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This program builds on 20 years of successful postgraduate study and research into both the theoretical and practical aspects of ideas and production in animation, games and interactive media.
This program has a selection task.
In this studio-based program, you will engage with concepts and techniques of professional productions in the context of projects underpinned by contemporary developments in animation, games and interactive media. While acquiring skills in these areas, you will develop a directorial vision of narrative, visual and interactive media through contemporary studio forms and devices, exploring and innovating within emerging global trends.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
You may be eligible for advanced standing based on academic results in your previous studies or prior industry experience.
For further information about advanced standing see the Pathways section.
This program has a strong focus on ideas, skills and knowledge by way of practical and theoretical approaches to animation, games and interactive media problems and solutions. You will learn from staff who are active practitioners in these fields.. This program has a ’hands on“ focus and you will be assessed by individual and collaborative assignments.
A major component of the program is studio practice. This will engage you in learning about animation, games and interactivity via an immersion into the field, its methods and practices through set projects and briefs. The studio format gives you the opportunity to explore concepts, techniques and modes of communication through the creation of animated linear or interactive productions that respond to a series of theoretical and technical principles, real and simulated situations and practical constraints. There may also be opportunities to engage with students from other studios, within this program and other programs, in a setting that encourages peer-to-peer learning through shared experience.
Upon graduation you will have completed a number of major studio works in a specialisation of your choosing. You will also have completed a substantive amount of research in your chosen area.
All programs are delivered in English.
You will have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
This program is closely connected to industry practitioners and companies both in Australia and internationally. You will be exposed to current and next generation practice supported by teaching staff, visiting practitioners and industry engagement through studios projects.
The areas of animation, games and interactive media are constantly evolving, often driven by radical technological change, and this degree has been designed to keep pace with this constant growth of new knowledge. Successful graduates of this degree will be equipped to respond to these changes with a focus on core principles that can be updated and redefined.
Upon graduation you may pursue your chosen specialisation in a broad context with careers in:
- 2D or 3D animation
- motion graphics design
- interaction design
- visual effects
- games development
- web design
- character design
- preproduction art
- app and web development.
This degree will also prepare you for further academic endeavours through higher degree research and is connected with a number of RMIT research centres with a specific focus on international world-leading research.
Professional recognition and accreditation
While there are no formal accreditation bodies for the animation, games and interactive media industries, this degree has strong connections with creative industries through organisations such as the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Experimedia and Film Victoria, and numerous festival, seminar and event committees both local and international.
Animation, games and interactivity are international languages that cross all boundaries, allowing you to produce work of global relevance. This field of study at RMIT attracts a strong international student cohort due to its global reputation as a leader in animation, games and interactive media education.
With your studio projects, you will be encouraged to engage with local and international events, festivals and organisations in order to build a reputation with industry representatives from all over the globe.
You may also choose to pursue a career based on project-based research through RMIT’s international, world-leading research centres.
RMIT’s Education Abroad Office supports students to undertake an exchange or short term mobility activity with over 165 partner universities worldwide.
Program and course information
Further develop your ideas, skills and knowledge.
With a heavy focus on studio practice, this program will prepare you for further qualifications and help build global industry connections.