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Bachelor of Arts with a major in Interactivity and Games

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The major in interactivity and games complements the traditional understanding of media with the practical use of interactive technology. Today, people expect interactivity in all forms of media.

You will gain:

  • basic production skills in videogames, interactive websites, modelling and animation, sound and audio, and non-linear storytelling
  • a critical understanding of these areas.

The program covers interactive media, including the web and games, from a technical and a theoretical perspective. Graduates will be valued members of any development team.

Key features

  • Teaching staff are widely published academics, professional IT experts and award-winning media producers – including many with industry experience.
  • Media and computing facilities are the highest quality in Australia: professional studio spaces, industry-standard digital workstations for all production areas, specially equipped computer labs and digital production tools.
  • Gain skills in technical production, and awareness of the cultural and social impacts and influences on design work.

Degrees offering Interactivity and Games

Course duration

3 years full-time


North Ryde (Sydney)

Suitable for

Students wanting to understand gaming and interactivity from both a technical and theoretical perspective.

Entry requirements

English Language Requirements

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements.

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:

  • senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
  • one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification


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What you will study

Degree requirements Credit Points
Minimum number of credit points for the degree 69
Minimum number of credit points at 200 level or above 39
Minimum number of credit points at 300 level or above 18
Completion of a Qualifying Major for the Bachelor of Arts
Completion of a designated People unit
Completion of a designated Planet unit

Specific minimum requirements:

The following outlines the units (subjects) to be studied within this major

100 level Credit Points
Required COMP115 Introduction to Computer Science 3
Required MAS110 Introduction to Digital Media 3
Required either COMP111 Introduction to Video Games
or MAS111 Introduction to Video Games 3
200 level Credit Points
Required COMP260 Game Design 3
Required MAS202 Screenwriting: An Introduction 3
Required MAS240 Cybercultures 3
Required MAS241 Interactive Web Design 3
300 level Credit Points
Required COMP352 C Videogames Project 3
Required MAS340 Advanced Interactivity 3
Required MECO319 Modelling and Animation 3
Required MECO329 Critical Games Studies 3
Required 3cp from MAS314 Screenwriting: Images, Ideas, Stories
MMCS330 Performance and Digital Media
MUS302 Sound, Image and Interactive Media 3
Total credit points required to satisfy this major 36


  • Units marked with a C are Capstone units.
  • The course information contained on this page is applicable for 2015 ONLY.
    It is meant as a guide only, to plan your enrolment or study please see the official Handbook.
    For more information please read the courses disclaimer.


Career Opportunities

Graduates can work across a wide range of areas, including:

  • digital artist
  • digital media policy maker and advocate
  • educator
  • filmmaking and special effects consultant
  • interactive sound designer
  • social media, viral and digital marketer
  • video game designer
  • video game journalist
  • website designer


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The major in Interactivity and Games (ITG03) is available in more than one degree.

1. Select your UAC Code for your preferred degree:

300107 - North Ryde Campus
300817 - City Campus (major in Media, Culture and Communications only)

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Bachelor of Engineering with the degree of Bachelor of Arts

2. Go to the UAC website and select “Apply". This link will open in a new window.

Application for Session 1, 2015 closes on 30 January 2015.


Students wishing to return to study at Macquarie University should visit the Previous Macquarie Students webpage, for further information and application procedures. 

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