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Advanced Diploma of Screen And Media (Games Development)

National ID: CUA60615 | State ID: AB21

Let your skills take you to the next level

Game artists build the environments, characters and the vehicles/props for games.

As well as providing hands-on artistic and technical training in game art, this Advanced Diploma delves into designing games and scripting game interactions.
By the end of this course you'll have created a showreel of work and produced a game of your own.

You'll benefit from our strong industry connections and have the opportunity to showcase your work to many of the largest studios in Perth at the end of year Expo.

You will be equipped to be competitive in the global market, using the same software and work practices employed by top games and animation studios all over the world.

Gain these skills

The course is 100% practical and you will develop your creative abilities in:

  • 3D character modelling, texturing and rigging
  • Environment and prop creation
  • Concept art
  • Level design and gameplay
  • Game scripting and interactivity
  • Software including Autodesk Maya, Unity, Pixologic Zbrush, Substance Painter and Designer and Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro and After Effects
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Creative flair and strong designing abilities
  • Aptitude for solving complex technical problems
  • Ability to perform under pressure
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to work individually and as part of a team

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The skills you gain during this course can help lead to a career as a:

Games artist
Level designer
3D modeller
Technical artist
Gameplay programmer

For more information about jobs and pathways, please see

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Course Overview

WhereEast Perth

One year (2 semesters) full time after completion of a relevant Diploma (eg either Diploma of Screen and Media (Animation & Games Design), Diploma of Screen and Media (Animation & Visualisation),  or equivalent).

WhenWas available Semester 1, 2018
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Local full time students

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Tuition fees are determined by multiplying the course fee rate by the nominal hours, which is the number of hours in which an average student could be expected to complete each unit. They are not the hours of training or instruction.

Resource fees are charges for material that are essential to a course or unit, and are purchased by NMT to be used by students during the course.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in.

Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.


International Students

Check TAFE International WA to confirm this course is available to international students. You will pay your tuition fees to TIWA.



Core Units

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Engage in the business of creative practiceCUAPPR603AWH17
Establish and maintain safe creative practiceCUAPPR505AWH20
Evolve ideas for professional creative workCUAPPR605AWH15

Elective Units

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Coordinate the testing of interactive media productsCUADIG501AWJ29
Create 3D digital character animationCUAANM501AWK00
Create complex 3-D characters for gamesICTGAM526AUU16
Design digital applicationsCUADIG502AWJ28
Design digital simulationsCUADIG507AWJ24
Develop a marketing planBSBMKG609AUH71
Develop own sustainable professional practiceCUAPPR502AWH22
Develop storylines and treatmentsCUAWRT502AWG47
Establish the creative vision for screen productionsCUADRT601AWJ13
Implement design solutionsBSBDES501AUK32
Implement sound designsCUASOU505AWG67
Manage technical art and rigging in 3-D animationICTGAM519AUU03
Write scriptsCUAWRT601AWG45
How to apply

Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.

International students please view your application process here.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1300 300 822 or email:

Please note, fees are subject to change.

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Available Semester 1
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