Explore our Games and Animation courses

Choose Games and Animation at Swinburne

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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Games and animation study guide

Games and animation study guide

Find a future in the burgeoning digital media, media, and gaming industries.
Discover The Arcade

Discover The Arcade

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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    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

  • A model of a black cart carrying creepy grey figure is in focus with the background blurred
    Stop motion student work
  • Film production space featuring an abstract multi coloured forrest set
    Stop motion student work
  • Digital camera setup upon stand ready to capture wooden figurine in blurred background
    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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