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 6th Feb 2023
  • 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Mon, Wed session
  • 2 x evening sessions per week.
  • 2 Semesters (36 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $4750
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $2375

  • Commencing 25th Jul 2023
  • 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Mon, Wed session
  • 2 x evening sessions per week.
  • 2 Semesters (40 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $4750
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $2375

** 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. (Closed - 2024 dates coming soon)
  • 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
  • ** THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL **
  • 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
SA VET Readiness Orientation and Flexible Industry Pathways (VETRO)
  • Subsidised fee is only available for VETRO students: $600

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

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

For more information about the SA VETRO Process in 2023, please visit this link or for further information in regards to eligibility criteria visit – Government Funding Information

  • Commencing 9th Feb 2023
  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEDT (daylight savings) | Thu session
  • 1 x afternoon session per week, delivered online. (Closed - 2024 dates coming soon)
  • 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, delivered online. (Closed - 2024 dates coming soon)
  • 2 Semesters (31 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $4750
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $2375

  • Commencing 13th Jun 2023
  • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST | Tues, Thu session
  • 2 x evening sessions per week, delivered online.
  • 1 Semester (30 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $4750
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $2375

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

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.