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Game Development FoundationsCertificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology ICT30115

Overview

The Game Development Foundations course will allow you to create 3D games using the powerful Unity 3D game engine. Students will be introduced to industry standard tools and techniques for game development.

The course covers:

  • Use C# to develop games in Unity 3D
  • Learn about game mechanics and how to implement them
  • Create games faster as you learn rapid prototyping
  • Explore  Unity3D’s components and scripting to generate levels, special effects, user interface and game logic
  • Import artwork assets for games
  • Manage projects using version control and collaboration tools
  • Successful completion awarded with Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and technology

During the course you will develop two games and a web page to display them; the first game introduces you to development in Unity3D. The final production allows you, in small teams or individually, to create the concept, manage the scope, integrate art assets and test a game.

The project based modules ensure that you gain practical skills that can be used in game development beyond the course. Unity3D has plugins which export apps and games for IOS and Android mobile devices (additional software and licencing required).

The Game Development Foundations course is delivered face to face and also online, using Adobe Connect, allowing you see and interact in real time with your lecturer and class mates. You will be able to participate in group discussions and team work easily through a web browser. Each session will also be recorded allowing you to never miss a class discussion. You can also interact in class sessions from a variety of mobile platforms.

Successful completion of the course will allow you to continue to develop games and will build a portfolio for entry into AIE’s Advanced Diploma level courses.

Units of Competency

Core

BSBSUS301 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
BSBWHS304 Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultative processes
ICTICT202 Work and communicate effectively in an ICT environment
ICTICT301 Create user documentation
ICTICT302 Install and optimise operating system software
ICTSAS301 Run standard diagnostic tests

Electives

BSBEBU401 Review and maintain a website
ICTWEB201 Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement
ICTWEB301 Create a simple markup language document
ICTWEB302 Build simple websites using commercial programs
ICTWEB303 Produce digital images for the web
CUFDIG302A Author interactive sequences
CUFDIG304A Create visual design components
ICTICT305 Identify and use current industry specific technology
ICTICT306 IMigrate to new technology
ICTGAM302 Design and apply simple textures to digital art
ICTPRG301 Apply introductory programming techniques

Online options available

Game Development 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.

Course dates coming soon.

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

Commencing 18th Jul 2017
5.30pm - 9.30pm | Tue & Thur session
1 semester (20 weeks)
Full Fee: $2800.00
Year 10, 11 and 12: $1400.00*

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

Commencing 7th Feb 2017
5.30pm - 8.30pm | Tue & Thu session
2 semesters (40 weeks)
Full Fee: $2800.00
Year 10, 11 and 12: $1400.00
Commencing 18th Jul 2017
5.30pm - 8.30pm | Tue & Thu session
2 semesters (40 weeks)
Full Fee: $2800.00
Year 10, 11 and 12: $1400.00

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

Commencing 7th Feb 2017
5.30pm - 8.30pm | Tue & Thur session
2 semesters (40 weeks)
Full Fee: $2800.00
Year 10, 11 and 12: $1400.00
Commencing 25th Jul 2017
5.30pm - 8.30pm | Tue & Thur session
2 semesters (40 weeks)
Full Fee: $2800.00
Year 10, 11 and 12: $1400.00

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

Commencing 13th Feb 2017
12.00pm - 4.00pm AEDT | Tue and Thu session
6.00pm - 10.00pm AEDT | Tue and Thu session
2 semesters (30 weeks)
Full Fee: $2800.00 AUD
Year 10, 11 and 12: $1400.00 AUD
Commencing 17th Jul 2017
12.00pm - 4.00pm AEST | Tue and Thu session
6.00pm - 10.00pm AEST | Tue and Thu session
2 semesters (30 weeks)
Full Fee: $2800.00 AUD
Year 10, 11 and 12: $1400.00 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.

  • Unity3D Personal Edition - Unity
  • Autodesk Maya - Autodesk
  • Gimp - Gimp or purchase Photoshop through the adobe creative suite - Adobe
  • Android SDK - Android
  • Java Se Development Kit 8u5 - Java Se
  • Microsoft Office Free Version - MS Office
  • A Google account - Use your own or create one - Google Sign-up
  • A Blogger account - Blogger
  • Mono Develop
  • Aptana
  • 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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