The Diploma of Digital and Interactive Games teaches you to take your 3D game concepts and make them a reality while developing the skills you need to create interactive, immersive and fun games.
Career opportunities, include:
- games designer
- 3D modeller
- environmental artist
- texture artist
- 3D character animator
- VR developer
- game programmer
- 2D/3D artist level designer
- game developer
- mobile app developer
- C# developer
- interactive media developer
Pathways to further study:
- A range of other IT related Advanced Diploma qualifications
- Bachelor of Information Systems
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Studying the Diploma of Digital and Interactive Games at Holmesglen
You will work in teams to develop game prototypes and final products for a range of platforms, including Android, iOS, Virtual Reality, PC, Mac and the potential of publishing to consoles like the Xbox and PlayStation.
Taking advantage of the latest industry technologies, you will learn the skills you need to develop games such as multiplayer networked games, first-person shooters, racing games, real-time strategy games, third-person shooters, role playing games, side-scrolling games, mobile games and many more.
You will acquire skills and knowledge to develop advanced complex 3D models, understand the pipeline for creating 3D assets for game engines and discover state-of-the-art techniques to get your assets game-ready.
Facilitation will include techniques that apply to all types of 3D artwork including: advanced character design, prop design, environment design, animation and visual effects.
3D sculpting software will be used to model and texture 3D game assets, allowing you to create stunning realistic models and textures for 3D games.
You will learn in the classroom setting, as well as undertake practical. This is also supported by supplementary video/screencasts available in our online learning management system.
Timetable for full-time students
Students are welcome to attend the Open Lab session on Mondays 9.30am-4.30pm for additional support/guidance.
To be awarded the Diploma of Digital and Interactive Games, learners must complete sixteen (16) units consisting of:
• five (5) core units, plus
• eleven (11) elective units
Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications. If you have already completed other eligible elective units, these may be counted towards completion of this program.
||Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes
||Work effectively in the digital media industry
||Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills
||Create interactive 3-D environments for digital games
||Create design concepts for digital games and 3-D media
||Collaborate in the design of 3-D game levels and environments
||Create and combine 3-D digital games and components
||Design and create models for a 3-D and digital effects environment
||Create complex code for mobile game devices
||Create games for mobile devices
||Produce a digital animation sequence
||Create complex 3-D characters for games
||Create a complex 3-D interactive computer game
||Animate a 3-D character for digital games
||Undertake small business planning
| Code || Name |
|BSBWHS403||Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes|
|ICTICT419||Work effectively in the digital media industry|
|ICTPRG527||Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills|
|ICTGAM521||Create interactive 3-D environments for digital games|
|ICTGAM501||Create design concepts for digital games and 3-D media|
|ICTGAM523||Collaborate in the design of 3-D game levels and environments|
|ICTGAM520||Create and combine 3-D digital games and components|
|ICTGAM514||Design and create models for a 3-D and digital effects environment|
|ICTGAM506||Create complex code for mobile game devices|
|ICTGAM528||Create games for mobile devices|
|ICTGAM517||Produce a digital animation sequence|
|ICTGAM526||Create complex 3-D characters for games|
|ICTGAM503||Create a complex 3-D interactive computer game|
|ICTGAM516||Animate a 3-D character for digital games|
|BSBSMB404||Undertake small business planning|
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
No entry requirements into this qualification as per the training package.
Holmesglen does require learners to have basic prior knowledge in the following or
completed the ICT40915 Certificate IV Digital and Interactive Games or have proven industry experience:
• 3D Maya
• Adobe Photoshop
Prior to enrolment all applicants are required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and attend a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
On completion, you will receive the ICT50215 Diploma of Digital and Interactive Games.
Learners who do not complete all the requirements for the qualification will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing the unit(s) attained.
Connections with industry
The course will include the development of an industry-based project for Liminal VR, a Melbourne based VR developer. This will allow you to have your product published on the Liminal Platform, which is available via the Oculus store.
How to apply
Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.
|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
Additional costs may apply to students who may require a Working With Children Check, National Police Check, consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and immunisation costs as relevant to the course requirements.
All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out more about paying for your course.
VET Student Loans are available to eligible student to pay for tuition fees for this course. Read more about VET Student Loans.