Diploma of Creative Arts (Game Design) (Diploma)

Australia

Cricos: 01259J

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The award
Diploma

How long you will study
2 trimester

Domestic course fees
AUD 9000 per trimester

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
February, June, September

International course fees
AUD 10600 per trimester

All study options

About Diploma of Creative Arts (Game Design) 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.

At Diploma level, design, develop, prototype and implement an idea, and gain hands-on knowledge of leading industry software and game engines. Explore everything from concept drawing, digital sculpting, visual narrative and games design to expressive animation techniques, game art development, 3D modeling, asset creation and building immersive game spaces.

You will begin to understand the core components of visual narrative and games design and will adopt a range of rich, diverse and expressive animation techniques, which you'll develop into sophisticated outcomes.

A solid foundation in game-art development practice will provide you with the perfect platform upon which to deepen your critical level of knowledge and understanding in a Bachelor degree.

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 awardDiplomaHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study2 trimester
    Course startsFebruary, June, SeptemberDomestic course feesAUD 9000 per trimesterInternational course feesAUD 10600 per trimester

Notes about fees for this course

Domestic: 8,600 AUD per trimester

International: 9,800 AUD per trimester

Entry requirements

Evidence of minimum completion of Year 10, or equivalent, with an appropriate VET qualification and/or relevant industry work experience.

Written application (with compulsory 200 word statement to assess functional literacy).

An interview to identiy potential difficulties that may impact on learning.

Demonstrated commitment with satisfactory communication skills sufficient to indicate reasonable likelihood of successful completion of Diploma studies.

A portfolio of work or performance audition (if applicable).

Demonstrated (above average) creative aptitude or expertise pertinent to field of interest.

Applicants must also satisfy all other entry requirements for admission.

What students think about JMC Academy

    JMC prepared me for the real world! - Oey Phongsobhon

    I chose JMC Academy because I wanted to get into the business part of the music industry. I love the lifestyle and culture of Melbourne because it is a very artistic city and people really understand the music scene in Australia. People in my JMC course were super friendly and I had so much fun with them.

    JMC Academy helped me understand the entertainment business and covered a lot of the things that I needed at the start of my career. It prepared me for the real world! Now I manage 3 bands, co-produce music and find talent around Thailand. I also have other side projects like organising events for promoters and festivals, negotiating deals and working with artists.

    During my studies, I did work experience over the summer holidays at JSS Productions in Bangkok. They provide a rental service for high-end sound systems. When I graduated, the CEO offered me a position at his record company and I joined as an A&R Manager. He knew I had studied Music Business and was very happy to have me on board. They value my skills because my English is a bit better than other peoples’, and I tend to understand more about the music industry locally and internationally.

    If you want a career in the creative industries, you need a good foundation in understanding the business and industry, and then build on that with practical experience. Get out there and take any opportunity you can! JMC is great because it prepares you in a lot of areas that you may face in your career.

    Reach your goals - Jasmine Carissa

    Everybody has been extremely friendly, accepting and helpful. Each lecturer is special and helpful, where they are willing to give their attention to each one of their students. I have learned so many valuable lessons and met amazing people along the way.

    Studying in Australia will expose you to the fascinating cultural diversity, and you will learn to be independent. I can promise you that you will gain the knowledge and experience that you need to reach your goals from JMC Academy and enjoy the stay. In other words, you will have the best time of your life!

    A place that breathes creativity and potential - Nils Strom

    JMC Academy is a place that breathes creativity and potential. All day I am finding myself surrounded by likeminded students, as dedicated and passionate about their art as they are friendly and caring about their fellow schoolmates. Together we are given the opportunity to explore and develop as individual artists, putting our knowledge and experiences into practice, achieving goals, setting new ones, and constantly expanding our world of creations. Everything set in a professional environment with industry standard equipment and supportive teachers, providing us with the tools we need. JMC has become a place where I can explore my potential and creativity, develop my skills and embrace new challenges and where my thoughts and feelings can be embodied through the art in which I express myself - music.

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