Bachelor of Games Design (Honours)

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





1 year full-time
2 years part-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

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

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Admission requirements

  • Bachelor of Games Design or equivalent and 5.0 GPA for nine second and third year studio courses and 30CP in art theory and proposal


Commencing in

Trimester 1

Next start date

Trimester 1, 2020 (more)

Applications close

Friday, 31 January 2020

Why choose this program?

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).

Attendance information

The Bachelor of Games Design (Honours) program is offered full-time and part-time on-campus at the South Bank campus.

Student Income Support

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.

My career opportunities

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:

  • Concept artist
  • Animator
  • Modeller
  • Rigger
  • Technical Artist
  • Character Artist
  • Prop Modeller
  • Environment Modeller

In the field of design within the games industry, careers include:

  • Asset Tracking
  • Level Design
  • UI Artist
  • Mission Designer
  • Writer
  • Technical Designer
  • Creative Director

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.

Commonwealth supported students

  • The fee is indicative of an annual full-time load (80 credit points) in a program categorized to one of the Australian Government's three broad discipline areas (student contribution bands). A student's actual annual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of majors and electives. The Australian Government sets student contribution amounts on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying undergraduate (domestic) students

These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:

  • Full-fee paying domestic students who commenced their program prior to 2009.
  • International students who have been approved to pay domestic tuition fees after obtaining Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency or a permanent humanitarian visa and who have not obtained a Commonwealth supported place.
Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying undergraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Bachelor of Games Design (Honours) (2083)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2020 Fee Band 30.0 $375.00 $30,000.00
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.

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