STUDY A BACHELOR OF GAME DESIGN. START IN FEBRUARY!

Make it with JMC and turn your passion for art and technology into a sustainable career

WHY WAIT? FIND OUT MORE!

Having the audio and film guys to work with me on my projects taught me a lot about the whole process. I put this into action as one of the animators on the ‘Happy Feet’ films.

Damien Schneider,
Freelance Animation Artist, Animation Alumni

COURSES IN GAME DESIGN

Bachelor of Creative Arts (Game Design)

[CRICOS 075773A]
2 years (6 trimesters)
Sydney | Melbourne | Brisbane
FEE-HELP Available

Diploma of Creative Arts (Game Design)

[CRICOS 075767K]
8 months (2 trimesters)
Sydney | Melbourne | Brisbane
FEE-HELP Available

INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS

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CAREERS IN THE INDUSTRY

The positive impact of gamification is increasingly being used in a diverse range of roles as a method of communication. Aside from the billion-dollar gaming industry, JMC graduates find work in education and training, planning, corporate business, advertising and many other sectors.

Specific roles may include:
  • Game Designer
  • Game Producer
  • Creative Director
  • Level Designer
  • Concept Artist
  • Texture Artist
  • Environment Artist
  • Character Artist
  • Animator
  • Modeller
  • Technical Director
  • Interface Artist
  • Story Writer
  • Production Manager

THE JMC ACADEMY ADVANTAGE

The advantages of studying at JMC are seen over and again in the success of our graduates. We teach the critical level thinking that is inherent in the higher education curriculum with production-based, industry-responsive practical knowledge taught by industry professionals. And THAT is what leads to industry-ready graduates who will make it.


Industry Connected Lecturers

Global Connections

Internships & Preparing Students for Employment

Student Support

Small Lecturer to Student Ratios

World Class Facilities & Technology

Design-thinking & Production-based Learning

FAQs

It’s your compulsion to create, tell stories and discover new forms of play that we’re really looking for, and we teach the course from beginner level up so you’re in good hands.
The Game course is primarily focused on art and design, but we recognise that a familiarity with scripting and programming is a key part of the skillset of a game artist, and you will certainly learn skills in those areas as well.

The emphasis is on understanding the theory behind games, designing interesting challenges, mechanics, concepts and stories, and creating the art and assets for those concepts. You would be studying a mix of art and design, software and programming skills, and theoretical concepts.
While the availability of internships and work placements depends on the individual companies and studios in the industry, we have strong relationships with many practising game designers and game studios. As a result of these connections there is the potential for you to experience internships and placements, studio visits, talks and workshops by industry practitioners, and assessment feedback opportunities from industry people during dedicated 'speed networking' nights. Where practical, interviews will be arranged for individual graduating students with companies seeking to recruit new talent.
Applications used in the Game Design course include Maya for modelling and animation, MotionBuilder for motion capture, Substance Painter & Designer for texturing and ZBrush for digital sculpture.

Unity 3D will be your core game engine and you'll work with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and After Effects. You will also have the chance to try a range of other packages such as Nuke, SourceTree & Foundry Mari.
Yes. The JMC Academy is registered and regulated by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) which is Australia's independent national regulator of the higher education sector, both public and private.
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GET A COURSE GUIDE

Request an info pack via email by entering your details here, or call 1300 410 311 to speak with a member of our student admissions team!


 Learning with industry standard software at JMC definitely prepared me for a career in the game industry. The small class sizes also made the lecturers very accessible and hands on.


Alaric Willi

Render Wrangler, Iloura Animation & Visual Effects Studio
Game Design Alumni

At JMC, I learnt that if you want to achieve your goals, you’ve got to listen and learn from others but at the same time form your own outlook and believe in yourself and the work you are capable of.

Taliesan Arnold
Senior Animator, PlaySide Studios
Game Design Alumni

Work is not just 9 to 5 anymore. I am so thankful to be living and breathing my passion to make games.

Sofia Moriatis
Associate Experience Designer, EA Games
Game Design Alumni

JMC has opened so many different doors for me. I’m already working as a theatre technician + live engineer and have also had many different opportunities to work in the film side of the industry.

Michael Zac
Current Student, Audio Engineering + Sound Production

JMC provided the education I needed to learn the software and development process of game creation to be able to create something from scratch to finish.

Helen Michaels
Creator, FruitFat
Game Design Alumni


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