Course Title: Game Design Studio 4

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Game Design Studio 4

Credit Points: 24


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Helen Stuckey

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925

Course Coordinator Email:

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


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:;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

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

Program Learning Outcomes

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Apply game art and game design production methods, in both individual and group capacities, to solve creatively generated problems.
  • Demonstrate creativity and critical thinking when identifying and solving problems in and around relevant disciplines.
  • Work with others in a range of roles and contexts, demonstrating cultural, environmental and social awareness and ethical and reflective practice.

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 relevant to the focus of your own learning.

The University Library has extensive resources for Games students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies

The Library provides guides on academic referencing: and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.

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.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online. For information and resources on assessments and exams, please see Assessment and exams. For information on how to submit work and apply for adjustments or special consideration, visit the page Assessment.