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

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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) a double specialisation.

From side-scrollers to first-person shooters, strategy games to mobile games, your inventory of skills will cover both the aesthetic and technical elements of game development to cross from concept to reality.

You’ll learn from gaming industry pros and work with essential game-building software, featuring Unreal Engine 5, Blender, and Adobe Substance Painter. You will develop your skills in 3D modelling, animation, cinematics, AI, scripting and programming, project management and much more.

No gaming course would be complete without exposure to industry practitioners. 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.


12 months


Hawthorn (March) - View application and start dates

Study mode

  • Full-time

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