Bachelor of Games Design

Griffith University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00233E

Learn how to create the games that people love to play the world over. You will receive a thorough grounding in the creative development of game art and design, moving from art-foundation skills to storytelling, storyboarding, cinematography, 3D modelling, human movement, game level design, computer interface issues, sound design and the influence of games on society.Learn the fundamentals of games design and related production disciplines before developing your focus of specialisation. You'll have the freedom to explore contemporary developments in the practice of interactive game design and related disciplines.In your third year, you'll embark on a major team-based capstone project where you'll create a production to commercial standards, which will be the cornerstone of your early-career portfolio. You will also have the opportunity to engage with industry practitioners and gain hands-on experience with games production.Opportunities and experiencesAs a Griffith Film School student, you'll have access to an exciting calendar of on-campus exhibitions, guest lectures, masterclasses and artist talks from industry leaders.


  • Animating: Mechanics and Motion
  • Concept Design Fundamentals
  • Contemporary Issues and Games Design
  • Digital Music Composition
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Drawing for Moving Image
  • Experimental Games Design
  • Games History and Culture
  • Interactive Music
  • Introduction to Game Art
  • Language and Communication for Arts and Social Sciences
  • Listed electives and/or Free-choice electives
  • Mechanics in Action: Arcade Games
  • Principles of Animation
  • Principles of Games Design 1
  • Principles of Games Design 2
  • Programming for Interactive Media
  • Reading the Moving Image
  • Realtime Environments
  • Scriptwriting 1
  • Serious Games


Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website: Credit transfer Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past. These precedents will give you an idea of what you can expect. View credit precedents for this program

Study pathways

Graduates of the Bachelor of Games Design may be eligible to apply for Bachelor of Games Design (Honours) or various postgraduate programs.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
South Bank Campus International: $106,500 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

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