RMIT University has launched a new Master program, designed to develop skills for the ever-evolving digital media landscape.
The Master of Games, Animation and Interactivity (MAGI) is open for enrolments in 2015.
RMIT's School of Media and Communication has been a key player in teaching creative media for over 20 years and the MAGI reflects the University's determination to continue to produce industry- leading graduates.
Deputy Dean of Design, Games and Interaction at RMIT, Associate Professor Laurene Vaughan, said the program would have a studio-based focus.
"Students in the program will develop their expertise in both the theoretical and practical aspects of animation, games and interactive media," she said.
"The digital media landscape is constantly evolving, often driven by technological advances, and this new degree has been designed to keep pace with the constant growth and opportunities that this brings."
A host of career paths will open for program graduates such as motion graphics design, interaction design, app and web development, and 2D or 3D animation.
Dean of RMIT's School of Media and Communication, Professor Martyn Hook, said the new program would build on the School's existing strengths in order to respond to the rapid change in the media and communication industries.
"With the new program, we are engaging far more deeply with practice-based, project-based and studio based teaching in order to expose students to a much more alive and real way of understanding and learning," he said.
"We are also building on our deep links with industry connections and workplace learning, which will create opportunities for our students to be able to work in professional realms while they are studying, both in Melbourne and overseas."
The MAGI is the latest enhancement on the formerly titled Master of Creative Media.