Take your animation and game design skills to the next level and become a games artist or games designer and developer. Learn to create high-quality 3D visuals for exciting and immersive digital games, film and TV.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Create design concepts for digital games and 3D media
Design and create models for 3D and digital effects environment
Animate 3D characters for digital games
Create interactive 3D environments for digital games
Apply Intellectual Property (IP), ethics and privacy in ICT environments
Manage client problems
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Experience designing games
Techniques in 3D animation
Confidence creating complex 3D models
Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
A Certificate IV in Information Technology (Gaming Development) or its equivalent, as evidenced by a copy of your transcript, or
That you have the appropriate skills and knowledge in developing 3D games and drawing game art, as evidenced by a teacher-assessed interview. We will contact you to arrange a suitable time for your interview.
During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:
A Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test and achieve a score of 4 across the five bands of literacy and 4 across one band of numeracy. This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs and to provide you with the appropriate support for your study success.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Access to a personal computer outside of TAFE NSW that can run and support industry standard 3D software and game engine platforms
If you are studying online, a portable Hard Disk Drive (HDD) (at least 500 GB)
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
Database and Systems Administrators, and ICT Security Specialists plan, develop, maintain, manage and administer organisations' database management systems, operating systems and security policies and procedures to ensure optimal database and system integrity, security, backup, reliability and performance.
Other jobs include: Games designer and developer, Games artist, Animator, Video game system designer and Games producer
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Diploma of Information Technology (Game Art and Design) does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Diploma of Information Technology (Game Art and Design) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 20 units of competency, including 6 core and 14 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
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