any game design degree in Australia?

Hi,i'm from Singapore and i would like to know whether there is any full time game design degree or any module in game design which can be part of a degree in computing science conducted by an accredited university eg. QUT,RMIT?UQ available in Australia?I found one by QANTM at http://www.qantm.com.au/ .But i'm not sure of how good it is.

souri's picture

Have a look at [url="http://www.sumea.com.au/slinkstation.htm"]Sumea's links page[/url]. You'll find info and links to Qantm, the Academy of Interactive Entertainment, and the Game Developers Association of Australia's page on Universities that offer game related studies..

Blitz's picture

Are you looking for game DESIGN or game DEVELOPMENT... I think people tend to use design a little loosely, they usually mean development. I don't think i've seen any courses in game design...it's not really something you can learn through an institution, it's more something learned through experience.
But anyway, enough hijacking of this thread.
CYer, Blitz

rgsymons's picture

La Trobe in Bundoora, Victoria has a full time course with a focus on games that awards a Comp Sci degree (which is far more useful than a Multimedia or Games degree if you end up wanting to find a job outside of the industry).

As Blitz mentioned above, like most courses, I would think that this one also concentrates on development and not "design".

Cheers,

Ross.

rezn0r's picture

Game design isn't a very easy thing to walk into. Its usually reserved for people who have worked their way up in the industry and now get to do the fun stuff.

I'd recommend picking up some development skills... a game designer with a technical background that can script is a good thing to be.

Scott.

Moose's picture

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Originally posted by Blitz

Are you looking for game DESIGN or game DEVELOPMENT... I think people tend to use design a little loosely, they usually mean development. I don't think i've seen any courses in game design...it's not really something you can learn through an institution, it's more something learned through experience.
But anyway, enough hijacking of this thread.
CYer, Blitz

Actually,i mean game development.I already have a degree in computing science which taught me programming etc etc.I know some programm and learnt some 3D modelling and drawing on my own, so i can be considered as a jack of all trades, master of none. I am thinking of taking up such courses to as to get some connections to enter the industry.