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Murdoch University, based in Perth, Western Australia, began operations as the state’s second university in July 1973, and accepted its first undergraduate students in 1975. Today, Murdoch has 5 vibrant campuses globally that offer real life learning & teaching environments, research centres that facilitate collaboration & discovery, and a range of facilities & support services for use by broader communities.

With more than 23,000 students and 1,700 staff from across 90 different countries, Murdoch University is recognised for the impact that their free-thinking graduates, life-changing research, innovative campus and industry developments have made – both in Western Australia and around the world. Times Higher Education ranks Murdoch in Top 100 Young Universities in the world.

The Perth campus is set in a beautiful bush environment and covers over 227 hectares, making it one of the largest campuses in Australia, featuring beautiful native bushland, specialised educational and recreational facilities and a range of essential support services. You can also get involved with wide range of activities and events throughout the year, like becoming a Guild member, volunteering for a great cause or joining in with sport, fitness and social groups.

At Murdoch, small class sizes give students ample time to discuss their work with tutors, meaning they have plenty of opportunity to learn from the industry experts that teach them throughout their degree. As a Murdoch student, you’ll have the structure, support and space to forge your own path, so you’ll graduate not just job ready, but life ready.

Murdoch University also offers an “International Welcome Scholarship. Transfer students can learn more about the eligibility & processes here:

Study Path

Bachelor of Creative Media (BCrMedia) in Graphic Design

Learn how to create visual content to communicate messages and kick-start your career in graphic design. This course has a large focus on industry. You’ll learn to master industry-specific software, critical design thinking, visual problem solving and authentic production techniques through a range of industry projects. You’ll work on real client projects with real companies like Water Corp, BMX Sports WA and the Cockburn Cougars. You will build a portfolio of digital, print and communication designs, which you can use to show your work to your future employers. You will also build career skills, such as working to a creative brief, developing a professional approach to client liaison and managing graphic design projects.

Articulation Pathway: Students who have qualified MAGES Diploma in Communication Design & Specialist Diploma in Motion Graphic Design are eligible to enrol into Year 2 of Bachelor of Creative Media (BCrMedia) in Graphic Design. Please enquire for other terms & conditions.

Bachelor of Creative Media (BCrMedia)in Games Art and Design

Take your passion for video games to the next level and develop the creative thinking and production skills that you need for a career in the games industry. In this course you’ll level up your knowledge of games art and design processes, production concepts and industry-standard tools and techniques. By creating games and mods you’ll learn about animation, 3D modelling, concept art, and designing for mobile and virtual reality platforms. This major allows you to explore different areas of specialisation to suit your dream career path, so you’ll learn what’s involved working as a: concept artist, games designer or technical artist.

While studying at Murdoch University, you will have access to some of the latest technologies and facilities including a dedicated games computer lab, VR headsets, green screen studio and interactive audio suites to help you bring your games to life. You will learn from academics who are international games production experts, including Simon Allen, who worked as an animator for Pixar, Jason Trevenen, who worked as a concept artist for Disney, and Brad Power, who was lead designer at the Perth studio of AAA developer Interzone Games.


Articulation Pathway: Students who have qualified a MAGES Advanced Diploma in Entertainment Design OR MAGES Advanced Diploma in Game Art OR MAGES Advanced Diploma in 3D Animation  OR MAGES Advanced Diploma in VFX are eligible to enrol into Year 2 of Bachelor of Creative Media (BCrMedia)in Games Art and Design . Please enquire for other terms & conditions.


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