Bachelor of Arts (Visual Communication)
3 years full-time
Imagine . Program . Play
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.
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 will you learn?
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.
it’s 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.
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.
Our students have gone on to work for and/or we offer internships with:
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
- Game Developer
- Concept Artist
- Character Designer
- 3D modeler
- Lead designer
- Level designer or builder
2019 Course Information
Bachelor of Arts (Visual Communication)
3 Years Full-Time or Part-Time Equivalent
Next Available Intake
2019: February / April / July / October
Level Alternative Entry Path
“Being a part of Raffles has not only given me the opportunity to expand my creative skills as a game designer, but also use them in practice to gain experience and connections. Through my courses I’ve learnt how to be confident with popular industry software and creative processes. Work on projects with a team consisting of other disciplines and professions. Be versatile towards all creative directions, but also remain creatively distinctive to others. Turn my ideas and concepts into something tangible and use that to build my portfolio as a creative. Besides the technical skills I’ve taken from Raffles, I have also built lifelong friends, and that has always assured me I was in the right place.”
“Raffles gave me the opportunity to attend PAX alongside them, which is one of the biggest events for game designers and enthusiasts. This was an especially good experience for me as I was able to showcase my major project to an exhibition hall full of professionals. It was here that I created my industry networks and I now work doing what I love because of this.”
“Raffles has taught me how to see the world from a different perspective and appreciate art in all its forms.”