Why study gaming at Murdoch

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Ever wonder what makes the gaming world tick? Do you have the desire to go from player to creator?

Studying a gaming focused degree at Murdoch gives you the opportunity to kickstart your career in this ever evolving, billion-dollar industry. 

Turn your passion for gaming into a career

With 2.5 billion users worldwide, gaming and Esports have transformed the world of entertainment at a rapid pace with no sign of slowing down.

While many are fine to just play the games, there are those who endeavour to learn more and want to shape the gaming experience for future generations of players. By studying a gaming-focused degree, you’re able to level up your knowledge of art and design processes, production concepts as well as industry-standard tools and techniques. 

With a desire to innovate and all the tools to bring your ideas to life, you can get started by brushing shoulders with industry pros and working for real clients, leading to opportunity outside of university. Murdoch gaming alumni have gone on to work on games such as Furious 7, Fantastic Four, The Hobbit and more.

Choose a specialised major to shape the next generation of gaming

With majors in Games Technology, Games Software Design and Production or Games Art and Design, you can specialise in the area of gaming that you find most fascinating. If you’re captivated by both the technical and creative realms of gaming, there is no limit to what you can learn, with the opportunity to study two majors in a three-year degree.

Choose from:
  • Games Technology: Build games, simulation engines and interactive visualisation software applications as well as explore exciting features such as 3D software design and Artificial Intelligence (AI). 
  • Games Software Design and Production: Learn about games software design and the development involved in creating computer, mobile and video games.
  • Games Art and Design: Explore production concepts, industry-standard tools and techniques as well as animation, 3D modelling, concept art and more.

Develop your edge while you study

Of course, with work, comes play. While you study, you can hone in on your gaming skills at WA’s first university Esports Hub. Murdoch’s Esports Hub is the perfect way to not only enjoy something you love but provides an opportunity to see what you’d improve when you start your own career behind the screen in gaming. Play along individually or join the Murdoch Esports Club to meet like minded students excited about gaming. Gain advantage in the gaming world by practising, playing with friends or even competing in tournaments and competitions all while you study.

Interested in a career in gaming? Explore the different paths on offer at Murdoch and kickstart your career in this exciting industry.

Posted on:

29 Oct 2020

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