Bachelor of Design (Games and Interactive Design)

Key Information


3 years


February, July & November


ECU Sri Lanka Campus




2024 Domestic Unit Price (LKR)




2024 International Unit Price (USD)

Course Overview

In this course students will specialise in games and interactive design and be prepared for the emergent growth industries of entertainment and interactive design afforded by ubiquitous digital technologies.

With a focus on game and interactive design, the major provides studies in both traditional multimedia and emerging digital interactive technologies, drawing together theory and knowledge from multiple creative disciplines including web, visual and interaction design. Students gain skills and competence in the design, scripting, development and usability of digital media products for information, entertainment and commerce. Students will study the social and cultural impact and the psychological and social principles of digital products of web and other emergent digital products.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Think creatively to anticipate challenges and generate design specific solutions/responses
  • Think critically to analyse, interpret and conceptualise/synthesise complex design knowledge/problems
  • Apply broad discipline knowledge to a range of theoretical and technical/practical design situations
  • Communicate design knowledge and ideas clearly, coherently and with independence
  • Demonstrate a global outlook with respect for cultural diversity
  • Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and judgement for own learning and scholarship and/or professional practice
  • Use digital technologies and design related literacies to access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from multiple sources
  • Work collaboratively and demonstrate initiative to implement social, sustainable, and ethical values through appropriate design methods

Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities include the development and design of games, game concepts, game scenarios, e-learning materials, websites, digital media, multimedia systems, digital content development, and digital design project management.

Possible Future Job Titles

  • Game Concept Artist
  • Game Evaluator
  • Educational Game Designer
  • Game Level Designer
  • Game Researcher
  • Web Designer
  • Web Developer
  • Interface Designer
  • Interaction Designer
  • Digital Media Manager
  • User Experience Designer
  • User-centered Designer

Course Structure

Core Units

  • SAH1100          Communicating Ideas
  • SAH1150          Creativity
  • GDI1100           Experience Design
  • SAH1200         Media and Culture
  • SAH1250         Storytelling and Meaning
  • GDI2112           Game Studies
  • Elective
  • Elective

Core Units

  • SAH2110                Identity
  • GDI2100                Web Design
  • GDI3100                Interactive Media
  • SAH2200              Audience Perception and Experience
  • GDI2202 3D         Visualisation
  • GDI3312                Advanced Web Design
  • Elective
  • Elective

Core Units

  • SAH3100        Personal and Professional Planning
  • GDI3202         Game Development
  • SAH3200        Industry and Community
  • GDI3300         Advanced Game Design
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

*Please note these units are subject to change and should be used as an overview. Unit availability may differ upon each intake.

Entry Requirements


Domestic students please refer to:

International students please refer to:

CRICOS Code: 0100519

Course Code: W64