Bachelor of Interactive Media Focus on Game Design - Accelerated

Academy of Information Technology

Course details

CRICOS course code: 073205E

Level of study: Undergraduate


From scripting and storyboarding to character design, animation, audio and graphics, the Bachelor of Interactive Media with electives in Game Design will arm you with an in-depth skill set to enable you to conceptualise, design, develop and take a game to market. You’ll create your own portfolio of games, learn programming methods and you’ll become proficient in cutting-edge design engines. Games have quickly become the dominant sector of the entertainment world, and this sophisticated and competitive field has plenty of opportunities for a rewarding career. If you’re an aspiring interface designer, 3D artist or simply want to redefine interactive storytelling, there’s never been a better time to get on board.


Create engaging games for various platforms and audiences with industry tools and techniques

Storytelling and Design Fundamentals:

Compel audiences using storytelling elements such as plot and character in games.
Fundamental design principles of form, colour, tone, shape, rhythm & texture & techniques for application across a range of contexts.
Production and editing of photography & videos for multiple modern screen media platforms.

Game Development:

Learn the concepts and craft of character design such as animation, timing, movement, composition and background art, as well as texturing and lighting.
Principles for effective sound design plus how to record, process and implement sound.
Design and program engaging and effective 2D and 3D games and create virtual worlds using world’s best-practice principles.
Learn industry-standard software and applications.


Learn industry-standard software

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Unity Game Engine
  • Z Brush
  • Mudbox
  • Toon boom
  • 3DSmax
  • Autodesk Maya

Australian digital games industry has earned a reputation for quality and continues to make an international impact disproportionate to its size, accounting for 47% of the global market – so the career opportunities for graduates are extraordinary!

From world-class game development studios in Australia to the excitement of launching your own indie studio, to helping brands across a variety of sectors navigate gamification to engage with their customers. You could find yourself creating the next viral hit for people to play on the train to work!

Specific Roles

  • 3D Artist
  • Creative & Art Director
  • Creative Technologist
  • Game Designer
  • Game Developer
  • Illustrator / Cartoonist
  • Interactive Designer
  • Interface Designer
  • Level Designer
  • Mobile App Developer
  • Modeller
  • Motion Graphics Designer
  • Multimedia Director
  • Product Designer
  • UI/UX Designer
  • Visual Artist
  • Visual Effects Artist

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
31,800 Per Year
Read moreTuition fee: 63,600 for the entire course; Enrolment Fee: 200
06 Feb 2023 2 years
Self study / online (with attendance)
Melbourne Campus
Level 13, 120 Spencer Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria

Completion of year 12 or equivalent; OR

Certificate IV, VET Diploma or Higher Education Diploma (completion); OR

Successful completion of one year of full-time study in a degree course at a higher education provider; OR

Admission via non-academic criteria may include demonstrated interest or experience in relevant fields or work. Students may be asked to demonstrate this through a short-written piece, interview and or portfolio

IELTS Academic 6.0 or equivalent


Academy of Information Technology
Sydney Campus
Level 2, 7 Kelly Street
Sydney New South Wales 2007
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