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Game Art FoundationsCertificate III in Screen and Media CUA31015

Overview

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

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.

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

Online options available

3D Animation Foundations is now offered from our Online campus. Find out more about what it would be like to study this course online.

Course Fees and Start Dates

Select your closest campus below to see course start dates and associated fees.
Please note: VET in School students should see their school's VET Coordinator for fees.

Commencing 20th Feb 2018
5.30pm - 9.30pm | Tue session
3 semesters (60 weeks)
NSW Board endorsed course
Full Fee: $3200.00
Year 10, 11 and 12: $1600.00
Commencing 20th Feb 2018
1.30pm - 4.30pm | Tue session
3 semesters (60 weeks)
NSW Board endorsed course
Brisbane Waters campus only
Full Fee: $3200.00
Year 10, 11 and 12: $1600.00
School holidays:
16-20th Apr | 9-13th Jul | 2-6th Oct *(Tue-Sat) 2018 Jan | Apr 2019
9.00am - 5.00pm | 5 days per week
6 x 1 week (40 hrs) blocks delivered over consecutive school holiday periods over 2 years
NSW Board endorsed course
Full Fee: $3200.00
Year 10, 11 and 12: $1600.00
Commencing 8th May 2018
5.30pm - 9.30pm | Tue session
3 semesters (60 weeks)
Full Fee: $3200.00
Year 10, 11 and 12: $1600.00
Commencing 12th May 2018
9.00am - 5.00pm | Sat session
3 Semesters (30 weeks)
Full Fee: $3200.00
Year 10, 11 and 12: $1600.00

Full fee courses include a Learner services fee ($80) and a non-refundable enrolment fee ($50).

Commencing 30th Jan 2018
4.30pm - 9.30pm Tuesdays & Thursdays + 5.30pm - 9.30pm every 2nd Wednesday
1 Semester (20 weeks)
Full Fee: $3200.00
Year 10, 11 and 12: $1600.00
Commencing 26th Feb 2018
1.30pm - 5.30pm Wednesdays
4 semesters (60 weeks)
VETiS - On Campus
Year 10, 11 and 12: $1600.00
Students only in the school years indicated above. Fee is for 2 years - $800 per year.
Commencing 17th Jul 2018
4.30pm - 9.30pm Tuesdays & Thursdays + 5.30pm - 9.30pm every 2nd Wednesday
1 Semester (20 weeks)
Full Fee: $3200.00
Year 10, 11 and 12: $1600.00

Full fee courses include a Learner services fee ($80) and a non-refundable enrolment fee ($50).

Commencing 12th Feb 2018
5.30pm - 8.30pm | Mon & Wed session
2 semesters (40 weeks)
Full Fee: $3200.00
Year 10, 11 and 12: $1600.00
Commencing 23rd Jul 2018
5.30pm - 8.30pm | Mon & Wed session
2 semesters (40 weeks)
Full Fee: $3200.00
Year 10, 11 and 12: $1600.00

Full fee courses include a Learner services fee ($80) and a non-refundable enrolment fee ($50).

Commencing 6th Feb 2018
5.30pm - 8.30pm | Tue & Thu session
2 semesters (40 weeks)
Full Fee: $3200.00
Year 10, 11 and 12: $1600.00
Commencing 23rd Jul 2018
5.30pm - 8.30pm | Mon & Wed session
2 semesters (40 weeks)
Full Fee: $3200.00
Year 10, 11 and 12: $1600.00

Full fee courses include a Learner services fee ($80) and a non-refundable enrolment fee ($50).

Commencing 12th Feb 2018
12.00pm - 4.00pm AEST | Tue and Thu session
6.00pm - 10.00pm AEST | Tue and Thu session
2 semesters (30 weeks)
Full Fee: $3200.00 AUD
Year 10, 11 and 12: $1600.00 AUD
Commencing 16th Jul 2018
12.00pm - 4.00pm AEDT (daylight savings) | Tue and Thu session
6.00pm - 10.00pm AEDT (daylight savings) | Tue and Thu session
2 semesters (30 weeks)
Full Fee: $3200.00 AUD
Year 10, 11 and 12: $1600.00 AUD

Full fee courses include a Learner services fee ($80) and a non-refundable enrolment fee ($50).

Online Hardware Requirements

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 Software Requirements

Online students will need the following software to successfully complete the course. All the software is free to download or will be provided on a DVD.

  • Autodesk Maya - Autodesk
  • Gimp - Gimp or purchase Photoshop through the adobe creative suite - Adobe
  • 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.

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.

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