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Learn to write code or use game-development engines to create computer or video games in a studio environment that mirrors the latest games industry practice.
This program is multidisciplinary, industry-focused and the only one of its kind in Australia.
You'll work with artists and producers to create or modify the game to enhance its capabilities, incorporating digital graphics, animation, sound, video, photographs, and images.
This unique program mirrors the games design industry, giving you the chance to work with digital art teams in a studio environment to develop computer games and graphics software.
Delivered in the context of an IT and design framework, you will learn specialised skills in games and graphics programming.
Studies are set in the broader context of computer science and software engineering. This means graduates will be qualified to work in the games industry as well as the IT industry more generally.
Why study games and graphics programming at RMIT?
- Melbourne is a hub for Australia’s vibrant and growing animation, games and interactive media industries. It’s home to independent start-ups and small gaming and app development studios, as well as being home to award-winning animation and VFX companies like Iloura which has worked on Hollywood blockbusters like Mad Max: Fury Road and The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water 3D.
- Global and recognised: You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a local or international industry placement as well as gaining your qualifications from one of the world’s top 150 universities for computer science and information systems.
- RMIT is among the world’s top 100 universities for computer science and information systems (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017).
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
You'll work on interactive media projects with students from the design programs. Working in a multidisciplinary environment creates a setting that closely follows the games development process in the industry.
Work placements with games companies are also encouraged to give you a real industry experience.
Graduates typically work in the games and computer graphics industries or the general IT industry.
On completion of the degree, you will have acquired aesthetic and technical abilities in art, design and programming.
This provides entry into industry as animators, 3D visualisers and modellers, games programmers, graphics programmers, interface designers, and digital artists.
The types of careers this qualification leads to may include:
- games programming
- special FX, graphics, virtual reality programming
- robotics and simulation
- web programming
- mainstream IT industry
Program and course information
Don't just play the game, make the game
A unique degree that mirrors the games design industry, you work with digital art teams to develop graphic software and games, using digital art, games graphic design and digital graphics programming.