Course Title: Game Design Studio 5

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Game Design Studio 5

Credit Points: 24

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Douglas Wilson

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3146

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

Successful completion of OART1040 Game Design Studio 3 OR OART1041 Game Design Studio 4.


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: Credit at RMIT

Course Description

Games Design Studio 5 is an advanced course in game design, concentrating on the study of professional practices around game development. The course is framed around peer feedback, group activity and conceptual rigour in game art and design.

You will either produce games, or develop coherent pre-production for a game, in the context of a public release.

This is a designated Work Integrated Learning (WIL) course for BP214 Bachelor of Design (Games). This course includes a work integrated learning (WIL) experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/ or community is integral to your experience.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

  • Critically analyse and discuss the cultural relevance of your work.
  • Develop and plan for the release and distribution of a game or digital artifact as part of a group.
  • Plan and execute a game development project as part of a team, including play-testing.
  • Participate in peer review culture, to develop critiques and feedback to creative work in a studio environment.
  • Plan, monitor and evaluate your contribution to group projects.

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.
  • Communicate using diverse formats and strategies to audiences within and external to game art and design.
  • 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 Disability Liaison Unit 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: Assessment