games art and design

Arts grad wins prize for Pauline Hanson thesis

May 31st, 2018

Award winners: Andrea Byrne (left) with School of Arts Dean Rikki Kersten and Matt Finch

A Murdoch University PhD student who wrote about Pauline Hanson’s campaign during the 2017 Western Australian state election for her honours dissertation, has won a prestigious student prize.

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Are video games the future of sustainable tourism education?

May 14th, 2018

Dr Eunice Tan and Yohei Okamoto examine the use of digital simulation games similar to World of Warcraft, SimCity and Minecraft to teach sustainable tourism.

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Dream gig for students on Battlestar Galactica launch

September 26th, 2017

Murdoch University School of Arts students scored a rare gig helping to develop the latest Battlestar Galactica game for Xbox and Playstation, thanks to lecturer Brad Power’s industry connections.

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Murdoch gives you wings

July 28th, 2017

Alexandra Haynes and Daniel Ang, who both study Games Art and Design, collaborated to produce a huge black cockatoo wings painting. It will be on display for people to pose with near the Pop Up Ref, just off Bush Court. Alexandra and Daniel will also be producing murals of native landscapes on Open Day itself and visitors can follow their progress between 9am and 3pm at locations near the Bookshop, just off Bush Court.

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From Hollywood to Murdoch University

June 16th, 2017

Simon Allen

A former Pixar animator who swapped a career in Hollywood to become a lecturer at Murdoch University discusses his career ahead of the release of Cars 3 in Australian cinemas.

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