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New Zealand Diploma in Screen Production (Game Design) (Level 6)

This course is available

Online, On-Campus

Level of Study



1 year

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023


Southern Institute of Technology


Study the New Zealand Diploma in Screen Production (Game Design) Level 6 and be a part of a creative team that designs and develops rich immersive 3D gaming experiences. You will develop skills in worldbuilding from concept to production. Learn skills in 3D production so you can realise your world and characters to the fullest. Design and produce interactive immersive gaming experiences. You will be able to work on both solo and collaborative projects so you are exposed to a wide variety of skills and experiences which will prepare you for rewarding and creative future.

Build, grow and produce your 3D Game Art and Design skills in the New Zealand Diploma in Screen Production (Game Design) Level 6. You will develop skills in designing and world building. 3D production from hard and soft body modelling to texturing and animating. You will apply these skills to developing and building your own 3D game projects. You will also build project management and team building skills in collaborate papers where you will work with other specialties to develop exciting interactive experiences.

This qualification is designed for people who have already completed a level 5 qualification or equivalent.

  • Learn and develop skills in design using 2D and 3D skills to create full interactive worlds.
  • Learn effective 3D skills to develop optimised 3d assets for games and cut scenes.
  • Design build and animate 3D characters and environments.
  • Design and create rich user centric gaming experiences
  • Develop skills in communications, project management, leadership, and team building.

Course Content

  • BSA603 Cross-Disciplinary Workshops 2
  • BSA642 Studio Digital 2
  • BSA6263D Animation Production
  • BSA615 Studio Drawing 2
  • BSA 628 Gaming Art and Design 2
  • BSA612 World Building

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be equipped with skills and knowledge to make a professional contribution to the screen and game development industries either as a specialist or across a range of roles.

  • Game Design
  • Game Animation
  • Game Art
  • Level Design
  • Interactive Project Management
  • Production

Satisfactory Completion

To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Diploma in Screen Production (Game Design) (Level 6), and be awarded this qualification the student must successfully achieve:

  • A minimum of 120 credits in accordance with the programme schedule for the New Zealand Diploma in Screen Production (Game Design) (Level 6)
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Diploma in Screen Production (Game Design) (Level 6) full-time over one year or part-time over four years

Entry criteria

All applicants should have previously completed New Zealand Diploma in Screen Production (Game Design) (Level 5) or equivalent skills and knowledge, and demonstrate a keen interest in screen production; applicants are also required to submit a portfolio of their work with their application.

Mature Applicants

Applicants of 20 years of age or over, at the time of programme entry, should demonstrate an interest and aptitude for screen production which demonstrate potential for success.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS test - Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18)
  • Cambridge English Examination - B2 First or B2 First for schools or C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill.
  • OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL - a) Expiring Level b) Current: a) Level 4 (Academic) b) Level 4 (Academic)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42
  • Language Cert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
  • Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than distinction in any band

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