The Bachelor of Games Design (Honours) encompasses one year of dedicated study in a specialist area within Games Design. The program allows students to further develop their skills and prepare them better for the job market. Students accepted into the Honours program can work either collaboratively in a team to create a large work, commonly a Game; or work solely on a Game Design practice they are passionate about.
As well as the opportunity for career and skill advancement, the Honours program creates a pathway for Games Design students to move into research and higher degree studies - Master of Visual Arts Master of Visual Arts (5052), Doctor of Visual Arts Doctor of Visual Arts (6009).
The Bachelor of Games Design (Honours) program is offered full-time and part-time on-campus at the South Bank campus.
From 2017, to be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.
Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.
Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.
Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.
Skills learnt within the Games Design program offer a wide range of career opportunities. In the field of art within the games industry, careers include:
In the field of design within the games industry, careers include:
A career in the field of programming within the games industry is also possible. Although programming is not the sole focus of the Game Design program, graduates have gone on to make exceptional gameplay programmers.
These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:
|Year of study||Fee category/Band||Fee per CP||Tuition fee 80cp|
|2019||Fee Band 29.0||$362.50||$29,000.00|
Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.