Queensland University of Technology
Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments (Game Design)
Gain hands-on game design experience, as well as knowledge of narrative and immersion, and theories of design to provide the skills necessary to create interesting and unique game worlds.
- This major provides you with hands-on game design experience, as well as knowledge of narrative and immersion (drawing the player into the game), and theories of design (both general and specific to games) to provide the skills necessary to create interesting and unique game worlds.
- Cover both the technical and creative aspects of games development.
- Be prepared for a career in games design, animator, special effects developer, or mobile entertainment developer.
- QUT’s Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments degree is the most successful degree of its kind in Queensland, with strong connections to local games industries, as well as other industry partners in game-based technology.
- Be a part of Queensland’s leading video game industry, responsible for titles such as Hellboy, Fruit Ninja, the children’s game Viva Pinata Party Animals and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.
Why choose this course?
The Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments (Game Design) gives you the opportunity to join the growing industry of digital environments and electronic games by acquiring expertise in the development of computer games and other forms of interactive media. The course has a strong foundation in information technology, design and creative thinking.
This major will give you practical skills in games design and development. You will acquire underlying theoretical knowledge across a range of disciplines including psychology (for example, motivation) and sociology (for example, cultural impact) and become proficient at effectively communicating design ideas and proposals.
You will gain experience in the whole process of game and interaction development, from identification and evaluation of ideas, creation of design concepts, critique of existing and potential products, analysis of cultural impact and industry trends, right through to the development and delivery of a final product.
What to expect
Choose your career path in this multibillion dollar industry. This degree allows the development of creative skills ranging from the technical to the artistic. You will gain experience in the whole process of game and interactive media development, from identification and evaluation of ideas, creation of design concepts, critique of existing and potential products, analysis of cultural impact and industry trends, through to the development and delivery of a final product.
You will learn about the games and interactive environments industries through interacting with industry members, reviewing the development process of games and related products, participating in class discussions and studying industry literature. You will discover visualisation, interaction and communication techniques as applied to games and interactive media. A strong foundation in both entertainment technology and creative skills is complemented with options in games programming, including graphics programming and game artificial intelligence. You will be introduced to generic programming concepts and problem-solving strategies, team work, and the ethical and social responsibilities of an interactive media professional.
Given the growth in small, independent game development worldwide you’ll be introduced the ideas of game development entrepreneurship from your first year of studies. You’ll gain the knowledge and skills related to succeeding as an independent game developer. In your major capstone experience you’ll work as part of a team to develop and publish your own game.
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