Course Title: Game Design Studio 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Game Design Studio 1

Credit Points: 24.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

OART1038

City Campus

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Douglas Wilson

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3146

Course Coordinator Email: douglas.wilson@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 9 Level 4 Room 7

Course Coordinator Availability: Please check with course coordinator


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

Games Design Studio 1 is an introduction to the technical and creative opportunities of game development and design. You will work in groups and individually to develop prototype games using both analogue and digital tools.

In this course you will explore the roles and nature of game artists and game designers, expanding the possibilities for creative work and developing the fundamental skills that emerge from the games design process.
 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Course Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain basic technical concepts and theories that underpin computer and videogames.
  • Identify and apply relevant computer game pre-production and design tasks.
  • Produce basic game assets for deployment in a live design environment.
  • Describe the roles involved in game production and apply their skills to support them.
  • Reflect on and evaluate your own and others work.


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in learning that involves a range of activities such as studios, project work, lectures, tutorials, class discussion, individual and group activities.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources that are relevant to the focus of your own learning.

There are services available to support your learning, including the University Library and Study Support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment may include essays, reports, reflective papers, creative projects and presentations, individually and in groups. Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.