Games and Animation courses and degrees

We offer a range of gaming courses that combine design principles with practical learning and give you the chance to gain hands-on production experience and test your creativity. Your studies will introduce you to the latest technologies used in digital media, as you explore society’s impact on the games and animations we produce.  

With a games and animation course from Swinburne, you can find a future in the burgeoning digital media, media, and gaming industries.

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Australia’s first games co-working space, The Arcade houses some of the country’s most exciting developers. Learn how The Arcade is giving Swinburne students access to industry and hear about some of its biggest success stories.

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  • In the award-winning game Level Squared (LVL2), players control a square with a beating heart in a minimalist world. The game features a projection mechanic which allows players to manipulate the size and position of objects relative to their own. Players can select objects to project, clone and move within the level.


    Swinburne students win international Student Game Award in LA

    The Game Awards in Los Angeles is considered one of the most prestigious events on the international gaming calendar.

    In accepting the prestigious award, Swinburne student and design lead on the project, Stephen, thanked Swinburne and called it “the best place in Australia to learn how to make games”.

Student work in stop motion animation

  • Stop motion student work
  • Stop motion student work
  • Stop motion student work
Where can an games and animation course take you?

There are many pathways you can take when you study a game and animation course. Here's what's involved for one popular career option, how to become a video game designer.

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