Diploma of Information Technology (Game Art and Design, Game Programming)

This course is not available to international students.
National code: ICT50220 Diploma (TAFE) Hawthorn Send me a link to this course

You have the thumbs to score big, but do you have the tech skills to bring digital and interactive games to life? Gather those skills – and a wealth of career opportunities – with a Swinburne Diploma of Information Technology (Game Art and Design, Game Programming).

From side-scrollers to first-person shooters, strategy games to mobile games, your inventory of skills will cover both the aesthetic components of gaming and the necessary programming to cross from concept to reality.

You’ll learn from gaming industry pros and work with essential game-building software, including Unreal Engine 4, Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk 3ds Max, and Adobe After Effects. Develop your skills in 2D illustration, 3D modelling, animation, AI, scripting and programming, project management and much more.

No gaming course would be complete without exposure to industry practitioners, something that Swinburne offers in abundance. We mirror the professional pipeline as you create your very own game, with a chance to showcase at PAX Australia.

Hit start on a rewarding career in games by studying at Swinburne. You could go on to work in game development, 3D modelling and animation, programming, environmental or texture art, or anything game-related.

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12 months


Hawthorn (March) - View application and start dates

Study modes

  • Full-time,
  • Part-time (evening),
  • Part-time (weekend)

VTAC course codes

  • 3400211354
    Front End Web Development (fee type determined by provider)
  • 3400277394
    Game Art and Design, Game Programming (fee type determined by provider)
  • 3400277074
    Advanced Networking, Cyber Security (fee type determined by provider)
  • 3400277184
    Advanced Programming (fee type determined by provider)