Game Design (BA, Diploma)

Collarts Australia

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The award
BA, Diploma

How long you will study
2 Years

Domestic course fees
find out

How you will study

Course starts
February, May, September

International course fees
AUD 74640 per total

All study options

About Game Design at Collarts

If you dream of a career as a Digital or Tabletop Game Designer, Narrative Designer, Character Designer, Interaction Designer, Level Designer, Game Producer or Director, this course is for you.

The Game Design course is perfect for students who want to enter the gaming world from a creative perspective. Embrace the fundamental idea of play—such as interactions between players, story, and rules—and create your own immersive gaming worlds. Learn the context behind contemporary gaming history, develop skills in interactive design, and apply this knowledge to a real-life capstone project.

Students are also encouraged to cast an inclusive and accessible eye over their studies, developing their understanding of community ethics, diversity, inclusive design, and the politics of games, so that they enter the industry knowing how to make it a safer space for future generations.

You will undertake fundamental units in User Experience, gaming culture, interactive narrative and interface design, writing for games, environment and character design, contemporary design history, design law and ethics, and game marketing.

Collarts offers students a variety of real-life industry experiences so that they are career-ready when they graduate. With the opportunity to create a capstone project, undertake industry placement, and develop a professional portfolio, students will leave the course prepared for a successful career in game design.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBA, DiplomaHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study2 years
    Course startsFebruary, May, SeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesAUD 74640 per total

Entry requirements


  • Applicants are required to successfully complete VCAL, VCE, IB, or state/international Year 12 equivalent. If students have not completed the year 12 requirements, they must be at least 20 years of age
  • The Diploma can be used as a pathway into the Bachelor degree
  • There are no ATAR minimum or subject requirements


  • Applicants are required to successfully complete VCE, IB, or state/international Year 12 equivalent
  • VCAL students are not eligible for the Bachelor until they have successfully completed the diploma
  • If students have not completed the year 12 requirements, they must be at least 20 years of age
  • There are no ATAR minimum or subject requirements


  • If none of the above qualifications have successfully been completed, applicants must be 20 years of age or older with 2 years of work experience to apply

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