Certificate III in Screen and Media

Course code: CUA31020

Registered Training Organisation: Academy of Interactive Entertainment

RTO code: 88021

Delivered by Horsham College

Course Summary

The Game Art Foundations course will teach students how to develop 3D environments, characters and
animation for interactive games. Game art development is an exciting and dynamic entertainment
medium that is quickly being adapted into traditional areas such as architecture, product design and
film making as well as emerging technologies such as VR and AR.
The course covers the techniques of making 3D artwork for games including: concept art, 3D modeling,
texturing, animation, lighting, gray boxing, creating animated game characters, creating interactive
environments, adding audio and interactive game play elements.


Contribution towards VCE: VM

It is mandated that students studying VCE: VM complete 180 hours of a VET course in a Certificate II or above.  This will contribute 2 VET credits towards a student’s program.

Contribution towards VPC

Students studying VPC may choose to include a VET program, however it is not mandated.

Contribution towards VCE

For a Unit 3–4 sequence, students may be eligible for a fifth or sixth study
increment. The increment will be calculated using 10% of the scaled score.

ATAR Contribution

No ATAR available for this course delivery.

Scored Assessment Available


National Accreditation

Program Delivery

Program structure

Delivered over two years


Horsham College

Contact Days/Hours

Wednesdays 9.10 am to 3.15 pm

School to Work

A minimum of 20 days work placement is recommended

Employment and Study Pathways

Possible Study Pathways

  • Certificate III in Media
  • Certificate III in Broadcasting
  • Certificate IV in Broadcasting
  • Diploma of Interactive Media
  • Diploma of Professional Games Development

Possible Career Paths

  • Photography assistant
  • Community broadcaster
  • Website designer
  • Graphic designer
  • Journalist
  • Digital video and sound editor
  • Television production assistant

Employment opportunities in Multimedia include:

  • Organisations/companies dedicated to multimedia production
  • Organisations/companies participating in  multimedia production
  • Sole operators and self-employed people specialising in any of the above areas
  • Multimedia users – companies and individuals

Fees and Equipment

Select fees to be paid by DET for students attending public schools.  Independent and Catholic schools will discuss fees with their families.

Study Units

Units may include:

Follow a design process CUADES201
Create 3D digital animations CUAANM302
Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas CUAACD201
Explore and apply creative design process to 3D forms CUADES303
Apply critical thinking skills in a team environment BSBCRT311
Contribute to health and safety of self and others BSBWGS201
Work effectely in the creative arts industry CUAIND311
Explore use of colour BSBDES301
Create 3D digital models CUAANM313
Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms CUADES302

Note: Program commencement subject to enrolment numbers. Units of Competency are subject to change. This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals. All details are accurate at the time of publication.



Academy of Interactive Entertainment

Delivered by Horsham College

Lyndon Kuhne

Contact the WSMVET Cluster Coordinator via the Contact Page

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