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Bachelor of Games Design (Honours)
Bachelor of Games Design (Honours)

Bachelor of Games Design (Honours)

  • ID:GU610372
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

The University's Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF Level 8) Policy will apply.

To be eligible for admission to the Bachelor of Games Design (Honours) program, applicants must:

  • have achieved a grade point average of at least 5.0 over the best nine studio courses in their second and third years of their undergraduate degree
  • have achieved a grade point average of at least 5.0 over the best 30 credit points in theory in their undergraduate degree (only 10 credit points of which can be at first year level)
  • have negotiated one supervisor who is available and willing to facilitate the student's requirements
  • confirm (prior to application) that their chosen project can be conducted within the appropriate concentration area - that is, check the availability of resources, supervision etc
  • submit a proposal outlining the nature of the Research Project they wish to undertake
  • applicants may be required to attend a selection interview and present a current folio of their most outstanding work.

English Requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0

  • OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL

  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)

  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)

  • OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)

  • OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

English test results must be no more than two years old.


Course Information

International students must be in Australia and able to attend campus to commence this program.

Arrangements for continuing students unable to travel to Australia will be advised by the School.

This Honours program provides a fourth year of study for students who have completed the Bachelor of Games Design (1338), or an equivalent undergraduate program. It is a full-time or part-time program that comprises a significant independent Games research project to be completed under formal supervision. This project is driven by methodological and theoretical inquiry and complemented with an appropriate elective course.

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 Philosophy (5001), Master of Screen Production - 'Advanced' major (5736) or Doctor of Philosophy (6001).


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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

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

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Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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