About the course

About the course

Get your career game on and design your future career in the exciting and highly rewarding field of video game design with our digital and interactive games course.

If you’ve recently completed Year 11 or 12, our digital and interactive games course gives you insight into both the programming and art disciplines of game design, and more broadly what's required to succeed in this exciting industry.

You'll learn how to:

  • create illustrations and designs for animations, characters and environments
  • create 3D models for environments
  • make your own 3D animations
  • take your own character concept from 2D illustration into a 3D modelled character that you will animate and place in your game
  • create textures for your environments and characters using the industry standard Substance Painter to create high quality PBR Textures
  • use both Unreal Engine 4 and Unity game engines to create and design game levels and even create your own game by the end of the certificate
  • develop your own characters using industry-standard software applications

Study three core areas over two semesters - art, programming and a collaborative project. Our digital and interactive games course is structured to give you the option of picking up the Certificate IV in Digital Media Technologies as an optional second qualification in Semester 2.

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Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

February (for part time study options call the Institute)


Full time: 12 months

Part time: flexible (the time taken to complete this course will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in and your input) 

Evening: Not currently offered.

For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page

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Career Outcomes

After successful completion of our digital and interactive games course you can apply for a range of employment opportunities including roles as a:

  • support 2-D/3-D artist
  • assistant animator
  • assistant designer
  • support games developer
  • assistant graphic/medial designer
  • interaction media developer
  • support digital media developer
  • assistant PC games programmer
  • quality assurance game tester
  • junior digital media author/designer/developer/programmer
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Entry Requirements

You should have either:

  • completed a Certificate III in Digital and Interactive Games
  • successfully completed Year 12 or equivalent, or
  • successfully completed Year 11 and attend an interview, or
  • be a mature-age applicant


To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.


VTAC and direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

Pathways & Accreditation

Successfully completing our digital and interactive games course enables you to:

  • apply for the Diploma of Digital and Interactive Games at Box Hill, or
  • use your class work to develop a portfolio that can be used to support applications for entry into a degree program at a university

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 4

Fees & Finance Options

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $3,838.00
Gov. Subsidised - Concession $768.00
Full Tuition Fee $8,778.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities*$155.00
Core Skills Support**$75.00
Annual Material Fees$190.00
Retain Course Items***No fee applies
* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.
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