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Get your game on

Games today are a multi-billion dollar industry, and more accessible than ever to people of all ages. Completing a games design degree at Griffith opens the door to this 21st Century medium of artistic expression. Fusing the creative and the technical, games design explores procedures and practices to engage traditional players and broader audiences. Within this challenging field you'll develop meaningful and accessible interactive experiences. Our program is designed to equip you with the complex skills you'll need, from character animation to behavioural algorithms, for a successful career conceptualising and creating the next wave of games and virtual worlds to take their audiences by storm.

Top Ranking

Griffith named top creative arts school in Australia according to the 2017 Uni Reviews rankings

Study games design at Griffith

Games entertain and challenge

Whether you’re fired up by commercial game development for Oculus, Playstation, Xbox, iPhone or home computer platforms, you’ll learn the fundamentals of game design in your first year. Develop a focus of specialisation in second year, before embarking on a major team-based capstone project in your third year. You can choose to specialise in concept art, 3D computer imagery, interactive animation and interactive player experience design. You’ll still be free to explore contemporary developments in interactive game design and related disciplines such as computer programming, narrative and character development, audio and more.

Learn from the best

You’ll be taught by some of the country’s leading designers, people who are already extending the parameters of visual and creative arts.

You’ll have fantastic opportunities for collaboration with Griffith Film School filmmakers and animators, Queensland College of Art illustrators, 3D designers, artists, and musicians from Griffith University’s Queensland Conservatorium.

5-Star Rated

Creative Arts at Griffith is rated 5-stars for Educational Experience and Teaching Quality by the Good Universities Guide 2018, a leading independent provider of high-quality education and career information.

Practical experience

As part of Australia’s largest film school, you’ll have access to an exciting calendar of on-campus exhibitions, guest lectures, master classes and artist talks. Build your portfolio and develop vital contacts and networks through our key industry links. Work on games design projects for real clients through our commercial multimedia production arm, LiveLab.

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Study Games Design at Griffith to create the next wave of games and virtual worlds.

Jarrod Wall

Griffith Film School graduate

Part of a 650+ strong international team, games design graduate Jarrod Wall spends his days redefining online and mobile experiences for competitive gamers across the globe.

As a gameplay programmer for KIXEYE, Jarrod's expertise has been applied to games such as the massive multiplayer online real-time strategy hit, VEGA Conflict.

Jarrod Wall

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Skills to take you anywhere

Graduate with great connections to Brisbane's thriving game development community

Become equipped to join the ranks of those working locally and internationally as game designers, game programmers, 3D artists and concept artists. You'll have a valuable grounding in industry-quality design practice, and the knowledge and experience to make your games design dreams a reality. Griffith graduates have a strong tradition of forming their own independent game development studios. Many also find success in areas such as mining, medical simulation and training and educational software development.

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You can gain more than just a degree at Griffith. With plenty of opportunities to balance life and study, you can make memories and mates to last a lifetime.

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Monday 21 January — Thursday 24 January

Mature Student Open Evenings

If you’re considering further study, get the right advice and information you need at our January Mature Student Open Evenings. No matter whether you're returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help.

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Tuesday 29 January — Friday 1 February

Q&A Sessions

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Monday 18 February — Friday 22 February

Trimester 1: Orientation

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Monday 25 February — Saturday 8 June

Trimester 1: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Monday 27 May to Saturday 8 June.

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Sunday 7 April — Monday 8 April

Adelaide Tertiary Studies and Careers Expo

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Thursday 2 May — Sunday 5 May

Melbourne VCE and Careers Expo

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Monday 13 May — Thursday 16 May

Mature Student Open Evenings

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Wednesday 15 May — Thursday 16 May

Gold Coast Careers Festival

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Thursday 23 May — Thursday 23 May

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

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Monday 1 July — Friday 5 July

Trimester 2: Orientation

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Monday 8 July — Friday 12 July

Q&A Sessions

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Monday 8 July — Friday 4 October

Trimester 2: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Tuesday 8 October to Saturday 19 October.

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Tuesday 23 July — Friday 18 January

Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo

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Monday 5 August — Friday 18 January

Townsville Careers Expo

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Sunday 11 August — Friday 18 January

Open Day

On Open Day, you’ll find general information about all our degrees at each campus, as well as essential information about student support services, admissions, scholarships and postgraduate studies. It’s a great time to get to know our campuses, experience life at Griffith, explore your study options and find the information you need to make a decision about your future.

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Monday 9 September — Tuesday 10 September

Mature Student Open Evenings

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Thursday 12 September — Friday 18 January

Mature Student Open Evenings

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Monday 23 September — Friday 4 October

Q&A Sessions

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Monday 21 October — Friday 25 October

Trimester 3: Orientation

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Monday 28 October — Saturday 15 February

Trimester 3: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Monday 3 February to Saturday 15 February.

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Monday 16 December — Thursday 19 December

Explore your options

If your OP or ATAR result changes your direction, chat online with our expert study advisers to explore your study options. Find out about admissions pathways, entry requirements and changing your preferences.

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