Develop knowledge of the latest software technology and industry best practices required to create games and apps, as well as relevant business and marketing skills.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 2 semesters full-time (if commencing in Semester 1) or part-time equivalent subject to unit availability. Students commencing mid-year (Semester 2) will need 1.5 years minimum enrolment (a total of 3 semesters) to complete requirements.
Video games and apps are everywhere. In our living rooms, classrooms, the workplace, assisting our fitness routines, our shopping experiences, and as part of the way we connect and share with family and friends. As a developer of interactive media, there has never been a better time for your creations to gain global exposure and end up on countless people’s screens. But there’s no use making an app that nobody wants – or having something amazing that doesn’t get the exposure it deserves.
This course equips you with not only the experience you need to envisage, design and create innovative and imaginative games and apps using the latest software technology and industry best practices, but also the business knowledge and marketing skills to make sure the world knows about it.
You’ll gain deeper insight into the tools and methodologies of game development, as well as understanding software development project management, and dynamic collaborative practices for efficient workflow.
Working closely with industry, your projects will be informed by real-world contexts such as market analysis and business requirements. You’ll be creating games and apps fit for market–developed at all times as viable products for commercial and non-commercial environments. The course encompasses complete end-to-end development of games and apps from concept through to final product, release, and maintenance.
This course is relevant to those who wish to create interactive multimedia applications for desktop, mobile, and console platforms. This includes games or apps for entertainment or education, data visualisation, as well as software development for process management, training, or teaching.
6 reasons to study Games and Apps Production at Murdoch
- You’ll have use of the latest technologies and facilities including a dedicated games computer lab, VR headsets, green screen studio and interactive audio suites to help you bring your games to life.
- Develop your network and work experience by collaborating with industry such as Black Lab Games and the Water Corporation, through real world projects.
- Learn from our industry professionals who are international games production experts, including Simon Allen, who worked as an animator for Pixar, Jason Trevenen, who worked as a concept artist for Disney, and Brad Power, who was lead designer at the Perth studio of AAA developer Interzone Games.
- Learn to create innovative games and interactive media solutions, and project manage a Games and App product development project from beginning to end.
- Study on your own terms–we offer flexible study arrangements allowing you to upskill whilst you’re still earning so you can study full-time or part-time to suit your circumstances.
- Take advantage of our scholarships such as the Murdoch University Academic Excellence Award.
Develop your skills
Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:
- game and software development
- market analysis
- project management
- product development
- business and marketing.
The games industry is experiencing substantial growth. Plus, the ubiquity of games means not only are there more jobs than ever available in the entertainment games space, companies in other fields are also looking to skilled games graduates for games and app development for their business needs, such as simulation, training, or education.
Careers could include:
- Game Systems Designer
- Business Systems Analyst
- Business Development Manager
- Mobile Application Developer
- Digital Community Manager.
- Perth Campus
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.
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We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
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