Game Art Foundations

Certificate III in Screen and Media CUA31015

The Game Art Foundations course will teach students how to develop 3D environments, characters and animation for interactive games. Game art development is an exciting and dynamic entertainment medium that is quickly being adapted into traditional areas such as architecture, product design and film making as well as emerging technologies such as VR and AR.

The course covers the techniques of making 3D artwork for games including:

  • Concept art
  • 3D modeling
  • Texturing
  • Animation
  • Lighting
  • Gray boxing
  • Creating animated game characters
  • Creating interactive environments
  • Adding audio
  • Interactive game play elements

New

This course is totally Government Funded for eligible students in Victoria. See more info under MELBOURNE below.

The Game Art Foundations course teaches students best practice for a creative and iterative pipeline with the importance on developing quality 3D artwork for games. Students will work with real-time game engines to showcase their creativity and build their technical knowledge in order to maximise their artwork within fun and engaging game environments.

Students will learn the entire game art development pipeline starting from planning and concept art, modelling and texturing and finally animation and bringing their work to life. They will learn how to successfully bring all their artwork into game engines and add interactive elements and audio for the finishing touches.

Successful completion of the course will allow students to continue to develop quality artwork for games and will build a portfolio for potential entry into AIE’s Advanced Diploma level courses.

Course Fees and Start Dates

Please see course start dates and associated fees below.
Please note: VET in School students should see their school’s VET Coordinator for fees.

  • Commencing 21st Feb 2019
  • 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm | Thu session
  • Delivered over 2 years
  • 4 Semesters (60 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $3800
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1900

  • Commencing 28th Feb 2019
  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm | Thu, Fri session
  • 2 days per week
  • 1 Semester (15 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $3800
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1900

  • School Holidays:
  • 15 - 18th Apr
  • 8 - 12th Jul
  • 30 - 4th Oct
  • 2019
  • 20 - 24th Jan
  • 14 - 17th Apr
  • 6 - 10th Jul
  • 2020
  • 8:45 am - 5:00 pm | 5 days per week
  • 6 x 1 week (240 hrs) delivered over consecutive school holiday periods over 2 years
  • NSW Board endorsed course | On campus delivery
  • Full Fee: $3800
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1900

  • Commencing 24th Jul 2019
  • 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm | Wed session
  • Delivered over 2 years
  • 4 Semesters (60 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $3800
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1900

Courses fees include a non-refundable enrolment fee ($65).

  • Commencing 12th Feb 2019
  • 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm | Tues, Wed, Thu session
  • 3 nights per week
  • 1 Semester (20 weeks)
Fees for Students eligible for Government Funding:
  • Government subsidised: $100
  • Government subsidised concession: $0.00
  • Full Fee: $3800
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1900

  • Commencing 27th Feb 2019
  • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Wed session
  • Delivered over 2 years
  • 4 Semesters (60 weeks)
  • VETiS course | School delivery
This is an Auspiced Program (Please enquire with your school for all course fees)

  • Commencing 16th Jul 2019
  • 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm | Tues, Wed, Thu session
  • 3 nights per week
  • 1 Semester (20 weeks)
Fees for Students eligible for Government Funding:
  • Government subsidised: $100
  • Government subsidised concession: $0.00
  • Full Fee: $3800
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1900

** If you are studying a VETiS course, your course fee will be determined by your school.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Courses fees include a non-refundable enrolment fee ($65).

Training to eligible students is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding.

  • Commencing 23rd Jul 2019
  • 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Tues, Thu session
  • 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Wed session
  • Additional Wednesday session every fortnight
  • 2 Semesters (20 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $3800
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1900

Courses fees include a non-refundable enrolment fee ($65).

  • Commencing 4th Feb 2019
  • 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Mon, Wed session
  • 2 Semesters (40 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $3800
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1900

  • Commencing 23rd Jul 2018
  • 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Tues, Thu session
  • 2 Semesters (40 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $3800
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1900

Courses fees include a non-refundable enrolment fee ($65).

  • Commencing 19th Feb 2019
  • 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEDT (daylight savings) | Tues, Thu session
  • 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEDT (daylight savings) | Fri session
  • Additional Friday session every fortnight
  • 2 Semesters (20 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $3800
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1900

  • Commencing 30th Jul 2019
  • 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEST | Tues, Thu session
  • 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEST | Fri session
  • Additional Friday session every fortnight
  • 2 Semesters (20 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $3800
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1900

Courses fees include a non-refundable enrolment fee ($65).

The minimum computer specifications that we recommend for Certificate courses are:

  • i5 microprocessor
  • 8 GB ram
  • This is a 100% online delivered course so there is a reasonable bandwidth speed required (512kbps minimum recommended) and downloads may vary from 60MB – 100MB per week for classes. An initial download of the software will be needed and this is around 4GB.
  • Headset with microphone

The minimum suggested computer specifications are:

  • i7 microprocessor
  • 8 GB ram
  • 6 series NVidia graphics card
  • This is a 100% online delivered course so there is a reasonable bandwidth speed required (512kbps minimum recommended) and downloads may vary from 60MB – 100MB per week for classes. An initial download of the software will be needed and this is around 4GB.
  • Headset with microphone

If your current computer meets these specifications, you will be able to install and run the software required for your course.

Online students will need the following software to successfully complete the course:

  • Unity3D Personal Edition - Unity
  • Autodesk Maya - Autodesk
  • Photoshop – Student versions can be purchased through the Adobe creative suite. Gimp can be used as a free alternative, however all our course resources and teacher knowledge revolve around using the Creative Cloud applications.
  • Web browser such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox
  • Adobe Connect plugin
  • PDF Reader such as Adobe Acrobat reader

Students will also need an internet connection, preferably broadband for streaming live discussions, collaboration and downloads.

Units of Competency

CORE

  • BSBCRT301

    Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills

  • BSBWHS201

    Contribute to health and safety of self and others

  • CUAIND301

    Work effectively in the creative arts industry

ELECTIVES

  • BSBDES201

    Follow a design process

  • BSBDES303

    Explore and apply creative design process to 3D forms

  • CUAACD201

    Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas

  • CUAANM302

    Create 3D digital animations

  • CUAANM303

    Create 3D digital models

  • CUASOU304

    Prepare audio assets

  • ICTICT308

    Use advanced features of computer applications

  • BSBDES301

    Explore use of colour

Reserve your place

This is a direct entry course, no portfolio or interview is necessary.

Please note: VET in School students should see their school’s VET Coordinator for fees.