Game Designers for a more playful world!

Games Art and Design at Murdoch University is all about game production. We are committed to practical, industry-focused learning that will equip students with the skills and mindset of a game developer.

Game development is an exciting and vividly diverse creative field, ever-expanding in size and cultural relevance as gaming continues to grow in popularity.

Games Art and Design skills have a broad range of applications beyond entertainment, such as architectural visualisations, training, health, film production and much more. Utilizing cutting-edge tools and technology, our industry-experienced faculty will prepare you to make your mark on the game industry as a knowledgeable and specialized developer!


Developing Future Leaders in Game Design


The Games Art and Design major is built around industry-relevant tools and processes to foster future leaders in game design.

Our curriculum provides students with practical skills and cross-disciplinary knowledge of the game development process while challenging them to think deeper about games and how we play and make them.

Third-year students have multiple opportunities for direct engagement with industry, including publicly exhibiting their work at industry events and the opportunity to work on real-world client consultancy projects.

What to expect when you study Games Art and Design

In your first year, you’ll leap into multidisciplinary game design practices, develop ideas into functioning game mods and build crucial fundamental skills in drawing, 3D modelling and game design.

You will extend your knowledge in the second year by taking part in independent and group project work and getting hands-on with the entire game art pipeline from concept to final product and gameplay. Deepen your knowledge as you experiment with specialist roles and skills in concept design, 3D animation, critical games analysis and game design theory.

In your final year, you will further hone your specialization, diving into VR, advanced animation, 3D sculpting and more as you undertake a year-long student game project: You will develop and pitch your concept, form teams and produce a playable game that you will ultimately share with the public and game industry at Perth Games Festival and our annual Media Showcase.

You will graduate with a portfolio full of game-production works including playable games, ensuring you stand out to employers as a capable game developer!

Chay Johansson
Murdoch’s Games art and design program provided the resources and opportunity to develop skills whilst preparing me for the realities of the industry.
Chay Johansson, 
Technical Director,
 Weta Digital

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