GAMES DESIGN


AUSTRALIAN QUALIFICATIONS

BACHELOR OF ARTS (VISUAL COMMUNICATION)
IN GAMES DESIGN

Raffles College of Design and Commerce, Sydney, Australia
Intakes: January and July
Duration: 3 Years (Full-time)

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COURSE OVERVIEW

In just 24 hours, Grand Theft Auto V made $800 million dollars and broke all records. Games are by far the highest-grossing field in the entertainment industry today and it’s only getting bigger and bigger. The gaming experience stretches across many platforms. People play video games on their computers, consoles, mobile devices, and soon it will be commonplace to play on clothes, buildings and anywhere we can imagine.

Be part of this rapidly evolving world, learn to develop complex storylines, characters and create sophisticated gameplay with stunning graphics.

Designing the game is far more challenging than playing it. With a Raffles Bachelor of Arts (visual communication) in Games Design, we can guarantee it’s more fun.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN IN THIS GAMES DESIGN COURSE

Challenge your mind and learn to hone the skills you need to create clever, compelling games.

You’ll learn to think up stories and concepts, and you’ll play and analyse games to work out what makes them successful. Then, follow game development from concept to publishing, sketching out your own plotlines, gameplay and character arcs – and stitching them together to create whole new worlds.

You will come out of this degree with a well-rounded understanding of game design and development. In addition to learning the design, animation and programming software used in the industry today, you’ll develop your creative storytelling and illustration skills.


GAMES DESIGN IS FOR YOU IF...

You know games, and you know what gamers want. You’ve got a creative mind, a knack for storytelling, and an interest in everything tech.

Good communication and planning skills are also important, because game building is a collaborative job.

WHY CHOOSE A GAMES DESIGN COURSE AT RAFFLES?

When you enrol in a games design course at Raffles, you’ll use industry-standard software from the very beginning to design and create complete projects.

We are lucky to have some of the best industry professionals on board as teachers; you’ll be able to take advantage of their hands-on experience in the field and get an insight into how everything happens out in the real world.

We are also in on-going conversations with the most successful companies in the industry, so you would be regularly coming into contact with your future employers who are always on the lookout for young talent.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Games design is a rapidly growing industry that’s in need of talented, skilled people. There’s a huge range of career opportunities, and we can help you on your way there.

Careers include:

  • Creative director
  • Producer
  • Animator
  • Game Developer
  • Concept Artist
  • Character Designer
  • 3D modeler
  • Lead designer
  • Level designer or builder

STUDY OPTIONS

The Bachelor of Arts (Visual Communication) majoring in Games Design is a full-time, 3-year degree available at our Parramatta campus. You can choose to exit after two years, and receive an Associate Degree.

COURSE MODULES

UNITED KINGDOM QUALIFICATIONS

ADVANCED DIPLOMA
IN VIDEO GAMES DESIGN

Intakes: January, April, July and October
Duration: 2 Years (Full-time)

BACHELOR OF ARTS (HONOURS)
IN GAMES ART (TOP UP)

Coventry University, UK
Intakes: January, April, July and October
Duration: 1 Year (Full-time)

COURSE OVERVIEW

The intention of the Games Art course is to provide opportunities to guide talented visual artists towards careers in Games and related industries.

In 2016 the video game market generated global revenues of 99.6 billion dollars and it is growing at the astonishing rate of 8.5% every year*. As in recent years the Asia-Pacific region has steadily grown to become a key player in the game industry, to date this region alone is responsible for generating half of the global revenue. Situated in the world fastest growing games region of Southeast Asia and a multicultural and global financial hub, Singapore is an excellent platform from where to study games and to launch your career in this field.

In order to continue to flourish, the games industry strongly stresses the need to attract talented artists who are willing to stretch their classical observation, drawing and creative skills. It also stresses the importance of a close and cooperative working environment in which these games artists need to understand the technical needs of the games production process to enable the team to produce the best possible outcome.

This BA Games Art course aims not only to develop skills relevant to distinct areas of employment but also to foster collaborative and innovative skills typical of digital entrepreneurs. In order to achieve this goal, at each stage, the course will feature an opportunity to collaborate with technologies in order to learn about industry practices in a simulated games studio environment.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Areas of employment include:

  • Games Designer / Artist
  • Mobile Games Developer
  • Online Interactive Games Developer
  • Animation Designer / Artist
  • Multimedia Games Designer
  • Special Effects Artist
  • Character Animator / Rigger
  • Texture Artist
  • Visual Development Artist

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Students whose native language is not English must submit evidence of proficiency in the language. Students must meet the minimum English Standard as stipulated below to commence their registered Advanced Diploma/Bachelor/Master courses with Raffles College of Higher Education.

Undergraduate Courses Postgraduate Courses
Advanced Diploma (2 Years) Bachelor of Commerce (Top Up)
Applicable to students with Diploma / Higher NITEC / NITEC or equivalent (based on Recognition of Prior Learning)
Master of Commerce (1 Year)
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with a minimum score of 5.5, taken during the last two years
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 525 (Paper-based) or 70 (Internet-based), taken during the last two years
  • TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) with a minimum score of 620
  • GCE 'O' Level English Language Examination of C6
  • Completion of Advanced English with Raffles College of Higher Education, Singapore
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with a minimum score of 6.0, taken during the last two years
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 550 (Paper-based) or 79 (Internet-based), taken during the last two years
  • TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) with a minimum score of 650
  • GCE 'O' Level English Language Examination of C6
  • Completion of Advanced English with Raffles College of Higher Education, Singapore
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with a minimum score of 6.5, taken during the last two years
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 575 (Paper-based) or 90 - 91 (Internet-based), taken during the last two years
  • TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) with a minimum score of 700
English Speaking Countries Non-English Speaking Countries
Course is undertaken solely in the English Language The study was completed in an institution which is listed in the International Handbook of Universities, World Higher Education Database, UK Naric Database or AEI NOOSR guides and is conducted and examined solely in the English Language
  • Preparation course approved by RCDC as a basis for admission*
  • Senior secondary qualification accepted by RCDC*
  • 1 (or more) Year(s)- Post-secondary study at an RCDC recognised institution
  • 2 (or more) Years - Senior secondary qualification
  • 2 (or more) Years - Post secondary Diploma qualification
  • 3 (or more) Years - Undergraduate programme
  • 2 (or more) Years - Postgraduate programme
  • 3 (or more) Years - Undergraduate programme
  • 3 (or more) Years - Undergraduate programme
  • 2 (or more) Years - Postgraduate programme
The College reserves the right to verify applicant's standard of English through English Placement test for applicants applying through Part B. (*Only applicable to RCDC Programmes)
Students who do not meet the minimum requirement as stipulated above will need to take the Raffles College of Higher Education's English Placement Test

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

AGE REQUIREMENTS

For All Advanced Diploma Programmes
The minimum age requirement is 16-years of age.

For All Top up Bachelor Programmes
The minimum age requirement is 18-years of age.

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