Diploma Program in Game Art

TAFE SA Code: CP00234

Incorporating: Diploma of Screen and Media (CUA51015)


Ready for an exciting career in the computer game art industry? This course is nationally-recognised and offers a range of specialty units that can help you to become a master game artist.

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Up to 12 months 

Full Time

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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access subsidised training or VET Student Loans will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills.
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by Date of Application
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 12 month course
$1,637 - $2,095
$3,275 - $4,190
$1,239 - $1,586
$2,478 - $3,171

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. Assessing your eligibility may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

Subsidised Training Eligibility
Full Fee
$4,646 - $5,946
$9,293 - $11,891
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    VET Student Loan

    This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Outcomes cater for employment in the computer game industry or further study in game art and related disciplines. Possible job roles include game tester, game programmer, game developer, and game artist.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Skills Covered

    Diploma Program in Game Art
    Start your career as an artist in the computer game industry. Content covers skills in the creation of 3D environments and world building using game engines. This qualification will give you a sound theoretical knowledge base and skills in a range of specialised, technical competencies. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 3 core units and 12 elective units.


    Successful completion of this course provides you with the following qualifications:

    Qualification TAFE SA Code National Code
    Diploma of Screen and Media TP00931 CUA51015

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.

    * 2017 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Establish and maintain safe creative practice 30
    Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge 50
    Originate and develop concepts 30


    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply digital texturing for the 3-D environment in digital games 30
    Create 3D digital animations 75
    Create 3D digital environments 30
    Create 3D digital models 75
    Create advanced 3D digital models 50
    Create observational drawings 50
    Create storyboards 40
    Design and apply simple textures to digital art 50
    Design animation and digital visual effects 80
    Develop and extend design skills and practice 30
    Extend expertise in specialist creative fields 45
    Interpret and respond to a design brief 20
  • Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses. Below are the Credit Transfer details for this course. View all TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

    University University Course Details
    Bachelor of Media (majoring in Journalism)
    Bachelor of Media (majoring in Marketing)
    Bachelor of Media
    Bachelor of Design (Illustration and Animation)
    Bachelor of Creative Arts
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