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Bachelor of Arts (Visual Communication) - Games Design

3 years full-time


Year 2019 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Arts (Visual Communication) 
Location Parramatta campus
Length 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

2019: February, April, July, October

Tuition fee rate Available fee rates can be found at
English language proficiency
English proficiency of at least an IETS level 6.0 (or equivalent).
Entry Requirements can be found at
Study mode On-Campus day
Level Undergraduate
Alternative entry pathway Certificate IV
Contact details Further information is available from Raffles College on:
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In just 24 hours, Grand Theft Auto V made $800 million dollars and broke all records. Games are by far the highest-grossing field in the entertainment industry today and it’s only getting bigger and bigger. The gaming experience stretches across many platforms. People play video games on their computers, consoles, mobile devices, and soon it will be commonplace to play on clothes, buildings and anywhere we can imagine.

Be part of this rapidly evolving world, learn to develop complex storylines, characters and create sophisticated gameplay with stunning graphics.

Designing the game is far more challenging than playing it. With a Raffles Bachelor of Arts (visual communication) in Games Design, we can guarantee it’s more fun.


What you’ll learn in this games design course

Challenge your mind and learn to hone the skills you need to create clever, compelling games.

You’ll learn to think up stories and concepts, and you’ll play and analyse games to work out what makes them successful. Then, follow game development from concept to publishing, sketching out your own plotlines, gameplay and character arcs – and stitching them together to create whole new worlds.

You will come out of this degree with a well-rounded understanding of game design and development. In addition to learning the design, animation and programming software used in the industry today, you’ll develop your creative storytelling and illustration skills.


Games design is for you if…

You know games, and you know what gamers want. You’ve got a creative mind, a knack for storytelling, and an interest in everything tech.

Good communication and planning skills are also important, because game building is a collaborative job.


Why choose a games design course at Raffles?

When you enrol in a games design course at Raffles, you’ll use industry-standard software from the very beginning to design and create complete projects. We are lucky to have some of the best industry professionals on board as teachers; you’ll be able to take advantage of their hands-on experience in the field and get an insight into how everything happens out in the real world..

We are also in on-going conversations with the most successful companies in the industry, so you would be regularly coming into contact with your future employers who are always on the lookout for young talent.



Games design is a rapidly growing industry that’s in need of talented, skilled people. There’s a huge range of career opportunities, and we can help you on your way there. Careers include: 

  • Creative director
  • Producer
  • Animator
  • Game Developer
  • Concept Artist
  • Character Designer
  • 3D modeler
  • Lead designer
  • Level designer or builder


Study options

The Bachelor of Arts (Visual Communication) majoring in Games Design is a full-time, 3-year degree available at our Parramatta campus.

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