Bachelor of Games Design (Honours)

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





1 year full-time
2 years part-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

$11,500.00* per year (more)
* 2023 indicative annual CSP fee

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor of Games Design or equivalent and 5.0 GPA


Commencing in

Trimester 1

Next start date

Trimester 1, 2023 (more)

Applications close

Sunday, 11 December 2022

About this program

This Honours program provides a fourth year of study for students who have completed the Bachelor of Games Design (1338), or an equivalent undergraduate program. It is a full-time or part-time program that comprises a significant independent Games research project to be completed under formal supervision. This project is driven by methodological and theoretical inquiry and complemented with an appropriate elective course.

As well as the opportunity for career and skill advancement, the Honours program creates a pathway for Games Design students to move into research and higher degree studies - Master of Philosophy (5001), Master of Screen Production - 'Advanced' major (5736) or Doctor of Philosophy (6001).

Opportunities and experiences

As a Griffith Film School student, you'll have access to an exciting calendar of on-campus exhibitions, guest lectures, masterclasses and artist talks from industry leaders.

Attendance information

The Bachelor of Games Design (Honours) program is offered full-time and part-time on-campus at the South Bank campus.

Student Income Support

To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

My career opportunities

Skills learnt within the Games Design program offer a wide range of career opportunities. In the field of art within the games industry, careers include:

  • Concept artist
  • Animator
  • Modeller
  • Rigger
  • Technical Artist
  • Character Artist
  • Prop Modeller
  • Environment Modeller

In the field of design within the games industry, careers include:

  • Asset Tracking
  • Level Design
  • UI Artist
  • Mission Designer
  • Writer
  • Technical Designer
  • Creative Director

A career in the field of programming within the games industry is also possible. Although programming is not the sole focus of the Game Design program, graduates have gone on to make exceptional gameplay programmers.

Commonwealth supported students

  • The fee is indicative of an annual full-time load (80 credit points) in a program categorized to one of the Australian Government's broad discipline areas (student contribution bands). A student's actual annual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of majors and electives. The Australian Government sets student contribution amounts on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying undergraduate (domestic) students

These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:

  • Full-fee paying domestic students who commenced their program prior to 2009.
  • International students who have been approved to pay domestic tuition fees after obtaining Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency or a permanent humanitarian visa and who have not obtained a Commonwealth supported place.
Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying undergraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Bachelor of Games Design (Honours) (2083)

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Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.

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