Digital Storytelling  10
OR
Tri 1 1104GFS Drawing for Moving Image (required for Art Direction major) 10
OR
Tri 1 1108GFS Principles of Animation (required for Animating major) 10
OR
Tri 1 1710QCM Interactive Music (required for Game Audio major) 10
OR
Tri 1   Free-choice elective  10
Tri 2 1121GFS Realtime Environments  10
Tri 2 1112GFS Mechanics in Action: Arcade Games  10
Tri 2 1110GFS Principles of Games Design 2  10
Tri 2 1705GFS Scriptwriting 1  10
OR
Tri 2 1117GFS Concept Design Fundamentals (required for Art Direction major) 10
OR
Tri 2 1116GFS Animating: Mechanics and Motion (required for Animating major) 10
OR
Tri 2 1720QCM Digital Music Composition (required for Game Audio major) 10
OR
Tri 2   Free-choice elective  10

Note 1: Students who are required to undertake 5904LHS are advised to complete 1114GFS instead of a free-choice elective in Year 1 or 2

Year 2

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2103GFS Games History and Culture  10
Tri 2 2130GFS Serious Games  10
Tri 1,2   Major courses  40
Tri 1,2   Free-choice elective  20

Year 3

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 3130GFS Experimental Games Design  10
Tri 2 3118GFS Contemporary Issues and Games Design  10
Tri 1,2   Major courses  40
Tri 1,2   Free-choice elective  20

You must complete the following foundation courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 1108GFS Principles of Animation  10
Tri 2 1116GFS Animating: Mechanics and Motion  10

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2101GFS Games Level Design  10
Tri 1 2111GFS Animating: Acting and Performance  10
Tri 2 2134GFS Player Experience Design  10
Tri 2 2131GFS Animating: Applied Practice  10
Tri 1 3114GFS_P1 Games Project  20
Tri 2 3114GFS_P2 Games Project  20

You must complete the following foundation courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 1104GFS Drawing for Moving Image  10
Tri 2 1117GFS Concept Design Fundamentals  10

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2101GFS Games Level Design  10
Tri 1 2102GFS Concept Design: Characters  10
Tri 2 2134GFS Player Experience Design  10
Tri 2 2133GFS Concept Design: Environments  10
Tri 1 3114GFS_P1 Games Project  20
Tri 2 3114GFS_P2 Games Project  20

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2101GFS Games Level Design  10
Tri 1 2112GFS CGI: Character Modelling  10
Tri 2 2134GFS Player Experience Design  10
Tri 2 2132GFS CGI: Environments  10
Tri 1 3114GFS_P1 Games Project  20
Tri 2 3114GFS_P2 Games Project  20

You must complete the following foundation courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 1710QCM Interactive Music  10
Tri 2 1720QCM Digital Music Composition  10

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2101GFS Games Level Design  10
Tri 1 2726QCM Sound Design and Synthesis  10
Tri 2 2134GFS Player Experience Design  10
Tri 2 2724QCM Music and Sound for Moving Image  10
Tri 1 3114GFS_P1 Games Project  20
Tri 2 3114GFS_P2 Games Project  20

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2101GFS Games Level Design  10
Tri 1 2722GFS Virtual Reality Project  10
Tri 2 2134GFS Player Experience Design  10
Tri 2 3102GFS Advanced Game Development  10
Tri 1 3114GFS_P1 Games Project  20
Tri 2 3114GFS_P2 Games Project  20

You may select free-choice electives from the list below or any Undergraduate free-choice elective offered across the University provided prerequisites are met. If you require guidance please liaise with your Program Director.

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2 1711GFS Digital Storytelling  10
Tri 1 1104GFS Drawing for Moving Image  10
Tri 1 1108GFS Principles of Animation  10
Tri 2 1805ICT Human Computer Interaction  10
Tri 2 1116GFS Animating: Mechanics and Motion  10
Tri 2 1117GFS Concept Design Fundamentals  10
Tri 2 1119GFS CGI Animation  10
Tri 2,3 1705GFS Scriptwriting 1  10
Tri 2 2102GFS Concept Design: Characters  10
Tri 3 2104GFS Comics and Sequential Storytelling  10
Tri 1 2111GFS Animating: Acting and Performance  10
Tri 1 2112GFS CGI: Character Modelling  10
Tri 1 2717GFS Sound Recording and Design  10
Tri 1,3 2807ICT Programming Principles  10
Tri 2 2131GFS Animating: Applied Practice  10
Tri 2 2132GFS CGI: Environments  10
Tri 2 2133GFS Concept Design: Environments  10
Tri 2 2720GFS Interactive Storytelling  10
Tri 2 2722GFS Virtual Reality Project  10
Tri 2,3 2810ICT Software Technologies  10
Tri 3 2119GFS Realtime Environments (not offered from 2020) 10
Tri 1 3123GFS CGI: Digital Sculpture  10
Tri 1 3124GFS Art Direction  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 3132GFS Games Special Studies  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 3133GFS Games Internship 1  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 3134GFS Games Internship 2  10
Tri 2 3102GFS Advanced Game Development  10
Tri 2 3135GFS Intro to CGI Materials and Texture Mapping Workflows  10
Tri 3 3129GFS Games Rapid Prototyping  10
Tri 3 3713GFS Motion Capture  10