Bachelor of Creative Media - Games Art and Design

Murdoch University

Our Games Art and Design course is based on industry best practice, combining creative processes and concepts with the latest industry standard tools, techniques and workflows to create games for a growing global market. You'll learn from international games production experts including Simon Allen, who worked as an animator for Pixar, Jason Trevenen, who worked as a concept artist for Disney, and Brad Power, who was lead designer at the Perth studio of AAA developer Interzone Games. This course is streamed to industry specialisations - concept artist, games designer and technical artist - and offers a number of pathways to a career in the games industry: production art for 3D modelling, animation and texture painting; concept art for 2D illustration and character design; and game design for virtual world construction, level design, and high-concept gameplay development. You'll engage in work-related learning that will enable you to create innovative games and interactive media solutions, and project manage a Games Art and Design project. With these broad skills you'll be able to work across a range of disciplines within the international games industry. When you graduate you may choose from a range of careers, including concept artist, technical artist, animator, character modeller, game designer, environment modeller, production artist, matte and texture painter, game play tester, lighting artist and level designer.

Course Fee:

International: $87,404

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; or mature age entry via STAT; or TAFE Certificate IV or higher; English language competency


Taught by staff with international games production experience, the course will provide students with a range of industry relevant skills and experience in games art and design production, from concept art development, modelling, animation, level design and games engine application to sound production and project management.

Subjects you can Study:

Games, Arts and Design

Study Pathways:

Merit Honours are embedded within the course for students achieving a high academic standard.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Murdoch No info No Full time 3 years
Murdoch No info No Part time

Why study with us

Murdoch provides everything you would expect from a world-class university, including leading academics, world-changing research, excellent facilities and a wide range of courses.

Our strong connections with overseas partners, government departments and the wider working community gives you the perfect springboard to take part in work placements and complete real-world projects. 

One of the top 100 universities in the world under 50, our emphasis on Work Integrated Learning led Murdoch to being ranked the number one university in Australia for medium-term overall employment in 2018.


Teaching Facilities 

Our world-class teaching facilities give you access to real-world equipment and resources, helping you gain the industry knowledge and experience you need to succeed in your chosen field.

Virtual classroom - Murdoch is proud to be the first university in Australia to offer SimLabTM technology, giving students the opportunity to practice and improve their teaching techniques in a safe learning environment.

Perth's most modern Moot Court - Try cases in a real court environment and compete with other law schools around the world using video satellite technology.

Engineering plant - Our scaled Bayer Pilot Plant features real-world engineering equipment, the only one of its kind in Perth.

Media Arts Centre - Have access to our professional equipment and industry-standard facilities, including fully equipped TV and radio studios and editing suites.

The Chiropractic Clinic - Work with registered chiropractors on real clients in our clinic, which features 11 consulting rooms.

State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre - Access to our collaborative centre for research and development, with platform technologies and world-class equipment and facilities.

World-famous veterinary facilities - Our Perth campus is home to a working farm, a vet clinic, fully equipped veterinary hospital, pet emergency centre and Equine Centre.


Student Services

Health & counselling - Facilities and services to help you look after your physical and mental health.

Career services - Support your career journey, develop your professional network and benefit from student and graduate opportunities.

Child Care Centre - Run by qualified and experienced staff so you can focus on your studies.

Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre - If you’re an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Island student, we have a range of support services and options to help you during your studies.


Admission & Selection 

The path you take when you apply to Murdoch will vary depending on who you are and what you want to study. 

High school leavers:

If you’re completing high school this year, you'll need to apply through TISC. Once applications to TISC have closed, you can apply directly to Murdoch until the start of the semester.

All other applicants:

Applications can be made at any time directly to Murdoch using our online application system.

If you don’t currently meet our admission requirements, we have a range of enabling pathways, including our free enabling courses, which will qualify you to apply for any Murdoch undergraduate degree that has a minimum Selection Rank of 70.


Study options

Depending on your chosen course, we offer flexible study options including full-time or part-time and on-campus or online.

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