Bachelor of Creative Arts (Game Design)

Get in the game with a degree in game design from JMC Academy. The bachelor degree trains you in all facets of making a game including design, animation and production.

Complete your degree in just two years and explore a career as a designer, producer and even a game tester!

This extensive course is extremely hands on and allows you to become experienced in all aspects of the gaming industry. Learn from skilled industry professionals who will help you build up a strong portfolio to help get your foot in the door when you graduate.

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Career Opportunities
  • Game Designer
  • Animator
  • Game Producer
  • Creative Director
  • Character Artist
  • Story Writer

Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.


ATAR score of 65 or equivalent, minimum 17 years of age & an interview


NSW - Sydney

QLD - Brisbane

VIC - Melbourne

Work placement

No placement; practical skills are gained through Industry Integration Program

Course length
Full-time: 2 years
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Assignments & exams
Start date

3 start dates per year.

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Payment options

Study now pay later – FEE-HELP

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Year 12 or equivalent, with:

  • ATAR score of 65 or above or OP score of 16 or below
  • Written application
  • Minimum of 17 years of age
  • Interview

What you'll learn

Become trained in:

  • Drawing & Concept
  • Colour and Design
  • Traditional animation
  • 3D Studio Skills
  • Art History
  • Figure Drawing
  • Game Development Art
  • Figure Modelling
  • Game Concept Development
  • Digital Character Modelling
  • Digital Sculpture
  • Character Setup for Games
  • Character Rigging
  • Motion Capture
  • Scripting

Industry Integration Program

You will gain hands-on skills through JMC Academy's Industry Integration Program, which replicates the way the entertainment industry operates.

The program involves students from different departments working together to achieve a final result.

Course structure

24 units


  1. Production art I

  2. Creative process

  3. Game programming I

  4. Introduction to 3D

  5. Game art I

  6. Game studies

  7. 3D animation I

  8. Game design I

  9. Game programming II

  10. Compositing

  11. Game art II

  12. Game development lab I

  13. Rapid prototyping

  14. Game design II

  15. Motion capture

  16. Integration

  17. Game development lab II

  18. Major project part A

  19. Professional development

  20. Major project part B

Elective units

  1. Production art II

  2. Motion design

  3. Design subject

  4. Rigging

  5. 3D modelling II

Payment options

There are 2 ways you can pay for this course:

1. Study now pay later – FEE-HELP

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme.

This means you don’t need to pay upfront for the course if you:

2. Upfront payment

You can pay for this course upfront via credit card or bank transfer.

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