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Bachelor of Creative Arts ( Game Design )

JMC Academy Melbourne
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 As gamification becomes an integral part of the future of this world, some of the most in-demand players in the entertainment industry are game developers and visual effects specialists. 
Game Design at JMC feeds this drive, providing the skills and knowledge to create fully immersive digital environments. Learn how to design, develop and implement an idea, with emphasis on creativity and expression through concept creation, digital drawing, environment modelling and game-engine implementation.

Get hands-on expertise in leading industry software like Maya and the Unity game engine, and use our 18-camera leading precision motion-capture suites and VR facilities to create interactive game prototypes and quality game assets, and graduate with the skills demanded by leading developers. 

We take game design to heart at JMC, with the best tech in the trade, including Unity game engine for game design and development, Wacom Intuos Pro and Cintiq tablets, Ball and Socket stop-motion rigs, HTC Vive and Occulus Go for VR, Green-screen studios, Quixel Suite for texture painting and look development, ZBrush, 3D-Coat, and Mudbox for asset creation, Blackmagic Fusion, Mocha and After Effects for compositing, Adobe CC suite for artwork creation, video editing and motion design, Range of professional character rigs for animation studies, Autodesk Maya and Motionbuilder for animation and motion editing, Shotgun Studio for project management, Over 2 terrabytes of online storage and office 365 subscription, Unity Pro & Visual Studio, including range of assets and extensions for game development, Lightboxes + line testers, Dragonframe stop-motion software. 
The Bachelor degree combines interactivity, game engineering and programming with traditional art practice and animation. Master game-engine scripting and the core technical knowledge required to create interactive game play; design and create animated characters and environments; and develop unique game-play mechanics to build worlds you can lose yourself in.

Students can elect to study character rigging, digital composition and motion capture for real-time games animation and cinematics, and will graduate with a games concept in a process that emulates real-world production and a developed showreel.

In only 2 years you can graduate with a Bachelor degree thanks to our accelerated full-time course. Part-time study is also available to domestic students. International students many choose to complete the course in 3 years [CRICOS 075772B] rather than the accelerated 2 year option. 

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Course Duration

2 years

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Malaysian Students :
  • 2 principal passes in STPM / A level, or 5 credits (or 4 strong credits) in UEC with IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (C in 1119 applicable)
  • Proof of English proficiency: minimum IELTS 6.0 overall (with no single band score below 5.5) or equivalent. For more information click here.
  • Evidence of successful completion of a senior Secondary School certificate (transcripts and certificate must be translated and certified). For further information please see our 'Entry Requirements by Country' document. 
  • Attend an interview in person or over skype.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age on commencement of studies.
  • Contemporary Music applicants must undertake an audition. Audition videos/online links are accepted for applicants living overseas or interstate.
  • Songwriting applicants may undertake an audition OR submit a folio. The folio can consist of song lyrics, charts, recorded original songs or other relevant items as discussed with the admissions officer.
  • Animation, Games and Digital Design applicants are required to prepare a portfolio of sample work/drawings.

Applications will be accepted until 2 weeks before the course commences, but please note that visa applications can take considerably longer than two weeks to process. Please contact the Australian Embassy in your home country for recommended timeframes for processing your visa application.
  • Production Art I
  • Creative Process
  • Game Programming I
  • Introduction to 3D
  • Game Design I
  • Game Programming II
  • Game Art II
  • T3 Electives: Rigging and 3D Modelling II
  • Game Development Lab I
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Game Design II
  • Game Art I
  • Game Studies
  • T2 Electives: Production Art II, Motion Design & Design
  • 3D Animation I
  • Motion Capture (Elective)
  • Integration
  • Game Development Lab II
  • Major Project Part A
  • Professional Development
  • Major Project Part B
  • Cross Institutional Project
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