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Bachelor of Creative Arts (Game Design), BA, JMC Academy

Australia . Cricos: 01259J

JMC Academy

Study options for this course

The award How you will study Study duration Course start Domestic course fees International course fees
BAFull-time6 trimesterFebruary, June, SeptemberAUD 9000 per trimesterAUD 10600 per trimester

About Bachelor of Creative Arts (Game Design), BA - at JMC Academy

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 Development 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 and development to heart at JMC, with the best tech in the trade, including Wacom Intuos Pro and Cintiq tablets,18-camera leading precision motion-capture suites, VR facilities (HTC Vive, Oculus Ri VR), Green-screen studios, Mixing and recording studios, Rendering tech (Redshi , Pixar RenderMan, Arnold) Quixel for texturing, Mudbox and 3D-Coat for sculpting, Compositing tech (A er E ects and Fusion), Adobe suite, Autodesk Maya, Unity, ZBrush.

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.

Notes about fees for this course

Domestic: 8,600 AUD per trimester

International: 9,800 AUD per trimester

Entry requirements

Proof of English proficiency: minimum IELTS 6.0 overall (with no single band score below 5.5) or equivalent.

Evidence of successful completion of a senior Secondary School certificate (transcripts and certificate must be translated and certified).

Attend an interview in person or over skype.

You must be at least 17 years of age on commencement of studies. Applicants under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian in Australia. In some cases JMC Academy can assist in making suitable welfare arrangements.

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.

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