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What will I learn?

A career that moves with you

Specialists in animation, games, and interactive media find creative and technical roles in studios around the globe.

Boost your career with a globally-respected qualification

Graduates of RMIT’s animation, games, interactive media and multimedia programs are equipped with practical and theory-based knowledge, and have extensive professional networks to take their skills anywhere in the world.

World-class facilities

RMIT boasts brand new animation and games design studios, and a dedicated postgraduate study space. RMIT’s media precinct is also home to industry-standard technology and sustainable studios.

Grow your network

Studying at RMIT allows you to network with fellow creatives and collaborators, and access industry events and opportunities. Students work alongside ACMI X, exhibit their work at the Melbourne International Animation Festival, and have opportunities to collaborate with academic staff, industry practitioners, and RMIT research centres.

Advance your career

Completing a master’s degree broadens your career options across the world. With globally transferable skills in animation, games, and interactive media, graduates have taken on roles as creative producers and practitioners in a diverse array of creative industries.

Develop expertise through studio practice

In contemporary studio spaces, through reflective practice, you’ll build high-level conceptual and practical skills, and develop a directorial vision of narrative, visual, and interactive media.

What you will study

Equip yourself with professional and creative skills to shape your career in your chosen area.

You enter this course via a series of topics that build on your ideas of character development, narrative development, and game play design, before consolidating your skills in professional research projects and your industry portfolio.

Build your skills in:

narrative development in animation and games
professional pre-production
research methods
advanced animation and game design
building a professional portfolio

Develop your directorial vision as you learn concepts and techniques of narrative, visual, and interactive media in a studio setting.

This course builds on more than 20 years of RMIT’s success in postgraduate teaching and research, focusing on the advanced theoretical and practical aspects of professional production in animation, games, and interactive media.

As you acquire skills in these areas, you will develop a directorial vision and in-depth understanding of narrative, visual, and interactive media through studio projects and collaborations that focus on current global trends.

By the end of your studies, you will have completed a number of major studio works in your specialisation, as well as a substantial amount of research.

At RMIT, you're learning from the best. Our art, design and animation courses regularly rank in the top 10 internationally, and are considered some of the best in Australia.


The Master of Animation, Games and Interactivity gives you globally-transferable skills that open career opportunities across the world.

Animation, games and interactive media industries are constantly evolving, often driven by radical technological change.

This specialist degree has been designed to keep pace with this speed of change, and prepare you with the practical skills and theoretical foundations to adapt to and lead change in your chosen industry.

You’ll be equipped to respond to changes in the animation, games, and interactive media fields, with a focus on core principles that can be updated and redefined.

Which department am I in?

College of Design and Social Context



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$34,560.00 (19,00,990) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

31 May 2022

More details

Start date

18 July 2022


RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)

Melbourne City Campus,

124 La Trobe Street,



3000, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have successfully completed an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in any discipline with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 (out of 4.0)

For international students

You must have:

Successfully completed an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification), or
At least three years of professional experience in the animation, games, interactivity and/or digital media area.

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)

RMIT University has obtained a 5-Star QS ranking for excellence in higher education.

  • Ranked 21st globally for universities less than 50 years old
  • 15th highest-ranked university in Australia
  • 8th in Australia for graduate employability
  • Industry partnerships in 100+ countries