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  • Locations: Nagoya, Japan
  • Program Terms: Spring, Winter
  • Restrictions: RMIT applicants only
  • Exchange Program (Semester/Year): scroll to the Program Description to apply.

    All Other Programs: once application cycle opens, use the "Apply Now" button that will appear in this section.
Dates / Deadlines:

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All other programs: There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Key Experience Criteria
Key Experience Criteria
RMIT schools: Media and Communication Program type: Study Tours (Global Intensives)
About your Experience
Program details:

Program Leader: James Manning
Program dates: 3 - 16 September 2017
Availability: 10 x places available
  • Japan is often considered as the epicentre of the games industry. Japan offers a diverse range of both commercial output and art-based projects that continue to shape and define the global industry as a whole.
  • Building upon the success of last years’ study tour, this Global Intensive course provides an opportunity for students to participate in a 2-week event, the International Game Concept Challenge (IGCC), an invitation-only international competition involving mixed teams of different nationalities.
  • During the trip, students will have the opportunity to engage in other gaming and game-related activities and immerse themselves within Japanese culture as a whole. 
  • The duel aspect of this trips hopes to balance the commercial and collaborative with a culturally enriching experience.

Provisional Itinerary:

3 Sept               Arrive Nagoya.
4-15 Sept         Participate in the International Game Concept Challenge
16 Sept             Return to Melbourne

  • This program is open to Undergraduate students currently studying Bachelor of Design (Games).

Academic Credit: 
  • Gain up to 12 credit points towards your degree
  • Enroll into OART1041 Game Design Studio 4
Program Cost: 
The total cost of this program is approximately $2.400
Costs include the following:
  • Return flights (Melbourne → Nagoya; Nagoya → Melbourne): $1,000
  • 14 nights accommodation in Nagoya: $1,400
Additional Costs to Consider:
  • Meals
  • Transportation
  • Spending Money

Cancellation date:
  • The last day to cancel without financial penalty is 10 July 2017.
  • Be prepared, if selected an initial payment of $1,000 will be required to secure your airfare. Additional costs may be incurred if you fail to do so.

Application process:
Step 1: Students will be required to apply via Mobi using the "Apply Now" button by completing the following Questionnaires in full by 6 July 2017:
1. General questionnaire- Upload a copy of your passport identification page
2. Short-term programs questionnaire- No supporting documents are required for this application questionnaire.

Students should attach the following supporting documents under Short-term programs questionnaire:

Step 2: Short-listed students will be notified and and initial payment requested.

Step 3: Successful students will be notified and required to attend a pre-departure session.

2017 Funding:
  • There are 5 x $1000 RMIT mobility grants available for the Spring 2017 program.
  • There may be alternative ways to fund your trip. Please check the Scholarships website and Global Mobility website for funding options.  Students may also be eligible for the Australian Government OS-Help Loan Scheme.

James Manning
Associate Lecturer, Bachelor of Design (Games)


Exchange Program (Semester/Year): scroll to the Program Description to apply.

All Other Programs: once application cycle opens, use the "Apply Now" button that will appear in this section.