This course covers all the technical aspects in video game design – including the design of 3D game levels and environments, character animation and rigging, creating interactive spaces, and producing digitally animated sequences. Students will also develop skills and knowledge in character scripting, games history, and working effectively within a team.
This course uses a blend of vendor specific, vendor neutral, and trainer-developed materials.
The standard course is conducted over a 12 month period; within a self-paced online learning environment.
Upskilled will gather information about your previous experience and skills, weekly study commitment and online learning experience to provide you with an projected duration for your course based on your individual circumstance.
Upskilled uses MyUpskilled to manage the delivery and assessment of your course. This means you can learn at your own pace.
||Vendor Neutral Courses
- Microsoft .NET Framework
- Microsoft C#.NET Language
- Video Game Design
- Unity Game Creation
- Blender Graphic Element Design
- Blender Animation
- 3D Environments
- 3D Character Animation
- Artificial Intelligence in Gaming
- Programming within Unity and Visual Studio
- History of Games
- Character Design
- Character Scripting
- Business Need
- Privacy, Ethics and Copyright
- Technical Documentation
- Project Management
- Working with Teams
- Workplace Health and Safety
* Vendor exams are not included in the Upskilled course
There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification.
Target audience for this program are individuals who express and interest in gaining higher knowledge in Gaming Design and Development or existing ICT staff who wish to further develop, or formalise their skills by gaining a ICT50215 - Diploma of Digital and Interactive Games.
As a guide, entrants to this program may:
- have 1-2 years of experience with ICT Development
- hold a certificate III or IV in a similar discipline
- hold a premier vendor certification
- complete an interview process with a designated Upskilled representative to ascertain suitability to the program and to review your current skills and experience, as this may allow you to move through the course more quickly
This program would also suit participants wishing to gain entry to higher level ICT discipline qualifications or employment at design level.
To ensure participants are able to seamlessly access our online learning platform and video content, they will require access to a modern computer with high-speed internet. Participants will also need to possess basic computing skills, and may be required to complete a Language Literacy and Numeracy skills assessment before enrolment can be confirmed.
Upskilled courses include specialised learning materials, and access to:
- Upskilled’s fully customised online learning platform, MyUpskilled
- Student Support services
- your trainer via the trainer/student messaging system
- webinars; both live and recorded sessions
- video content access via:
Work experience or formal qualifications you have may count towards your course. If you have previously undertaken study at a recognised institution or have some relevant work experience, you might gain credit towards specific units in a course; shortening the time you have to study. You can send your application for Credit Transfer or RPL
during the enrolment process.
All participants will require the following hardware and software:
- Browser Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 (or higher)
- Browser Mozilla Firefox 3 (or higher)
- Browser Apple Safari 2 (or higher)
- Operating System Microsoft Windows 7, 8 (or higher)
- Operating System Apple Mac OS X 10.4 (or higher)
- Processor Pentium III 1 GHz (or better)
- Processor Macintosh Intel-based or PowerPC G4 (or better)
- RAM 512 MB (1 GB or more recommended)
- Internet connection 256K (broadband recommended)
- Adobe Flash Player 10 (current version recommended)
- Adobe Reader 9 (or higher)
Other requirements may apply to supplemental offline activities. Omitting these optional activities does not affect course completion.
**NOTE: There is a requirement to download and install game editing software Unity, and drawing/animation software Blender. The student’s computer must have the minimum requirements for this software.