Don't play around, make gaming your career! If you love digital interactivity and want to make a career of it, Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Digital and Interactive Games provides the foundation to make your gaming dreams come true.
This very popular course is offered in conjunction with the Certificate IV in Digital Media Technologies to achieve a combined Certificate IV qualification in Digital and Interactive Games and Digital Media Technologies – all in one year!
A creative and practical environment to produce interactive digital works
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Digital and Interactive Games will give you the foundation to complete projects in a broad range of media rich areas. We study print, mobile and web trends and the convergence between visual communication and technology.
Melbourne Polytechnic courses cover:
- photoshop for concept art
- 3D modelling and sculpting
- animation techniques
- web design
- app design
- animation for gaming
- character design
- game design and development
- drawing for games
Industry standard tuition and teaching expertise
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Digital and Interactive Games is comprehensively taught by experienced teachers from the Digital and Interactive Games industry. Our dedicated teaching staff will give you practical insights into the industry and the exciting employment opportunities available.
Melbourne Polytechnic’s combined qualification
Melbourne Polytechnic’s combined Certificate IV in Digital Media Technologies and Certificate IV in Digital and Interactive Games will increase your employment options.
Intakes are available for the following dates:
- Term 1 – February
- Term 2 – April
- Term 3 – July
Please contact the department for more information or to enrol today.
VTAC CodeCollingwood 6900168804
for the entire dual qualification.
Modes of DeliveryWorkshops, Online, Classroom
Fees for 2017
The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250
Assessment MethodsUnits are assessed in a variety of ways including tests, practical exercises, case studies, demonstrations, observation or assignments.
MaterialsMaterials and book lists are provided at the start of the course. Students will be required to purchase textbooks and notes. Book lists will be available upon enrolment.
Entrance RequirementsYear 12 and/or industry experience. Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology or equivalent. This course is offered as a combined qualification with the Certificate IV in Digital Media Technologies only. Interview on entry. To book an interview time with the Performing Arts department, click on the blue 'Make a booking' button through the 'Apply Now' page. For more information, applicants are encouraged to attend one of Melbourne Polytechnic's Information Nights.
Pathways to further studyStudents completing the qualification Certificate IV in Digital and Interactive Games are eligible for entry into the Diploma of Digital and Interactive Games. This stream may also provide for progression into several other Diploma qualifications including the Diploma of Digital and Media Technologies.
Career PathwaysPossible career opportunities for graduates from this qualification include:
- digital artist
- games designer
- app designer
- web and app design
- social media design
- digital illustrator/publisher
- game illustrator/designer/programmer
- 3D designer/modeller
- graphic artist
- concept/storyboard artist
- motion graphic/special effects artist
Units Of Study
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|BSBCRT401A||ARTICULATE, PRESENT AND DEBATE IDEAS||40|
|BSBOHS302B||PARTICIPATE EFFECTIVELY IN OHS COMMUNICATION AND CONSULTATIVE PROCESSES||30|
|CUFDIG502A||DESIGN WEB ENVIRONMENTS||50|
|CUVDRA201A||DEVELOP DRAWING SKILLS||50|
|ICADMT403A||PRODUCE AND EDIT DIGITAL IMAGES||40|
|ICADMT501A||INCORPORATE AND EDIT DIGITAL VIDEO||50|
|ICAGAM302A||DESIGN AND APPLY SIMPLE TEXTURES TO DIGITAL ART||50|
|ICAGAM401A||PRODUCE AN INTERACTIVE GAME||60|
|ICAGAM406A||CREATE VISUAL DESIGN COMPONENTS FOR INTERACTIVE GAMES||40|
|ICAGAM410A||DEVELOP 3-D COMPONENTS FOR INTERACTIVE GAMES||50|
|ICAGAM413A||DESIGN AND CREATE 3D MODELS||50|
|ICAGAM414A||CREATE AUDIO FOR DIGITAL GAMES||40|
|ICAGAM520A||CREATE AND COMBINE 3-D DIGITAL GAMES AND COMPONENTS||30|
|ICAICT404A||USE ONLINE LEARNING TOOLS||30|
|ICAICT418A||CONTRIBUTE TO COPYRIGHT, ETHICS AND PRIVACY IN AN IT ENVIRONMENT||40|
|ICAICT419A||WORK EFFECTIVELY IN THE DIGITAL MEDIA INDUSTRY||30|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.