The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) aims to be world class 3D graphics and game development educator and to be a catalyst for building the interactive entertainment industry in Australia.
Born in 1996 out of a need for computer game developers with skills in 3D art and programming the AIE was initially comprised of a single classroom. Today the AIE is Australia’s leading non-profit Registered Training Organisation for the computer games development and 3D animation industries.
In 2003, 200 full-time, 50 part-time and 100 casual short-course students are studying 3D art, programming and computer game development. AIE is the current ACT Small Registered Training Organisation of the year.
All AIE full time courses are nationally accredited through the Australian Qualifications Framework. Courses at the AIE include:
- Certificate IV in 3D Animation for Games and Film
- Diploma of Screen (for television and film)
- Diploma of Computer Game Development (game development, programming and game art).
The AIE offers the only Advanced Diploma course in computer game development in Australia.
The short courses offer a great pathway for all age groups to begin their journey into the world of 3D. A unique strategic partnership with CIT, enables students studying at AIE to access the services inherent to a large training provider, whilst being able to enjoy the personal and specialist service of a smaller provider, coordinating the best of both worlds.
The digital creative industries continue to grow at the rate of 10% per year. Computer graphics technology continues to drive innovation through the Information Technology and Training sector, which presents tremendous opportunities for employment. To ensure our training is meeting industry requirements AIE has unparalleled ongoing links with industry. AIE has working industry partnerships with Micro Forté, Sony, Microsoft, Irrational Games, Silicon Graphics Gateway.
AIE is both a founding member and driving strength behind two central forces in the Australian Games Industry; the AGDC and GDAA. The AGDC provides an invaluable forum of both information and opportunities, for the games industry worldwide. The GDAA’s aim is to increase the profile of the Australian interactive game industry both domestically and internationally.
The AIE is committed to providing excellence and innovation in training to support the creative digital industries while actively working to grow the sector.