Course Details


Associate Degree

Course Location

New South Wales

SAE Creative Media Institute

Associate Degree in Games Development

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00312F

The Associate Degree of Games Development at SAE enables students to build expertise in key areas of game development. Apply skills and knowledge in this exciting industry in areas such as level design, social and mobile game development, gameplay programming, game design, app design, project management, serious games and much more. Students also learn to speak how the professionals do with expert teachers guiding students in languages such as C++, Javascript and C#, all in a world-class, collaborative learning environment. The Associate Degree is also designed as an excellent pathway to further study, enabling graduates to progress to Bachelor level qualification.


The course is split into 3 phases: Foundational Skills Development Interdisciplinary Projects and Media Cultural Studies Final Projects and Work Placement


  • Gameplay Scripting and Gameplay Programming Level Design and Development Principles of Game Design Project Management and Professional Etiquette Critical and creative thinking Contemporary industry overview

Standard entry requirements

Applicants for degree courses must satisfy one of the following minimum entry criteria: Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (SSCE) or equivalent, OR Completion of a diploma level qualification issued under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), OR Alternative entry for applicants who do not meet the requirements above. For alternative entry options, contact an SAE Campus directly for more information.

Study pathways

SAE recognises industry experience and previous studies from accredited institutions. The amount of credit will vary according to individual circumstances and the course. Applicants are encouraged to submit credit recognition information as part of the enrolment process so that course progression can be mapped accordingly.