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Undergraduate subject

Game Development

03 October 2023
Learn the tools and processes required to create modern digital games from scratch.


Game Development


Gaming is an exciting and ever-growing industry where you can contribute in many ways, from building an immersive world with characters and obstacles, writing and storytelling, animation and sound, project management, testing, and marketing.

Through Game Development studies at UC, you will learn the tools and processes required to create modern digital games from scratch.

Game Development

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What will my study involve?

  • Gain experience using industry standard game development tools, including Unity and Unreal.
  • Develop your own games from the second year, taking concepts through to playable prototypes.
  • Study in specially designed development labs, including AR/VR equipment, motion capture suites, gaming PC and console lounge, and more.

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Game Development minor

For the minor in the Bachelor of Digital Screen with Honours, complete the following courses:

For the minor in the Bachelor of Arts, Commerce, Health Sciences, Product Design, Science, Social and Environmental Sustainability, Sport, or Youth and Community Leadership, complete the following courses:

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Career opportunities

Through this subject you can prepare for a career in all areas of game programming, including gameplay, AI, audio, and graphics.

You will also learn how to create an entertaining, educational, and meaningful gaming experience.

Career pathways could include:

  • game art
  • game testing
  • multimedia programming
  • software engineering.

Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.

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