Game Art Foundations

Certificate III in Screen and Media CUA31020

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 may be eligible for State Government funding.

See information under each campus intake.

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.

Please see this page for more information on ACT Skilled Capital Funding.

  • School Holidays:
  • 10 - 14th Apr
  • 10 - 14th Jul
  • 2 - 6th Oct
  • 2023
  • 15 - 19th Jan
  • 15 - 19th Apr
  • 8 - 12th Jul
  • 2024
  • 8:45 am - 5:00 pm | 5 days per week
  • 6 x 1 week (40 hrs) delivered over consecutive school holiday periods over 2 years
  • NSW Board endorsed course | On campus delivery
  • Full Fee: $4750
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $2375

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

  • Commencing 8th Feb 2022
  • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Tues, Wed, Thu session
  • 3 x evening sessions per week. Wednesday delivered online.
  • 1 Semester (20 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $4600
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $2300

  • Commencing 12th Jul 2022
  • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Tues, Wed, Thu session
  • 3 x evening sessions per week. Wednesday delivered online.
  • 1 Semester (20 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $4600
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $2300

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

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

  • Commencing 14th Feb 2023
  • 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm | Tues, Thu session
  • 2 x evening sessions per week
  • 2 Semesters (30 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $4750
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $2375

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

  • Commencing 6th Feb 2023
  • 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Mon, Wed session
  • 2 x evening sessions per week
  • 2 Semesters (36 weeks)
SA VET Readiness Orientation and Flexible Industry Pathways (VETRO)
  • Subsidised fee is only available for VETRO students: $450

  • Full Fee: $4750
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $2375

  • Commencing 7th Feb 2023
  • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm | Tues session
  • 1 x day session per week. Delivered ONLINE
  • 2 Semesters (36 weeks)
SA VET Readiness Orientation and Flexible Industry Pathways (VETRO)
  • Subsidised fee is only available for VETRO students: $250

  • Full Fee: $4750
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $2375

  • Commencing 9th Feb 2023
  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Thu session
  • 1 x day session per week. Delivered ONLINE
  • 2 Semesters (36 weeks)
SA VET Readiness Orientation and Flexible Industry Pathways (VETRO)
  • Subsidised fee is only available for VETRO students: $250

  • Full Fee: $4750
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $2375

  • Commencing 25th Jul 2023
  • 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Tues, Thu session
  • 2 x evening sessions per week
  • 2 Semesters (36 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $4750
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $2375

  • Commencing 24th Jul 2023
  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Mon session
  • 1 x day session per week. Delivered ONLINE
  • 2 Semesters (36 weeks)
SA VET Readiness Orientation and Flexible Industry Pathways (VETRO)
  • Subsidised fee is only available for VETRO students: 250

  • Full Fee: $4750
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $2375

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

For more information about SA VET Readiness Orientation and Flexible Industry Pathways (VETRO) and eligibility criteria please visit this link - Government Funding Information

  • Commencing 9th Feb 2023
  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEDT (daylight savings) | Thu session
  • 1 x day session per week.
  • 4 Semesters (60 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $4750
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $2375

  • Commencing 6th Feb 2023
  • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT (daylight savings) | Mon, Wed session
  • 2 x evening sessions per week.
  • 2 Semesters (31 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $4750
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $2375

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

Units of Competency

CORE

  • BSBCRT311

    Apply critical thinking skills in a team environment

  • CUAWHS312

    Apply work health and safety practices

  • CUAIND311

    Work effectively in the creative arts industry

ELECTIVES

  • CUADES201

    Follow a design process

  • CUAANM302

    Create 3D digital animations

  • CUAACD201

    Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas

  • CUADES303

    Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms

  • CUADES301

    Explore the use of colour

  • CUAANM313

    Create 3D digital models

  • CUASOU304

    Prepare audio assets

  • ICTICT312

    Use advanced features of applications

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.