Animation and Game Design
|Guaranteed ATAR||70 This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.|
|STAT entry||Written English and either MC Verbal or Quantitative STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.|
|Study method||Part-time or full-time|
|Intake||February or July|
|Duration||3 years full-time|
This major has strong connections to local, national and international animation and video game development industries.
*Please note not all majors are offered online
High achieving students may complete an additional honours year enabling them to undertake their own significant research project.
Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students
English language proficiency
Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
Guaranteed ATAR This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.
Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.
Selection rank adjustments (previously referred to as ATAR-related adjustments)
Details of the types of adjustment factors (bonus points) commonly available to applicants can be found on our StepUp to Curtin page.
ATAR and selection rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in the most recent intake period
View data on the ATAR and selection rank profile of offers made from the most recent intake period.
Mature age entry
Essential WACE courses
At least English ATAR, Literature ATAR or English as an Additional Language ATAR.
Other prospective students are also encouraged to submit a design portfolio with their application.
A TAFE certificate IV and evidence of English competency or a TAFE diploma.
In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.
Fees for Australian and New Zealand students
What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? -
A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the
student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.
All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.
Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.
Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.
*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.
This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website
If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.
Graduates may convert student memberships of national professional design bodies, such as the Design Institute of Australia, into full professional memberships following qualification and professional experience.
Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.
You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.
Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.
Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.
This course can help you become a:
- Games Developer
- 3D Artist
- Character Designer
- Visual Effects Artist
- Motion Graphic Designer
- Broadcast Designer for Cinema and TV
- Creative Director
- Art Director
- 2D/3D Animator
To pursue a career as a Game Designer, we recommend you complement your Animation and Games Design single major with one or more of the following electives:
- Art Visual Culture
- Digital Photography
- Creative Writing
- Visualisation and Interactive Media
- Digital Animation
- Film and Video
- Art Visual Research
- Computer Sciences 1 (Coding Basics)
- Computer Sciences 1 (Coding Advanced)
To pursue a career in this area, we recommend you complement your Animation and Game Design single major with one or more of the following electives:
- Film and Video
- Audio and Visual
- Digital Animation Methods
- Creative Writing
- Art (Drawing)
- Art (Painting)
- Animation and Game Design possesses strong industry links, built up through its staff members. Many of the staff are currently working in industry, and students will work in simulated studio environments.
- The Animation and Game Design major has a long tradition of providing graduates for the local and global industry.
- Animation and Game Design develops a combination of creativity and up-to-date software skills, including industry standard software for animation and games development.
View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.
- More about studying at Curtin
- Visit the WA Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) website
- Visit the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) website
- Visit the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) website
- Our admission appeals and grievance process
Applicants applying with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
Applicants with other international qualifications
Find information on what qualifications you can use to apply for a Curtin course.