The NFSA is becoming Australia’s biggest video game arcade with Game Masters: The Exhibition, open from 27 September 2019 – 9 March 2020.
Featuring the world’s greatest designers, characters, and more than 100 playable games, Game Masters is an interactive journey through five decades of video game history and a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process of video game development.
Video games create social connections, develop important life skills, provide entertainment and contribute to our wellbeing. Video game development encourages creativity, self-expression and proficiency with technology.
Australia is at the forefront of digital and our animators, special effects artists and video game developers are some of the best in the world. Discover, and be inspired by, the incredible world of video games with one of our curriculum-linked education programs.
These programs are only offered for the duration of the exhibition; contact us now to make a booking as sessions are filling up fast.
Only have 60 minutes?
Level-up your understanding of the moving image with our Game Masters Education Program. This facilitated program explores how the moving image works before guided game time in the exhibition.
>> 60 minutes, $10 per student, supervising adults free.
Have more time? Grab our Expansion Pack!
Discover how animation has evolved from magic lanterns to blockbuster video games with our Frames and Games Education Program. In the first half of this facilitated program, participants will follow the progression of animation in Australia before extended and guided game time in the exhibition.
>> 90-120 minutes, $12 per student, supervising adults free.
Become a Game Master
Be inspired by some of the world’s favourite video games, then start making your own! Take a tour of the exhibition and book a hands-on workshop with the Academy of Interactive Entertainment and learn the principles of 3D character animation or how to create a 3D game.
>> $22 per student, supervising adults free.
Tour: National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra. 30-60 minutes.
Workshop: Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide. Workshops can be held at an AIE Campus or nearby classroom – please contact us to discuss! 60-120 minutes.
We’ll hand you the keys and the world of video games is yours to explore. Although this program is unfacilitated, we’ll provide an introduction and some teachers’ notes.
>> 60 minutes, $12 per student, supervising adults free.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays – 9:00am, 10:15am, 11:30am 1:00pm, 2:15pm, 3:30pm
Additional Let’s Play Session Times
Tuesdays and Wednesdays – 4:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm
For bookings, please contact education [at] nfsa.gov.au or (02) 6248 2000.
|Game Masters Education Program||60 mins||$10 per student|
|Frames and Games Education Program||90 - 120 mins||$12 per student|
|Game Masters Tour + AIE Workshop||60 mins + 60 -120 mins||$22 per student|
|Let’s Play: Game Masters||60 mins||$12 per student|
Education Partner: Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE)