Game Programming For Beginners

This beginner course has been designed to help develop the skills and knowledge to create 3D games using the 3D game engine, Unity. Get an introduction to industry standard tools and techniques for game development. Learn C# to script game interaction and design game mechanics to create gameplay.

The course will provide you with a portfolio piece which will help establish or enhance your portfolio of work for entry into our Career Courses.

Topics

  • Intro to C# Programming in Unity
  • Game Physics
  • Gameplay Manipulation
  • Artificial Intelligence

Course Fees and Start Dates

Please see course start dates and associated fees below.

  • Commencing 23rd Nov 2020
  • 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm AEDT (daylight savings) | Mon, Wed session
  • Online via Zoom
  • Half Semester (4 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $250
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $250

  • Commencing 18th Jan 2021
  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT (daylight savings) | Mon, Tues, Thu, Fri session
  • Online via Zoom
  • Half Semester (1 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $250
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $250

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 living or working in the ACT is delivered with ACT SKILLED CAPITAL FUNDING FOR TRAINING.

Skilled Capital is an ACT Government training initiative, funded by the ACT and Australian Governments.

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 9GB.

The minimum suggested computer specifications are:

  • Headset with microphone

Windows

  • Windows 10 64-bit
  • Quad-core Intel or AMD, 2.5 GHz or faster (recommended)
  • 8 GB Ram
  • DirectX 11 Compatible Graphics Card

Mac

  • maxOS 10.13.5 High Sierra
  • Quad-core Intel, 2.5 GHz or faster (recommended)
  • 8 GB Ram
  • Metal 1.2 Compatible Graphics Card

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:

  • A web browser
  • Microsoft Visual Studio (Windows) or Xcode (Mac)
  • Word processing software (MS Word, OpenOffice, etc)
  • Adobe Acrobat reader available from www.adobe.com
  • Students will also need an internet connection, preferably broadband, though ADSL would be sufficient. Beware of the downloads required for each module and ensure your download limits allow for the amounts indicated.

The course contains a series of pdf files (averaging 25kb each, up to 40 – 50 per module ) with some video demonstrations ( averaging 50MB each – there are only a few through the course). There are additional downloads for software and resources used throughout the course and these total to approximately 900mb – split across modules.

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 9GB.

The minimum suggested computer specifications are:

  • Headset with microphone

Windows

  • Windows 10 64-bit
  • Quad-core Intel or AMD, 2.5 GHz or faster (recommended)
  • 8 GB Ram
  • DirectX 11 Compatible Graphics Card

Mac

  • maxOS 10.13.5 High Sierra
  • Quad-core Intel, 2.5 GHz or faster (recommended)
  • 8 GB Ram
  • Metal 1.2 Compatible Graphics Card

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:

  • Unity Game Engine Personal (Free) - download link
  • Web browser such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox

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