Intro to Game Design

This introductory course has been designed to help develop the skills and knowledge to define and develop game mechanics including the use of game design documentation, prototyping gameplay, interactive environments and the process behind Q&A for games. You will be using industry standard software, the Unity game engine as well as Pro Builder to create a playable game prototype.

This short course will provide you with a portfolio piece which will help establish or enhance your portfolio of work for entry into further study.

Topics

  • Unity Game Engine
  • Game Design Documentation
  • Probuilder
  • Game Functionality
  • Debugging

Course Fees and Start Dates

Please see course start dates and associated fees below.

  • Commencing 4th May 2020
  • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST | Mon session
  • Online
  • Half Semester (8 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $250
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $250

  • Commencing 15th Jun 2020
  • 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm AEDT (daylight savings) | Mon session
  • Online
  • Half Semester (8 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $250
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $250

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.

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:

  • 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.