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GAME12-300: Videogames as Creative Media


Videogames are a major form of creative expression in the digital age, and one of the most significant forms of contemporary popular entertainment. This subject introduces future media professionals to the rapidly evolving variety of commercial and independent videogames as an interactive art form by focussing on game design, style, storytelling and genre.  Students will play and consider a selection of the greatest games ever made to discover videogames inherent characteristics of challenge, experimentation, innovation, curiosity, and pleasure. Through these experiences, students explore the process of game creativity, and develop an understanding of their own creative impulse.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2021 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Communication and Creative Media
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,260
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,260

Learning outcomes

1. Critically analyse of the formal aesthetic elements of videogames.
2. Critically analyse videogames as an interactive art form.
3. Critically analyse the characteristics of narrative form, game styles and genres of contemporary video games.
4. Critically analyse the inherent characteristics of challenge, experimentation and innovation within contemporary video games as creative media.

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens02/08/2020
Semester start14/09/2020
Subject start14/09/2020
Cancellation 1?28/09/2020
Cancellation 2?05/10/2020
Last enrolment27/09/2020
Withdraw – Financial?10/10/2020
Withdraw – Academic?31/10/2020
Teaching census?09/10/2020
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/07/2021
Semester start13/09/2021
Subject start13/09/2021
Cancellation 1?27/09/2021
Cancellation 2?04/10/2021
Last enrolment26/09/2021
Withdraw – Financial?09/10/2021
Withdraw – Academic?30/10/2021
Teaching census?08/10/2021