Diploma in Games Design and Animation


Course Title: Games Design and Animation, Diploma
Course Code: DGA   


What the course will give you
The curriculum of the MSU diploma programme in design and animation has the specific needs of a professional game designer/developer in mind. It will equip you with the fundamentals of games art, animation, and development besides skills in storyboarding, graphic layout, digital imaging, and internet programming. You will learn the game development cycle of pitching game ideas, writing game design documents, creating concept art, developing the design technicals, modelling, coding, texturing, and animating, also testing and marketing your game.

Your lecturers are industry professionals, and the learning opportunities and experiences we provide you will add depth and breadth to your understanding and develop both your vocational and life skills. An internship at the end of your studies ensures that you graduate industry-ready for a career in games design and animation.

How long it will take you
2 ½ years

Where the qualification may lead you to
Besides game design or development, you could be working in publishing, video production, courseware development, multimedia telecommunication, advertising, broadcasting, edutainment, even event management. Industry job titles include Artist, Animator, Designer, Programmer, Game Producer, Game Music and Sound Editor, among others. You may also go on to degree or professional studies.

Who may enrol
You need at least THREE (3) Credits at SPM/SPMV level and a Pass in Pendidikan Seni (Arts Education) or Lukisan Kejuruteraan (Engineering Drawing) OR a PTPL Computer Science Certificate OR an equivalent qualification recognized by MSU Senate. Candidates who did not take SPM-level Pendidikan Seni (Arts Education) or Lukisan Kejuruteraan (Engineering Drawing) must pass MSU’s interview/drawing test/portfolio evaluation.

Diploma in Games Design and Animation (DGA) is a two-and-a-half-year programme by the Department of Media Science and Graphic at MSU’s Faculty of Information Sciences and Engineering (FISE).

KPT Reference
KPT/ JPS (R/213/6/0043) 07/16  


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