Course Title: Game Design Studio 4

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Game Design Studio 4

Credit Points: 24.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

OART1041

City Campus

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Helen Stuckey

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925

Course Coordinator Email: helen.stuckey@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 14 Level 11 Room 2

Course Coordinator Availability: Please check with course coordinator


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required prior study

Successful completion of OART1039 Game Design Studio 2 OR OART1040 Game Design Studio 3

OR

Alternatively you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course. Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. Further information: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=x94or0ccuu7k


Course Description

Games Design Studio 4 is an intermediate course in game design and development. It focuses on critical design and production practices. You will engage with ideation processes and design iterations both individually and as teams. Attention is placed on how you communicate your ideas and actualise them with attention to the holistic character of the game and team development processes. Technical challenges underpin the course, but your experience is framed around complex creative problems.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Course Learning Outcomes


 

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

  • Describe and analyse creative challenges in building complex and holistic game designs
  • Critically engage in game design production practices. to make environments and games more creatively complex.
  • Document and communicate your work within a game development team.
  • Participate in peer review culture, to develop critical thinking, communication skills and feedback to creative work in a studio environment


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.