Bachelor of Information Technology (Interactive Technologies and Game Design)

Imagine being at the cutting edge of enterprises where your ideas and programming are seen by millions of gaming enthusiasts, social network users and movie-goers. Career opportunities in this industry can take you around the world.

Course summary
Campus? Townsville; Cairns
Duration? 3 years full time
Part time available
Midyear Entry? Yes
OP/Rank 2012? 17/64
CRICOS code? 010438J
Prerequisites? English; (Maths B desirable)

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Gaming is now mainstream entertainment, and it’s now entering a new phase. Games like the Australian made 'LA Noire' are “...more cinematic than a great deal of contemporary cinema – while being something entirely different...”

If you have the vision, we can give you the tools to make your own mark on popular culture.

What you will learn

You will study subjects from the disciplines of Information Technology, Creative Arts, and Business, including:

You will have a great deal of flexibility in choosing your subjects to suit your personal interests.

Real-world experience

In addition to world-class lecturers, first-class facilities and subjects developed by industry experts, the Interactive Technologies and Games Design major also gives students the opportunity to demonstrate their potential by developing real-life projects – that means you’re part of the excitement from the get-go.

Career opportunities

A degree in Interactive Technologies and Games Design can lead to a variety of exciting careers. The creative industries are currently valued at about $34 billion in Australia alone. Interactive technologies and games design is a growing market and skilled graduates are sought after.

Graduate careers include:

  • Simulations/ multimedia developer and/or designer

  • web designer/programmer

  • application developer

  • project manager

  • software developer

  • video games tester/ reviewer

  • animator

  • mobile platform technologies designer/developer

  • digital product strategist

  • simulation design/developer

  • enterprise architect

  • software engineer

  • interface design and creation

  • interactive content creation

  • graphic designer

  • level and mission designer

  • storyboarders

  • user interface programmer.

Graduates are also suitable for IT project management, consulting and contracting in any IT-intensive industry.

Joint degree options

Joint degrees give students expertise in a complementary discipline in reduced time and can enhance career prospects. At JCU the Bachelor of Information Technology degree can be combined as a joint degree in:


This website is intended as general guide. Prospective students should contact the university to confirm admission requirements and the availability of courses. James Cook University reserves the right to alter any course or admission requirement without prior notice.